Garmin Pay was launched in December 2017, and the new contactless payment option is one of many features that Garmin offers in its smartwatches.

Now, KBC Bank becomes the first major Irish High Street bank to offer Garmin Pay. With Garmin Pay, you can collect your payment cards directly on your smartwatch.

Purchases are verified with a four-digit code, and the user can quickly choose between the payment cards on the display. Garmin Pay can be used anywhere contactless payment is accepted. To pay, just tap the clock against the point-of-sale terminal.

Payment with a smartwatch

With Garmin Pay, you can quickly and easily pay for things without your credit card or phone. Garmin Pay is available to use via vivoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music.

You can create an electronic wallet in Garmin Connect Mobile and register the cards you want to pay with. When you pay, you verify with a 4-digit code.

The watch will then be unlocked for 24 hours, but if you take it off, it will be locked immediately.

The new feature is powered by the FitPay payment platform and is now available to KBC Bank personal and business credit and debit card customers.

See more about which countries, cards and banks Garmin Pay is available with at:

The Forerunner 645 Music is Garmin’s latest sports watch with GPS, Elevate heart rate technology and built-in music storage. Thousands of apps and widgets can be downloaded for free at the Garmin Connect IQ Store to customize your Forerunner 645 Music. The high-resolution display can show everything from activity tracking and reminders to Find My Phone, VO2max, Metabolic Age, and more. Forerunner 645 Music has a battery life of 7 days or up to 5 hours of GPS and music.

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

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