Grab a bottle of water before you work out. Stop for a coffee after. Garmin Pay is perfect for people on the run. No need to carry your phone, wallet, cards or cash. Simply tap your Garmin watch when you’re making purchases. Garmin Pay is a convenient way to use your eligible PNC Visa® consumer and small business credit and debit cards or SmartAccess card.
Leave your wallet behind and pay with your Garmin device.
When you make a purchase using Garmin Pay, your actual card number is never shared with the merchant when you shop. A digital card number, unique to your device, is used to process payments instead of your physical card number.
Select the Garmin Pay icon from the main menu of your Garmin watch.
Enter your Garmin Pay PIN and hold your watch near the contactless terminal.
An onscreen message will let you know your payment was accepted.
What PNC Cards are eligible for Garmin Pay?
What devices are compatible with Garmin Pay?
To see what devices are compatible with Garmin Pay, visit the Garmin website.
Where can I download Garmin Pay?
Garmin Pay is a feature of the Garmin Connect app. To download the Garmin Connect app, visit your mobile device’s app store and search for ‘Garmin’.
How do I add my PNC card to Garmin Pay?
To add a PNC Visa credit, debit or SmartAccess card to Garmin Pay, you will need to download the most recent version of the Garmin Connect app from your mobile device’s app store and have an eligible mobile device paired with an eligible Garmin watch. Once your mobile device is paired, you can add your PNC cards to Garmin Pay by tapping on the image of your Garmin watch in the header of the app and then choosing Garmin Pay from the list of features. You can then enter your card information manually or if you have an iOS device you can scan your card by using the camera on your mobile device to capture it automatically. Some customers may also be required to verify the card they added to Garmin Pay by logging into the PNC Mobile app on their mobile device when prompted. Once verified, your PNC credit, debit or SmartAccess card will be ready to use with Garmin Pay on your Garmin watch.
How do I use Garmin Pay?
Garmin Pay can be used to make in-store payments at most merchants equipped with NFC (Near-Field Communication) contactless payment terminals. To make an in-store payment, simply choose the Garmin Pay icon from the main menu on your Garmin watch, enter your Garmin Pay PIN, and hold your watch near the contactless payment terminal. An on-screen message and subtle vibration will confirm the payment was sent to the terminal.
With Garmin Pay, when you make a purchase, a digital account number along with a dynamic, transaction specific code is used to process your payment. This means that your actual credit or debit card number is never shared with the merchant when you shop.
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Where can I use Garmin Pay?
Garmin Pay can be used to make in-store payments at most merchants equipped with NFC (Near-Field Communication) contactless payment terminals.
Will I continue to earn rewards or points with my PNC debit or credit card using Garmin Pay?
If you are in a rewards program, you will continue to earn rewards or points for purchases made using your physical card or through your card(s) enrolled in Garmin Pay.
What if I need to return an item I purchased using Garmin Pay?
The return process will vary by merchant. You may need to present a receipt from the merchant to return the item. To complete the return, hold your Garmin watch over the contactless payment terminal and wait for a confirmation message on the terminal screen to let you know the return has been processed. You must use the same Garmin watch and card you used to purchase the item to process the return.
Can I use a card other than my default card to make a purchase using Garmin Pay?
The card you used most recently will be pre-selected for you when you make a payment using Garmin Pay. To pay with a card other than your most recently used card, simply swipe up or down to choose a different card.
Why do I need to verify my card with PNC when I add it to Garmin Pay?
For security purposes, you may be asked to use the PNC Mobile app to verify your PNC credit, debit or SmartAccess card before you can start using Garmin Pay.
What should I do when I receive a replacement card?
Unless opted out of the Visa Account Updater service, when a PNC credit or debit card enrolled in Garmin Pay expires or is replaced due to loss, theft, fraud or chip card upgrade, PNC will automatically update your card information in Garmin Pay within two (2) business days from when your replacement card is activated. To update Garmin Pay immediately and not wait the two (2) business days for the automatic update, manually remove the existing card and add the new card to the Garmin Connect app.
What happens if I replace, update or lose my Garmin watch or connected mobile device?
If you have misplaced your Garmin watch, you can remove or suspend the PNC cards you added to the device through the Garmin Connect app on the mobile device you paired with the watch. If you lost both your Garmin watch and your paired mobile device, contact PNC immediately at 1-855-406-3164 . This will not affect your plastic cards, which can still be used to make purchases.
Why does my card image in Garmin Pay look different from my physical card?
Your card image in Garmin Pay is a digital representation of your physical PNC credit, debit or SmartAccess card. The image you see in Garmin Pay may not be an exact copy of your plastic PNC card.
How do I un-enroll a card from Garmin Pay?
To delete a card from Garmin Pay, open the Garmin Connect app, tap on the image of your Garmin watch in the header of the app and choose Garmin Pay from the list of features. Tap on the Manage Your Wallet button and select the card you wish to remove. Simply tap on the Delete Card button to remove the selected card from Garmin Pay. Once removed, the card is unenrolled in Garmin Pay and no longer can be used to make payments on your Garmin watch.
PNC MasterCard® and commercial credit cards are not eligible at this time.
PNC does not charge a fee for Mobile Banking. However, third party message and data rates may apply. These include fees your wireless carrier may charge you for data usage and text messaging services. Check with your wireless carrier for details regarding your specific wireless plan and any data usage or text messaging charges that may apply. Also, a supported mobile device is needed to use the Mobile Banking App. Mobile Deposit is a feature of PNC Mobile Banking. Use of the Mobile Deposit feature requires a supported camera-equipped device and you must download a PNC mobile banking app. Eligible PNC Bank account and PNC Bank Online Banking required. Certain other restrictions apply. See the mobile banking terms and conditions in the PNC Online Banking Service Agreement.
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