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[eBay.ca] Wear24 Google WearOS 2.16 Smartwatch by Verizon $75 New /$70 Refurb

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[eBay.ca] Wear24 Google WearOS 2.16 Smartwatch by Verizon $75 New /$70 Refurb

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


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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:
Disable: My VZ, VZ messaging and Wear24 apps.
Enable: airplane mode (no longer needed if you will disable VZ carrier profile).
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.

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

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/

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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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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...
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BinaryJay wrote:
Mar 17th, 2018 4:41 pm
Only rose gold left... NOPE!
Spray paint it. Worth it IMO :)
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Thanks OP, got one, coupon worked, I entered coupon with ALL CAPS.
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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:
Mar 17th, 2018 9:05 pm
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
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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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