Yes, you need a smartphone that has NFC technology. Luckily, most smartphones that were sold starting in 2016 already have NFC technology embedded in them, so if you bought your smartphone in 2016 or after, then you are probably good to go.

As a general rule, if you have an iPhone 7 or newer, a Samsung Galaxy S6 or newer, Google Pixel 1 or newer, then your phone will work. Unfortunately, neither the iPhone 6 nor the iPhone SE (older generation) have NFC capabilities.

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