According to the latest report by the research firm, Wristly more than 80 percent of the Apple Watch users use Apple Pay. The survey was conducted with over 1,000 respondents in the U.K. and the United States.
According to the survey, only 20% of respondents indicated that they “do not perceive a benefit” to Apple Pay due to some security concerns or their payment needs are already being met.
Last year in October, Apple Pay was launched in the US as the company’s first foray into contactless mobile payments. People can pay for items on the go at supported retailers via near-field communication (NFC) technology, using an Apple Watch, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6.
What can be the main reason that more than 80 percent of the Apple Watch users use Apple Pay?
The main reason that more than 80 percent of the Apple Watch users use Apple Pay is likely convenience. If a user has to use Apple Pay with an iPhone, he or she has to pull the iPhone out of purse or pocket and then continue making the transaction via the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
But if a user is wearing an Apple Watch, his or her payment method is already on the users’ wrist. All a user need to do is double-tap the side button of the watch and select the debit or credit card he or she wants to use and hold the watch face to the payment terminal.
To confirm the payment the watch will vibrate and a check mark will appear on the screen. Users don’t need a Touch ID or password as they do on an iPhone while making the payment. Apple Watch will not ask for a password as long as it is on the user’s wrist. But, if you keep it off your wrist, it will ask for a password.
Due to these reasons more than 80 percent of the Apple Watch users use Apple Pay and half of the Apple Watch owners called the service “magical.”