Paying with a simple gesture using your fitness band is now also possible with the Nfc version of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 which officially arrives on the Italian market and will allow you to make payments by associating it with your Mastercard payment card issued by Nexi. Even Yap, the Nexi mobile payments app designed for young people, can be virtualized on the Xiaomi device to pay in store. In an exclusive preview for a month, the Chinese group communicates, the customers of the 150 Partner Banks of PayTech will be able to make payments with Mi Smart Band 6 NFC in all stores equipped with a contactless POS, more than 75% of the shops in Italy. To activate the payment service, just download the Xiaomi Wear app on your smartphone, pair the Mi Smart Band 6 NFC and register your card in a few steps.
Thanks to the agreement with Xiaomi, the customers of Nexi’s partner banks will be the first in Italy to have a new digital payment service available which, in addition to being convenient and fast, guarantees maximum security: no card data is stored. physical on the device and during the payment phase, the alternative code is used that identifies the virtualized card and not the real one. This avoids the transmission of physical card data and increases the level of security for the end customer.
“With the arrival on the market of Mi Smart Band 6 NFC, the daily habits of many Italians will change radically: paying with a fitness band is fast, safe and reliable” explains Leonardo Liu, General Manager of Xiaomi Italia who thanks Mastercard, “with to whom we have a global agreement, and Nexi, for having believed first and foremost in the potential of our device that will help make people’s lives even smarter “.