The Ultimate Guide to Using Suica With Your Apple Watch

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If you’re living or traveling in Japan, the Apple Watch is the perfect companion for a hassle-free life. With Apple Pay and the Suica card, you can now make payments quickly and easily with your Apple Watch.

The Suica card is a transportation pass that allows you to pay for bus, train and other fares. It works as a prepaid card that can be used at stores, vending machines and cafes throughout Japan. By linking it to your Apple Pay account, you can use your Apple Watch to make purchases without having to carry around cash or cards.

To set up your Suica card on your Apple Watch, open the Wallet app on your iPhone, select ‘Add Card’ and choose ‘Suica’ from the list of accepted payment methods. You will then be prompted to enter your personal information such as name and address before entering the 16-digit number found on the back of the Suica card. Once complete, tap ‘Done’ to finish setting up your Suica card on your Apple Watch.

Once set up, you can use your Apple Watch just like any other payment method when making payments with Suica. Simply hold your watch near a compatible reader at any store or transit station that accepts contactless payments and wait for it to vibrate twice and beep once to inicate that the transaction has been completed successfully.

The combination of an Apple Watch with an assoiated Suica card makes life easier by eliminating the need for carrying cash or cards around when making purchases or paying fares in Japan. With quick payments and easy access to money in one device, you can say goodbye to long lines at checkout counters, ticket vending machines or transit stations!

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Using Suica on Apple Watch

Yes, you can use Suica on Apple Watch! To do so, simply hold the top of your iPhone or the display of your Apple Watch near the contactless reader at participating stores. When the transaction is complete, you’ll see ‘Done’ and a checkmark on the screen. You’ll also feel a gentle tap and hear a beep.

Does the Apple Watch Have Apple Wallet?

Yes, the Apple Watch has its own version of the Apple Wallet app. The Wallet app on the Apple Watch allows you to store your boarding passes, event tickets, coupons, student ID cards and more in one place for easy access. Plus, any passes you have stored in the Wallet app on your iPhone will automatically sync to your Apple Watch for even more convenience.

Does Japan Accept Apple Pay?

Yes, Japan does accept Apple Pay. However, in order to use it, you must have a device that supports Apple Pay in Japan (iPhone 8 or later, or Apple Watch Series 3 or later), as well as eiher a Suica or PASMO card (or nanaco or WAON) or a credit/debit card issued by a bank in Japan. When paying at stores with Apple Pay, make sure to inform the cashier if you are using Suica, PASMO, iD, QUICPay, WAON or nanaco.

Adding a Wallet to an Apple Watch

To add Wallet to your Apple Watch, first open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Then tap My Watch, followed by tapping Wallet & Apple Pay. If you have cards saved on other Apple devices or have recently removed one, tap Add next to the card you wish to add and enter its CVV. For any other card, simply tap Add Card and follow the onscreen instructions. Once complete, you’ll be able to access your cards through the Wallet app on your Apple Watch.

Paying with Apple Watch Without Phone

Yes, you can pay with Apple Watch withot your phone. To do so, you’ll need to first set up Apple Pay in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Once setup is complete, you’ll be able to select the Apple Pay option at checkout and hold your watch up to the reader to authorize the purchase. You’ll also be able to use Apple Pay for online and app purchases with just your watch.

Paying with Apple Watch 7

To pay with your Apple Watch 7, first double-click the side button. Then scroll to choose the credit or debit card you wish to use for payment. Once you have chosen your card, hold your Apple Watch within a few centimeters of the contactless card reader, with the display facing the reader. The payment will be processed and you’ll receive a confirmation on your watch’s display.

Adding a Suica Card to an Apple Watch

Adding a Suica card to your Apple Watch is simple and easy! First, open the Wallet app on your iPhone. Tap on the “+” symbol in the top right-hand corner, then select “Transit Card” from the options. From there, choose “Suica” as the card type and tap “Continue”. You will then be prompted to select an amount to put on the card and tap “Add”. Follow the remaining steps to confirm your purchase and add your Suica card. Once you’ve completed this process, you will see your Suica card apper in your Apple Watch Wallet app. You can now use it to pay for transit fares and make purchases at stores that accept Suica cards!

Does the Suica Card Have an Expiration Date?

Yes, Suica cards expire afer 28 days from date of purchase. The expiration date is printed on the bottom left corner of the card. After the card expires, it can no longer be used and must be discarded. If you wish to continue using the Suica, you will need to purchase a new one.

Going Cashless in Japan

Being cashless in Japan is easy and convenient thanks to the wide range of payment methods available. One of the most popular and widely accepted cashless payment methods is Prepaid Cards, such as IC cards like Suica or Pasmo. With Prepaid Cards, you can simply purchase a card without needing to fill out a credit card application screening. Once you have your card, you can easily use it to pay for goods and services at retailers that accept it. You can even use them for public transportation, such as trains and buses, or for convenient stores and vending machines. Additionally, many online stores will also accept Prepaid Cards as a form of payment. To top it all off, many Prepaid Card companies offer special discounts on crtain purchases made with their cards. With these features and benefits, taking advantage of going cashless in Japan has never been easier!


The Apple Watch Suica is a convenient and secure way to pay for items in stores in Japan. It uses contactless technology, allowing users to simply hold the top of teir iPhone or the display of their Apple Watch near the contactless reader to make payments. Furthermore, users can move their Suica and other transit or e-Money cards to a new iPhone using the Wallet app, and they can use Apple Pay at stores in Japan if they have a supported iPhone 8 or Apple Watch Series 3 and later. Overall, the Apple Watch Suica is an efficient payment method that offers users peace of mind when making payments in stores.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.