Garmin International and Fit Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, have announced that the Garmin Pay contactless payment feature is now live on Garmin’s vívoactive 3 smartwatch and available to cardholders of issuing banks supporting the new service, according to a press release.
“With Garmin Pay, vívoactive 3 wearers now have the freedom to leave their phone and wallet at home when they go to run or work out, and still be able to make purchases wherever their day takes them,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales, in the release. “The vívoactive 3 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.”
The new contactless payment capability is powered by the FitPaypayment platform and available initially for MasterCard cardholders from numerous issuing banks and credit unions including BECU, Capital One, First Tech Federal Credit Union, and U.S. Bank in the U.S., and internationally through Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Cornèrcard, Sberbank of Russia, and Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd.
Additional networks and issuers will be added soon, according to the release.