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After initially "out of the box" not being able to setup Garmin Pay with any of my ABSA Cards, I did a Software update via Garmin Express to the watch unit itself. Today I've tried adding it again & Bobs Your Uncle, Success!!! Not exactly sure if that is what did the trick or someone on Absa's side after I logged a call which they promptly closed with; (no regard for whether my issue was resolved or not)

 

"Dear Malcolm 

Thank you for your email. 

Please be advised that your Absa account may be linked to most online platforms/ applications. 

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to email us on absa@absa.co.za

Kind regards"

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Since social distancing measure were implemented here in Dubai only NFC type payments have been accepted. So Apple/Samsung Pay, Garmin Pay, Tap Card etc. There’s been a huge campaign to not hand over cash or cards.

 

If you slip a AED100 note over the cashier you should see the look you get. They stare at you while they put on a latex glove. Like you about to get a prostate exam!

 

Contactless and never out of your possession. Should be the standard in the tech world we live in now.

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When did Absa start supporting Garmin Pay? I'm in the process of moving away because they didn't.

Don’t know but based on these T&C’s And the fact you can link the cards tells me Probably a while now.

I’m yet to use it to see if it works or not.

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I always have my phone with me and use snapscan or zapper often .Tried the Garmin ,but could not get it working .Will try with Investec card again

Have a vivoactive (linked to investec) and works amazing.  If you can tap you can use your Garmin to pay.  And if it is above a certain amount you still need to punch in your PIN on the card device.

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Have a vivoactive (linked to investec) and works amazing.  If you can tap you can use your Garmin to pay.  And if it is above a certain amount you still need to punch in your PIN on the card device.

Sucks that the limit is R200 but then again I can understand for safety reasons why. Not sure if it is true but I saw a video making it's rounds on Social Media, where fraudsters assuming they can see your wallet in your pocket trousers, brush up against you with a hidden device reader & basically tapping your account dry. 

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I've used my Garmin pay for payments of less than R1000. Yesterday I tried to tap a R10 000 but the machine rejected and wanted me to insert a card, I'm not sure if it was their machine or the limit on Garmin pay.

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I've used my Garmin pay for payments of less than R1000. Yesterday I tried to tap a R10 000 but the machine rejected and wanted me to insert a card, I'm not sure if it was their machine or the limit on Garmin pay.

 

I have done a few payments over R2 000 with Garmin Pay.  :thumbup:

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Sucks that the limit is R200 but then again I can understand for safety reasons why. Not sure if it is true but I saw a video making it's rounds on Social Media, where fraudsters assuming they can see your wallet in your pocket trousers, brush up against you with a hidden device reader & basically tapping your account dry.

I will test it next time again but as far as I have found it only allows a tap if you are on the tap screen and not when on another one. But I am comfortable that I can be corrected.

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I have done a few payments over R2 000 with Garmin Pay.  :thumbup:

 

I did a R3k one yesterday. The terminal requested a pin for this one. No biggy...

 

What I found at Checkers on Sunday, was a no-tap policy for transactions over R400.

You could not tap your card or Garmin to complete the transaction.

Obviously nothing to do with Garmin Pay or Bank limitations/restrictions and a policy implemented by the store.

I suspect the limitations around values could be a combination of Garmin Pay "rules", bank specific "rules" and also vendor/shop card machine allowances/limits/rules.

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WOW !!

 

How quickly do we get used to new technology ....  :whistling:

 

 

Got my new bank card, took a day or two to get it set up at FNB.

 

 

OUCH .... was weird actually carrying a wallet ....  :eek:

 

 

Took seconds to link the new card to Garmin, walked into a shop and it WORKED.

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I've been using FNB virtual credit card on my phone. Tap my phone and it works like a dream!

 

The CCV number changes every hour and you can delete and create new cards at will which is great for online shopping.

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