Ann Arbor-based Domino’s Pizza Inc. today announced it is the first major restaurant chain to allow customers to place and track orders on smartwatches.
“Pairing Domino’s with smartwatch technology couldn’t be more of a natural fit,” says Kevin Vasconi, Domino’s CIO. “We are constantly looking for ways to use technology to enhance our customers’ experience and provide them with more convenience.”
To utilize the feature, Pebble Technology Corp. and Android Wear smartwatch users must first download the Domino’s app along with a Pizza Profile with a saved Easy Order or recent order. By loading the app onto a Pebble or Android watch, customers will receive updates about their order, from the time it’s taken to the time its ready for delivery.
Smartwatches cost anywhere from $100 to $200 and function similar to a smartphone, with users being able to purchase and download apps. Smartwatches can also be used as a fitness monitor, music player, among other things.
The new LG Watch Urbane LTE was unveiled Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and is the world’s first smartwatch capable of running on 4G LTE networks, allowing users can make phone calls and send emails from their wrist without the need for a smartphone.