Garmin has recently announced a new stable of smartwatches and fitness wearables, and with those watches comes a brand new feature for the company: Garmin Pay. Currently available on the Vivoactive 3, Garmin Pay allows users to connect their credit cards and make payments by tapping their smartwatch rather than having to take out their wallet.
As far as fitness goes, having a mobile payment system is especially convenient. When running or cycling, one typically looks to carry around as little extra as possible. Storing a payment system on one's smartwatch means forgoing the necessity of carrying around a credit card or wallet during exercise, keeping runners and cyclists more secure as they stray from their starting points.
Garmin Pay is exclusive to the Vivoactive 3, but it should eventually be accepted on all of Garmin's smartwatches.