[Deal Alert] Verizon’s discontinued Wear24 smartwatch pops up on eBay for $129.99 ($220 off)

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Verizon tried its hand at selling an Android Wear smartwatch earlier this year, but the $350 Wear24 was a flop and Verizon quietly pulled it after just four months. Perhaps this smartwatch will be more appealing now at a steep discount. The Wear24 has appeared on eBay for just $129.99, less than half the original price. Verizon's loss is your gain. The Wear24 is manufactured by Quanta Computers, a white label manufacturer that produces hardware for many different companies (that's why the listing says ...

33 new and notable Android Wear apps and watch faces from the last 2 months (9/01/17 – 11/10/17)

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Article Contents Page 1 Page 2 Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android Wear apps and faces that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous month or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Apps Wear Casts Wear Casts is the only Wear app for this particular roundup, so it's nice to see that ...

Android Wear Will Receive Incremental Updates via Google Play Between OTA Updates

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Announced via Google+ this week, the only place Android Wear news seems to be alive and well, the wearable platform from Google will receive incremental updates via official Android Wear app updates on Google Play, instead of all things being pushed through in an OTA. Think of this like your Android phone. Not too long ago, Google broke down the OS and pushed apps (launchers, dialer, messages, etc.) to Google Play, allowing for more timely updates to take place. Now, folks can have updated features via ...

New Android Wear 2.0 features can now be delivered through the Play Store, no OTA required

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Android Wear is entering a potentially critical time. Wear 2.0 hasn't been received nearly as well as might have been expected, with many observers understandably worrying for its future. Watches were conspicuously absent from Google's big hardware event last week, and the Google Store site refresh has removed all non-Google products, including LG's recently released Android Wear watches. Wear fans could use some more good news to add to the recent announcement of the Oreo beta program for the LG Watch Sport, and it looks as ...

Nixon Mission now comes with stainless steel band in three colors for an extra $25/£50/€21

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For such a small platform, there are a surprising number of different Android Wear watches on the market. Traditionally non-techy brands like Michael Kors, Diesel, and Tag Heuer all sell smartwatches powered by Google's wearable OS. Nixon is one of those brands, and now offers its Mission watch with stainless steel bands. The Mission with its plain-jane silicone band was already a pretty handsome watch, but its chiseled face didn't match the rather dainty strap. However, the stainless steel models, dubbed the Mission SS, ...

iHeartRadio releases standalone app for Android Wear 2.0 [APK Download]

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Internet radio app iHeartRadio is pretty popular with Android users and with good reason. It's built up an impressive feature set to go along with its attractive interface and is frequently updated with useful additions, such as Google Home support earlier in the year. The latest version brings with it a dedicated Android Wear 2.0 app, and you don't need your phone for it to work. As long as you have an internet connection on your Wear watch you can now use it to ...

Verizon discontinues the Wear24 smartwatch after just 4 months

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Verizon announced its very own Android Wear smartwatch earlier this year, powered by its LTE network. It started selling the Wear24 in May for $300 on contract and $350 without one. That seemed like an interesting proposition when consumers have shown little interest even in cheap smartwatches. Verizon didn't let this product languish too long, though. We've confirmed with the carrier that Wear24 is dead. Verizon didn't actually announce the smartwatch was going away. If you try to visit the former product page, you are ...

Fossil Q Venture and Explorist appear to be on sale ahead of 9/24 launch date

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Fossil announced two new Android Wear smartwatches a few months ago, but they weren't supposed to be out until September 24th. Pre-orders for the Q Venture and Q Explorist popped up last month, and now most of the models appear to be on sale a bit early. You can get the watches from Fossil or at eBags. Unlike past Fossil smartwatches, these devices have fully round displays instead of the flat tire. The Venture and Explorist have been available for pre-order on Fossil's site ...