Verizon recently said they’d launch their first in-house smartwatch come May 11th, and today that date has finally come to pass. This means the Wear24 watch, powered by Android Wear 2.0, has launched for all to buy.
For reference, the Wear24 has LTE connectivity, a 1.39-inch 480×480 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a relatively large 450mAh battery (for reference, LG’s Watch Sport comes with a 430mAh cell), an IP67 certification, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a slimmer overall build when compared to competitors’ offerings. Mysteriously, the Wear24 doesn’t include NFC for Android Pay payments like originally stated. Reps have confirmed to Droid Life that this information is indeed legitimate, so it’s unclear how this confusion started in the first place. Regardless, you can wash away any dreams you had of tapping the Wear24 to a credit card terminal to pay for stuff because it ain’t happening.
The Wear24 is available in three colors: gunmetal black, stainless steel, and rose gold. It’ll cost $299 on a two-year contract or $349 if you wanna buy the watch outright. You can check it out on Verizon’s site here.