Wirecard to power contactless payments in Garmin smartwatches

18. June 2018.

Wirecard is partnering with Garmin to provide Garmin smartwatch owners a digital payment experience through Wirecard’s flagship product, boon, according to a press release.

As of now, Garmin smartwatch users in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. will be able to add their digital boon cards to Garmin Pay and make purchases with their Garmin vívoactive 3 or Garmin Forerunner 645 smartwatches anywhere MasterCard contactless is accepted.

Wirecard said consumers can set up boon on eligible smartwatches by following the simple steps in the Garmin Connect mobile app to add a card to the user’s Garmin Wallet.

To pay, users call up the controls menu and access the wallet. The boon card will then show up on the screen, and the smartwatch is ready to pay. Users then hold the watch against the payment terminal until a payment confirmation appears on the device screen.

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