More and more consumers are now opting for mobile payments instead of the conventional methods of payment while in store. You might have already heard of mobile payments with fingerprint scanning. But paying for things you buy will become much easier than ever before. Now a wearable is being developed which will use your heartbeat to make the payments. The Nymi Band is a wearable biometric identity gadget which uses your heart’s unique heartbeat to verify and confirm your identity. You don’t have to go through the hassles of remembering your passwords or pin numbers any more with this band.
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How Does the Band Work?
Using your electrocardiogram, or ECG, the wristband authenticates your identity. The ECG acts as a unique biometric. The band’s algorithm studies the shape of the ECG waveform and takes out unique and steady features of your physiology.
As you wear the Nymi Band and activate it, it sends a secure credential of digital identity through Bluetooth Low Energy to the devices which are enabled with this band. You can pair the Nymi Band with the services and devices of your choice. Unlocking of devices, making payments, remembering passwords and more, can be done easily.
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Features of the Nymi Band
- Heart ID
The core of the Nymi Band is the Heart ID. It is the patented biometric authentication technology. HeartID uses sensors and the unique heart signature to confirm the identity of a user.
- Nymi Band Core
An encrypted hardware element is there in the core of the Nymi band which keeps the communications safe and secure. A gyroscope for gesture recognition, an accelerometer and a haptic feedback motor also comprise the core.
- LED Patterns
Users of the Nymi Band will be able to see battery life, current state of the band and other messages through bright LED patterns.
- Comfortable for Day-Long Wear
The band is made of hypo-allergenic materials which are of high quality and ensures that the user feel comfortable even if they wear it all day long.
- Maintains Continuity
The band part of the device keeps the Nymi Band on your wrist. It also contains a circuit which maintains the continuity. If your band is cut or removed, the device will stop functioning.
Even if you have a faster or irregular heartbeat than what is normal, the Nymi Band will still work as the authentication is done with your ECG wave and not your heart rate.
So, now make payments easily with the Nymi Band. The discovery kit is now available from the official site.
Are you going to buy the Nymi Band? Have you used any fitness band earlier? We would love to hear your views.