Verizon Wear24 smartwatch goes on sale for $349.99 sans Android Pay support

Verizon's Wear24 smartwatch powered by Android Wear 2.0 has just gone on sale online, but we're expecting the carrier to make it available at most of its brick and mortar stores as well. The price customers must pay for the wearable is $349.99, or $299.99 with a new two-year contract.

One would say that one of the reasons the Big Red decided to delay the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier was to push out its own smartwatch and sell enough units before one of the most popular wearable devices would hit the shelves.

Either way, the Verizon Wear24 is a pretty solid smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0 and featuring LTE support. One thing that you'll probably miss if you go for Verizon's own branded smartwatch is Android Pay.

Unfortunately, the Wear24 lacks NFC (Near Field Communications), so you won't be able to use Android Pay. Another downside could be the fact that it's missing any extra buttons for app shortcuts, and it doesn't even include a rotating crown if that's what you're looking for.

Other than that, the smartwatch packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory. It's not yet clear whether or not the strap is replaceable, but it doesn't seem so.

source: Verizon via Droid-life



3. bucknassty

Posts: 1426; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Not sure why someone would choose this over the S3

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

UGLY!!!!! EXPENSIVE!!!!! VZW and Apple sbould merge. One is the devil, the other the color of the devil. Both grossly expensive, to many strings attached, and hate Big was Apples big blue).

2. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Yes, but I think Verizon's big blue is actually T-Mobile. If you notice, they pretty much (ATT and Verizon) come out with the same kind of plans, ideas and prices, probably because they collude and agree with each other as the big two to screw the smaller companies and the customers. I think Verizon hates T-Mobile much more because of the fresh ideas they bring and because they have forced them to drop prices and provide unlimited internet.

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