HomeWearablesSmartWatch Ticks ReviewsNow after WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and Cellular, here comes NFC to Smartwatches

    Now after WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and Cellular, here comes NFC to Smartwatches

    S9 NFC Smartwatch

    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.


    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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