PayPal Debuts Its Biometrics And Smartwatch Integrations With Samsung

After announcing integrations with the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress In February, PayPal is finally debuting the integration today, allowing users in 25 countries to login to PayPal with their fingerprint.

The partnership allows allow fingerprints to enable payment verification on PayPal and partner ecommerce sites for making purchases. It’s an interesting move for both Samsung and PayPal when using biometrics for verification on payments, especially because Apple hasn’t opened up its fingerprint sensors from the iPhone 5S to developers.

PayPal is also debuting its previously announced app for Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit to allow wearables and smartwatch users to check their PayPal balance, get payment notifications and access offers from local businesses.