Timex partners Barclaycard to introduce contactless payment watches

Timex, a US-based watch manufacturing company, has collaborated with Barclaycard to launch a new range of contactless payment watches.

Timex partners Barclaycard to introduce contactless payment watches

Timex’s Fairfield watch collection is integrated with bPay chip in its leather watchstrap. bPay is a contactless payment system developed by Barclaycard that enables instant payments for purchases upto £30 at nearly 490,000 locations across the UK.

The newly launched watch can be purchased at price of £159 and the users can use bPay app or website to top up, spend and take control of their contactless payments.

Timex UK sales and marketing director Duncan Harris added: “We are thrilled to be launching our newest innovation in wearable technology and partnering with bPay. The functionality of the Fairfield Contactless watch gives our consumer the option of hands free payment, whilst retaining the timeless character of this classic chronograph watch.”

Barclaycard mobile payments director of innovation and partnerships Tami Hargreaves said: “bPay is designed to meet the needs of time-pressed shoppers who are increasingly looking for easy and convenient ways to pay for everyday goods and services.

“September marks the 10th anniversary of Barclaycard introducing contactless payments to the UK and our partnership with Timex represents another exciting way ‘touch and go’ technology can be simply and stylishly integrated into fashion and accessories.”