Garmin South Africa has launched a contactless payment feature on Garmin watches. 
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Garmin South Africa has launched a contactless payment feature on Garmin watches. Photo: Supplied
The contactless payment feature is only available on four Garmin watches. 
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The contactless payment feature is only available on four Garmin watches. Photo: Supplied
Garmin allows customers to make secure and contactless payments at the NFC enabled POS retail locations.
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Garmin allows customers to make secure and contactless payments at the NFC enabled POS retail locations. Photo: Supplied
DURBAN - Garmin South Africa has launched Garmin Pay, a contact-less payment feature that is now available on pay-enabled Garmin watches in the country. 

This payment feature from Garmin allows customers to make secure and contactless payments at the NFC enabled POS retail locations. 

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

According to Garmin, they partnered with FNB and RMB Private Bank because they are the only bank that can accept Garmin Pay NFC payments at the moment.

The contactless payment feature is only available on four Garmin watches. 

Below is a table that shows the four contactless payments watches along with the prices of the watches.

Garmin watch Price
Fenix 5 Series R13499 - R13999
Forerunner 645 R6499
Forerunner 645 Music R7499
Vivoactive 3 Music R5999
 
Dan Bartel, the Vice President of Garmin Worldwide Sales said "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".

He added that this feature is an essential tool for any active lifestyle and they appreciate the support that card issuing banks have provided to make this feature available to their customers. 

Here is how it works:

1. Enter your passcode.
2. Choose the right credit card from your virtual wallet.
3. Hold your wrist close to the card reader.
4. Then the payment will be made. 

More networks and issuers will be added on soon according to Garmin and those who want to check out supported countries, payment networks and issuing bank information can check out the Garmin website. 


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