Emergency Management Preferred Radar App 5/5
We have been utilizing RadarScope since launched at the Navarro County, TX - Office of Emergency Management. The products offered in both the base app and Pro version are excellent for units when mobile or working away from the operations center. I would highly recommend everyone who has at least basic knowledge of reading radar data and derived products to give this a shot!
No radar app can hold a candle to this one 5/5
By Wolf By The Ears
I have been a weather nerd since I was a little kid, and I’m a trained Skywarn Storm Spotter. I first downloaded this app in 2013 when a meteorologist mentioned it after I was complaining about how I struggled to find a decent one. Most radar apps have a smoothing algorithm that obliterates storm structure. This app does a beautiful job with with its radar display. I’ve struggled to find certain details like specific rotation data inside a supercell storm, the correlation coefficient to detect tornado debris, decent hurricane reflectivity to see structure of the rain bands as well as the rotation within (I live in Florida), or just basic resolution to see what part of the storm will hit my location. This app does it all and so much more that I could write a book on it. The features of data are endless. I’ve used it through Hurricane Matthew, Irma, and Dorian (and plenty of other tropical storms). The storm season here has me tracking several hundred storms over the years. I have it on my MacBook Pro and my iPhone. There’s a reason all the professionals, scientists, and storm chasers use this app. It’s the best $10 I’ve ever spent.
A very good app but needs better map definition 4/5
I was PRO level 1 for a few years before upgrading to PRO level 2. This is the best weather app on the market!! There is only one hitch, lack of road support.. You would think you could see where the bad weather was located, NOOO, you just get a generalization!!! So you could actually drive into a dangerous storm, because the map is that general. I would’ve thought with PRO level 2, it would’ve had a better map. Apparently you don’t have the ability to provide a Top Tier weather app, with a top tier road map! Please Fix, kindly...
I live in North Texas, part of Tornado Alley. I’ve had this app for more than three years and I consider it a “must have” if you live in this area or anywhere that is prone to severe weather. It takes a while to learn how to use it but it is literally a life saver.
Uh Oh 5/5
The KBOX radar site is not currently working?
best app 5/5
By rader scope
the app has so much🤗 and it has lightning
They increased monthly subscribers! 3/5
Why did you guys increase your monthly subscription? This is stupid.
Pro Options Lacking 1/5
By iPhone Duke
I’m paying $100/yr for the pro tier two and can’t even get an option to change the freaking radar playback speed? Seriously? Though honestly it should probably be a standard option like many other radar apps. Even the desktop version of RadarScope has had this for ages. What’s taking so long? I’ll update this review back to five stars once we get this option we should’ve had years ago. I hate how slow it is playing back 30 frames on Pro. Also the Apple Watch app needs an overhaul. I use it all the time and it’s buggy and slow, even on new hardware and fast internet.
Been using for 6+ years 5/5
Love this app and all of the continuation of updates and features. The only added feature I wish that would be added would be the option to see where a watch area has been issued. Maybe a faded overlay with different colors for the types of watch. The only feature I would like to see in the future!
Good app! 4/5
By Max Decool
I enjoy this app a lot but recently KATX is not giving me anything to look at and it’s been like that for a little more than a week now. Please fix this radar soon as you can!!
Horrible Pricing 2/5
I payed 10$ just to download the app to find out everything is is hidden behind a subscription wall. What was to point of paying the 10$ to download if your toning to hit me with subscriptions. #highwayrobery maybe think about charging less for the app so people will get the subscriptions
Apple says it "works great" on watchOS... 2/5
Apple advertises this app as a great example of a standalone app on the new watchOS, whose main feature is standalone apps, but the app falls flat without the iPhone app to set favorite locations, which is not adequate UX for a $10 app.
The same issue occurs on tvOS, where it's even less understandable given the broad screen real estate and built in text entry APIs.
Worst, the interface these other hampered-functionality apps reference on the iPhone version is basically impossible to find.
Please add a widget
Really great app for tracking 4/5
The only problem l really have with this app is that you can’t zoom into locations close enough to get an exact location
KFWS RADAR 1/5
28hrs behind , how fix this , update ?
I had RadarScope for a while now and when I got a new phone I can’t remember what email address I used to log in with.
Lost in the update 2/5
By spring grl
Wow, this update stinks. Took away most of the features and lost resolution. Are you making us pay $100 per year for what I had before? Really?
Best of the best 5/5
Great app, not for beginners as you need to have more than a basic knowledge of how to read and interpret radar on the map. Once you are able to understand you will discover how much this app has to offer. I have the base app without a subscription and that is good enough for me. Radar updates very quickly. Kansas City was nearly slammed with an EF4 tornado in May of this year (2019) and RadarScope displayed accurate velocity to pinpoint where the mile wide tornado was located. I was able to monitor the debris field as well using correlation coefficient. This app is strictly radar and is best used with other apps such as The Weather Channel for forecasts. This is my go to radar app. Fantastic. The only change I would make would be a more detailed map.
Best Weather Radar App 5/5
There’s a reason you see so many pros including NOAA using Radsrscope in their tweets, it’s simply the best. It’s technical so if you don’t need that it’s not worth the cost beyond the free, but if you rely on radar, it doesn’t get any better than this app. Remember all radar sources are the same, its each app that takes that data and deciphers it, well RadarScope hits a home run.
Not what I wanted 2/5
By Paul the ripped off
I wanted a super radar composite but got a single radar that does not show the whole picture. Unless you are a scientist, don’t waste your money
Have been using Radar Scope For 7 years ? 5/5
real time weather ground and above ground exponential earth climate events
By Tga 2001
iPhone unable to install latest update. Says it is not available but it’s in my update list from 8-26.
Great app 4/5
By NOLA Drew
Love the app
Wish you had Bahamas radars!!
Must-have tool 5/5
This app packs more info into a screen than any other I’ve used, including the NWS radar pages. I recommend Pro Tier 1 for the lightning strike layer, it’s one of the best ways to spot active convection there is. That and the storm tracks are my two favorite features.
I would like some way to filter the warnings by region, though. Without that, the count of warnings isn’t very helpful to me. Filtering by region and type would make that feature much more useful.
Needs Improvement... 2/5
By AW Bugs
This app needs 2 major features that most radar apps already include:
#1 Hybrid Satellite Map - Display sat image and road network. Currently the “map” consists only of a black background with state/county border lines and major hwys. It’s 2019!
#2 National Radar Combined - Display all radars rather than isolating a single site. While it may be faster to load, it can be confusing when trying to view radar in a certain location only to realize the area you’re viewing is not included in the active radar site range.
These 2 items should at least be options, which could be turned on/off rather than omitting them altogether.
Best for Chasing 5/5
Used it a long time for storm chasing just simply the best there is
Best radar app around. 5/5
This radar app has features found on no other radar apps. From velocity to correlation coefficient to echo tops, it has tools that allow people who have a decent knowledge on how to understand radar to accurately analyze storms. Only issues I have is storm relative velocity is very low resolution compared to the base velocity and the lack of the road networks.
I help run a helicopter touring company and we use RadarScope exclusively when we’re watching the radar closely during the summer thunderstorm season. I have no complaints at all! It’s a great app!
IFR pilot 1/5
If you are not a true radar expert- don’t purchase this as most likely you will not be able to use it to your satisfaction.
I myself am satisfied with the purchase as I always read the reviews and know what I am purchasing. I strongly recommend something much more simple for the people that just want to see the local weather.
The app developers should be more forthcoming on the use. I truly understand the different displays and i use the terms daily and honestly believe I got my money worth .
I am rating it low as I really don’t believe it’s anything beneficial to the average person.
Fantastic, except for Apple Watch version 4/5
The iPad version of RadarScope is unsurpassed for this weather geek; haven’t seen anything better. However the Apple Watch app version is very disappointing. I have removed it. It does not know what it wants to be. I need an untethered Watch radar app to use when out on a run, walking the dog, or on a ride. Although it is intended to work while untethered, with my usage and Verizon etc, it loads a radar image less than 10% of the time I try to use it untethered. 90% of the time it loads nothing or occasionally returns a “failure to to connect to parent app” error. I have gotten caught in downbursts that I could have avoided if the app would have shown me local radar and/or lightning when I needed the info. In addition, I do not need to see, on my tiny watch screen, the myriad different products available from my local radar station (KLIX); that is what my iPad/phone version is for. Finally, I do not find the watch app to be useful in tethered mode either; I inevitably would rather have a look at the radar on my phone instead. Please redesign the watch app to be reliable in untethered mode even if it means losing many of the specialist radar products.
Could be more personal to your location. 4/5
It would be helpful for alerts to be for your specific location only, not the entire United States.
Perfect for a pilot! 5/5
By Carrington Woods
I am young student pilot! As we know, pilot’s flying in the air must know about the weather and the atmospheric conditions just as well as meteorologists on the ground. Though I may be a lot more into weather than other Pilot’s I know, it is still important to know about storm intensities, cell movement, etc. I am only 19 and my understanding of meteorology is average compared to professionals, but with the help of this app, my knowledge has and will continue to grow very quickly!
I’ve downloaded many apps in the past and was disappointed by the apps and their small capabilities. I love the work, dedication and time the developers of RadarScope put into this app. Definitely worth the money! I will tell my fellow pilots about it!
Not happy 2/5
By E LEE B
This app cost money and then wants a subscription on top of that!! My free weather radar apps are better. Don’t waste your money.
This app is the best 5/5
If you want to know where the storm is and traveling at what speed and your precise location get this.
Also this has become my go to radar when I travel
Would like to see a compass incorporated in the screen
Great app for Skywarn 5/5
I use this app while doing Skywarn weather tracking because it has all the tools you need in one package. Wish it was CarPlay compatible, but a great app otherwise. If you want local high resolution detail of what a storm is doing, this app gets you there. If you want to see what the overall national map looks like, go to the NWS website or get an different app to work alongside this one. The Pro levels give you added goodies like lightning tracking and other handy tools in the tool box. Well worth it...🌪🚗
Good but... 4/5
Edit - Problem resolved. Thank you!
Edit - Currently on RadarScope,KBOX is displaying data which is 11.5 hrs. old. However, two other radar apps are displaying current KBOX scans.
Radar Scope continues to provide its users with an ever expanding array of weather data. However, the increase in time it takes to generate each new volume scan comes at a cost. Over the years, the lag time between what you see on your phone and what you observe out your window has noticeably increased. Today the skies opened up and delivered a torrential downpour while RadarScope displayed six or more minutes of clear sky before eventually catching up and showing the storm move over the area.
Title says it all. Great app and watch companion app. Thank you!
$9.99 and then they want more! 1/5
Pay up front and then they want a subscription for basics that other apps include for a one time fee. Only reason I got it was for the Apple Watch ability. Total waste of money..
Better apps for less money 1/5
You should listen to the negative reviews. This app is too narrow in scope of what a decent radar should show you. I don’t get to see the entire nation in one image only individual sites. Useless! Who wants to see only 6 frames of one radar site.
Favorite radar app 5/5
We live in NE Iowa in a small town I was hit by 3 squalls this year it’s so weird! Anyway this helps me see winds (using Velocity) and it’s better than the weather app Storm Track 7! A NE Iowa weather app! I like the classic radar type not to much though!
By Cherokee T
I love RadarScope but I wish it had street maps.
Perfect — Except 4/5
I really wish there was an option to merge the radar feeds from multiple stations to provide a regional radar overview. As is, I need to use other apps to get this representation.
You would not need to support all of the radar products, nor refresh the feed as often. But I just want to easily see the larger radar storm picture to the West of my home (into the next state or two)
Currently, this means browsing the feeds of 3 or 4 different stations and then forming a mental picture in my minds eye (-:
Or using a different App )-:
This has been a wonderful app. 1/5
No complaints until about a week ago when the radar data stopped being displayed. Now I’m looking for a replacement.
Not forecasting Barry storm 1/5
My free local station app provides radar info for storm Barry with rain and tracking, but this app only shows small/tiny icon(s). Save your money. I assume I must pay additional to turn on radar for this area of the US map.
Best radar app 5/5
By Jared #884
Been using this for a solid 3 months and I can’t help watching it constantly. Perfect app for one who loves tracking storms. Though I have one question: are Watches going to be added (Tornado Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Watch, etc)?
Great Weather App For All!! 5/5
By Jax is my dog
Unless your a Non Smart person this is a great app for anyone and everyone!! I am in school and learning all about weather and I’m very interested in everything about storms and tornados and such.... it’s great for this! It’s great for almost everything! All the haters are people that got it and saw all the features and didn’t even decide to try and understand what al the radars are, I got this app about 2 months ago and it’s helped me seeing all the dangers in my area and like if I can go to the beach or not. Before I used this I was using NOAA and it was extremely slow and didn’t update very fast, this updates constantly and is precise. Worth the money for sure!
I’ve learned a lot 5/5
I got this during Hurricane Harvey while I was stuck inside for about a week. I started learning about how to identify storm structures, and now my wife and kids and coworkers have to hear me prattle on about weather. They’ve started staying away. It’s worth the paywall’s cost just for that. Five stars.
Great Mobile Radar 5/5
I haven’t gotten any of the subscriptions to this as I haven’t to Gibson Ridge. There’s no doubt that Gibson Ridge is the superior program to this program. But Gibson Ridge isn’t available in a mobile device. So if you want to have good radar on your iPad, or your iPhone, or your android, or whatever, you’re out of luck. No wait, maybe you’re not... you’ve got this. And despite what people may have said a subscription to any of the services it provides is not necessary. Thank goodness, because it should be a standalone program in the same way that Gibson ridge is, and it is, and It is a very good one.
Buyer Beware - Don’t Upgrade 1/5
Horrible customer support, drag you on for hours without getting anyone who can actual assist.