Steve⌚️ - Subscription charges
Love the app absolutely incredible. However, I upgraded from the omega to the alpha within the same day and was still charged full price for both? Why am I not charged the difference instead I was charged $22? You would think you spent $10 and for a few dollars more a month you can have the upgrade. If I get charged for both next month unfortunately I will have to cancel I guess
Jaweather13 - Watch out RadarScope!
I don’t normally write app reviews, but I felt compelled to after a recent interaction with support. If you’re familiar with radarscope it is very similar; this app is really catered to Meteorologists and weather enthusiasts, not your average person. I have had RadarOmega for a while now and have watched it improve into a beyond usable app that is threatening radarscope’s spot on my app dock. Only a few months ago, the app was laggy and slow but now it runs much faster. There is a lot more customization and features that are free compared to other similar apps. I also think the subscription prices are very fair, if you buy any subscription you get free access to their Mac/Windows/Linux app. If I had one critique of the app it is that it still doesn’t feel 100% fluid and I do not like the transition when going in and out of the menu it feels slow and dated. I will say if you ever have any issue their team will be more than willing to help you. I emailed about a feature and received a response within 5 minutes! That is very impressive! Overall, this app hasn’t quite earned radarscope’s spot, but it very well could in the future.
A320Freak - Almost Perfect
This app blows RadarScope out of the water, and I’ve been using RS for about 8 years, ever since Moore in 2013. With RadarScope’s base cost, you don’t get SPC products, special weather statements, METARs, or 30 frames of radar data. With RO, you get all that plus a road map that gets more detailed the more you zoom in, making this app preferential for chasers as we can now chase with only one app open. What really sets RadarOmega apart, however, isn’t the radar data. It’s the satellite data that can be added for $5 a month. Keep in mind, all of this except satellite is included with the base cost of the app. So with all of this, it’s cheaper than RS coupled with AllisonHouse.
Some things I’d love to see added to the app to make it truly perfect are mesoanalysis, the ability to separate cities and roads to only render one invisible if so desired, METAR wind barbs, and the ability to log into Spotter Network to send reports and position information. If it weren’t for these features being absent, I’d be getting rid of RadarScope tonight. Otherwise, this app truly goes above and beyond, and I can’t wait to try it on my iPad and Windows.
Nicolejeanne - Amazing 3D views, double charged
This is definitely one of the top radar apps out there, and has some great advanced features. This is for more advanced users, so may be overkill if you just want a general idea when precip is coming.
For those willing to learn, however, this is one of two I primarily use. I am borderline obsessed with the 3D views on various radars! I also appreciate the free access to the Mac app, but I like using this on iPad above all.
That said, be aware, you will be charged twice. Once when you download the app (for recurring subscription apps, normally this is your first week/month/year of service) you get charged, but then once you open the app, you have to pay again for the subscription.
(At least this is all I can assume, as Apple denied my request for refund twice, after I was charged a second time, of course with no explanation).
I love the app and will continue to use it on the Alpha subscription, but be aware that you will pay double your first month if you want the advanced features.
Bill097 - Has Additional Features Compared to RadarScope
The RadarOmega app has improved dramatically over the past six months, there are only a couple of improvements I would recommend:
Tropical System Wind Probability Opacity: TSWP’s over 20% cover the locations on the screen, please make more transparent or have a sliding bar for transparency.
Update: This issue has been fixed and is modifiable via Polygon Opacity under Tropical Weather Outlooks
Include Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warnings. Tropical Weather Statements (they include information on severity of impacts within a tropical system for a NWS forecast area)
Update: This feature has been added under Weather Alert Settings
Storm Tracks: Storm tracks on RadarScope are slightly better as they include arrival times on screen, if a T-Storm is tornadic or producing hail, an animating indicator similar to the ones seen on TV would set the app far ahead of RadarScope.
Update: This feature has been added under radar settings.
CarPlay (For Warnings Only) (Would be only weather app on iOS that offers this): As CarPlay is very restrictive, it wouldn’t be able to display radar. However, if someone has RadarOmega Always Allow location, they can receive an alert when they drive into a Tornado/Severe T-Storm/Flash Flood Warning, (also could play audio of the alert in the distant future).
The developer of this app is the best developer is the weather category and is always working to improve the user experience.
Keep up the great work!
Rebelgisler - Storm Chasers Best Friend
This app has been great in my experience so far! The maps load good and all the radar data is there. The map is probably my favorite part of this app. It finally gives the ability for people to chase storms off one device. Other GR Level Radar apps maps are so bare they are pretty much useless for navigating so other equipment is required to know what roads can give you an exit in a bad situation. Compared to Rasarscope with out any subscription you get way more features with Radar Omega. If you do decide to subscribe, the subscriptions are feature packed and worth the money. Also, this app is for weather enthusiasts and professionals. If all your used to is weather bug or my radar, this app isn’t for you. It’s a great tool to use to learn if you want to get into it but if all you care about is if it’s going to rain tomorrow then don’t download this. All in all I give it a 10/10 and the support staff are great. You can tell they care about the App and it’s users.
Trentwilbanks - Best Weather Radar App On The Market
This app has everything you could want in an advanced radar app. There are more included features with no subscription than any other app and some subscription features aren’t even available anywhere else. If you have an issue or request simply email there support team and they usually reply that day, even on weekends! Who else does that? They work to resolve every issue as soon as possible and seriously consider every single request making the vast majority of requests an actual feature. Who else does that? They are constantly soliciting input and feedback from their users and factor that into all of their development decisions. Who else does that?
Don’t pay attention to most of the negative reviews as you can see upon close inspection they are false and some even come from the same person.
If you want the truth about this app and their team check out their Facebook support group and/or talk to an actual user.
294bss - RadarOmega
Without any doubt, no other developer’s radar product has given me the satisfaction in seeing not only the progress of the application’s features but the excellence of the customer service in such a short period of time. Please continue to excel!!
Would certainly choose this application over most other apps; the subscription prices are quite fair considering the quality and content and the detailed user’s guide. I’m considering to subscribe again pending authorization of developer given my opinion above.
There are a lot of new features that make this application stand out and the staff deserves some kudos for the work they have done. The updated manual will be indispensable to get the most out this high quality features
I regret the changes in my opinion since the original review. This application is much more suited for a professional meteorologist or storm chaser; their inability to respond as often reflects this. The website needs a caveat informing the subscriber not to expect responses within 72 hours
I suggest that your Radar Omega app description contain a caveat indicating that the software is mostly intended for meteorology associated professionals; this way, the user does not expect to have full knowledge how to operate its many features. It is quite regretful that you had to mention that I asked more questions than anybody else. I hope that your future customers do not find themselves in the same predicament.
Jesse Rosenfeld - Wonderful and Essential!
I can’t say enough positive things about this app. I have no negative notes. I live in a tornado-prone state and I can rest easier with the knowledge I can track the storms around. It’s very robust and interesting. I’m a very novice weather enthusiast and RadarOmega has taught me a bunch. I’ve even been able to navigate multiple tornado warnings on days with outbreaks. The support staff and Twitter account is also super friendly and quick to respond. You guys have given me piece of mind and I’m so grateful. You also don’t have to be a subscriber to get value. Thanks so much for what you do. I will keep this app for the rest of my life and use it when things get bad weather-wise.
Admccroan - ⚡️🌪️ Amazing app with a few annoyances
This is my absolute favorite app ever. As a weather enthusiast it’s a necessity during sever weather events. HOWEVER, there are a few annoyances. If you choose any map type other than dark presentation the text is MASSIVE. There’s no option to change the text size. Most of the map types only look good on the desktop version, not the mobile app. Also, I don’t see any option for international boarders. So if you’re looking at satellite imagery for a hurricane off the coast of Mexico or in the Caribbean, the only way to see the boarders is to adjust the opacity of the satellite image. The only boarders it shows are US and Canada. It would also be nice to have a widget so I can finally delete RadarScope 😉
GAcheezhead - Fantastic - a must have for weather!
This app does it all from my perspective. As a retired air traffic controller I was accustomed to having live, up-to-the-second weather when I was working airplanes/talking with pilots. However, I’ve never had anything like that available to me from the comfort of my home or in my hand via my phone. The non-subscription access via this app is excellent. The paid subscription plans are purely wonderful.
I love being able to look at anything - historical, current, forecasts, trends, etc. a f with the new features that are or have been recently rolled out it just keeps getting better.
Keep up the great work RadarOmega!
AnalogPhotographer - Finally everything we’ve been asking for
RadarScope is the gold standard, but over the years nothing has changed and it’s getting very dated. No street mapping is the biggest downfall of RS when chasing. Also the 10 minute radar refresh makes it almost unusable.
I understand that RO is still young and borderline still in beta, but the potential is there! Everything everyone has ever complained about with RS is available with RadarOmega. 5 minute radar refresh and street mapping is amazing. Once spotter network reporting gets implemented I can finally uninstall RadarScope. I appreciate the hard work y’all are doing and the windows app is AMAZING!!! Now if only apple would allow it with CarPlay (we can dream ).
Peacepunch - Great Customer Support!
I’m no storm chaser, but the weather has always intrigued me. I’ve used the app for just short of a year. I wanted something more informative than what you can see from the regular Weather Channel app radar. I want to learn how to use the tools to locate rotation in storms before tornado season starts, being on the edge of Dixie alley. I had an issue about my account info (or what I thought was my account info), so when I messaged customer support, I expected it to be a few hours before a response. ONE MINUTE. And within 40 minutes, the issue was figured out and resolved. I highly recommend the app!
Pjm315 - Is this the storm ive been looking for ?
A few years ago,Weather underground made an application called storm radar. The weather channel bought weather underground and killed the storm radar calling it an upgrade. So far, this is the closest app that gives me the data that storm radar did and has a lot of options for those that are interested in weather. It would be awesome to see a few of the additional things built in storm like the simulated live radar mode, switching between satellites and being able to add fronts and other items to the map. Nice work on this app!
Mark Ingalls - Quality app with great features
This app is the best and most in-depth app of its type that I’ve found. I appreciate the customizability and the added data beyond radar (LSRs, METARs, etc). I also appreciate having additional weather alerts available.
I do think that the app is kinda cluttered, but that’s probably a symptom of the customizability and I’d rather have the customizability.
I wish the app included more real-time weather reports than just METAR data. The rest of the NOAA MADIS suite would be nice. I also wish more weather alerts were visible, like wind advisories and dust storm alerts. I also wish that I could turn off the radar display to only see alerts, LSRs, or METAR data to share that on social media without the radar overlay. A 24 hour clock option versus am/pm for local time and mPING integration would also be small but welcome improvements.
Overall, this is a fantastic app and is well worth the price! I look forward to more innovations from the developers!
Wesley18a - This is a good app with a big problem
This is a good app for the reflectivity view, but the doppler coloring and values are both confusing and incorrect. When the doppler velocity gets above +50 knots or so, the doppler value turns negative. I was seeing -116 knots next to +35 knots in areas where there was no rotation, just straight line winds. I tried to see the rotation for a tornado warned storm yesterday, but the confusing color scale and the shifting doppler readings made it impossible to see. The center of rotation was very easy to see with Radarscope, but I had no idea using this app. I sent in a report yesterday but do far haven’t received any response.
Cecil128 - The Best Yet!
I am 65 years old and I’ve been using radar and weather apps since the start of personal computing. This is the most professional and informative - and sleek looking! - one I’ve come across. The Metar displays on the maps tops it off beautifully. It took me a little while to find the data inspector but now that I have that there really isn’t much more that can be added for me. Love it!! I’ve been using Radar Scope for many years. This will now be my go to app. Thank you!
Mgarick - One of the best weather app out there!!!
I’ve used a lot of weather apps and radar omega is tops! One of the major things I live about it is the maps. With radar omega, you can get down to street level and see the names of streets, not just major highways. Others I have used just show major highway. Some features in radar omega are pay for use in others. And with the update they just did with history, it just put the icing on the cake! Keep up the great work radar omega.
Jaswards22 - Very good!
After watching so many of Reed Timmer’s screenshots of RO, I finally gave in.
There are a number of things that I prefer with this app as opposed to RadarScope.
I still like RadarScope a tad better, but I love the color ratio much better, and I love being able to tap on a tornado warning and instantly it says whether it’s a confirmed or radar indicated so I don’t have to read through the warning to find out. Once they get the finicky zoom in/out, this will be my favorite. It’s definitely worth the $9!
Great job, Radar Omega! I’m a very pleased customer!
RaterPerson164 - One of the best
RadarOmega is one of the best apps for enthusiasts, storm chasers, etc. The CyclonePORT integration is really helpful to get an idea of what’s going on at the surface. I just wish there were more stations.
The reason I’m giving four stars is because I have an issue where sometimes the radar and map will disappear and the only way to fix it is to fully close the app and start it again. This is the only issue I’ve ever had with RadarOmega.
I’m excited to see what the future brings for this app, it’s coming along great!
Mcfd136 - Pretty good overall
App works really well, in the fire service monitoring flood waters using the live rainfall accumulation map is extremely helpful. Only complaint is that even after paying 8$ for the app, there is still multiple subscriptions within it to unlock more features. Could be just me, but I feel if you’re already paying for the app, should have everything unlocked. Other than that, super clean user interface and functions just as it should.
Steve 76849 - Still needs work.....
On this new version. I know they made big changes, and I’m still working to familiarize myself with them. I do, however, think it has a way to go to be as good as it was before. I’ve lost landscape use, which I used a lot for tracking storms. And you can’t save locations for quick viewing. They say that’s coming back, though. This version is also a RAM hog when running so on my iPad Air2 it runs significantly slower than my iPhone XS. Still a decent application but just not where I’d like it to be yet.
Pcmacbob - Great weather app and radar app
I purchased this after hearing that I was going to be available from a chaser friend Mike Phelps for the iPhone and I could not have gone wrong on the purchase. The program does everything and the nice thing about this program is that it’s being supported and updates continually make it better not like some of the others where it takes months before they fix an issue get Radar omega and you can’t go wrong
Michael1234321 - Map Problems
Just recently got the app and so far 2 complaints. First, is the radar quality. Quality is low until zoomed in. Second (the larger issue in my opinion), the zooming is very finicky. It’s not fluid and seems to jump around a lot. Would love to see this issue get resolved. Also, the app is EXTREMELY laggy when moving around and zooming in and out. It’s now to the point where I can even use the app and just open Radar Scope instead and get a lag free experience. This needs major work!!! Last, why do I need to allow my location to be used EVERY time I hit current location. Extremely unnecessary and annoying.
Ellenshores - Handy wx toolkit
Waited awhile before buying this app however finally pulled the trigger and glad I did. Signed up for the Alpha data and love having these features on my Mac! Long duration satellite and radar animations work well. Wish there were more sharing options for desktop however I realize this is still in development. Also PLEASE allow dual view with both radar and satellite view, this would be amazing. Looking forward to tracking tropical wx this season.
Mhthkn - Awesome Radar!!
I fell in love with this radar when I began to use it. Love how your able to make warning boxes like a warning would actually be & the color pallets too. I don’t like how you have to clear the drawing to move the screen. I wish you were able to move the screen while your able to keep the drawing on there. Also, another feature you should add is a text box to type messages or random words. Anyways, it’s amazing & I love it.
Dynamic406 - Amazing Quality!
Ive tried other apps like Radar Scope but they never gave the features to people who didn’t want to pay for a monthly subscription. Radar omega gives a ton of futures for that one time purchase. Color tables for radar, gate filtering and plenty of radar products just to name a few. Its an amazing radar tool and I will continue to use and recommend this amazing app.
Teddyk1 - Too costly
I agree that this app is loaded with data , but,,,, if you are not a subscriber you will not see any of that information. Just too costly if you want to view radar across the whole country at one time. The purchase price of this app only gets you single radar at a time. This should be mentioned more clearly .
For this reason I can only give it 2 stars . If your going to charge for everything else then why not let the user try the app for free.
I expected to get more for the purchase price. Very disappointed.
MalzRulz - Everything you would ever need from a weather app
Have been pleasantly surprised with how much information is available in Omega.. Love the tropical tracking dashboard and severe outlook display, radar updates are fairly quick. Considering upgrading to Beta or Alpha to use on my desktop. I do hope the developers consider adding push notifications for things such as warnings and tropical data updates.
Rahmerfan - Fantastic App except……
I love this app for all the features and ease of use. It replaced radarscope on all my devices except my Apple TV and my Apple Watch. I really hope the developers decide to add these 2 devices to their lineup. It would be worth an upgrade from the free version. Some Apple Watch’s have cellular connectivity and would be fantastic to use radar omega instead of radarscope, hense the 4-star rating. Other than that, great job!!
Not now not nevah - Best radar app y’all.
Simply the best radar app. Extremely Reliable. Lots of customizable data. Worth every penny, especially when Tornado season strikes! (take it from someone who never leaves reviews) and if you pay for the upgraded levels (still awesome if you don’t) you can access pretty much everything the pros use in the palm of your hand. THANKS FOR A GREAT APP Y’ALL
WriterMom89 - best weather app
heard ab it from a youtuber (last word in his name is y’all) and it’s best app money i’ve ever spent. without the subscription i still get so much data to look at with the radar (and i get to nerd out). and i know some complain ab it being “not as pretty” as other weather apps but guys! this actually makes it way more accurate than smoother radar displays! it’s called radar windows or something and it’s the data collected from that area specifically- blending it to make it smoother/“prettier” makes it less accurate. hopefully this changes minds ab a “low quality” radar display that is actually much higher quality than most apps’ radars.
Baseballzrus - Loaded weather app
I have yet to encounter an app that comes anyone close to the amount of info this app provides. I just picked up their Alpha service and love the desktop features that is provided. Would like if possible in the future if you could add dual view to the desktop.
Overall great app and recommend to anyone who is looking for a weather app that is different than most.
FaCeBoOk AlL dAy!!! - Obsessed!!
This app has saved us so many times in the field!! The updates only keep making this app better and better AND we just got notice that with the coronavirus, they will be pre-launching HUGE feature updates that will once again bring this app to another level. As it stands it’s already superseding any other radar app I have ever seen. Great job Radar Omega!
Busyb75 - Can’t figure out how to use it
I guess this would be good for someone that knows what to do with it. But for the average person that doesn’t know anything about how to run a weather app, this doesn’t work. I paid for the app and it’s just taking up space on my phone. It wants a subscription for everything. I just want to be able to see the daily weather and radar.
Thundershots - Weather Geek Heaven
This is a well rounded weather app for enthusiasts and professional’s . The customization within the app is just awesome. If you want more they offer more though subscription tiers, data isn’t cheap and they are well worth it. They have an active community on Facebook around to help with questions you may have.
Killian82 - Simply the BEST
I’ve been a RadarOmega user since it’s inception and it is by far the best I’ve ever used. It keeps getting better with each update and new features are also added. I never thought I’d ever switch from Radarscope until RadarOmega came
Along and now RS is have to play catch-up. GREAT job to the developers! This app is Must! Keep up the great work!
Djbarker79 - Superior Mobile Wx App
Mapping detail, ability to use same overlays for satellite info, METARs, etc. is without peer on iOS. Excellent job! My only ask is that I will be sharing screen caps from here on social media...need a feature where the RO watermark can be added to the image to give the appropriate attribution. Quite surprised at both the depth and ease of information available with this app.
Stormhuner007 - Great app, has much potential.
I have managed to crash the app a few times by rotating and zooming at the same time. This random crashing event seems to happen often and can get a little frustrating. Other than this slight issue, the usability and features that this radar app has are absolutely amazing.
The Snitcher - Future of Radar App!
This app is great at giving you many options that other apps simply don’t offer. Although there are some bugs at times with the app that can be frustrating at times, these people are on top of it. Support answers you almost immediately! They are always coming out with new features / tools for the users. Hope they come out soon with a MAC version. Keep up the good work!
Bytor70 - Misleading
I paid the $8.99 but as soon as you click anything in the app it tells you that feature is not available without a subscription. What was the $8.99 for? If the developers want me to pay a subscription the that needs to be stated AT THE TOP OF THE APP STORE PAGE, not buried way down at the bottom in small print. It’s ridiculous how little of this app works for $8.99. And yeah, about that MONTHLY subscription price, it’s not $3-$4 it’s more like $10 to $20 PER MONTH. Please stop misleading punchers into thinking the are getting a functioning app for the $8.99 price.
Jdtexastea - Great app
Man this app has so much information about storms.. it just tickles me pink. Seeing hail cores and estimated hail size has saved my truck twice. Lots of technical settings and data that satisfy a storm dork like me. This is the third radar app I’ve paid for and is likely to be the last. Everyone at work comes to me for radar data now. Very cool app!
Fleahead - Expected A Quality App
I bought this based on the recommendation of Ryan Hall weather channel. Boy, am I dissapointed. Practically useless on a Macbook M1. The only way I find to zoom in is the left click on the map. Unfortunately, there is no way to zoom back out. When I click on the radar symbol the map switches the Germany!
I need a refund.
@HeartsUnified - Great App,
This is by far the best radar app for Mac and iOS and it's well worth the price. It's beautiful, responsive and perfect for tracking severe weather. The app has tons of settings and customization features to help you make it your own. I highly recommend purchasing this app and one of the awesome premium upgrades.
IT5668 - Not enough better than RadarScope
I am a RadarScope pro 2 user and some of the reviews show this is taking the place of RadarScope. I don’t find it to be better than RadarScope.
I also was expecting the 3-D model of the base reflection to not just be a 3-D graph but an actual 3-D of the reflectivity. If anyone out there has used GR2Analyst, you know what I mean.
If you don’t already have a RadarScope, this would be another option for you to consider. One thing in their favor over RadarScope is they have temp/dewpoint.
HawkAlabama - Great app to stay weather aware
Absolutely love this app. Has had a few bugs but have seen them get worked out firsthand. Great people at radaromega that are ready to help. The detail is great. Nothing is perfect but def getting better every day and I would have rated 4.5 stars but since a half is not available it is a 5.
Ducatiesti - Simply The Best!
Radar Omega is a weather ap that sets the standard by which all others should be judged. As other commenters have said, it’s more oriented towards professional/serious amateur meteorologists and storm chasers. The granularity of this ap is mind boggling and the graphics are just stunning!
Radar Scope has some catching up to do!
Bswartz95 - Lots of features!
I’ve used RadarScope for the past few years. I like that this app includes lightning strikes. I have yet to figure out a way to hide the radar icon (example: KILN) and still keep the radar data on the screen. Also wish there was a way to make the screen look “less busy” - maybe a way to reduce the boldness of the colors (county outlines). Sticking with this for the time being!
Soonerman72 - Best Radar App!!
The RadarOmega App is awesome!! The latest updates have been excellent!!! I was amazed at all the data and features that you get with the app. I also like the low price for the extra data that you can purchase within the app. Perfect app for storm tracking. Radar updates are fast!! Outstanding customer service!!!
T.G. Powell - Updated review: Great app for weather enthusiasts
Big storm day in Oklahoma and this app won’t update radar data. I’ll continue to try it out today, but currently all I’m feeling is buyers remorse.
Update: later on into the evening the radar data was uploading much better. I live in Oklahoma and this is a fun app to have when watching the weather roll in. Thank you for the reply and good luck with this app.
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Krissy richmond - Incredible
I love the look, the feel and helps me get out there and get better images of upcoming storms in my area.
Thanks Reed Timmer for helping point me in this direction.
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William Scarlet - Awesome
Perfect radar app to watch and find some Naders as well as the storm chaser. Also, Ryan Hall Y’all says hi.
Miltduquette - Us only
No description of Canada so it should not on Canadians purchases
BXBOY416 - Was this a joke? Gimmick?
This app doesn’t not function, there are so many features that are broken, such like MRMS view, where even is that option, sat view is missing many components in the app are broken. The cross platform apps don’t work either, there’s no radar data. There are so many broken functions that it voids the agreement and I get refunded.
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