Contactless payment feature now included on 11 devices and supported globally by a network of more than 260 banks in 30 countries
SEBASTIAN, Florida, January 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), today announced the expansion of Garmin PayTM, a contactless payment solution, to the 11th smartwatch from Garmin International, Inc. The new smartwatch, the vívoactive 3 Music with LTE connectivity, launched in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2019. The Garmin Pay contactless payment feature and digital wallet, which is powered by FitPay, enables consumers to make highly secure contactless payments at millions of near field communication enabled (NFC) point-of-sale (POS) terminals worldwide.
"We introduced Garmin Pay in 2017 with the launch of the vívoactive 3, and we are pleased with how this feature has expanded to encompass additional product lines, including smartwatches built for athletes, adventure seekers, pilots and more," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. "Garmin Pay provides our customers with the flexibility to pay with their wrist, and as we move forward, we know that even more Garmin customers will have the opportunity to experience this great feature."
"Garmin is again breaking new ground in the smartwatch category with a triple-threat device that offers LTE, music and payment capabilities," said Michael Orlando, NXT-ID COO and Fit Pay president. "We are proud to collaborate with a company that has shown such a commitment to enhancing their users' payment experience across such a wide variety of device offerings."
Garmin Pay allows Garmin users to make contactless payments free from having their phone or wallet present. The payment feature includes a digital wallet, which is integrated into the Garmin Connect™ user application. In addition to the vívoactive 3 Music with LTE connectivity, Garmin Pay is also available on other smartwatches by Garmin including the D2™ Delta S, D2 Delta, D2 Delta PX, fēnix® 5S Plus, fēnix 5 Plus, fēnix 5X Plus, Forerunner® 645, Forerunner 645 Music, vívoactive 3 and vívoactive 3 Music.
"In addition to the extension of Garmin Pay to a diverse portfolio of devices, we have also seen tremendous adoption globally among bank and credit account issuers," said Orlando. "The worldwide network of banks and issuers supporting Garmin Pay continually expands, driving new digital wallet activations by Garmin users."
Since the Garmin Pay feature was launched in November 2017, the card network and issuing bank support for the service has grown to include the major card networks and more than 260 banks in 30 countries on four continents worldwide. Garmin Pay was the first device-based contactless payment service to enter the German market and was recently added by banks in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico.
Garmin Pay is powered by the FitPay Token Requester Management Platform, which enables cardholders to securely add their payment credentials to devices that are integrated with FitPay's token management solution. The platform uses tokenization, a payment security technology that replaces cardholders' account information with a unique digital identifier (a "token"), to transact highly secure contactless payments.
View the complete list of issuing banks, payment networks and countries supporting Garmin Pay at Garmin.com/garminpay/banks .
About Garmin International Inc.
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About NXT- ID, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc.
NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) provides a comprehensive platform of technology products and services that enable the Internet of Things (IoT). With extensive experience in access control, biometric and behavior-metric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, NXT-ID develops and markets groundbreaking solutions for payment and IoT applications. Its industry-leading technology products and solutions include MobileBio®, a suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms, the Wocket™, a next-generation smart wallet and the Flye, a digital credit card developed in collaboration with WorldVentures.
NXT-ID includes three mobile and IoT-related subsidiaries: LogicMark, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems ("PERS") sold through dealers/distributors and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Fit Pay, Inc., a proprietary technology platform that delivers end-to-end solutions to device manufacturers for contactless payment capabilities, credential management, authentication and other secure services within the IoT ecosystem, and 3D-ID LLC, which is engaged in biometric identification and authentication. Learn more about NXT-ID at http://www.nxt-id.com . FitPay and the FitPay Payment Platform are the sole property of Fit Pay, Inc. For NXT-ID Inc. corporate information contact: email@example.com
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