Watches / Montres

With the arrival of the smartwatches, we might expect to see some kind of biometrics in those devices. But Citizen/IBM are ahead of everyone, with a FingerChip sensor inside.


  • (October 2001) Citizen and IBM created a proof of concept, the WatchPad.

    See the WatchPad page for more information and images.
  • WatchPad


  • (2010 Jan) Armatix unveils the SmartSystem using a FingerChip AT77C104 sensor.
  • This is to unlock the gun. But well, you can imagine to unlock what you want!

    Samsung rumour

  • (2014) Some rumours about a smart watch from Samsung, to take on Apple watch...

  • Gemalto, ST, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics

  • (2016 Feb) Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics to demonstrate world’s first end-to-end security architecture for fingerprint authentication in wearable and consumer electronics. MWC, no image!

  • KSID Korean Smart ID

  • (2016 Apr) KSID unveils a Fingerprint Smart Watch.
    Is this a real watch?

  • CrucialTec

  • (2017 Feb) CrucialTec DFS (Display Fingerprint Solution) is demonstrated at the MWC included in a smart watch.

  • Tappy

  • (2018 Oct) Tappy adds biometric security to wearable payments devices: a watch strap design, adding contactless payments.