Paying for items at contactless payment terminals using your NFC-ready Android Wear smartwatch may soon be possible. Android Police reports Google is developing/testing tap-to-pay for Android Wear and it may be out sometime next year with version 2.0 of the platform.
Even though NFC-equipped watches have been out for years, contactless payment functionality still isn’t available for them.
A breakdown of the Play Services application package has revealed the existence of tap-to-pay code.
Google is rumored to be working on its own pair of ‘Wear’ smartwatches. If tap-to-pay is introduced to Android Wear next year, it’s likely those units will come with NFC.