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Garmin Watch Gets Card Link

Mastercard users with the newly released Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch will be able to use their e-watches to make payments by simply holding their devices near a contactless terminal.

It says there are nearly 6.6 million suitable terminals worldwide, though it hasn’t said how many are in Australia.

The Garmin move follows earlier news that Mastercard has also teamed up with Fitbit to provide contactless payments on its recently released Ionic smartwatch.

Garmin says Vivoactive users will need to enter payment information in the Garmin Connect Mobile app (available in Apple and Android app stores) by scanning a card or manually entering information.

The user can then launch their e-wallet from a controls menu and tap at a contactless terminal whenever they wish to make a payment, the company says.

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