Verizon's New Smartwatch Wear24 Will Be Available For Purchase Starting May 11

18 April 2017, 6:37 am EDT By Anu Passary Tech Times
Verizon revealed that it will begin retailing its Wear24 smartwatch from May 11. The Verizon smartwatch runs on Android Wear 2.0 and comes with IP67 certification.  ( Verizon )

Smartwatch fans have been on their toes for a while since Verizon Wireless announced its new wearable, dubbed Wear24. The Android Wear 2.0-powered Verizon smartwatch was announced in February.

On Monday, April 17, the carrier finally revealed that the smartwatch would become available for purchase from May.

The Wear24 is exclusive to Verizon and interested consumers will have to wait till May 11 to get their hands on the wearable.

"24 days until you can get the sleek and stylish Wear24 smartwatch, only at Verizon," shared the carrier.

Verizon Competes With LG

Consumers will welcome the news that the Wear24, which was quietly announced by the carrier when it shared details on the LG Watch Sport's availability, will finally be up for purchase.

"Two new LTE connected smartwatches with the latest software from Google, Android Wear 2.0, will soon be available at Verizon: LG Watch Sport and the exclusive Wear24 smartwatch," shared the carrier at the time.

Given that most Android smartwatches are upgrading to the latest Android Wear 2.0 OS, Verizon too decided to capitalize on the same and launched a new wearable housing the latest operating system.

Both the LG Watch Sport and Verizon Wear24 comes with features like 4G LTE connectivity and Android Wear 2.0 OS. Moreover, both the smartwatches allow the user to make and receive calls. One can also use the Android Pay option to make payments.

However, Wear24 has a slight edge over the LG Watch Sport when it comes to pricing as the Verizon wearable — although priced at $349 — can be purchased for $299 if the user opts for a two-year activation plan.

The LG Watch Sport, on the other hand, is available on Verizon for $379 outright. Those opting for the two-year plan will need to shell out $329.

Verizon Wear24: Specs And Features

The Wear24 sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED display and will retail in Gunmetal Black, Stainless Steel, and Rose Gold colors. The Wear24 smartwatch comes with an array of watch faces, which a user can customize according to their preference.

The watch faces are also designed specifically to change in tandem with the location. The Wear24 boasts a 450 mAh battery and wireless charging support. The smartwatch is water resistant and is IP67 certified. The Wear24 can withstand being submerged in up to 3.3 meters of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.

The carrier also has an Unlimited data plan on offer. This plan will enable Wear24 users to browse and download limitless apps from Google Play Store directly onto the Wear24. They need not download the app on the smartphone first.

Those keen on purchasing the Wear24 from Verizon can head to this link. Verizon users can also add the smartwatch to an existing plan for $5 per month, plus taxes and additional fees.

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