The watch that pays!

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    Dec 01, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    I am liking it......

    This Swatch watch will let you pay with your wrist

    Swatch has partnered with Visa on a watch capable of making smartphone payments with the swipe of your wrist.

    http://www.cnet.com/au/news/this-swatch-watch-will-let-you-pay-with-your-wrist/
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    Dec 01, 2015 3:15 PM GMT
    I think our Apple Watches can do that, with Apple Pay. So can the iPhones with which they're paired. But I don't do that either. I haven't found any places that accept Apple Pay, where I wanted to buy something. And not something I do frequently enough that I would remember the drill. Maybe next year.
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    Dec 01, 2015 6:15 PM GMT
    merchants and banks are struggling just to implement the chip based EVM credit cards. A decades old proven technology.

    Swatch Visa iPay will never be implemented hereicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 01, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    There are a few stores around here now that will take iPay and the like, and my bank has finally linked up with it. But it's not any faster than before, because all those stores make you play 20 questions with the terminal buttons that might have been touch sensitive when they were new, but no longer are.

    * Do you want this to be a debit or credit transaction?
    * Do you want to donate $1 to some fake charity?
    * Do you want cash back so we can charge hidden fees?
    * Is the amount OK, so we assume no liability if something is wrong?
    * May we send you an email receipt, and flood your inbox with spam forever after?

    OK, That's only five, but you usually have to hit the button four or five times for each one.
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    Dec 01, 2015 7:07 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidThere are a few stores around here now that will take iPay and the like, and my bank has finally linked up with it. But it's not any faster than before, because all those stores make you play 20 questions with the terminal buttons that might have been touch sensitive when they were new, but no longer are.

    * Do you want this to be a debit or credit transaction?
    * Do you want to donate $1 to some fake charity?
    * Do you want cash back so we can charge hidden fees?
    * Is the amount OK, so we assume no liability if something is wrong?
    * May we send you an email receipt, and flood your inbox with spam forever after?

    OK, That's only five, but you usually have to hit the button four or five times for each one.

    That's my pet peeve....most of the stores you shop at now want to know if you want to donate a dollar to help a toyless child, a homeless family, an ownerless dog, a vaginaless transgender, a Syrian refugee, the MDA, ALS, the NRA, the WWE and on and on and on. And if you say no you're really saying "NO! I'm a heartless prick and I'm gonna use my dollar to buy a Snickers."
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    Dec 02, 2015 12:01 AM GMT
    The title was misleading.. I thought you meant a watch that paid me
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    Dec 02, 2015 12:04 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI think our Apple Watches can do that, with Apple Pay. So can the iPhones with which they're paired. But I don't do that either. I haven't found any places that accept Apple Pay, where I wanted to buy something. And not something I do frequently enough that I would remember the drill. Maybe next year.
    Double-click the bottom button on the phone and a picture of your debit/credit card will pop up (without the numbers). Then you can swipe and pay. It's that easy. icon_wink.gif