Pagaré is water-resistant. The electronics have been "wrapped" to protect against sweat, splashing and rain but we cannot recommend you use it while swimming.
Yes, yes and yes! The leather strap version of Pagaré fits the Pebble Time smartwatch and the silicone version fits the Pebble Time Steel smartwatch. Feel free to switch it up!.
Unfortunately, the physical hardware that we use cannot be easily embedded inside of a metal, link-style strap. For now, there are no plans to create a metal Pagaré strap.
You absolutely do NOT need to enter the PIN every time you make a transactions. You only need to enter the PIN when you put the watch on and close the band. This is for the security of your data. When the watch is taken off the payment environment is deactivated, preventing misuse.
Pagaré is built on a highly secure architecture that is capable of handling both secure access and transit use cases. However, Pagaré is not an open platform that will allow individuals to board their own cards without support from the issuing authority. As such, we are working with transit authorities and HID systems to integrate their platforms into ours. These are future roadmap items, and we will inform our user base as them become available on the platform.
Pagaré only draws power during a transaction, so the impact on battery life is negligible. You will likely notice no difference whatsoever in day-to-day operation.
Yes! Our platform has nothing to do with Android Pay, and will work fine as long as you can get the standard Pebble app to work on it.
Yes! If you see the Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay logos on the point of sale terminal, you will be able to use Pagaré. Even without the logos, Pagaré will work anywhere that accepts contactless transactions.
No, Pagaré is only compatible with the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round smartwatches.
No, unfortunately the 14mm strap is too narrow to contain the electronics that allow Pagaré to properly make transactions.
Ultimately, yes, but we will probably not have support when Pagaré first ships. We are in ongoing talks with the folks at American Express and hope to be able to announce a more formal date in the near future.
Yes, absolutely. To protect your data against boosted NFC attacks, the NFC functionality is only active when you launch the Pagaré app on the watch. The card networks require this functionality, called "consent", for security reasons, and we could not get our certifications without it. We highly recommend making Pagaré a quick-launch app so you can easily access it with a quick hold of the up or down button on your Pebble. This has the added benefit of making it really easy to cycle through cards.