You’ve probably heard of wallets, but did you know there’s another kind?
If you’ve got an old smartphone, you might have a wallet on your desk.
But what happens when you need it at the airport?
We spoke to a couple of smart-watches experts to find out how they handle their wallets.
First up is Robyn.
Robyn is a former airline stewardess and an expert at managing her cash.
Robys most recent watch is the Pebble Time.
Roblyn is currently travelling with her two-year-old son, who is also a Pebble Time user.
“I’ve always been fascinated with watches and when I saw the Pebble I knew I wanted one, I wanted it in my purse,” she told us.
“It’s really simple to change the watch face, so you can quickly access the watch, the app and the notifications.”
Robyn has been travelling for nearly a year and her latest watch is a Pebble.
“The Pebble is super easy to wear and really comfortable to wear,” she said.
“You can read notifications on it and it just feels really nice.”
The second expert is John.
John is a freelance designer who travels extensively.
His latest watch, a Watchman, has been on his wrist for over two years.
“This watch is perfect because it looks like a smartwatch, but is still a wearable device,” he said.
John told us that when he first got his watch, he felt like it was an afterthought.
But as he wore it, he realised how much it meant to him.
“When I get on a plane, I want it there to have an opportunity to be part of the conversation with my friends, or when I’m at the beach or when it’s time to get to work.
I don’t want to feel like I’m just sitting in my chair and it’s all going to be fine.”
When it comes to your wallets, Robyn recommends:• Make sure your wallets are kept out of sight, especially during the day.• Avoid storing your wallet in a dark place.• Never open your wallet unless it’s in the same room as a phone, tablet or other electronic device.• Keep the wallet at a safe distance from the watch and in the glove compartment.• Don’t leave the watch in a locked pocket.• Be mindful when changing or removing the watchface.• Know where your wallet is stored.• Do your research before buying or using your wallet.
Robyn is also the creator of a book called The Apple Watch Wallet.
Roby’s book includes tips on how to use the watch as a wallet, how to store it and how to manage it.
Robies advice is as simple as it is fun.
“A wallet is like a wallet and the best way to store a wallet is to have it in your pocket and you just use it like a regular wallet,” she explained.
“So you don’t have to worry about it being in your pants or the way it fits in your wallet or whatever.”