Paypal introduces promised Biometric and Smartwatch integration with Samsung

Did you ever dream being able to use fingerprints to enable payment verification on PayPal for making purchases?

Having announced the feature with the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress back In February, PayPal has finally debuted this integration today — letting users in 25 different countries login to PayPal by simply placing a finger on their brand new phone’s fingerprint sensor.

It’s interesting because it shows what can be done when fingerprint sensors are opened up to developers — something Apple has been very reserved about doing with the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID, despite Apple’s apparent interest in mobile payments. Of course, it will be time (and more possibly hackers) who will show whether Samsung’s security is up to the task of protecting your PayPal account.

PayPal is also debuting an app for letting Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit users to check their PayPal balance, get payment notifications and access offers from the local businesses.

You can see the promotional video at the source below.

Source: TechCrunch


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Shaminder Pal Singh

I am a student by day and tech blogger by night. I try to bring to the public the latest and greatest news from the tech world!

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