When Google officially launched Android Wear 2.0, it did so along with LG and Verizon as the companies announced new smartwatches. The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport have been available for some time, but details were scarce regarding Verizon’s Wear24 smartwatch.
That has changed today as Verizon has started its countdown until the launch of the Wear24. Fittingly, the smartwatch will launch on May 11th, which is just 24 days away (get it Wear24, heh).
Since details were scarce, we weren’t even sure of the specs for the Wear24, but Verizon has shared some of those today:
- 1.39-inch AMOLED display (290 PPI)
- 450 mAh battery with wireless charging
- IP67-rated for water resistance to withstand being submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes
As for pricing, you might be a bit taken aback as the Wear24 will be priced at $349.99 or $299.99 if you activate it on a 2-year contract. If you opt for the contract, you’ll need to pay an additional $5 per month for LTE access.
What makes the Wear24 enticing is the fact that if it is activated on your Verizon account, it will be connected to your phone number. This will allow you to receive phone calls and text messages on your wrist, even if you leave your phone at home while you’re on a run.
Speaking of leaving your phone at home, there’s no mention of how much storage there is on the Wear24 for music files. However, with Android Wear 2.0, you can download and install apps like Google Play Music then connect the Wear24 to a pair of Bluetooth headphones and listen to your favorite workout music.
Let us know what you think about the Wear24 and if you’ll be looking to add one to your Verizon account once it’s made available.