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The new Samsung smartwatches might not have Android, but that doesn't mean they will be devoid of apps. PayPal has posted a video of its new smartwatch app in action on the Gear 2. This is a cartoonish rendering, but the real app will reportedly function just like we see in the video.

PayPal users with the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo should be able to see their balance and transaction history, but also take advantage of PayPal's location-based services. The app will be able to list deals nearby and process transactions in stores that use PayPal's mobile payment solution.

Tizen doesn't have the built-in developer community that Android does, but PayPal's commitment is encouraging. Anything to keep that phone in your pocket, right? Taking your phone out to do things is so 2013.

[SamMobile]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Aooga

    Why is the scrolling direction reversed? Dragging up scrolls up and dragging down scrolls down in the video.

    • Gm RA

      Clearly a mistake but it would make sense if they were using some sort of scroll bar.

      • Godspoken

        There is a scroll bar on the right side.

      • Aooga

        I would hope so, but with it using Tizen now, I was wondering if it was some patent issue.

        • hollykick

          apple has the patent for it :) - natural scroll. silly what all can someone patent ... patent system is broken.

          • Dennis Ulijn

            No, they patented the bounce back. And to be honest, the American patent system is broken. The rest of the world makes patenting software a lot harder.

  • Guest

    "Taking your phone out to do things is so 2013."

    I loled

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Will there be touch to pay support with NFC?

    • Dennis Ulijn

      There already is in Android 4.4, though the galaxy gear 2 runs tizen.

  • Marina Boykis

    This sounds cool, however I don't think people will turn paying with their watch into a habit...

    • sssgadget

      Why not? Paying with mobile phones was a dream few years back. Now I can pay from my Paypal account right in front of the counter.

      • Marina Boykis

        It's something that seems hard to remember once you're hurrying to pay at a counter, with a long line behind you.

  • Jorge Alegre
  • Frank Lopez

    I dont see the point in a galaxy gear watch. TAHST GERAT THAT paps are being built for them but reall ywhats the point?