Airtel Payments Bank Smart Watch by Noise with NFC payments launched

Airtel Payments Bank and Noise have introduced a new smartwatch for easy payments. This smartwatch aims to make contactless payments simple and accessible for more people.

With the motto “Bringing the power of Tap and Pay to every wrist,” it allows users to use their wearable devices for convenient financial transactions.

The standout feature of the watch is its NFC chip, supported by the Mastercard network, enabling seamless contactless payments at retail outlets and POS terminals.

Users can link the smartwatch to their Airtel Payments Bank savings account via the Thanks App in just one minute. They can then make payments between Rs. 1 to Rs. 25,000 per day by tapping the watch on POS machines.

The smartwatch, featuring a 1.85-inch square dial with 550 nits brightness, offers 150 cloud-based watch faces. It also includes health monitoring features like Stress Monitor, SpO2 Monitoring, and heart rate tracking, along with support for 130 sports modes and productivity features.

Additionally, it’s IP68 water-resistant, ensuring durability. With Bluetooth calling capability and a battery life of up to 10 days, the smartwatch is practical for daily use.

Quick specifications: Airtel Payments Bank Smartwatch
  • Display: 1.85-inch square dial, 550 nits brightness
  • Watch Faces: 150 cloud-based options
  • Tap and Pay: NFC chip, supported by Mastercard network
  • Health Monitoring: Stress Monitor, SpO2 Monitoring, Heart rate
  • Sports modes: 130
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 days
  • Bluetooth Calling: Yes, powered by TruSync tech
  • Payment Range: Rs. 1 to Rs. 25,000 per day
  • Water Resistance: IP68
  • App: NoiseFit
  • Colors: Black, Blue and Grey
Pricing and Availability

The Airtel Payments Bank Smartwatch is priced at Rs. 2,999 and is available in black, grey, and blue color options for purchase through the Airtel Thanks App. New customers can open a digital account on the app to order the watch.

Commenting on the launch, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, COO, Airtel Payments Bank said,

Urban digital customers now have a seamless solution for on-the-go digital payments through our collaboration with Noise and Mastercard. The Airtel Payments Bank Smart Watch revolutionizes how customers engage in contactless payments, offering unparalleled convenience.

With this innovation, customers can effortlessly make transactions without the hassle of carrying extra cards or using their phones for small payments. Our partnership with Noise demonstrates our commitment to addressing the evolving needs of urban digital consumers. By integrating contactless payment capabilities into wearable technology, we empower customers with greater freedom and flexibility in their daily transactions.

This smartwatch marks the bank’s inaugural venture into wearable devices. We are committed to introducing more options and innovative payment solutions to enhance the digital banking experience, ensuring convenience and security for our valued customers.

Speaking on the partnership, Amit Khatri, Co-founder, Noise said,

At Noise, innovation is the driving force propelling us forward, enabling us to consistently address evolving consumer needs. We are excited to collaborate with Airtel Payments Bank, marking a significant step in reshaping the smart wearable experience. This partnership underscores our ability to disrupt and introduce industry-leading innovations, such as the Tap and Pay functionality in smartwatches.

Through this feature, powered by NFC chips on the Mastercard network, our goal is to streamline the payment process and enhance convenience, offering users a new way to interact with their devices. From concept to realization, the Airtel Payments Bank Smart Watch, born from this collaboration, reflects our dedication to delivering meaningful innovation that elevates and enriches every user interaction.

Commenting on the collaboration, Gautam Aggarwal, Division President, South Asia at Mastercard, said:

Today’s consumers are constantly seeking multifaceted solutions that are quick, easy, efficient, and convenient. Contactless technology has become a digital catalyst for a range of new consumer experiences. Mastercard has partnered with top global brands in the wearable segment to introduce contactless payments.

We are pleased to collaborate with Airtel Payments Bank and Noise to jointly launch this innovative smartwatch, which offers a comprehensive lifestyle solution. With Mastercard’s assurance of safe and secure transactions, users can enjoy an enhanced and secure payment experience.