Stylish wristwatch has contactless payment tech sealed in crystal

New Atlas | Apr 8, 2020 at 3:41 PM
  • Switch watch smart glass maker Winwatch has teamed up with mobile payments company MuchBetter for an analog wristwatch that can make contactless payments thanks to technology hidden in its sapphire crystal.
  • STISS stands for Swiss Technology Inside Smart Sapphire, a sapphire glass that has a high-security, battery-free contactless payment chip and antenna sealed within it.
  • Watch wearers don’t need to carry their smartphone with them to use the service, though funds can subsequently be transferred to the MuchBetter wallet via smartphone.