Apple Watch launched with Apple Pay Support, and Samsung's new Gear S3 is capable of being used at both MST and NFC terminals for completing your transactions. Mobile payments is an area where Android Wear has been lacking ever since its initial launch, but thanks to new information found in the v10.0 release of Google Play Services, it looks like the OS might finally be getting Android Pay support in the near future.Apple has been leading the charge with smartwatch payments since the initial
Thanks to the fine folks over at Android Police, snippets of code have been found in the latest version of Google Play Services that suggest the arrival of Android Pay on Android Wear. Prefixes of code are scattered throughout the APK that begin with "wear" and "tp", suggesting that it's referring to Android Wear and tap-to-pay. In addition to this, Android Police also discovered the phrase, "Try holding your watch to the terminal again."
This new information is a very strong indicator that Android Pay will be arriving on Android Wear at some point, but that then begs the question of when. Some sources believe that Google will be launching their own smartwatch line sometime in early 2017 (similar to the Pixel phones that came out this year), and if this turns out to be true, that would be an excellent stage for Android Pay to make its debut on the Android Wear platform.