Verizon announced it would carry Google’s Android Wear powered LG Watch Sport in stores back in February. Additionally, the carrier decided it would join the Android Wear race by announcing a smartwatch of their own.
Called the Verizon Wear24, it would run on Verizon’s network (LTE, for those who are wondering) and feature location-based watch faces that would change based on one’s location (say, when you travel from home to work or back). The Watch Sport is now for sale, but customers waiting for Verizon’s own take on the Android Wear smartwatch will have to wait to get Wear24 on their wrist.
That’s the official word from Verizon, who posted an announcement on April 17th with the words “24 days until you can get the sleek and stylish Wear24 smartwatch, only at Verizon,” which means that the official landing for Wear24 is a little over three weeks away. Verizon says you can expect the smartwatch to land on May 11th, which is exactly 24 days after the date Verizon’s blog post was published.
One feature of Verizon’s Wear24 that should have buyers excited, apart from the changes that arrive with Android Wear 2.0, is Verizon’s answer to AT&T’s NumberSync. NumberSync allows users to have one phone number for LTE-capable smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, and Verizon appears to be following in the same path. Wear24 will rely on your smartphone’s number, and will let you receive calls from your smartphone even when your smartphone is at home, the carrier says.
Interested buyers can expect the Verizon Wear24 to have a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 290 pixels per inch, an IP67 certification against water and dust, and a 450mAh battery. Running the timepiece will be Android Wear 2.0, which brings features such as the Google Assistant, on-wrist Play Music streaming, customizable notifications, an on-screen virtual keyboard, and a standalone Play Store for downloading apps onto the smartwatch. The Wear24 will come in three colors: Stainless Steel, Gunmetal Black, and Rose Gold, and can soon be yours for $349 outright or $299 with a two-year agreement.
You can check out Verizon’s announcement at the source link below. For information about the product, click on the product link.
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