In February this year, Verizon had launched its own smartwatch called the Wear24. While a tad pricey for a wearable, the Wear24 is on the more reasonable end when you consider the 4G connectivity feature - something not always included in the average smartwatch.
Powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor as nearly all other new wave Android Wear devices, this thing promises to "stream all the music you want", answer all the Google Assistant questions you need, and access the Play Store on your wrist without any help from a connected smartphone.
Wear24 is most certainly a premium device created to compete at the upper end of the market. Moreover, both the smartwatches allow the user to make and receive calls.
So far, nothing special or groundbreaking, and unfortunately, there's no word on standalone NFC support for Android Pay, GPS capabilities or heart rate monitoring. The smartwatch looks similar to the LG Watch Sport, but is thinner and has a slightly larger battery.
The Wear24 will come in three stylish colors: Stainless Steel, Gunmetal Black, and Rose Gold.
The watch faces are also designed specifically to change in tandem with the location. The smartwatch is water resistant and is IP67 certified. Ask Wear24 to "set a timer", "play rock music", and more. They need not download the app on the smartphone first.
If you want one, you'll have to shell out $299.99 with a new two-year contract, or $349.99 without.
Those keen on purchasing the Wear24 from Verizon can head to this link. It costs $5 per month to add the watch to an existing Verizon plan.
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