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Dick Tracy calling: wristwatch that can make payments to debut in US

Jay MacDonald

Do you long to own an expensive watch? Or perhaps harbor a secret childhood fascination with Dick Tracy’s two-way wrist radio?

The time is nigh, my friends. Prepare to strap on the arm-candy of your dreams. Well, close to your dreams anyway.

This April, U.S. banks that use the TransCard prepaid system will unveil the Watch2Pay, a wristwatch with a removable SIM card that tells time old-school (analog) but pulls off contactless MasterCard PayPass prepaid purchases with a flick of the wrist.

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