Smartwatches are getting more and more features, and one of our favorites is the addition of NFC and the ability to pay with your watch using Google Pay. This lets you pay anywhere contactless payments are available using just your watch. There are lots of options for watches with Google Pay, so without further ado, here are the Wear OS watches you can buy right now that have Google Pay!
- No FOMO: TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE
- Work smarter: Fossil Sport
- Meshes well: Skagen Falster 3
- Classic style: Fossil Explorist HR
- So shiny: Fossil Venture HR
- Oh so clean: Skagen Falster 2
- Forget about your battery: TicWatch Pro
- Roll on: Diesel On Axial
- Simple style: Misfit Vapor 2
- Subtle glamour: Fossil Gen 5 Julianna
- Traditional and modern: Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle
- Smooth operator: Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3
TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE has a signature dual-screen display to ensure visibility in direct light while helping to stretch your battery life to the max. With the addition of a cellular radio, you can always be connected even if you don't have your phone near you. The RAM is bumped to 1GB, water resistance is improved, and the style bulky but refined to give the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE a clean look.
The Fossil Sport runs that latest Snapdragon 3100 processor from Qualcomm that helps to give great performance while increasing the battery life as well. You also get built-in GPS, a heart rate sensor, great water resistance, and of course, NFC for making payments with Google Pay. This all fits nicely into a lightweight case to help give you the edge in your workouts and let you pay for that post-workout smoothie too.
Refining the already stunning design of the Falster 2, Skagen 42 mm case adds in a speaker to the equation as well as a very unique watchband. While the band can be swapped out for any 22 mm watch strap, nothing will quite compare to the chainmail style included with this one. The Snapdragon 3100 processor also gets 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and NFC for on the go payments.
Another Fossil watch that supports Google Pay is the Explorist HR. While it's powered by the older Wear 2100 CPU, it still delivers a heart-rate sensor, GPS, 24-hour battery life, and a sleek, classy design that looks fantastic thanks to the included leather watchband.
Yep, another Fossil watch! With the Venture HR, Fossil designed this one to be more appealing to those looking for a wearable with a more feminine touch. The Venture has a smaller body with a slightly tweaked version of the Explorist's design that we like. It has Google Pay, GPS, and it can monitor your heart-rate and more.
The Skagen Falster 2 is a fantastic looking watch with a simple and clean traditional aesthetic that makes it one of the most well-designed smartwatches available. However, the watch is anything but traditional with a plethora of sensors, including NFC, which lets you leave your wallet tucked away when it comes time to pay for your coffee.
If you want a smartwatch that can last multiple days on a single charge, the TicWatch Pro is for you. Thanks to a unique two-screen design, you can switch back and forth between Smart and Essential Mode to extend your battery life up to 30 days. The design is a bit bulky, but you also get GPS, heart-rate tracking, and Google Pay (of course).
If you're looking for a smartwatch that has a bit of attitude, then the Diesel On Axial is the watch for you. This watch comes with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage to ensure smooth operation, and the sensors to match. Utilizing built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, NFC for Google Pay, 5 ATM water resistance, a microphone, and speakers all come together to make sure this watch can handle anything you throw at it.
For people that want a no-frills Wear OS watch that looks good and has every feature you could ask for, the Misfit Vapor 2 may be worth a look. Its simple design allows it to blend in with just about every outfit seamlessly, and in regards to its feature list, it's packing Google Pay, GPS, a heart-rate sensor, and can even be used in the pool!
Fossil Gen 5 Julianna comes in a rose gold finish as well as black with a touch of rose gold surrounding the watch face. It also has a three-button set up with two customizable pushers that flank a rotating crown for navigation. With a Snapdragon 3100, 3 ATM water resistance, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, NFC for Google Pay, and more, this watch will help you get through your day with ease and look good doing it.
Getting a smartwatch that offers great performance doesn't mean you have to sacrifice performance, and the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle proves it. Coming in a black or silver color option, you also get two customizable pushers buttons that flank a rotating crown for navigation. Pair that classic style with 1GB RAM, the Snapdragon 3100 processor, a speaker, and microphone, and NFC for Google Pay, and you have yourself a great smartwatch.
When you think of Armani, you may think of high-class design, and the Emporia Armani Smartwatch 3 is no exception. It has a classic style with modern touches to help this watch look great in any situation. Make no mistake; this watch is about more than looks as it packs in GPS, a speaker, a microphone, and NFC for making payments with Google Pay. With this watch on your wrist, you can handle the decisions at the office and pay for cocktails in the evening.
The Armani Exchange utilizes a case with traditional stylings and using a bit flair around the watch face with some facet-like marks this watch makes a statement but doesn't scream it. Take all of that and match it with great tech inside, including 3 ATM water-resistance as well as NFC for mobile payments and you have a smartwatch that can be there for both work and play.
What do you get when you combine the legendary craftsmanship of TAG Heuer and electronics? You get one of the most incredible smartwatches on the planet. The TAG Heuer Connected Modular watch is available in both a 45 and 41mm case size, each with the ability to choose from materials ranging from titanium to ceramic, rose gold to diamond. It's all powered by an Intel Atom processor, GPS, heart rate monitors, NFC for Google Pay, and more to help you make a statement.
The Movado Connect 2.0 is a watch with a classicly understated design with technology inside that is anything but. With 1GB of RAM, an altimeter, an ambient light sensor, NFC for mobile payments and, more you get a smartwatch that not only high tech in a beautifully classic package.
In the TicWatch family, the C2 is the watch with more traditional classicly styled design. It has a beautiful round AMOLED display that comes in a black, silver, or rose gold case surrounding it. This well-priced watch also has a great feature set inside of it that not only can help you manage your busy day but help to simplify it with the C2's NFC chip for Google Pay, letting you leave your wallet behind.
Building off the great design of the Vapor 2, Misfit created the Vapor X and gave it a few upgrades in both style and tech. The Vapor X gets two additional buttons with more case color options over the Vapor 2. Misfit also included Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 3100 processor to push everything to the limits.
You could say that this smartwatch from Michael Kors exemplifies the heart of their fashion style. With the Access Sofie Heart Rate, you get a watch that has a wide variety of case colors and band styles so you can match your style no matter what. While looking good, this watch also has GPS, a heart rate monitor, and an NFC chip for helping to make your purchases easier.
Changing up the case style and color options from the Access Sofie, the Michael Kors Access Runway is ready to help take both your fashion and tech game up a notch. Taking great style and amazing technology inside like GPS and NFC for payments, you will be prepared for everything from fashion shows to the local coffee house.
Kate Spade is one of the most widely known fashion brands on earth. Taking that style to smartwatches gives us the Kate Spade Scallop 2. It surrounds the screen in iconic scallops and offers five different case colors and lots of swappable stylish watch bands. Packaged inside is a solid host of tech including NFC for mobile payments, all to help you breeze through your day.
Using ultra-premium materials on the outside and top of the line specs on the inside, the Montblanc Summit 2 is one of the best Wear OS watches available. Powered by the Snapdragon 3100 and combined with 1GB RAM, an altimeter, heart rate monitor, NFC, and 5ATM water resistance, your day won't stand a chance.
This watch rocks some of the latest internals with the Snapdragon 3100, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, 3 ATM water-resistance as well as swim tracking, along with a beautiful full-circle AMOLED display. This watch has clean lines and stunning finishes for a wrist piece for any occasion. Your Moto 360 can also help you when you're paying for that post-workout snack or dinner on a night out.
For a smartwatch that not only stands out in a crowd but also looks great doing it, the Michael Kors Access MKGO is one to consider. It utilizes a three-button setup with the rotating crown for simple navigation, and you'll be able to check your notifications, use navigation, or pay for your coffee all from your wrist in style. Not to mention you'll have Google Assistant on-board and a 3 ATM water-resistance rating.
Michael Kors brings more of its timeless design to the Bradshaw 2 with a style that works in the office and the coffee shop. Not only does the watch look great, but it also has some truly stunning tech with 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, a speaker and microphone for calls, and a 3 ATM water resistance rating. Also included is NFC for mobile payments so that you can leave your credit card at home.
This modern smartwatch with a classic design packs Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 3100 processor, 1GB RAM, an altimeter, GPS, and NFC for mobile payments into the svelte 46mm case. The Garrett also has 3 ATM water resistance, which means it can take a splash or handle rain.
With over 70 sports modes, along with offline maps and heatmaps, the Suunto 7 is made for adventure. While this watch may be built for the outdoors, the style isn't overly rugged. Thoughtful design choices make this Wear OS watch one that you can wear everywhere from mountain hikes to boardroom briefings. Add in a bright screen, long battery life, and NFC for Google Pay, and you've got an incredible do-it-all smartwatch.
Go ahead and leave your wallet put away
While all of the watches on this list support Google Pay, there are a few we recommend above the rest. First up, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE with its fantastic dual display helping get the most out of your battery and keeping your essential info always in clear view. Paired with solid internal specs, the ability to always be connected, and you've got the ultimate mobile payment watch.
If you're looking for something a little more traditional looking, we really think you'll be quite happy with the Skagen Falster 3. It combines the newest internal hardware with top-notch materials for a premium smartwatch experience. For the sporty side, it's hard to go wrong with the Fossil Sport. It's affordable prices, great looks, and good internal specs will keep you moving and paying on the go.
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