Amazon will be allowing customers to search for products using just their voice, their brand-new Apple Watch, and the 1-Click purchasing available on millions of items on Amazon. Amazon made the announcement today, just as the Apple Watch starts shipping across the globe.
As the company states, “Ever had a moment when you ran out of something and needed a quick way to get more? Or have you headed to work when inspiration struck and remembered something you would like to add to your shopping list? Amazon customers with an Apple Watch can simply tap the Amazon shopping app on the watch to purchase items in seconds, or save an idea for later.”
The Amazon shopping app will be available on Apple Watch in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, U.S. and U.K. Designed for the on-the-go customer, the shopping app offers a tailored Amazon experience, offering voice search and quick tap features including 1-Click purchase and save to Wish List.
“This is still day-one for wearable devices. And we are excited to offer new ways for our customers to get quick glimpses of information they need from Amazon through Apple Watch,” said Paul Cousineau, Director of Mobile Shopping. “There are times when it might not be convenient to get your phone out of your pocket. So we worked to distill the best parts of the Amazon shopping experience into fast and simple access points from your wrist. Customers can use voice search, 1-Click purchasing, and find all of the key pieces of product information they need. We can’t wait to see how our customers respond.”
The Amazon app for Apple Watch includes the ability to search the Amazon Catalog and find glanceable product information such as product name, price, shipping information, product images and star ratings. With 1-Click Purchase customers can conveniently go from search to purchase in seconds, making it even easier to order familiar items. The Add to Wish List will allow customers to quickly and easily add any item to their Wish List. Another features is the Save a Shopping Idea, allowing customers to simply say it and save it.
Get More Information from iPhone will allow additional search results or more product information to be sent to their iPhone while shopping, so they can simply use Handoff and open the search or product detail page in the Amazon shopping app on their iPhone.
The Amazon shopping app for Apple Watch is a companion to the Amazon mobile shopping app for iPhone. Customers can update to the latest version of the Amazon app on iPhone and the Amazon icon will automatically be available on their Apple Watch.
Customers can learn more by visiting amazon.com/applewatch