Jawbone and AmEx Have Announced a Partnership Involving a New Device

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 15, 2015
References: fortune & engadget
Jawbone and AmEx have announced a partnership that will see the integration of a payment feature in an upcoming version of the wearable device.

The emergence of activity-tracking bands escalated from a niche lifestyle tool into an expected accessory and given the dominant stance the Apple Watch is sure to take in the market, it seems likely that fitness-centered bands will expand their services to include more features.

As banks and brands race to develop apps that offer connectivity with wearables, the Jawbone and AmEx partnership is a telling collaboration and likely something we will see a lot more of. Given the integration of mobile payment systems in the Apple Watch, Jawbone's decision to work with AmEx is a timely one.