Tag Archives: Wearables

NXP Powers Event Passes for 150,000 Athletes, Government Officials and Delegates at the International 29th Summer Universiade

By | August 17, 2017

MIFARE Ultralight Nano contactless entrance passes provide a more convenient experience for secure access to sports venues and ceremonies at international sports event TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) is the official supplier of the smart ticketing solution for the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, one the world’s top international sporting events… Read More »

World’s first in-school wearable tech savings & payments programme “POSB Smart Buddy” launches in 19 schools

By | August 16, 2017

 Some 6,000 students are participating in the POSB Smart Buddy programme The programme outfits schools with digital payment infrastructure, provides students watches with digital payment and fitness tracking capabilities, and comes with a mobile app for parents   SINGAPORE,16 August 2017 – POSB today celebrates the official launch of a global first – the POSB Smart Buddy programme /… Read More »

Nxt-ID’s Strategy to Conquer IoT and Digital Payments is Proving Out

By | August 8, 2017

The burgeoning Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystem is growing by the nanosecond. Gartner estimates that there will be 8.4 million connected devices in 2017, a 31% increase from last year. One company that is stretching its IoT muscle is Nxt-ID (NXTD), an innovative tech company that introduced the world to smart wallets and has since expanded deeper into digital payments… Read More »

India – Delhi Metro Introduces Smartwatch for Travel

By | July 20, 2017

Delhi’s Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) has introduced a system of wearable tech payment for travellers on its metro system. As of June 2017, passengers on Delhi’s extensive rail network will be able to use smartwatches as a form of smart card for entering and exiting the system. Working in collaboration with company LAKS GmbH, DMRC launched the innovative… Read More »

Swatch updates mobile-payment watches for China, linking with UnionPay to keep sales ticking

By | July 20, 2017

Swatch Group, which claims to be the world’s largest watch maker, has launched the second generation of its chip-embedded devices that can be used for mobile payments in China, after teaming with UnionPay to offer “Swatch Pay”. The new watches can be linked with credit cards issued by 11 partner banks – including Bank of China, Industrial and… Read More »

Festipay Expects 10 Million Contactless Transactions

By | July 18, 2017

Festipay expects 10 million contactless transactions, introduced an integrated solution at the Neversea festival, and enters the Italian and Scandinavian markets Budapest, 18 July 2017. – Festipay has closed a very busy first six months in 2017: several new Hungarian and international festival organizers decided to choose Festipay cashless payment solution. The company introduced an integrated solution at… Read More »

UK – These debit card wristbands are absolute must-haves – and they’re available in Plymouth

By | July 5, 2017

  Barclays have released new contactless wristbands that are waterproof – and there are hundreds available in Plymouth. Contactless payment is migrating from the plastic card to modern and fashionable bands, and Barclaycard has rolled out a new range of devices that can be used to make ‘touch and go’ payments following the success launch of its bPay… Read More »

NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay to Power Payments on Token

By | June 28, 2017

MELBOURNE, Fla., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and a provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, today announced that is providing payment capabilities for, Token, a biometric identity ring that streamlines the process of authentication throughout your day. Token is available for presale now at… Read More »

Thames Card Technology Exclusively Brings Eco-Friendly Card Material to UK

By | June 27, 2017

  27 June 2017 – Thames Card Technology has signed an exclusive deal with Nu: Agencies, part of the Nuco International group, to bring its environmentally-friendly card material to the UK. Nu: eCard is a ‘green’ alternative to PVC, combining chalk with low levels of high-density polyethylene to create a card with performance and costs to rival traditional… Read More »

ABN AMRO tests contactless payment with wearables

By | June 22, 2017

ABN AMRO is the first bank to enable clients to make payments directly from their current accounts using a wearable. A select group of users is currently testing various wearables, including a special Kerv ring (photo) and a watch with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). The test users will be able to use these wearables to make contactless… Read More »

Romanian lender introduces contactless watch that works as banking card

By | June 15, 2017

Banca Transilvania, the second largest bank in Romania by assets, has launched a contactless watch working as a payment instrument that can replace the debit card in Romania or abroad. The BT contactless watch is the result of a collaboration with Swiss watch maker Mondaine, digital security & identification technology company Oberthur Technologies, and financial services provider MasterCard.… Read More »

Visa to Roll Out Cashless Experience at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

By | June 13, 2017

Visa upgrades fan experience at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and debuts the latest payment technologies for fans in Russia. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Visa (NYSE:V), the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, today announced that football fans attending the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will have a front row seat to enhanced payment experiences at official FIFA stadiums. Visa is implementing 1,600… Read More »

Investible just led a $1.5 million investment round for Sydney wearable fintech Inamo

By | May 26, 2017

Inamo, the Sydney startup known for making waterproof wristbands and sunglasses that double as a contactless bank card, has secured $1.5 million of seed funding led by Club Investible. Investible’s $1 million contribution is its single largest investment into an Australian-based startup. The other $500,000 was sourced from unnamed private investors. Inamo founder Peter Colbert, who has started… Read More »

Wearables: Successful pilot project for students at Colombian University with Bancolombia

By | May 11, 2017

During the three-month project run students were able to use a personal wristband for paying at the college campus’ kiosk. Bancolombia, one of the biggest banks in South America and market leader in Colombia, installed a special NFC terminal to process the debits. Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) supported Bancolombia with pre-personalized wristbands. “We achieved a common goal… Read More »

UAE Exchange partners OT on wearable contactless payments

By | May 1, 2017

UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, and OT (Oberthur Technologies) have partnered to launch “gocash” prepaid card of UAE Exchange through the first-ever contactless payment via wearable devices (powered by “Flybuy MiniFOB” technology of OT), at the Seamless Middle East Conference in Dubai on 01 May 2017. UAE Exchange will be offering… Read More »

Heritage Bank Trials Visa Wearable For Payments

By | April 19, 2017

Queensland’s Heritage Bank has embarked on a customer trial of a Visa’s wearable payment device. Heritage has launched a wristband with an embedded chip that enables users to leave their wallet at home and make a purchase simply by “hovering” the device over a contactless payment terminal. The waterproof wristband links directly to a customer’s Visa debit account.… Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 Could Feature A SIM-Card Slot

By | April 7, 2017

While the future of smart wearable technology is still to be decided products like the Apple Watch are to be updated later this year. According to those who know, Apple remains confident that its series 2 device met the needs of consumers. However, it’s clear that some additional features are required to make a possible series 3 watch… Read More »

How Inamo’s Surfer CEO Turned Sunglasses, Watches Into Contactless Payment Wearables

By | April 7, 2017

Visa Australia recently introduced WaveShades, an interesting twist on contactless payments technology, with the help of Australian surfer-focused wearable payment startup Inamo and a fellow Aussie company, sunglass maker Local Supply. WaveShades are Local Supply sunglasses with a small Inamo secure payment chip embedded in one arm of the glasses. The sunglasses allow wearers to pay for items… Read More »