AccuWeather’s exclusive minute-by-minute precipitation forecast accessible on three updated Garmin wearables, introduced at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
AccuWeather Global Weather Center – January 7, 2016 – AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced AccuWeather MinuteCast® will be available on Garmin’s newest line of fēnix 3 multisport watches through the Garmin Connect IQ app store. Users of Garmin smart devices, including fēnix 3 running and training watches and the Forerunner, can download MinuteCast for easy and instant access to AccuWeather’s hyper-local precipitation forecast with Superior Accuracy™.
“We are proud to partner with Garmin to provide users with AccuWeather’s unique minute-by-minute weather forecasts on the go,” said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. “As Garmin users set and track their daily activity goals, they can now check AccuWeather’s hyper-local, up-to-the-minute forecasts to make more informed decisions about where and when to walk, run, bike, and travel. This integration in Garmin’s updated fēnix 3 devices is another example of how AccuWeather personalizes the weather so people can improve their lives.”
“We are delighted to partner with AccuWeather and bring MinuteCast to our lineup of wearables,” said Dawn Iddings, Vice President of Business Development and Customer Care at Garmin. “Having up-to-date weather information is important to our customers, and we are excited to have AccuWeather MinuteCast available through Connect IQ.”
The patented AccuWeather MinuteCast shows precipitation type and intensity, as well as start and end times for precipitation by the minute for the next two hours, localized to a person’s exact street address or GPS location. The minute-by-minute forecast is available for a growing list of international locations including the contiguous United States, Canada, UK, Spain, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Scandinavia, parts of the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, and Japan.
The AccuWeather MinuteCast widget is available for free in the Garmin Connect IQ store at https://apps.garmin.com.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather’s CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
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