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, 12 Dec 2018 13:38:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 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 Guess unveils fashion watches with contactless payment bands https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358750/guess-unveils-fashion-watches-with-contactless-payment-bands/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:21:30 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58750 Fashion brand Guess has launched a new collection of six watches that include a Barclaycard bPay contactless payment chip embedded in the watch strap. The new Contactless collection includes six watches, three aimed at men and three at women, and is currently available in the UK with prices ranging from £119 to £219 (US$149 to […]

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NXP sets out its vision for the future of NFC payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/10/358696/nxp-sets-out-vision-for-the-future-of-nfc-payments/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:26:55 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58696 PARTNER NEWS: Combining convenience with security is the key to unlocking the next wave of NFC payments innovations, Sebastien Clamagirand, general manager of NXP’s payment and identification business, has told NFC World in an interview at the Trustech show in Cannes. The chip maker unveiled an array of next-generation payments solutions at the show, including […]

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Costa lets customers make payments with their coffee cups https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/04/358666/costa-payments-coffee-cups/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:38:27 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58666 The UK’s largest coffee shop chain has teamed up with Barclaycard to put a contactless payment chip in a reusable drinks cup, allowing customers to pay up to £30 anywhere contactless cards are accepted with just a tap of their cup. The Costa Coffee Clever Cup, available now from the chain’s 2,300 UK outlets for […]

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Vancouver commuters ‘queue down the block’ for TransLink transit ticketing wristbands https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/04/358664/vancouver-commuters-queue-down-the-block-for-translink-transit-ticketing-wristbands/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:38:55 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58664 “People ended up queuing up down the block when the wearable technology went on sale at 7:30 am, and it only took about three hours for TransLink to sell out. ‘I’ve gotta say, this is a little more than we expected,’ spokesperson Jill Drews said. ‘But it’s great. We’re glad people love the wristbands’.”

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TransLink pilots wearable transit ticketing payment bands https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/03/358649/translink-pilots-wearable-transit-ticketing-payment-bands/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:20:29 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58649 “To help improve customer convenience, we’re introducing Compass Wristbands — a Compass Card that you wear on your wrist! We’re offering a limited release of 1,000 adult wristbands and 1,000 concession wristbands starting December 3… Tap in and out when travelling on transit and reload online, at a Compass vending machine, by phone or in […]

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Carnival gets patents for NFC wearables on cruise ships https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/27/358621/carnival-gets-patents-for-nfc-wearables-on-cruise-ships/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:31:41 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58621 Cruise operator Carnival Corporation has been granted a series of patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its Ocean Medallion, a wearable device that combines NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to provide passengers with a wide range of payments, access control and information services. US Patent No 10,037,642 has been issued […]

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Meet NFC World’s partners at Trustech 2018 https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/26/358629/meet-nfc-worlds-partners-at-trustech-2018/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:49:21 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58629 NFC World partners Antelop Solutions, Dejamobile, HID Global, NXP, Okey Co and STMicroelectronics will be attending Trustech in Cannes, France from 27 to 29 November. Here’s where you can find them during the show and what they will be demonstrating. Antelop Solutions will be at stand Lerins E011, showcasing its digital card and mobile payments […]

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Atlanta charity pilots NFC wristbands that let the homeless access welfare services https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/23/358603/atlanta-charity-pilots-nfc-wristbands-that-let-the-homeless-access-welfare-services/ Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:10:55 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58603 “Mini City distributed 500 NFC-enabled wristbands — similar to FitBits or Nike FuelBands — to expand its services to Atlanta’s homeless. Each wearable holds an identifier number given to homeless citizens when they begin the process of obtaining a government ID. Users unlock Mini City’s app by tapping the wristband on a tablet at Salvation […]

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KBC to pilot multiple wearable payments options https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/15/358545/kbc-to-pilot-multiple-wearable-payments-options/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:31:06 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58545 Belgian bank KBC is inviting customers to take part in a year-long wearable payments pilot, with each being offered the choice of testing an NFC-enabled ring, keyfob, wristband or watch. “The trial runs from 1 December 2018 until 31 December 2019 and aims to help us learn how our customers experience wearable payments,” the bank […]

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Fossil launches sports watch with NFC payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/13/358514/fossil-launches-sports-smartwatch-with-nfc-payments/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:34:44 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58514 Watchmaker Fossil has added a Wear OS smartwatch to its range of NFC-enabled wearable payments devices. The Fossil Sport Smartwatch is based on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and features an ultra-light weight design. It is available in six colours and two case sizes (41mm and 43mm) and offers 28 interchangeable strap and bracelet […]

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