NFC Smartwatch: The Best Payable Smartwatches We've Reviewed (2022)
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Forgetting your card at home and paying with your mobile phone is very practical, but if you don't feel like taking it out or you go directly without it, paying with your smartwatch is even more convenient: you bring your wrist closer to the reader for a second and that's it. If you want to buy a smart watch and for you it is essential that it fulfills this function, in this article you will find the best smartwatches with NFC to pay that we have analyzed in recent months.
Paying by the clock: services available in Spain
Although smartwatches and mobiles use NFC short-range wireless communication technology to pay – which, apart from payments, has other functionalities as useful as reading IDs – it is necessary that they use a service that is compatible with different banks.
There are five services to pay with the smartwatch in Spain: Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Garmin Pay, Google Pay and Fitbit Pay. They are not the only ones, since some Amazfit have NFC but you cannot pay here or for example the Huawei Watch 3, also with NFC but with Huawei Pay not available at our borders.
Below we list the main services with links to tutorials to learn how to configure them and use the main ones. Also in our mobile payments mega guide you will find a summary table of compatible banks.In XatakaThe mega guide to mobile payments (2020): what services are available in Spain and with which banks are they compatible
Apple Watch Series 6. Note: 8.8
The latest installment of the Apple watch came twice, but this Apple Watch Series 6 (373 euros) is the most advanced and complete option for the wrist.
Among the novelties, the measurement of oxygen in the blood and an altimeter that is always active, especially interesting for more sporty users. Of course, you can pay with Apple Pay, but it also implements functions such as the always-on screen or the ECG sensor to perform electrocardiograms.
Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) Aluminum Case (PRODUCT)RED - Sport Band (PRODUCT)REDRRP on Amazon €373.00 RRP on PcComponentes €428 RRP on Macnificos €415
TicWatch Pro 3 GPS. Note: 8.7
The TicWatch Pro 3 (255 euros with coupon) is a high-end smartwatch of the most premium and the best that we can buy with Wear OS. With a light and attractive design, its screen performs very well in broad daylight and the power of its processor is noticeable in the experience. In terms of autonomy, this watch is close to two days of use thanks to its double screen.
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TicWatch Pro 3 GPS Smartwatch for Men Women, Wear OS by Google, Dual Layer 2.0 Display, Long Battery LifePVP on Amazon €255.00 PVP on PcComponentes €269
Suunto 7. Note: 8.5
More than just a smartwatch to use, the Suunto 7 (329 euros) is a complete GPS sports watch with connectivity and Wear OS, Google's experience for smart watches. Its aesthetic is typical of this type of watch, with a large quality screen and very sporty and robust finishes.
Although you will be able to view the notifications on your phone, the strong point of this device is its exhaustive proposal to monitor your training, with maps, geolocation and a barometric altimeter. In this sense you will find more than 80 different sports with various profiles. With intensive use, its autonomy is just over a day.
Suunto 7 Versatile Smartwatch for Sports with Wear OS by Google, Unisex-Adult, Black, One SizeRRP at MediaMarkt €329 Today at Amazon for €354.99 RRP at El Corte Inglés €329
Apple Watch SE. Note 8.5
The Apple Watch SE (279 euros) is Cupertino's approach to "low cost" smartwatches. And it is that this version cuts in benefits to win in quality price. In this sense, you will not find the always-on screen functions, the ECG sensor to perform electrocardiograms or the blood oxygen measurement that the Series 6 implements.
But it is still a highly recommended round smartwatch for users of the Apple ecosystem. With it you can not only pay or download applications like with its older brother, but it also has GPS, fall detection, sleep monitoring or the altimeter and compass. It also continues to maintain an urban aesthetic with very good finishes. In fact, both the form factor and the processor are those of the Apple Watch Series 5.
Apple Watch SE (GPS, 40mm) Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport BandRRP at El Corte Inglés €279 RRP at Amazon €299.00 RRP at PcComponentes €299
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. Note: 8.4
The latest installment for the wrist of the Korean company is this Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (279 euros), which essentially maintains its classic and elegant design without sacrificing resistance to scratches and scratches typical of everyday life.
With a large Super AMOLED screen that looks great in all situations and very comfortable bezel handling, when we tested it we highlighted how detailed the information was after training. With approximate autonomy of two days of use and LTE option for calls.
SAMSUNG SM-R840NZKAEUB Galaxy Watch3 - 45 mm Smart Watch, Bluetooth, Steel, Color Black, [Spanish Version]RRP at El Corte Inglés €249 Today on Amazon for €250.36 RRP at El Corte Inglés €259 RRP at MediaMarkt €269
FitbitSense. Note: 8.35
The Fitbit Sense (269.95 euros) is the brand's most advanced health smartwatch.
It stands out for its urban design, the quality of its screen and its intuitive handling, its complete sensor system that includes an altimeter and thermometer, or a microphone with speaker to answer calls or invoke the Alexa assistant. It also has GPS + GLONASS to more accurately monitor your activity outdoors and, of course, NFC for payments. In fact, it is also possible to pay with its older brother the Fitbit Versa 3 (169 euros)
Fitbit Sense - Advanced Health Smartwatch with Advanced Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management, and Skin Temperature Trends, Gold Stainless Steel with Alexa Built-inRRP at Amazon €269.95 RRP at El Corte Inglés for €269.95
OPPO Watch. Note: 7.3
It is the first smartwatch of the Chinese firm with Wear OS. The OPPO Watch (194 euros) has landed on its feet in our markets thanks to how well designed it is and the quality of construction, a complete operating system, customization options and above all, that set seasoned with its competitive price.
With a tight autonomy and a veteran processor, this smart watch shines in design and offers a good experience for basic users. In addition, the larger 46mm version has LTE connectivity for calls
OPPO Watch 41mm - Smartwatch (Wear OS by Google, Watch VOOC Flash Charging, Battery Life up to 21 days) BlackRRP at El Corte Inglés €194 Today at Amazon for €199.00 RRP at MediaMarkt €207 At Xataka Selección we publish the best offers in technology, computing and electronics from the main internet stores. Prices and availability may change after publication.
Smartwatch with NFC: the best smartwatches to pay that we have analyzed (2022)