Wearables are getting more common, especially as mobile payment devices.
Various payment apps are integrated into wearables to make mobile banking and payment much easier. We now live in a world where we no longer need our cash or cards in order to make physical purchases.
Here we list the best wearables that enable contactless payment, which is increasingly becoming the norm both in online and offline transactions.
If you’re not interested in contactless payment, at least check out the aesthetic side of these devices.
They make cool workout companions and stylish add-ons to your everyday get-up.
Go check ’em yourself, for you might just change your mind.
Samsung Gear S3
No need to carry your credit cards every time you go when you can have Samsung Pay, the Samsung payment service, on your watch.
Samsung Pay is compatible not only with Samsung smartphones, but also with other Android devices.
For UK shoppers, though, Samsung Pay has not arrived yet, but there are hopeful signs it would be on its way this 2017.
Apple has Apple Watch on which you can set up Apple Pay. If you have an iPhone, you can add your debit and credit cards to it as well.
Apple Pay can be used in the UK and the US and is growing in popularity.
For those who might want to opt for PayPal, watchOS 3 doesn’t support it yet but iOS does support the PayPal app. That could be an alternative for those who have an iPhone.
Microsoft Band 2
Fitness buffs love the Microsoft Band 2.
However, only those who are living in the US can take advantage of its mobile payment feature at the moment.
It can be used to make a purchase at Starbucks, however you will need the Starbucks app installed on it.
Moving on, we have the Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker.
This device can be connected to your American Express card so that you can make contactless payments at any shop that accepts American Express cards.
The cool part is that you don’t need to have a smartphone to hand to make it work.
Lyle & Scott bPay Jacket
Now now, wearables aren’t limited to watches; there’s Lyle & Scott bPay jacket.
Lyle & Scott together with Barclays have come up with a mobile payment system which is built into the jacket’s cuff sleeve.
You read that right. At the point-of-sale terminal, just swipe the cuff of your sleeve at the card reader and you’re done.
And because it has bPay, which you can link to your debit and credit cards, you can use it to make contactless payments in the UK.
2017 looks to be a good year for wearables which are fast becoming an integral part of mobile payment and shopping.
So there goes our list of wearable devices designed not only to simplify contactless payments, but also to revolutionise 2017 m-commerce.
Let us know what devices you currently use and which ones you think will have the biggest impact in eCommerce in 2017; we’d love to hear your thoughts.