Kickstarter of Note: Pagaré – Contactless Payment Smartstraps for Pebble

Kickstarter of Note: Pagaré – Contactless Payment Smartstraps for Pebble

While we’re Apple Watch converts here at MacTrast, we do still hold a special place in our hearts for the Pebble smartwatch. Now Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel or Pebble Time Round smartwatch users can join the contactless mobile payments cool kids club, with the Pagaré – Contactless Payment Smartstraps for Pebble.

Kickstarter of Note: Pagaré - Contactless Payment Smartstraps for Pebble

From the Pagaré Kickstarter site:

The Pagaré smartstrap allows you to make contactless payments at millions of retail locations using a Pebble smartwatch. Pagaré is the simplest, fastest and most secure way to pay. Pebble makes the best smartwatches money can buy. Together, they make an unbeatable combination that will open up an entirely new world of possibilities. So leave the wallet and phone behind, and let Pagaré empower you to move freely throughout your day. 

The Pagaré smartstrap makes use of the Pebble Time smartstrap system, to quickly replace your current watchband with the Pagaré. Users simply scan in the credit or debit cards they want to use. Enter a 4 digit PIN, (the Pagaré requires a PIN anytime you remove the Pebble from your wrist and put it back on, to ensure security), and use it to pay anywhere you see the contacless payment symbol, just like Apple Pay and other forms of NFC contactless payments.

There are many more details at the Pagaré Kickstarter site, and if you’re a Pebble Time smartwatch owner, you might want to run over and visit the site to check out how you can become a member of the “pay with your watch” club.


  • Frictionless: Leave your phone and cards behind. Pagaré will allow you to make transactions with a wave of your wrist.
  • Limitless CDCVM technology allows high value transactions without additional authentication at the point of sale. No more signing.
  • Capable: Contactless technology is available at millions of retail locations worldwide.
  • Secure: Gain peace of mind with bank-level security. Pagaré protects sensitive personal data at all times, even if your watch is lost or stolen.
  • Personal: Load up your full suite of credit cards and take advantage of our secure, tokenized, Issuer-approved solution.
  • Dependable: Coupled with Pebble’s legendary battery life, Pagaré is always on and ready to pay for purchases both big and small.
  • Convenient: We’ve replaced the standard charging port on the Pebble with a USB connector at the end of the strap. No cables required, just plug in your Pebble with Pagaré anywhere.

Early bird pledges can snag a Pagaré Smartstrap in the color and material of their choice for just $49! Check it out! Visit the Pagaré Kickstarter site for more info, or to pledge.