Verizon cancels the LG Watch Sport smartwatch


It looks like Verizon has no love for smartwatches unless they belong to its brand. The Big Red announced last month that it would delay the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier until June, but it did release its own Wear24 smartwatch last week.

Today, the carrier confirmed that another Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch it has added to its portfolio not long ago, the LG Watch Sport has been canceled.

LG hasn't yet confirmed Verizon's information, but the LTE-enabled version of the smartwatch was pulled from the carrier's website recently. Also, those who pre-ordered the LG Watch Sport receive cancellation emails from Verizon, even though the smartwatch was available for quite a while.

Verizon announced that it would offer customers $100 off other connected watches to make up for the cancellation of the LG Watch Sport.

However, those who must absolutely buy the LG Watch Sport can go ahead and get it via AT&T since Verizon will not be carrying it any longer.

source: Droid-life

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7 Comments

1. emvxl

Posts: 140; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Hmmm, because they cannot put their VZW logo on LG's watch?

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

hahaha probably

3. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

who cares anyway?

4. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hell, it's almost time for the Gear S4 to be announced, and Verizon still hasn't released the Gear S3. They're trying to limit choices to their own branded crap. Verizon blows.

5. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Would you actually pick it up from VZW? or would you actaully get it direct from the manufacturer? or an electronic retailer? or even purchase online? The point is, they don't need to carry the watch. It would be nice to have in store, but for the reps in store, even training on minimum Customer support is not worth it. It's not like they would make a huge profit from it either. I wish they would have carried so I could have played with the watch. But I shall have to go else where for that.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't matter where I pick it up, until Verizon support it, I can't use it on their network. It's not available anywhere else until they release it.

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Sales are so low they don't want to waste money having devices branded with their logo just to collect dust in a warehouse. Truth be told smartwatches should just come unlocked.

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