Watchdata's international business vice president Jack Pan
Watchdata Technologies launches its first wearable payment device, Sharkey, this week at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS. The new watch and wristband offers users a smart wearable device that supports an NFC payment feature. “Once Sharkey has been connected with an android or iOS phone’s mobile terminal via Bluetooth, it can be used for contactless payment, including public transport fares, supermarket shopping and micropayments,” says Watchdata’s international business vice president Jack Pan. Users can also “top up easily and check their transaction history and balance at any time”, Pan adds. The system “has call, message and task reminder functions” – and for the fitness fan, a built-in G-sensor can be used as a pedometer and the whole system is protected by Watch data’s own embedded high security process at level CC EAL6. The Chinese manufacturer developed the product in partnership with Infineon.