Verizon discontinues the Wear24 smartwatch 4 months after launch


Talking about the weird decisions that some carriers take when they launch new devices, it appears that Verizon has decided to discontinue its Wear24 smartwatch just 4 months after launch.

The Wear24 was released by Verizon back in May after the carrier “purposely” delayed the expected launch of Samsung's Gear S3, just to make room for its own smartwatch.

Even though the Wear24 benefited from one month of sales before the Gear S3 made its debut at Verizon, it didn't help the carrier's smartwatch. Probably due to low sales or lack of interest from consumers, Verizon decided to stop selling the Wear24.

Customers who try to visit the smartwatch's page on Verizon's website are now redirected to the support page. Well, if we are to take into consideration the number of negative reviews the smartwatch received on Verizon's website, then the carrier's decision seems perfectly justified.

The carrier confirmed to AndroidPolice that it has indeed decided to discontinue the Wear24, but if you have purchased the smartwatch it's not yet clear what will happen with the software support.

source: Verizon via AndroidPolice

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4 Comments

1. toukale

Posts: 632; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Not sure what they were thinking. The only smart watch that's selling with any kind of success is the Apple watch, and that has more to do with their brand, than anything else. Brand name is what people pay for in fashion, jewelry and clothings. Those guys for some reason did not get that memo.

2. emvxl

Posts: 140; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

"Brand name is what people pay" - right on the money, literally.

3. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Four months is longer than Verizon keeps plans intact, so it's a record they can even sell a watch without dry docking their customers in just a week. Not that they don't BOHICA already. They do.

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

*keeping intact Even if this watch was successful, Verizon would handle a mobile device worse than Microsoft did the Lumia, and that's quite an achievement in of itself.

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