Sony boarding pass watch

Sony has announced what it says is the "world's first wearable boarding pass" for its Smartwatch 2 device in partnership with Spanish airline Vueling. The app, due to launch on Google Play from the end of the month, allows users to display a boarding card barcode on the watch's display, as well as displaying details of upcoming flights. (Regular travelers will be aware that similar functionality is offered by many airlines' smartphone apps.)

The news comes less than 24 hours after Google's Android Wear announcements, a promotional video for which featured a traveller using an Android smartwatch to scan a virtual boarding pass at an airport. Sony was an early entrant into the smartwatch market, however it wasn't listed as an Android Wear partner in yesterday's announcement.

Source: Sony blog

 

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Sony brings boarding passes to Smartwatch 2 with Vueling

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IMO, this is the best of the current crop but with yesterday's announcement it will pale in comparison.

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Kind of useless unless you're flying that airline, isn't it? I mean, it would be big news if it supported some of the bigger airlines, but just one obscure airline?

I would hope that most if not all airlines and TSA needs to be onboard with this.

What happens when you leave your watch a4 the security checkpoint? :)

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