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Fossil Sport: For play and pay

INDIATECHONLINE | ANAND PARTHASARATHY
Published : Jun 10, 2019, 2:36 pm IST
Updated : Jun 10, 2019, 2:36 pm IST

The touch screen of Fossil's new Sport Smartwatch is for logging your jogging -- and paying bills.

Where the Fossil Sport scores, is in cannily integrating an NFC sensor that makes it compatible for contact-less digital payments.
 Where the Fossil Sport scores, is in cannily integrating an NFC sensor that makes it compatible for contact-less digital payments.

Fossil has a 35-year history in marrying American technology to Swiss horology, the science of clocks and watches. The new Fossil Sport Smartwatch goes a step further along the path , combining wearable health tracking, time keeping -- and the digital payment options that come from Google.

This it does, by leveraging Google's Wear OS and Google Pay. The 30 mm diameter touch screen provides a clear display of time, laps and lap timings, ambient temperature, altimeter reading, heart rate, messages pushed from your mobile phone ( Android 4.4 or later or iOS 9.3 and later) and as much music as the on-board memory of 4 GB can hold.

Where the Fossil Sport scores, is in cannily integrating an NFC sensor that makes it compatible for contact-less digital payments, which would otherwise need a credit or debit card. An interesting combo of technologies to play and pay at the same time, it retails in India for Rs 17,995. 

--IndiaTechOnline

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