Products in iOS – Product Legend

The product legend sits immediately below the map and above the toolbar. It provides the means for selecting radar products to view and information about the currently displayed data.

Product Menu

The name of the currently selected product appears in a blue title on the left side the product legend. RadarScope provides a full suite of radar products to view. Tapping the product name reveals a menu of available products. Scroll through the menu and touch the desired product to load and display the data. Some products are available at multiple tilts or beam angles. To change the tilt of the selected product, tap the Tilt button to the right of the product name and choose the desired tilt.

Product Time

The product timestamp appears on the right side of the product legend. This timestamp indicates the time at which the currently displayed radar product was observed. The time is always displayed according to your device’s current local time zone as specified in your device settings, even when you’re viewing a radar in a different time zone. RadarScope Pro Tier Two offers a 30-day archive of radar products. When the archive is available, the product time stamp will be blue. To view archived data, tap the time stamp to reveal the archive date picker. Learn more about displaying archived data in the RadarScope Pro section.

Color Bar

The color bar indicates the color scale of the currently displayed radar product. Each color in the scale is associated with a value in the radar data. You can touch and hold your finger on the color bar to reveal a popup showing the color and its associated value, then drag across the color bar to see the range of values.


Products details appear below the product name and time. For most radial products, the beam elevation angle is displayed below the product name. For specific precipitation estimate products, the starting time of the accumulation period is shown instead. The time shown below the product time indicates the when RadarScope last refreshed the data. Radar products update every 1 to 10 minutes, so this time doesn’t always match the product time. For example, if the product time is 1:00 PM and the update time is 1:03 PM, which indicates RadarScope checked for an update at 1:03 PM and the 1:00 PM data was the most recent available. When radar data don’t refresh as quickly as expected the product time and update time will be displayed in red to indicate that the data are older than expected. This delay may occur when a radar goes offline for maintenance or repairs when a communication link goes down, or due to a temporary issue with the data provider.

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