The Singapore Government has been pushing very hard for a cashless payment society. Many of us are already using cashless options to purchase things. If you are into sports, here are some news for you. The Garmin Pay has now expanded to Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, a GPS running watch. You can now pay at selected locations with just your Garmin watch.
Read the Press Release for more information on the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music (Pricing and availability).
Garmin® Forerunner 645 Music now available with Garmin Pay in Singapore
Singapore, 27 April 2018 – Garmin Pay today comes to the Forerunner® 645 Music, a GPS running watch with integrated music that gives athletes the freedom to buy a bottle of water and a snack and enjoy their favorite tunes on a run or during a workout without having to take a phone along.
In partnership with OCBC Bank, Garmin Pay, a contactless payment solution, means athletes can leave their cash and OCBC debit and credit cards at home and still stop for a bite to eat along their route. Utilising their Garmin Pay wallet, users have the same rewards and benefits of the physical cards, with the convenience of having them right on the wrist for contactless payment. They can now make contactless payments simply by tapping their Garmin Forerunner 645 Music at any contactless payment terminals island wide.
Whether out for a run with friends or gearing up for race day, the Forerunner 645 Music makes it easier for runners to get the data they need. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring[i], it includes advanced running dynamics[ii], performance monitoring tools, connected features and thousands of ways to customise with free watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps through the Garmin Connect IQ™ store. With the introduction of the Forerunner 645 Music, the sporty style of the Forerunner line is getting a sophisticated makeover; the metal bezel, chemically strengthened glass and interchangeable bands make it easy to wear all day, every day.
Level up your training with in-depth running data and measurement
Athletes can better prepare for a race or training cycle with the help of training features provided by Firstbeat. Training status automatically evaluates previous exercise and fitness levels to let athletes know if they are training productively, peaking or overreaching. Measuring exercise volume from the last seven days, training load helps users determine if they are training in the right zone and whether their sessions are too easy or hard. Additionally, the anaerobic training effect metric will tell athletes how their hard work and training is improving their ability to push the limits.
The Forerunner 645 Music allows athletes to go even further with their running data. Clipping the Running Dynamics Pod to the waistband allows users to see all six running dynamics, including cadence, ground contact time, stride length and more on their watch without the need for a chest strap. Built-in GPS and GLONASS let athletes track how far, how fast and where they run – no phone connection required.
Designed for runners
The Forerunner 645 Music features up to seven days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to five hours in GPS mode with music. Weighing roughly 42 grams, this is the first Forerunner to feature a stainless-steel metal bezel and always-on Garmin Chroma Display™ that is easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and is housed under chemically strengthened glass. When you want to change it up, swapping bands is fast and does not require the use of any tools. It also features a reliable five-button interface that allows users to mark laps with a quick press.
Using Garmin Pay
- Enter payment information in their Garmin Connect™ Mobile by manually entering their information.
- Once the cardholder’s details are validated and app has synced with the smartwatch, the card is available for use.
- The user can quickly launch their wallet from the controls menu and tap at a contactless terminal whenever they wish to make a payment.
Pricing and Availability
The Forerunner 645 Music is available with a black or cerise band and has a suggested retail price of SGD 669. An option without integrated music capabilities – the Forerunner 645 – is available with a black or sandstone band with a suggested retail price of SGD 599.
The Forerunner 645 Music and Forerunner 645 are available at Advance Lap, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Isetan Scotts, Tangs @ Tang Plaza, Takashimaya and all Garmin authorised retailers.
[i] Activity tracking accuracy
[ii] When used with Running Dynamics Pod, HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitor (sold separately)