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Wearable technology has made it much easier for consumers to integrate new technology into their lives in a non-obtrusive way. Furthermore, wearable technology has brought about new features and applications that were not possible before.
Case in point is the Apple Watch. Beyond the time-telling capabilities, the device also operates as a fitness tracker, notification center, and in small capacities, a game console. But did you know that you can also use it for your boarding pass, too?
While this may seem like a minor inconvenience to most, it is certainly a roadblock that hasn’t been tackled…until now. British Airways has decided to start implementing new “Scan & Go” devices in Terminals 3 and 5 at London’s Heathrow Airport. The new scanners are wrist-friendly, and will allow for a smoother check-in process.
Previously, many customers who were using their devices for boarding passes had to remove the Apple Watch in order for the older scanners to accurately read their passes. But starting December 15th, passengers will be able to take advantage of the new scanners.
No word yet as to whether other big name airline companies will start adopting such measures. However, doing so would be advantageous in a market that is dominated by passengers who rely heavily upon technology to make their travels easier.