05 December 2016
Visit aciworldwide.com

Fidelity unveils Pebble smartwatch app

19 March 2014  |  7419 views  |  0 Pebble Smartwatch

US financial services giant Fidelity Investments has developed a Pebble smartwatch app which lets wearers check market information with a flick of the wrist.

Having already built a Google Glass app, the firm's R&D arm, Fidelity Labs has now connected its Android app to the Pebble, enabling people to view a stock watch list with market information and alerts throughout the day.



Launched on Kickstarter in 2012, the Pebble smartwatch quickly raised $10 million in funding. In February, the firm opened an online apps store, an open platform for sharing apps made for wearable technology.

While areas such as gaming and fitness have so far dominated, financial services firms have also been looking at the watch as they try to figure out how to crack the new but growing wearable technology market.

Earlier this week boutique Web design agency BeautifulLab, unveiled a Pebble payments app that leverages LevelUp's Developer Platform to make it possible to pay at the check-out with a flick of the wrist.

In a blog post, Fidelity Labs says that although smartphone users check their handsets 150 times a day, wearables are more convenient because "unlike a smartphone, a smartwatch allows them to go largely 'hands-free' to access the information they need, quickly and easily".

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Pebble smartwatch gets first payment app

Pebble smartwatch gets first payment app

18 March 2014  |  9253 views  |  1 comments | 14 tweets | 14 linkedin
PayPal says the time is right for wearable payments

PayPal says the time is right for wearable payments

24 February 2014  |  8904 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 21 linkedin
CaixaBank builds Google Glass and smartwatch apps

CaixaBank builds Google Glass and smartwatch apps

19 February 2014  |  6188 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 19 linkedin
WestPac NZ preps Sony Smartwatch app

WestPac NZ preps Sony Smartwatch app

16 October 2013  |  5997 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin
St George Bank builds smartwatch app

St George Bank builds smartwatch app

01 October 2013  |  11537 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 9 linkedin
StockTwits builds smartwatch widget

StockTwits builds smartwatch widget

06 September 2013  |  6754 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin
Fidelity tests Google Glass markets app

Fidelity tests Google Glass markets app

13 August 2013  |  7092 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 3 linkedin

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Visit capgemini.comVisit VocaLink.comFind out more

Who is commenting?

A Finextra member Finextra Member Commented on: Guesswork alone can cr...
A Finextra member Finextra Member Commented on: Guesswork alone can cr...
A Finextra member Finextra Member Commented on: Guesswork alone can cr...

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Royal Mint to issue digital goldRoyal Mint to issue digital gold
6902 views comments | 23 tweets | 24 linkedin
Bank CEOs fret about ROI as startups drive IT arms raceBank CEOs fret about ROI as startups drive...
6012 views comments | 16 tweets | 21 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyBanking UX Design Challenges and Opportuni...
5872 views 0 | 12 tweets | 5 linkedin
Amazon signs up tech firms to financial services cloud programmeAmazon signs up tech firms to financial se...
5858 views comments | 14 tweets | 15 linkedin
R3 and Calypso to develop blockchain trade confirmation systemR3 and Calypso to develop blockchain trade...
5733 views comments | 13 tweets | 13 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job