The NFC Chip
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WHY A NFC CHIP?
We would like to be able to guarantee you that you are buying an authentic SEVENFRIDAY watch, so you know the quality of the product is as expected.
DOES THE CHIP TRACK WHERE I AM?
No. It is just holds data, like a barcode, it’s passive. There are no GPS tracking capabilities.
CAN I READ THE CHIP WITH ALL PHONES?
No. Only NFC enabled phones, which includes most Android phones. Currently, iPhones don‘t allow NFC reading.
CAN I READ THE CHIP WHEN I WEAR THE WATCH?
No. NFC can’t communicate through the watch. They can only be read directly from the globe section of the case back.
WHAT APPS ARE AVAILABLE?
Currently the SEVENFRIDAY app is available in GooglePlay, this allows you to register your watch and authenticate it. There is also a Apple app, this doesn’t support authentication until Apple allows NFC reading, you can however access your account and manage your collection.
CAN I REGISTER A WATCH WITHOUT CHIP?
No. Only chipped watches can be registered.
CAN I SELL OR GIFT WATCHES I HAVE REGISTERED?
Yes, you can. However they will have to delete the watch from their personal account, so the new owner can register the watch.
IF YOU BUY A USED WATCH AND CANNOT REGISTER THE WATCH, BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS OWNER IS STILL REGISTERED, WHAT CAN I DO?
When you scan an already registered watch, a message will appear advising you to contact SEVENFRIDAY at firstname.lastname@example.org
I SCANNED THE WATCH AND IT TIMED OUT, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This means you may not have read the watch correctly, weaker NFC scanners really need a distance of 0.2 mm to the chip, so you may circle your phone over the chip a few times to ensure the Scanner got close to the Chip. If it didn’t find a chip and keeps timing out, it may simple not have a chip and therefore is counterfeit product. You can double check by downloading a generic NFC scanning app and see fi this one can scan the chip.