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Garmin Pay contactless payment feature is now live

September 4, 2018 • Finance, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top Stories

The feature is currently available to Visa-enabled cardholders of First National Bank (FNB) and RMB Private Bank.

Garmin Pay contactless payment feature is now live

Garmin Southern Africa is excited to announce the Garmin Pay contactless payment feature that is now live on a range of Pay-enabled Garmin watches in South Africa. The feature is currently available to Visa-enabled cardholders of First National Bank (FNB) and RMB Private Bank.

This new feature from Garmin enables consumers to make highly secure contactless payments at near-field communication-enabled (NFC) point-of-sale (POS) retail locations, adding a powerful new capability to a range of compatible watches on the market for the active consumer.

“With Garmin Pay, customers now have the freedom to leave their phone and wallet at home when they go running or work out, and still be able to make purchases wherever their day takes them,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “This feature is an indispensable tool for any active lifestyle and we appreciate the support that card issuing banks have provided to make this exciting new feature available to their cardholders.”

Additional networks and issuers will be added soon. You can view supported countries, payment network and issuing bank information at https://www.garmin.com/en-ZA/garminpay/banks/

Garmin Pay

Your Garmin device is already an important part of your everyday life, but with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution, you’ll have more uses for it than ever before. It’s the faster, safer, convenient way to pay.

Pay for your purchases

Garmin Pay is a contactless payment solution designed for people who are always on the move. Whether you grab a cup of coffee after your morning run or get a bite to eat while out on a ride, Garmin Pay lets you make purchases quickly and almost effortlessly with nothing needed but your watch. No wallet? No phone? No problem.

Quick and easy to use

With just a few quick touches, Garmin Pay is easily accessible from your compatible Garmin watch.
Enter your passcode, select the right credit card from your virtual wallet, and then hold your wrist near the card reader — that’s it. No need to fumble for your phone, cards or cash.

Privacy and security

Garmin takes the security of your payment information seriously. That’s why Garmin Pay protects
you by using watch-specific card numbers and transaction codes every time you make a purchase.
And your card number is not stored on your device, on our servers or passed to merchants when you
pay. So you pay with confidence.

For more info, visit https://explore.garmin.com/en-ZA/garmin-pay/

Edited by Daniëlle Kruger
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