German club FC Schalke 04 unveil first ‘smart-jersey’
German football club Schalke have unveiled a jersey with an embedded payment chip, becoming the first club to embrace smart clothing.
The new shirt, which will be worn by fans from next season, is part of the club’s new sponsorship agreement with online supermarket AllyouneedFresh, with the chip allowing supporters to pay for items within the stadium and receive discounts for doing so.
Unsure about the practicality of fans paying for half-time beers by tapping their sleeves, but a very cool idea from Bundesliga side, Schalke 04.
Looking forward to following how smart clothing progresses.