NXP and Garmin Team-up for NFC Mobile Payments Via New Fitness Wearables

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced that Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has chosen NXP’s PN80T embedded Secure Element (SE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) solution for the recently launched vívoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music featuring contactless payment capabilities.

With NXP’s embedded Secure Element technology and innovative Loader Service provisioning solution, Garmin is able to easily and quickly deploy Garmin PayTM in their products without compromising security.

NXP’s Loader Service solution simplifies the development and integration of payment functionality while maintaining significantly lower setup and maintenance costs. Users can simply add their card information to the Garmin Pay wallet, powered by Fit Pay, Inc. which then syncs with their virtual wallet in their watch. As a result, Garmin users benefit from a secure and convenient payment experience while on the go.

“NXP is recognized as the preferred provider in the payment ecosystem, known for our ability to deliver trusted security, authentication, and end-to-end NFC solutions into many of the world’s most high-profile applications,” said Rafael Sotomayor, senior vice president and general manager of secure transactions and identifications at NXP. “NXP’s PN80T SE and NFC solution enable Garmin and others to quickly bring to market secure and convenient payment experiences.”

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