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Tech companies have been trying a lot of different things to make wearables stick, not the least of which is payments: Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others have all introduced some way for smartwatch wearers to pay for things just by tapping their wrists against a payment machine. Now Garmin, one of the top five wearable makers globally, is joining the bunch.

With the release of its new Vívoactive 3 fitness watch today Garmin is rolling out a contactless payment option called Garmin Pay. The watch is equipped with an NFC chip and has an embedded secure element that lets wearers pay by tapping the watch against compatible point-of-sale terminals, just like the other devices work.

A built-in payment option was something Garmin users had…

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