Payment with Samsung S3 Gear Watch

Hi team,
I understand this question has been asked previously. But i want to clarify. Is there no way of paying with Samsung Gear s3 watch in NZ? If not I will return my watch as it is still in grace period. If S3 Gear cannot be used to pay can you please tell me any other watch that will be compatible with my phone Samsung s9 Plus and can pay for purchases?

Hi @mani,

Unfortunately, Samsung watches don’t currently use Android Wear OS. They use their own Operating System called Tizen. So, Android Pay won’t work on a Gear S3.

You can see the watch that will work here - https://www.android.com/wear

Cheers,
Eric

Any update on if you will support Samsung Pay at any stage?

My guess is that the NZ banks are not interested in doing this, as they have an agreement with the credit card companies that they won’t provide an alternative to the “Paywave” contactless payment monopoly. There is no technology road block holding this back as it is widespread in most developed nations (including Australia) with robust banking systems. It has to be an NZ banking industry collusion not to support it in my opinion.

Keep in mind these are the views of fellow BNZ Community users, and not BNZ.