Airline creates “world’s first smartwatch boarding pass”

Users of airberlin iPhone app can now board with a watch

Users of airberlin’s iPhone app can now, from this week, also send a digital boarding pass to their smartwatch, if they own a Pebble or Pebble Steel Smartwatch. The user’s smartphone and watch will synchronise, making boarding directly with the watch possible.

The smartwatch was launched on the crowdfunding portal Kickstarter in 2012 and has been one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns. To date, Pebble has sold over 400,000 smartwatches worldwide.

A simple shake of the wrist signals the smartwatch to display the barcode. The code can then be scanned at the boarding gate in the same way you would scan a digital boarding pass from an iPhone.

airberlin has also updated its iPhone app, including new features and a new design. For example, passengers can now view and manage current and previous flights in a booking history.

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[pictured: Pebble Smartwatch]


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