London, UK – 20 July 2017 – Samsung Electronics today announced that it has expanded the Samsung Pay experience onto the Gear S3 smartwatch in the UK, further solidifying Samsung as a leader in connected wearables.
Samsung Pay for Gear S3 is compatible with select Samsung devices and all non-Samsung mobile devices running Android 4.4 (KitKat). This independently enables payments on Gear S3 almost anywhere you can use your contactless credit or debit card* (including Transport for London), providing another payment option for Samsung Pay users. The user experience is intentionally similar to the phone version of Samsung Pay, allowing for greater consumer convenience and seamlessness when paying with Gear S3.
Setting up Samsung Pay on Gear S3 is easy. Simply install the most up-to-date version of the Samsung Gear App on your compatible mobile device, register your compatible card, authenticate your ID, set-up your security PIN and you’re ready to start paying immediately.
Samsung Pay is designed to make paying with your device safe, simple and convenient;
- SIMPLE: With Samsung Pay, every transaction is easy. Users can launch Samsung Pay through simply holding the watch over a NFC payment reader with the top of the watch facing the NFC terminal.
- SECURE: With each transaction, Samsung Pay uses an encrypted digital token to replace sensitive card information, preventing fraud. Additionally, Samsung’s industry-leading Knox security platform is built into the hardware and software of your device, which ensures mobile information and data is secure.
- ALMOST ANYWHERE: Samsung Pay is accepted almost anywhere you can use your contactless credit or debit card.
It was announced last month that HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank joined the growing portfolio of major payment networks and banks which Samsung Pay supports in the UK. This already includes Mastercard and Visa, as well as cards issued by MBNA, Nationwide and Santander. More partners, including American Express will be joining soon.
* Available with participating banks and merchants. A payment limit may apply.
About Samsung Pay in UK
Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service from Samsung Electronics, is simple, secure and works almost anywhere you can use a contactless payment card. Samsung Pay provides consumers a way to pay at millions of merchant locations that accept contactless payment cards. Samsung continues to strategically expand its partnership ecosystem for Samsung Pay to provide greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers while enabling an easy and safe payment experience. Samsung Pay is compatible with select cards and Samsung devices, and leading wireless providers. Visit www.samsung.com/th/samsungpay to learn more.
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