e-Money band in Japan via @cscoutJapan
Running is a growing lifestyle activity in Japan, with applicants for the Tokyo Marathon increasing by 68% in 2009. This trend has led to Nike and Asics opening innovative new retail spaces in central Tokyo, and mobile devices and e-money are also adapting to meet the consumer demand. The band may be only single-function but for its price it is a useful tool for a consumer, plus it could also be integrated into watches in the future.
(via Trendpool » E-Money Wrist Band For Running Consumers)