Westpac rolls out designer wearables

Westpac rolls out designer wearables

Westpac is rolling out a new designer range of wearable payment accessories, including an iron or sew-on patch and safety pin that can be hidden on clothing.

Dubbed ‘Centsitive Objects’, the new range of accessories has been designed exclusively for Westpac by surfboard shaper and entrepreneur Hayden Cox of Haydenshapes.

Priced between $20-$30, the new designer range features five possible styles

  • Band + Chain - a convertible two-in-one keychain made from recyclable materials that can be disassembled and worn as a waterproof wristband
  • Slimline Keeper - a subtle silicone tag that can be added to your existing watch or fitness band
  • Centsitive Patch - an iron or sew-on patch that can be hidden on clothing or accessories
  • Nostalgia Pin - iconic safety pin design with an attached keeper hidden beneath clothing
  • Incognito Pin - an ultra-minimalist option attached to a keeper with four interchangeable ‘topper’ designs - including a lightning bolt and half sphere

Each design includes a secure pouch that holds a PayWear Card linked to the customer’s everyday transaction account, and can be attached to different articles of clothing allowing customers to tap-and-pay with their shirt sleeve, gym towel, hat or even their set of keys.

Jenny Melhuish from Westpac says: “We know personal style and choice matters to our customers; in fact we’ve found 38% of Australians find style important when it comes to wearable devices, and 71% would use a wearable if it fits their personal style and lifestyle.”

Comments: (1)

David Gyori
David Gyori - BANKING REPORTS, LONDON - London 12 October, 2018, 11:43Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Yes, wearables are coming. Good direction by Westpac. Well done.