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Verizon stares down LG with its big-battery Wear24 smartwatch

The Android 2 watch comes out in March with a 450mAh battery.

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LG's Style and Sport aren't the only brand-new watches flaunting Google's Android Wear 2 software.

Verizon has also announced the Wear24, a smartwatch all its own, and one with enough battery power to stare down most other smartwatches you can buy today: 450mAh. (The LG Sport comes close with a 430mAh ticker.)

The 4G LTE-connected Wear24 will start selling in March for $300 (roughly converted to £240 or AU$390) with a new two-year activation and $349 (£280 or AU$460) if you buy it no-contract. (And if you're into release date clues, the small box next to the three-hour mark hints at March 25, but that's just a guess.)

Verizon partnered with manufacturer Quanta to make the Wear24.

Wear24's hardware specs:

  • 1.4-inch AMOLED display (290ppi)
  • 450mAh battery with wireless charging
  • IP67 water resistance rating (up to 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes)
  • NFC with Android Pay support
  • 42x13.5 mm
  • 4G LTE

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First published Feb. 8, 2:41 p.m. PT.

Update, 3:42 p.m.: Adds manufacturer and off-contract pricing.