The Best Wearable Payment Devices for 2017

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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 for online and offline transactions.

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung Gear S3

Image from Samsung

The Samsung payment service is Samsung Pay, which is compatible not only with Samsung smartphones, but also with other Androiddevices. For UK shoppers, though, Samsung Pay  has not arrived yet but there are hopeful signs it would be on its way this 2017.

Apple Watch

Apple has the Apple Watch on which you can set up Apple Pay. If you have an iApple Smart watchPhone, 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

Microsfot Band

Image from Microsoft

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.  

Jawbone UP4

Jawbone UP4

Image from Jawbone

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 shops that accept 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

lyle-and-scott-contactless-jacket

Image from Lyle and Scott

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.

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 to simplify contactless payments, which we think will 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.

To your continued success,

Dave and Matt

 

 

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