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.