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Weather Defender comes out Friday
03-03-2009, 09:36 AM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
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03-03-2009, 06:34 PM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
Soo, in your opinion is this a good product?
Better or worse then GR?
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03-06-2009, 07:58 AM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
I will post a mini review when I have some time

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03-06-2009, 09:55 AM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
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03-06-2009, 01:57 PM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
$19.97?
L3 data is free.
L2 data is free.
Watches and warnings are available free.
Lightning data is for the most part free.
Satellite data is free.
I haven't DL the free trial yet but I can't for the life of me see myself paying $20 a month.
It must be some pretty good software to charge that.
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03-07-2009, 08:30 AM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
DL it and at least give it a chance . It seems faster on XP than it does on Vista.

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03-07-2009, 03:50 PM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
ROLLTIDE Wrote:DL it and at least give it a chance . It seems faster on XP than it does on Vista.



Going to wait until we get weather coming this way before I DL it.
Nothing but sunshine and 80 for then next 8 days. Sad
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03-07-2009, 05:42 PM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
I have to say I'm not impressed... GRLevel3 keeps it's throne.

Weather defender is just all around sluggish in performance. When there's a severe weather outbreak, I don't want to sit around and wait for the map to reload all the layers... GR3/AE are instant and that's exactly how it should be.
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03-07-2009, 07:36 PM
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iPhone Wrote:I have to say I'm not impressed... GRLevel3 keeps it's throne.

Weather defender is just all around sluggish in performance. When there's a severe weather outbreak, I don't want to sit around and wait for the map to reload all the layers... GR3/AE are instant and that's exactly how it should be.

Haven't tried it yet but I'm keeping an open mind.
However, these are quotes from the Stormtrack forums that echo your opinion.


Loaded it, found out how laggy the graphics are in zoom transition, found out you pay even more than the already overpriced program for adding lightning, deleted after 10 minutes.

It looked sweet but it is just overpriced bloatware IMO.

GRLVLX is just fine.



I agree, I installed it this morning and 30 minutes later I uninstalled it. It looks pretty, but as far as the data I can get everything I need on GRLevel3 at a much cheaper cost. $19.97/month way overpriced, especially when you can pay a one-time fee to purchase GRLevel3 and configure it to get the same data you get with this software.

I'll stick with GRLevel3, if the price was much lower than what it is now I would probably get it, but for $19.97 it's simply not worth it.



I agree. Twenty bucks a month is ridiculous, especially when the thing runs in seconds per frame instead of frames per second. In fact, it's not even that since it doesn't use an actual rendering engine like GR, however, it uses the TatukGIS library, which does a large portion of work for the program.

And who else hates the new projected Storm Path graphics? It looks much better in Swift 2.7, in my opinion.

I do, however, like the Radar Contouring. Almost as good as GR2A's smoothing. I've always wondered how GR performs the smoothing... does Mike Gibson ever post here?
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Tried it out and ended up uninstalling it. It's too bloated and it runs slowly on my system while it runs GrlevelX and Stormlab perfectly.


DITTO from the last 5 posts. I tested it out and uninstalled it after 10 minutes. Grlevel3 is a MUCH BETTER program and costs less than this. What could be better? There is simply no better radar software than GRLevelX. Of course this is my opinion, but I know I'm not alone.


I reinstalled Weather Defender again today since we have a shot of severe weather here in Kansas, wanted to see how it performed during severe weather and I must say, I'm not at all impressed.

Aside from the already mentioned slowness, an MD was issued about an hour ago for central and eastern Kansas and it has yet to show in Weather Defender. A severe t-storm watch was issued for the same area, that isn't showing in Weather Defender either. Yes the layers are turned on and it shows that the updates for the watches and MD's are being downloaded.

In GRLevel3 the MD and the watch showed up within minutes after being issued.

I don't see how $20/mo for this is worth it, the radar data is terrible.. it is way too smoothed and too much loss in details. Stick with GRLevel3 and StormLab, Weather Defender isn't worth it.
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03-08-2009, 07:46 AM
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Weather Defender comes out Friday
This program is getting no love

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