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Swatch Ties up With Visa to Enable NFC Payments

Swatch SA and Visa Inc., along with Visa Europe, have signed an agreement providing eligible Visa cardholders in the US, Switzerland and Brazil the ability to tap and pay with Swatch’s forthcoming pay-by-the-wrist watch Swatch Bellamy. Scheduled to launch in early 2016, Swatch Bellamy can be used globally, in any location where contactless, NFC-based (near-field communications) Visa payments are accepted.

The Bellamy watch is named after American writer Edward Bell ...

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