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With a smartwatch, you can track your physical activity, use mobile apps and even make phone calls. And you can also make contactless payments

Garmin and Fitbit smartwatches offer free NFC payment services that can be linked to your BGL BNP Paribas credit card.

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Why use a smartwatch to make contactless payments?

Paying without a card, using a Fitbit or Garmin smartwatch, has several benefits.

Convenient

  • You can pay anytime, anywhere.
  • You don’t even need to be carrying a wallet or smartphone to pay for in-store purchases.

Simple and fast

  • To pay with your smartwatch, all you have to do is hold your watch near the payment terminal. You don’t need to enter your PIN for each transaction. You don’t even need an internet connection.
  • You can make payments in any store that accepts contactless payment, both in Luxembourg and abroad. Eligible businesses have this logo  displayed on the payment terminal.

Secure

  • With contactless payment from your smartwatch, you have access to the same settings and benefits as with your physical BGL BNP Paribas credit card: transaction limits, insurance, purchase protection and fraud protection.
  • Transaction data is neither stored nor shared: confidentiality is guaranteed.
  • You will have to enter your smartwatch PIN when you make a payment over 24 hours after the last payment, as well as when you put the watch on or take it off.

How to activate contactless payment on your smartwatch 

Activating payments on your Garmin or Fitbit smartwatch is very easy, using your smartphone or tablet:

  • Download the “Fitbit” or “Garmin Connect” mobile app from Google Play or the Apple Store on your smartphone or tablet
  • Open the app and create an account linked to your smartwatch
  • Add your BGL BNP Paribas Visa and/or Mastercard credit card(s) to your electronic wallet
  • Choose your account verification method in the app: text message or e-mail
  • Now you’re ready to use your smartwatch for all contactless payments!

Download Garmin Connect

Download Fitbit

Frequently asked questions

  • icone faq question Which models of smartwatches are compatible with contactless payment or NFC (Near Field Communication)?

    Contactless payment via smartwatch is available for:

    • Fitbit Versa 2, Versa Special Edition, Ionic and Charge 3 Special Edition watches;
    • These Garmin watches.
  • icone faq question Which bank cards can I use for payment via smartwatch?

    The BGL BNP Paribas credit cards that are compatible with Garmin and Fitbit smartwatches are:

  • icone faq question What do I need to use contactless payment with my smartwatch?

    You will need:

    • A compatible Fitbit or Garmin watch
    • A relatively new tablet or smartwatch that is compatible with a recent version of iOS or Android
    • Your active BGL BNP Paribas credit card
    • A current mobile phone number or e-mail address in your bank account information
  • icone faq question Does paying with Garmin Pay or Fitbit Pay generate additional fees?

    Fitbit and Garmin Pay are free contactless payment services for paying for your in-store purchases.

  • icone faq question Is there a limit on how much I can pay with my smartwatch?

    The limit for payments with your smartwatch is the same as the current limit on your BGL BNP Paribas credit card.

  • icone faq question How can I view recent payments made with my watch?

    To see your most recent transactions, go to the “Wallet” menu in your Fitbit or Garmin Connect app.

    You will be able to see the last three payments made with your smartwatch. You can also go to your BGL BNP Paribas Web Banking to access all of your transactions.