Driving on the information of the LG Watch sport being announced, Verizon is also releasing a self-branded exclusive smartwatch running Android wear 2.0 referred to as the Wear24. similar to its personal Ellipsis tablets, the Wear24 watch is a less-steeply-priced option that Verizon can offer without coping with a partnership for a massive emblem call enterprise.
The Wear24 in many ways shares design traits with the LG Watch Sport like its large, circular display and metal case with large band attachments. It has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, 450mAh battery, NFC for Android Pay and IP67 water resistance. It is simply a tad thinner than the LG Watch Sport, coming in at just 13.5 mm thick.
The Wear24, much like the LG Sport, is running Android Wear 2.0 with Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and NFC connectivity. Verizon also mentions that the Wear24 is water-resistant in up to 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The business enterprise did not provide some other details or pics of the device, but I consider it is at the least as cumbersome as the LG recreation.
Of course with Android wear 2.0 on board it is going to characteristic very similarly to the other Android wear watches, but Verizon is likewise touting its pre-hooked up watch faces that are of route customizable but can also mechanically exchange based to your vicinity.
The Wear24 isn’t arriving until March, so you’ll have to ‘settle’ for the LG model if you want an Android Wear device from Big Red as soon as possible. However, you will save a little bit of cash if you’re willing to wait. Verizon’s own device will sell for $299.99 along with a two year activation, or $29.99 less than its LG counterpart. Given the feature parity, it might be the better preference in case you in reality need cellular get admission to. And in case you do not, there could be different Android put on 2.0 options in the marketplace earlier than long.