Verizon's Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch broke from cover back in February with an scheduled launch for March. Well, that didn't happen. Today, the wireless carrier announced that its Wear24 device would go on sale both in stores and online May 11th. If you'll recall, the wearable is priced at $300 with a 2-year activation plus $5 month to tack one on to your data plan. Don't want to be locked in for 24 months? You can pay an extra $50 to buy a Wear24 without the extra paperwork.
The Wear24 features 4G LTE connectivity so you can do a number of things like take calls, send texts and stream music without having your phone by your side. With the latest version of Android Wear, Google Assistant is on your wrist to help with a range of tasks. The Wear24 packs in a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 290 PPI resolution. It also has a 450mAh battery that allows for wireless charging and the device is IP67-rated for water resistance. That designation means you can dunk the smartwatch in up to 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes before you'll need to worry about doing major damage.
Google has had its hands full with Android Wear 2.0. After delaying the release from last fall to early 2017, a bug pushed the update back even further for older watches. While a number of existing models have received the update, there are a lot of wearables that have yet to receive all the new features. Unfortunately, that makes splurging for a new device that already runs the software a lot more attractive.