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

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How do you get the Wear24 watch to buzz when you receive a text message? I downloaded the wear message app but it doesn't notify you when you receive a text message.
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aasoror wrote: Yup I see what you mean, received second one and it's indeed resealed (as well as first one too upon closer inspection).
That said, this might be for inspection as neither had any visible usage signs on the actual content, protective sticker on screen and clear wrapping on the charger were intact. BUT it powered up to initial setup screen (second one not tested yet) so either never been set before or was "factory reset" prior to repackaging (though it did have the initial firmware out of the box and OTA update was pulled once it got connected to our wifi).
For charging heat, first one does indeed get "warm" to the touch when being charged (being induction) but certainly not as hot as how our tablets get when using the inductions chargers (higher capacity batteries charging at higher rate than the watch).
Will report back once I get to set up the second one.
Thanks for your input! Mine didn't even power up with the set-up prompts, I had to factory reset to select a language etc. Seller replied and asked for pics, so I've sent them. We'll see what happens.
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jm0287 wrote: Thanks for your input! Mine didn't even power up with the set-up prompts, I had to factory reset to select a language etc. Seller replied and asked for pics, so I've sent them. We'll see what happens.
I did set the second watch yesterday, powered up to the setup screen, here is the shipping the firmware:

IMG-20180321-WA0039.jpg

I tried to get it updated to Wear OS (2.10 March 9) but for some reason it only pulls Android Wear (2.9 Feb 12) yet calls it Wear OS, looking at Wear OS feedback on playstore it seems few reported similar issue with different watches, might be a staggered update or something as the first watch already got it pushed.

Edit: Took one day and one power cycle (not reboot) and the 2.10 update was picked up, all is good.
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I've been playing with mine for a couple of hours now and have no idea how to make the default messaging app Android messages. I managed to disable the verizon stuff but am completely lost.
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Wasp14 wrote: I've been playing with mine for a couple of hours now and have no idea how to make the default messaging app Android messages. I managed to disable the verizon stuff but am completely lost.
Disable: My VZ, VZ messaging and Wear24 apps.
Enable: airplane mode.
Enable: BT and/or WiFi
Disable: VZ carrier profile from the "SIM Info" app.
Install: Android Messages from Google playstore (on both phone and watch).
Thats it, messaging would be handled by the installed Android Messages app.
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Is it a good watch? Just how big is it?
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Black finally available, definitely worth paying a bit more for compared to pink gold before.

Looks like custom firmware is a matter of time now.
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I keep seeing reports that it wont work with calls. Has anyone else had this problem?
Will be interested in using it with Hangours dialer

Also has anyone been able to use it with a Canadian carrier in SIM only mode?
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Can't use NFC.
No heart Rate sensor.
Low battery life.
No support.
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zdpz wrote: Can't use NFC.
No heart Rate sensor.
Low battery life.
No support.
Please show me a $90 android wear watch that is better
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zdpz wrote: Can't use NFC.
No heart Rate sensor.
Low battery life.
No support.
To be fair, the $365 Fossil Q also has nearly all of these flaws (aside from current support). For $90 you aren't going to get anything this good, and the Fossil had the flat tyre look to boot and no OLED screen.
aasoror wrote: Disable: My VZ and VZ messaging + apps.
My mistake was I was using the default wear24 watch face and its widgets defaulted to the verizon stuff. Once I switched to a different one I could access everything perfectly. Thanks.
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might get this when eBay has that 20% off coupon again!
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