PKO Bank Polski Garmin Pay is now available for payment cardholders.
Commonly used on smartwatches for quick payments on the go, customers of PKO Bank Polski can add Garmin Pay to their mobile devices and smartwatches.
Garmin Pay transactions are available at every shop and service point that has contactless capability.
Paweł Placzke, head of the Individual Client Product Department at PKO Bank Polski, commented: “The Bank continuously extends the range of services for clients who prefer non-standard but increasingly popular contactless payment solutions.
“At the end of the 2nd quarter, we had nearly 190 thousand cards used in HCE payments. Now, our clients may also pay via their watches. The service will pander to the tastes of people who enjoy active leisure and work on the move.
“There are more and more of them. They need to pop in a corner shop to buy some water during their morning jogging or buy coffee in a bistro before a company presentation and want to do it in a blink of an eye. This is possible with Garmin Pay. I approach my wrist to the reader – the terminal registers the transaction, I thank the shop assistant and I’m on my way.”
Customers using PKO Bank Polski Garmin Pay can connect their debit and credit cards to the wallet quickly. The user can open up the Garmin Connect Mobile (GCM) app and download it on the smartphone in advance.
The application is available for Android and iOS operating systems. Garmin Pay is available on the following models of Garmin sport and smartwatches: fēnix 5S Plus, fēnix 5 Plus, fenix 5X Plus, Forerunner 645, Forerunner 645 Music as well as vívoactive 3 and vívoactive 3 Music.
For users, e-wallets are convenient and secure ways to pay quickly while on the go. If users need to block the card, users can block it in the app and in the watch. Once the card is unblocked, it is not necessary to re-register through GCM. The card is automatically re-activated in the watch.