Altair unveils pre-paid contactless PayPass wrist watch

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Altair unveils pre-paid contactless PayPass wrist watch

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:19 pm

In case you didn't know Mastercard has this coded chip they use on some cards, called Paypass, which allows you to just wave the card instead of swiping it. Now they're putting it on wrist watches to.

Finextra: Altair unveils pre-paid contactless PayPass wrist watch

Remember when digital wrist watches were all the rage back in the day then everyone realized it was pointless? I think this is going to go the same way. Are we supposed to remember our watch like we remember our wallet? I just don't ever see this technology becoming popular.

Even if it is less work I think swiping the card is one of those actions we like to do because mentally we know our card has been swiped. It makes us feel more in control. I don't use this feature on any of my credit cards and don't see why anyone else would feel the need to either.
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Postby AnthonyBarone » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:17 pm

Call me old fashioned but who the heck needs fancy bells and whistles like that on their wrist. Ain't swiping a card easy enough. These folks look for something easier when it only makes their lives harder. Nothing wrong with just using a good old card like everyone else does. Anything more is complicating it all.

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