American Express and Jawbone may team up for wearable payment service

The report from The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, says that this payment setup for a future fitness wearable from Jawbone will work with retailers that have NFC-based check-out terminals in place This sounds similar to how Apple Pay will work with the upcoming Apple Watch.

No other details about how this partnership between American Express and Jawbone will work have been revealed. It's also not known if Jawbone might expand this payment system to include other credit cards from companies like Visa and Master Card. However, it would seem that this kind of payment system is slowly gaining traction among mobile device makers.

Jawbone devices currently track things like a person's movements, how many calories they have burned and their sleep activity. The company's latest device, the Jawbone UP3, is slated to start shipping to pre-order customers on April 20.

Source: Wall Street Journal

John Callaham