Apple Pay

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by LowesChevy48, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. LowesChevy48 macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2015
    Sanford, NC
    Experienced my first Apple Pay with the watch at a vending machine. I know lame but was pretty cool except the price for the water inside the vending machine haha.
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I bought Prilosec at Walgreens yesterday and pill pockets for my dog at petco today. Clerks have been amazed haha
  3. azure247 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    I use it where I can. The girl at Jamba was like wow, I did not even have to do anything!
  4. LowesChevy48 thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2015
    Sanford, NC
    Thats great, i tried to plan my day today with my wife.. Stopping at panera, then possibly american eagle.... but those were shot down so the vending machine at the mall was my only option to use apple pay.
  5. MacMePls macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2010
    I imagine this thread will grow greatly once the rest of us Actually get our watches...why do I torture myself...
  6. philipk macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    I bought lunch at McDonalds with it on Friday May 24. The clerk was amazed and several people asked me about the watch.

    Later at dinner, the waiter went nuts when he saw it. Sadly, they didn't take Apple Pay.
  7. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011
    Only thing annoying about Apple Pay is the sometime over-zealous cashiers feel like they have to push a button or something first. Same stores, half the time it works just great when they didn't notice I used Apple Pay. When they realize I'm about to use Apple Pay, they get all weird and tell me to wait while they look for something to press. It seems to work best when they don't do anything.
  8. segrobja macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2013
    Went to use it at Whole Foods yesterday. It wouldnt work. Took out my phone and did Apple Pay from there and it worked. Anyone else have any issues with this?
  9. Minxie03 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2015
    I used it at Walgreens and Whole Foods today and neither clerk even seemed to notice.

  10. randy98mtu macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    Most clerks have been blown away when I do it with my iPhone 6 Plus. I can't wait to see their reaction when I start doing it with my watch! I almost reached through the drive thru at McDonalds to do it today but I didn't. Then the guy asked how I liked the watch and said he wants one with the same band (milanese)
  11. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    Apple Pay

    I haven't used my watch for mcdonalds drive through yet, but I've used my phone several times. If you tell them that you want to pay with your phone they'll hold the terminal out the window for you. Its a bit awkward on their part, but it works.

    I did use my watch to pay at subway and inside at a gas station. Paying with the watch is definitely easier than using the phone.
  12. tl01 macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2010
    What am I doing wrong?? Don't you just click the bottom button twice once the screen turns on and the cards should appear? About 80 percent of the time two rapid in succession clicks gets me the contacts screen that usually takes one click. I hear the button solidly clicking twice.

    Also, I find apple pay on the watch to be harder on many credit card machines. Some of them, like the Trader Joes one don't have a sign saying where to hold the device device and I keep moving my wrist all over hoping it will pick up. It seems the phone has more leeway?
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Clicking twice should bring up Apple Pay. It's the same click rate as moving to the next track on Apple earbuds.

    As for being more difficult on the readers, it is. That's because they weren't really designed for wrists. They were designed for key fobs and phones. If you hold your iPhone 6 at one end and tap the other, that's natural and works well. But with the watch, you basically have to turn your wrist over and tap screen to screen. It's basically because those terminals are laying flat.

    If you've ever used one of the vending machines that support Apple Pay, it's much easier. Their face for using Apple Pay is vertical compared to horizontal. Hopefully as more watches support Apple Pay, this will be something addressed in future hardware. Like if they just put the terminals at a 45-degree angle instead of flat on a counter, it won't be so bad. But counters are already there, and an angled support costs more.
  14. melburstein macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2012
    It works but getting the quick double click just right took practice on my part. Yesterday, I used my Apple Watch to make two separate purchase at the Apple Retail Store in Costa Mesa CA. And, as usual, I found the Apple Store Clerks to be very uninformed on the watch. Not too surprising because they do not yet have watches of their own. The first Apple Pay transaction worked perfectly and Apple Employee was more excited about it than I. He said that many customers had used Apple Pay, but I was the first one to use the Apple Watch. He ran to tell his coworker of his success. My second purchase was with a different employee. He didn't position his hand-held terminal/iPhone correctly and could not figure out why it was not seeing my Apple Watch. So I turned my wrist so the face of the watch was face-to-face with his iPhone. The transaction went through immediately. Another stunned Apple employee. Apple Pay is fantastic!
  15. Crosspjc macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Anyone know if there is a date for :apple: pay in the UK or is it still just July?
  16. Mr Verses macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    London, UK
    I just spoke to the guys at Santander. I thought I would be cheeky and try changing my region to US, then adding my card. I got a text about 5 seconds later saying card was not added, and to call a freephone number, which I did :) the guy at the other end told me I was first call he's taken about Applepay. Also, he said we won't be able to add any cards officially until July 1st. So July 1st is the date I got from my bank.

    Hope this helps.
  17. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    Yeah, it's spotty....mine works perfect at my walgreens and never misses....then some McDonald's don't work very well....I wonder if the receiving devices have diff sensitivities/calibration?
  18. CharlesShaw, Jun 21, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015

    CharlesShaw macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2015
    I've had the same experience as the OP with click speed and various readers. I also had to practice clicking faster, but I think it needs to be easier to open Apple Pay without practicing clicking. The first couple times I tried it at stores I kept opening the friends app. One cashier said "technology is great when it works." Luckily I got it to work or I'd have felt even more inept. I hope Apple adjusts the double click speed to allow the slower speed we're accustomed to using on the iPhone home button.
  19. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2014
    Couldn't be much easier. I've never had an issue with the double click and in most cases don't have to work at it to get it to accept.

    Keep in mind that it does take .5 to 1 sec to work, so sometimes you might be moving around looking for the "sweet spot" when you just need to wait a moment. The NFC reader should be emanating a field about an inch or more out, as long as the watch is in that field, it should read it. In other words, you might not have to have the watch perfectly flat - screen-to-reader and be moving it around.

    I will try a few orientations at stores to try to quantify this.
  20. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2012
    I haven't use Apple Pay on my AW yet but when I use it on my iPhone, it automatically wakes the phone when it's in range of NFC. The AW doesn't do this?
  21. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2014

    No, because it would be extremely difficult to select a card while the watch is within range. So you activate Apple Pay, select/confirm the card, then move it to the reader.
  22. Javabird macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2015
    Double click is working for me.

    Trader Joe's did not work for me even with iPhone -- I tried it a couple of days ago, and no matter where I tapped or moved the iPhone over the scanner, it did not work (I did not try my Watch because by that time there was a long line of people waiting).
  23. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2014
    NFC was probably not working.
  24. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Got the same answer from first direct
  25. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2012
    Should the NFC terminals have LEDs that confirm the terminal is ready for Apple Pay? I know I've been to some merchants who have the terminals and some POS have the LED's on and some didn't when indicated which were accepting NFC payments.

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