Wearables – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:16:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png Wearables – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Kenyan charity issues contactless wristbands to students for discounted meal payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/16/362707/kenyan-charity-issues-contactless-wristbands-to-students-for-discounted-meal-payments/ Thu, 16 May 2019 11:31:02 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62707 Kenyan social enterprise Food for Education is speeding up the rollout of its Tap2Eat NFC cash replacement system for subsidised school meals following a successful pilot in three primary schools in Nairobi involving 150 students. Food for Education plans to extend the system to 12 schools by the end of July, a spokesperson told NFCW. […]

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Contactless diamond bracelet lets owners spend up to £1m https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/08/362582/contactless-diamond-bracelet-lets-owners-spend-up-to-1m/ Wed, 08 May 2019 09:34:48 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62582 Swiss FinTech brand Armillion has unveiled the ultimate in wearable technology: a contactless payment bracelet that’s decorated with 252 cut diamonds, costs more than £60,000 (US$78,362) and can be used for purchases of up to £1m (US$1.3m). The Armillion Adamontos bracelet – which has a limited production run of 10 and is also compatible with […]

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KBC reports on take-up of non-banking services following wearables payments trial expansion https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/04/30/362479/kbc-reports-on-take-up-of-non-banking-services-following-wearables-payments-trial-expansion/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:28:06 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62479 Belgian bank KBC has reported on the take-up of the non-banking services such as car parking and transit ticketing that it has been adding to its mobile banking app since launching it last summer. It comes as the firm last week added the ability to order and pay for Sodexo service vouchers to the app. […]

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Bespoke shirtmaker to add payments to cuffs https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/04/09/362265/bespoke-shirtmaker-to-add-payments-to-cuffs/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:24:42 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62265 A dress shirt which incorporates contactless payment technology in the cuff is set to go on sale this summer. The Cash Cuff shirt has been developed by Cambridge-based DressCode and links a smartphone app with a contactless payments module sewn into the shirt. A virtual credit card created within the module in the shirt allows […]

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Australian F1 Grand Prix wheels out wearable payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/11/361935/australian-f1-grand-prix-wheels-out-wearable-payments/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:11:53 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=61935 Wearable-only payments are being introduced at three of the bars at Melbourne’s Albert Park race track for this year’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, with plans to expand the service to the entire event in subsequent years. In a three-year deal between technology supplier Tappit and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, motorsports fans using […]

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Barclays to roll its wearable payments service into its Pingit mobile payment app https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/06/361899/barclays-to-roll-its-wearable-payments-service-into-its-pingit-mobile-payment-app/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:10:17 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=61899 Barclays has announced plans to roll its bPay prepaid wearable payments offering into its Pingit mobile payments app, “giving 3.6m users access to simple ways to pay on the go”. The move is “in line with the ambition to build out Pingit as Barclays’ mobile payments brand, providing an all-in-one app for users to manage […]

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MWC: Wearable Payment Summit slides now available to download https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/05/361866/mwc-wearable-payment-summit-slides-now-available-to-download/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:44:01 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=61866 Presentations from the Wearable Payment Summit at MWC Barcelona 2019 are now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. The summit featured speakers from Tappy Technologies, Barclays, Timex, Gemalto and Zwipe, and was moderated by NFC World’s editor Sarah Clark. The all-morning conference was held on Tuesday 26 February 2019 and saw each […]

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Visa’s SAM makes metro turnstiles contactless https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/01/361821/visas-sam-makes-metro-turnstiles-contactless/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:06:03 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=61821 Visa and payments hardware specialist Planeta Informatica have come up with an easy way to add contactless payments at public transit turnstiles. The Visa Secure Access Module (SAM) allows transit operators to offer riders the ability to tap to pay with a contactless card, phone or wearable device without the expense of replacing current turnstiles […]

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Tappy launches token services platform that makes it easy for traditional watches to be turned into contactless payment devices https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/02/25/361780/tappy-launches-token-services-platform-that-makes-it-easy-for-traditional-watches-to-be-turned-into-contactless-payment-devices/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:05:46 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=61780 PARTNER NEWS: Tappy Technologies has launched a platform which enables traditional brands to turn their watches easily into secure, contactless payment devices. Tappy’s Wearable Token Services Platform lets consumers link the details of their debit or credit card to their watch and use it to make payments wherever their card would be accepted worldwide. Timex […]

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Meet NFC World’s partners at MWC19 https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/02/24/361763/meet-nfc-world-partners-at-mwc19/ Sun, 24 Feb 2019 10:00:23 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=61763 NFC World partners Antelop Solutions, Dejamobile, NXP, Rambus, STMicroelectronics and Tappy Technologies will be in Barcelona for MWC19 from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 February. Here’s what you can expect to see and where you can find them during the show… Antelop Solutions’ Timothée Grüner will be at the show and happy to meet with […]

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