Visa tests payment-enabled sunglasses

3/16/2017

The payment company hopes its newest wearables concept will have a bright future.


 


Visa unveiled a prototype for payment-enabled sunglasses on Monday, March 13, simultaneously at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, and the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro surf competitions in Gold Coast, Australia, according to CNBC.


 


As shoppers take off the sunglasses, which are embedded with a small contactless card, they can tap them on a Visa near field communication (NFC) enabled terminal, and electronically pay for merchandise.


 


Visa launched the test to gauge interest among the public and banks that might want to sponsor the product, the report said.


 


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