Wearables

Pay in style

Wearables

Pay in style

Pay by ring, watch, bracelet or key ring

Wearable devices come in all shapes and sizes. From rings and watches to bracelets and key rings, you'll find something that's made for you.

Secure, innovative and contactless

An innovative touch-free payment method that's quick and totally secure.

Make sure you always have a way to pay

A stylish piece of wearable tech not only looks good, it also gives you a convenient means of payment when you're out and about.

Making payments can be a hassle at times. Standing at the supermarket checkout rummaging through your bag and pockets for money or your payment card, with a long line of customers waiting behind you... it's a situation we've all experienced at one time or another.

At moments like that, wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to speed things up? Well, there is a way and a stylish one too. Welcome to wearable payments!

What are wearables?

Wearables are fashionable pieces of payment tech that come in all shapes and sizes. From a snazzy ring or bracelet to a fancy watch or even a cool key ring, there’s a wearable device for everyone!

These innovative accessories are all equipped with a chip, which enables you to pay completely contactless and securely, just as you would with your card. Simply hold your wearable device near the contactless-enabled payment terminal, and you're good to go.

KBC Brussels is proud to be the first bank in Belgium to introduce this innovative payment solution.

What you need to pay with a wearable

With wearable devices available in various price ranges, you’re sure to find one that fits your style and budget.

Once you’ve found your preferred wearable, all you need is a KBC Brussels Debit Card and KBC Brussels Mobile to pay in style.

You can use your wearable to pay at any Bancontact or Maestro terminal where you see the contactless payment logo displayed (four radio waves).

Are wearables safe?

Paying with a wearable is just as safe and secure as paying by card – something we consider of utmost importance. You can make payments of up to 50 euros without entering your PIN, but you will have to enter it to confirm higher amounts (the same one you use for your debit card).

Tip: use your wearable as you would any other means of payment and never lend it to anyone.

What if your wearable is stolen?

If your wearable is lost or stolen, act without delay and remove it from KBC Brussels Mobile.

If your debit card is lost or stolen, be sure to block it immediately in KBC Brussels Mobile. Alternatively, you can have your card blocked by calling Card Stop on + 32 70 344 344.

Important: as soon as your debit card has been blocked, you will no longer be able to pay using your card and any linked wearables.

You can also disable your wearable's payment function in KBC Brussels Mobile if, for instance you’re not planning on using it for a while or you’ve lost your wearable device and think you might find it again.

How to order a wearable

1. Check out the range of items on our website
2. Go to the retailer’s website to see their extensive product range and order the wearable of your choice (when you place your order, you can safely enter your KBC Brussels Debit Card details)
3. Complete your purchase and wait for a confirmation e-mail from the retailer
4. Your order will be prepared and sent by post (the wearable’s payment function will not have been activated yet, so everything remains safe and secure)
5. Follow the instructions you received with your wearable to activate it in KBC Brussels Mobile

How to activate your wearable

You need KBC Brussels Mobile to activate your wearable.

You can activate your wearable by following the instructions you received with the device. There are two easy ways to activate it:

  1. Enter your activation code in your KBC Brussels Mobile app (you’ll find your code in the instructions).
  2. Scan the QR code (you’ll find your code in the instructions). Use a QR code scanning app (if you have an Android device) or your phone's camera (if you have an iPhone) to scan the QR code. This QR code cannot be scanned using Mobile Pay. Once you’ve scanned the code, tap the button to complete the activation process.

If you have any questions, check out our list of FAQs.

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