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Verizon Announces Wear24, A Network-Exclusive Android Wear 2.0 Sporting Smartwatch

By Mae Cervantes , Feb 09, 2017 11:50 AM EST
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One of the largest wireless communication service provider in the U.S., Verizon, just recently announced is Android Wear 2.0 powered smartwatch, the Wear24. This wearable will also come with great features such as NFC and LTE.

So far, this is not the first time that the communications company came up with its own device. Its previous production was the Ellipsis tablets that were aside from its low-quality specs and cheap, was running on an outdated Android version.

As reported, Wear24 will run on Google's newest iteration of its wearable OS, the Android Wear 2.0. The smartwatch will also feature an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. With its rating, the device is safe to be under the water for 30 minutes long and 3.3-feet deep.

According to Engadget, with an LTE connectivity, users can go for an activation on a plan from Verizon where they can utilize the device in receiving text messages, phone calls and other capabilities that the device can offer. In addition, the company assures everyone that they can set the watch the way they want it too since it is customizable and they can also set it up to an automatic change of information displayed.

Compared to LG Watch Sport, another smartwatch offering Android Wear 2.0, the Wear24 has a smaller chassis, which may be a better choice if consumers will focus more on looks than functionality. The smartwatch does come with LTE, however users may still need to pay a fee if they prefer it to be LTE connected, as per Verizon.

Verizon's Wear24 can soon be bought online, through Verizon stores and other authorized dealers this coming March with an introductory price of $299.99 that includes an activation good for two years.

Others can also avail a smartwatch connection with Verizon with a monthly fee of $5 and an additional fee for the expected taxes and other charges. For potential buyers that are not on Verizon but still wants to avail of the smartwatch, they can have a single device plan that offers data up to 1GB and an unlimited call and text for a $10 monthly fee.

 

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