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Published: Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 6:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday June 26, 2014 MYT 6:16:54 PM

Airlines develop smartwatch boarding passes

Your boarding passes can now be strapped on your wrists thanks to new applications.

AFTER mobile phones, airlines are teaming up with smartwatch makers to develop wearable boarding passes.

Instead of digging frantically through carry-on bags looking for flyaway boarding passes, travellers wearing smartwatches need just flash their wrist to scanners.

Spanish carrier Iberia, for example, has partnered with Samsung to develop a feature that will allow passengers to download their boarding pass directly to their Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch, reports trade website Futuretravelexperience.com (www.futuretravelexperience.com/2014/04/iberia-airberlin-develop-smartwatch-boarding-passes/).

Likewise, flyers with airberlin can send their digital boarding pass to their Pebble or Pebble Steel smartwatch from the carrier’s iPhone app.

Low-cost Spanish airline Vueling, meanwhile, can claim bragging rights to having pioneered the wearable technology last month, in a collaboration with the Sony Smartwatch 2. – AFP Relaxnews

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