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Get the latest weather forecasts in VR with AccuWeather’s new Gear VR app

The app is free to download for the headset.

If you’ve ever been deeply ingrained in a virtual reality (VR) experience and wander what the weather might be like in the real world, or just keen for an immersive way to see future forecasts, AccuWeather has got the answer. The company has now launched AccuWeather – Weather for Life on Samsung Gear VR for free.

The new app will allow users to view 360-degree video content of severe weather events, with a new assortment of videos added weekly, aiming to be exciting and educational.

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Naturally there’s going to be plenty of weather information such as current conditions, a daily and hourly forecast, and AccuWeather MinuteCast for the latest weather updates. Finer details will include wind speed, dew point, wind direction, and precipitation, severe weather alerts and warnings, temperatures.

To make the app even more immersive, an array of real-time, dynamic weather conditions can be experienced. Animations include stormy rain, snow, thunderstorms, and clouds appear in daily forecasts. They can also be accessed through a feature called WeatherScape.

“AccuWeather is excited to partner with Samsung on the launch of the AccuWeather – Weather for Life app for Gear VR, bringing users the most accurate, most innovative weather forecasts and information available worldwide,” said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. “The app is interactive and easy for users to access immersive 360-degree video content and weather forecasts, all with the Superior Accuracy from AccuWeather they rely on, experiencing weather in revolutionary new ways.”

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Gear VR, reporting back with the latest releases.

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