The Wireless Wrist Watch Wallet

Over the last year, a variety of RFID (or similar) payment systems have started to get more attention – often with the idea of embedding it into mobile phones. In the past, we’ve written about Moneta in Korea, FeliCa in Japan, Dexit in Canada and ExxonMobile’s SpeedPass system in the US. Over in Japan, they’re now testing the idea of offering a FeliCa enabled wrist watch. They’re testing it out with one Japanese company, where twenty-five employees will use the watch for a variety of functions – such as entering the building and buying food at the company restaraunts and stores. While there have been a few attempts at mixing new technologies with the traditional wrist watch, it still seems like a fairly underutilized gadget. It’s perfect for acting as a mobile wallet, however, as that shouldn’t add any additional heft (a big problem with must fancy techie watches) and it’s easily accessible. Of course, you still need to be careful not to start paying for things by accident.

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