The Swatch Bellamy was announced back in October, the device is an analog watch with NFC built in that can be used for contactless payments.
Swatch has now announced that they have teamed up with visa for contactless payments on the Bellamy NFC enable watch.
Swatch SA and Visa Inc. together with Visa Europe have signed an agreement giving eligible Visa cardholders in the U.S., Switzerland and Brazil the ability to tap and pay with Swatch’s new «pay-by-the-wrist» watch, Swatch Bellamy. Slated to launch in early 2016, Swatch Bellamy can be used globally, anywhere contactless, NFC-based (near-field communications) Visa payments are accepted.
Fully consistent with the DNA of the pioneering Swiss watchmaker, Swatch Bellamy combines exciting yet functional Swatch design with state-of-the- art payment technology from Visa. Swatch Bellamy will open a new era of connected commerce, as mobile payment acceptance continues to increase around the world.
The Swatch Bellamy is launching in China first and the device is expected to be made available within the next few months, it will retail for about $90.