Today’s smartwatches are full of radios for communicating vast amounts of information. Android watches all support WiFi and Cellular capability, many have GPS receivers for location information, and just about every smartwatch uses Bluetooth to talk to your phone. Now we bring in the world of possibilities with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.
For a first attempt at working with this digitally based transmitter/receiver system the No.1 S9 may seem rather simple. All it can do, really, is capture your contact personal business card information from your cell phone and make it available to others simply by touching your watch to their phone.
The beauty lies in the potential NFC will offer for everything from financial transactions (think Applepay, Androidpay, etc.) to smart lock/unlock systems, even security access to your phone or computer, right from the watch on your arm. This is only the beginning.