On the heels of Google and LG announcing two new smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, Verizon is getting in on the action as well. The cellular provider announced it will be selling its own, network-exclusive wearable, the $300 Wear24 smartwatch alongside the $330 LG Sport Watch. While wireless carriers have sold wearables before, this is the first time Verizon has made its own device to entice new and existing customers.
Like the LG Sport Watch, a major selling point of the Wear24 is LTE data. Users can make and receive calls and texts without their smartphone nearby. It’ll be attached to your phone number, so all your usual notifications will come to your wrist even if you left your smartphone at home.
At first glance, the Wear24 appears thinner than LG’s Sport Watch but will offer many of the general features found in the Sport. According to other reports, it will have a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, an IP67 water resistance rating (so it can withstand being submerged in three feet of water for 30 minutes), and a 450mAh battery, which is slightly larger than than 430mAh batter in the LG’s Sport.
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