SwatchPAY! is the coolest way to make payments this Summer

Swatch has you covered this season with the new contactless payment watch – it's not a smartwatch, it’s better

By Tayla Sassen
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Whether you’re spending the summer travelling, road-tripping, on the beach or festive shopping, there’s one thing you’re not going to want to do – lug a giant wallet around. That’s where SwatchPAY! comes in.

Though it may look like a regular analogue watch, the new SwatchPAY! models offer you the freedom to leave your home without your wallet or phone. That’s right, unlike most smartwatches, you don’t need your phone with you to access all the benefits. Simply hold your wrist up to the payment terminal and watch the magic happen.

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How does it work?

These innovative pieces from Swatch offer contactless payments through a passive NFC chip embedded in the watch head that contains all the essential payment information you need. And the best part? You don’t need to worry about your battery running out because SwatchPAY! works independently of your watch battery and doesn’t require a power source. That way, you can pay anytime, anywhere, without stress.

Is it safe?

Not only is SwatchPAY! convenient, but it’s also incredibly safe. The NFC chip acts as a virtual payment card that replaces your sensitive data with unique identifiers that contain all the essential payment information needed, without having to compromise your security. There’s also an encrypted token set up for contactless payment, and your personal details are never stored in the watch. It’s also water-resistant up to 30 metres, so you don’t have to worry about taking it off for your next beach day. 

How do I use it?

To set up your contactless payments, all you need to do is download the easy-to-use SwatchPAY! app and activate your watch by connecting your payment card. In three simple steps, you’ll be on your way to easy, safe, and convenient payments. Find the app on your phone here or simply scan the QR code to download it.


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