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Tech-Powered Contactless Payment Watches

SwatchPAY! Marginally Elevates the Purchasing Experience

— August 28, 2019 — Fashion
As companies are attempting to revolutionize the way consumers pay for goods, innovations like contactless payment watch solutions surface. The availability of such modes of purchasing increase efficiency, satisfaction, and convenience -- factors that are wholeheartedly welcomed by the busy contemporary consumer.

Embracing this notion is Swiss timepiece brand Swatch who releases a contactless payment watch solution. Dubbed 'SwatchPAY!,' the innovation boasts an NFC radio chip beneath the dial of the piece. The company inserts this feature across four distinct models that are also water-resistant "so your money is safe in the rain or pool."

As of right now, the service is only available in China and Switzerland, with plans for further expansion on the horizon.
Trend Themes
1. Contactless Payment - Opportunity for businesses to integrate contactless payment solutions into their products and services.
2. Tech-enabled Watches - Advancements in technology have paved the way for watches with innovative features like contactless payment capabilities.
3. Convenience Shopping - The rise of contactless payment options on watches is enabling more convenient and streamlined shopping experiences for consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Retail - Retailers can explore integrating contactless payment features into their watches or partnering with watch brands to offer more convenient payment options.
2. Wearable Technology - The wearable technology industry can capitalize on the trend of tech-powered watches with contactless payment capabilities.
3. Finance - Financial institutions can collaborate with watch brands to develop secure and efficient contactless payment solutions for their customers.
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