Customers of Canada's Scotiabank can now check their account balances with a quick glance at their wrists, as the bank unveils a new app for the Samsung Gear range of smartwatches.
The app enables customers to check their balance from their preferred Scotiabank account with a simple swipe of the screen on the Samsung wearable devices.
Jeff Marshall, vice president, self-service customer experience, says the release is a Canadian first for wearable banking in the financial services sector.
"We have seen a definite shift in the way consumers are interacting with our products and services," he says. "It is our goal to stay ahead of the curve by developing self-service banking solutions for Canadians before they know they need them - and ultimately a richer banking experience for our customers."