AccuWeather releases app for Samsung Gear VR inside Oculus store - PhoneArena

AccuWeather hits the Samsung Gear VR with scary 360-degree tornado close-ups


All weather apps are real in that what you see on screen is (usually) what you get outside. AccuWeather, though, is going next-level real. One of the most popular weather apps in the world – if not the most popular – has launched on the Samsung Gear VR, bringing 360-degree video and weather information in ways we haven't seen before. Okay, hold up... how do you make a freaking weather report exciting enough to be worth blasting your retinas up close for?

It looks like AccuWeather had this sensitive question figured out well before boarding the VR hype train. For starters, the app will present exclusive 360-degree footage of severe weather events from recent history, such as an extreme close-up video of a tornado in Wray, Colorado. New videos like this will be added weekly, putting Gear VR users right amidst the action.

The Gear VR-optimized AccuWeather is available for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge. It can be found inside the Oculus app and online over at the company's Experiences page. As always, AccuWeather will keep providing the current conditions with daily and hourly forecasts, including wind speed, dew point, wind direction, and precipitation.

Does VR fun and accurate forecasting sound like a winning combo? Sounds good to us. Just remember to take off the Gear VR every once in a while and enjoy nature for what it is. Or hook up a IV for intravenous food delivery and enter virtual reality to never leave. Whatever floats your boat!


source: AccuWeather

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