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Verizon Wear24 will be available on May 11

The Verizon Wear24 comes in three colors: gray, black, and gold. (Source: Verizon)
The Verizon Wear24 comes in three colors: gray, black, and gold. (Source: Verizon)
Verizon's delayed Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatch has a new release date: May 11. The Wear24 is exclusive to its parent carrier and will cost $399.

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"24 days until you can get the sleek and stylish Wear24 smartwatch."

I see what you did there, Verizon, what with the clever "24 days until the Wear24" marketing ploy. Anyway, the company has announced that its new wearable, originally scheduled for release last month, will finally be here in fashionably-late style. The Wear24 is a 4G LTE-connected smartwatch and is exclusive to the red-branded wireless carrier.

The Wear24 wouldn't live up to its "stylish" claim if it didn't come in a variety of colors, now, would it? That's why Verizon offers a trio of elegant options: Stainless Steel, Gunmetal Black, and Rose Gold. The three colors, along with the device's overall design, really help the smartwatch look less like a tech gadget and more like a traditional wrist accessory.

Moving on to specs, the watch's face is a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 290 PPI. The Wear24 has a 450 mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly. An IP67 water resistance rating means that the smartwatch can be submerged in up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) of water for up to 30 minutes.

Verizon's Wear24 is an Android Wear 2.0 device, which means it supports features such as music streaming, standalone apps, and Android Assistant. In addition, the watch can also receive notifications from your smartphone, make calls, and send texts. The Wear24 supports customizable watch faces; according to Verizon, it has "interactive and unique" faces that automatically change depending on your location.

Starting May 11, customers will be able to purchase the Wear24 in Verizon retail stores or online for $399. There will also be a subsidized option: $299 for the watch with a new 2-year activation. The watch can then be added to a Verizon Plan for $5 monthly access to talk, text, and internet.

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John Garcia, 2017-04-17 (Update: 2017-04-17)
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