Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC: officially debuts in Italy

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC officially arrives in Italy and thanks to the collaboration with Nexi and Mastercard will allow you to pay in store

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC officially arrives on the Italian market and will allow payments to be made in-store: in fact, by associating your payment card with the fitness band Mastercard issued by Nexi, starting tomorrow it will be possible to pay your expenses in the store with a simple gesture. Even YAP, the Nexi mobile payments app designed for young people, can be virtualized on the Xiaomi device to pay in store. In exclusive preview for one month, the customers of the 150 PayTech Partner Banks, will be able to make payments with Mi Smart Band 6 NFC in all stores equipped with a contactless POS, more than 75% of shops in Italy.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC: officially debuts in Italy

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC: how it works

Activating the payment service is quick and easy: just download the app on your smartphone Xiaomi Wear, pair the Mi Smart Band 6 NFC and register your card in a few simple steps. To complete a purchase, simply activate the payment method on the smart band with a swipe and bring your wrist closer to the POS. The first payment of the day will require the insertion of the security code chosen when registering the card, but for subsequent purchases it will no longer be necessary. If the device is removed from the wrist, the possibility of making further transactions without entering the pin is inhibited, so the user will be asked to re-enter the code.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC: collaboration

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.

Currently Italy is the fifth European market for wearable technology, but by 2022 it will be the third: according to market projections, next year the turnover of weareables in the world could go up to 73 billion dollars, confirming itself as a constantly growing trend. Nexi, as a European PayTech, intends to oversee this market in the best possible way. By offering the best solutions to Italian bank customers: smart payments with Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC are undoubtedly among them and we are proud to make it available to Italians together with Mastercard.

Emiliano ImbimboResponsible for Digital Issuing Products & Links.

At Mastercard we have always been convinced that digital payments are an enabler of everyday life. For years we have been collaborating with the different players on the market in order to make the payment gesture something immediate, without interruptions, ever easier and customized to the real needs of the consumer. For this reason we are proud of the partnership signed with Xiaomi and Nexi, which adds a further step to make this path of digitization of the Italian lifestyle even more accessible and safe.

Alberto Ciarcia, Vice President Account Management of Mastercard Italia.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC: officially debuts in Italy

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC: features

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC retains all the features that owners of the standard version Mi Smart Band 6 loved – a display AMOLED a colori, a water resistant body (up to 50m), as well as advanced software features: recognition of 30 different fitness modes, heart rate and SpO2 monitoring and an autonomy of up to 12 days. The new model is completed by an NFC chip thanks to which it is possible to make purchases or contactless payments.

AND available from midnight on October 14 at the price of € 54.99 on mi.com, Amazon and at all Xiaomi Stores Italy present on the territory. Furthermore, only for the first 48h Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC will be available for purchase at promotional price of € 43.99 su mi.com e Amazon.

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