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[eBay.ca/amazon.ca] Wear24 Google WearOS 2.29 Smartwatch by Verizon $40 (Certified Refurbished)

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Wear24 Google WearOS 2.29 Smartwatch by Verizon $40 (Certified Refurbished)

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Updated 12/3: eBay listing up to $40

Updated 11/25: eBay listing down to $30

Update 11/22: eBay listing up to $100.

Update 11/19: ebay listing up to $40.

Update 10/19: ebay listing down to $34.

Update 09/04: ebay listing down to $35, amazon listings all gone.

Update 07/16: ebay listing down to $42, amazon listing down to $50 (both rose gold).

Update 06/23: ebay listing down to $45 (rose gold), $40 for the cosmetically imperfect ones.

Update 05/22: ebay listing down to $47 (rose gold) and up to $56 (silver).

Update 05/16: ebay listing up to $52 + additional 10% coupon PERKSREFURB (May 15-21), thx @michaely

Update 04/10: ebay listing down to $44.99 (thx @Harambissimo for the headsup)

Update 03/26: ebay listing down to $49.99

Update 01/12: amazon listing down to $59.99

Update 01/03: ebay listing down to $59.99

Update 11/13: certified refurbished on amazon (FBA) for $60: https://www.amazon.ca/Bluetooth-Smartwa ... 07B8NVW2B/

Update 11/01: new now down to $65 (refurb still at $70 !!).

Update 9/13: new now up to $75.

Update 8/15: down to $70 for the new, returns are still at $70 as well.

Update 8/10: Seller now offers his returned stock for $70 (Black, Silver and Rose Gold), supposedly like new with no signs of usage.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Wear24-Android- ... 3398491349

Update 7/20: Rose Gold and silver back in stock

Update 7/11: Rose OOS, down to $79.00

Update 7/7: Black OOS, down to $79.99

Update 6/21: Black back in stock.

Update 6/13: Price down to $83 (Black OOS)

Update 6/8: Price up to $90

Update 5/17: Black, Silver and Rose Gold in stock

Update 4/26: Price down to $80

Update 3/27: Black/Silver OOS, only Rose Gold remaining

Update 3/24: Black/Silver restocked at $95, Rose Gold up to $90

Only Rose Gold remaining, down to $80 (from $100 then $85).

Flopped at $350 USD MSRP, but very solid deal at $80, you get wifi, BT (LTE locked to VZ, but ability to root might bring something new to the table) and an OTA update to Wear OS 2.1X. All day battery once you disable Cell network and VZ apps.

xda main dev thread (recovery and root WIP): https://forum.xda-developers.com/androi ... r-t3715300
wear24 on xda https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/verizon-wear24
NFC bounty on XDA: https://forum.xda-developers.com/androi ... e-t3785164

Thread Summary
Q&A's and other usefull information

As a general rule of thumb, it's highly recommended you update Wear OS before doing anything else. Everything gets a lot easier once on 2.X.
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  • How to get the watch to install from 1.5 to 2.X? The best way to have your watch update is to do the following: disable bluethooth and cellular and connect by WIFI. This will get the update going. After that, for apps, they can be installed and updated by bluethooth if your phone is connected to WIFI or cellular network.
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  • Basic setup/debloating : see OP's post #2 just below here.
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  • My watch is dead and won't take a charge?! Try by using a different USB cord to your charging base. This solved it for some.
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  • Which tempered glass work with the watch? 36mm size is what you want for the best fit (see post #819 by aasoror [OP]). This one doesn't work that well by being too small https://www.amazon.ca/Protector-AFUNTA- ... 01N1H5JL5/ and there's this one that been reported to work just nicely in post #743 (page 50) by tonershop who posted a picture https://www.amazon.ca/Akwox-Protector-D ... 06Y6PNTYL/ and also this other one in post #747 (page 50) by hyperactiveme who also posted a picture https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06Y1XDDCM/
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Basic setup/debloating:
Pair: always via wearOS app on your phone (never pair the watch to your phone as a regular BT peripheral as wearOS app wont be able to detect it if already paired in such way)
Wait: for all the firmware/App updates to be pulled and installed.
Disable: My VZ, VZ messaging and Wear24 apps.
Enable: airplane mode (no longer needed, disabling VZ carrier profile is the proper way to go).
Enable: BT and/or WiFi (you can leave WiFi set to "Automatic" the watch will smartly turn it on when the phone is unreachable over BT or if a big data transfer is needed).
Disable: VZ carrier profile from the "SIM Info" app.
Install: Android Messages from Google playstore (on both phone and watch).

Battery Saving Tips:
- Disable Gestures (Settings -> Gestures).
- Set screen to "Always ON" (Settings -> Display) which will use the battery friendly version of the current face and should save battery vs. tilt to wake.
- Set Location to "Battery Saving" (Settings -> Connectivity -> Location).
- Finally, battery does have a very low self discharge rate, so consider turning it off at night if you are not leaving it on the charger overnight.

Updating to WearOS 2.0 ? make sure you are aware of the current bug/feature disabling watch mic for voice calls.

Can't feel the watch ? feel the wear.

Screen timing out way too soon? StayLit Wear: Longer Backlight

Can't get an initial signal lock from internal GPS for Strava or similar apps? try GNSS (thanks @maxRoi)

Getting weather updates in F with stock faces? make sure you have Canadian English as your first display language on your phone (not "watch").

Unable to get GA to work for home automation ? make sure you have US English as your first display language on your phone (and "watch").

Received the watch with an aftermarket moto 360 charger that overheats the watch and nothing seems to work to get a proper charge out of it (charging button down + replacing the USB cable and/or the USB adapter)? You can buy the original VZ charger from here or here.

Tempered Glass Screen protector that fits
You need a protector with a measured diameter of 36mm for the best fit.
Generic ones like https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B072Q1DMRB/ will work (pictures attached) because they explicitly list the size.
Other watch specific "might" work as long as size is confirmed (this needs to confirmed for each screen protector, because sizes might vary slightly between sellers even for the same advertised watch).
Advertised for the Huawei smart watch, measured at 35mm, not a perfect fit: https://www.amazon.ca/Protector-AFUNTA- ... 01N1H5JL5/
Advertised for the same Huawei smart watch, measured at 36mm, perfect fit: https://www.amazon.ca/Akwox-Protector-D ... 06Y6PNTYL/

How to factory reset the watch via fastboot:
https://www.verizonwireless.com/support ... se-209362/

How to sideload Android apps on the watch
- Enable developer options on the watch.
- From developer options, enable usb debugging, then enable adb over wifi.
- Install https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... v&hl=en_CA on your phone.
- The app will allow you to push any apk (already installed or just downloaded somewhere) on your phone to the watch.
- Or you can do it the more conventional way: https://forums.redflagdeals.com/ebay-ca ... #p29537783

Faces (mentioned throughout the thread):
Looks Android Wear Watch Faces ("portions" is personal favorite, has no phone-helper app, installs directly from the watch playstore)
Minimal & Elegant for Android Wear OS (pay once access infinite number of faces).
Facer Watch Faces
Faces by Facer user Chad
WatchMaker Watch Faces
LED Watch face with Weather
Marine Commander Watch Face for WearOS
Willow - Photo Watch face
Skymaster Pilot Watch Face
Ultimate Watch 2 watch face
Classic Watch Face
Falcon Watch Face
Space-X Watch Face Interactive
Odyssey Watch Face
Pear Watch Face

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Only rose gold left... NOPE!
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Was considering it but I don't have the delicate features to match the gold color sadly.
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BinaryJay wrote: Only rose gold left... NOPE!
Its cheap enough it can be gifted to someone who wouldn't really mind the color :)
Nov 18, 2016
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Its a great deal if you dont mind the colour.
Battery life is easily full day, with screen always on. Verizon bloatware can easily be hidden/removed.
50/50 chance that it might get a android pay hack. As of right now. NFC cant be turned on.
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I'm man enough to wear that, however, already got a watch from best buy back in November...
How can we fly like eagles, when we're governed by Turkeys?
Jul 14, 2005
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Thanks OP, got one, coupon worked, I entered coupon with ALL CAPS.
Nov 5, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Got it..but..how can you text on this if you're not with Verizon? Doesnt this watch force you to use the verizon app for texting?
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jm0287 wrote: Got it..but..how can you text on this if you're not with Verizon? Doesnt this watch force you to use the verizon app for texting?
Just disable VZ messaging app and install something like:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ages&hl=en
Feb 13, 2015
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Mississauga, ON
Coupon wasn't working for me with my original account. Had to make a new account with the same email as Kijiji. Voila! It worked,


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