Win a trip to Brazil on Visa

Rio Visa


Visa payment ringAthletes at this year’s will be given an NFC payments ring linked to a account that will let them make purchases by tapping their hand against contactless terminals.

The rings will be given to all Team Visa athletes, a group of 45 Olympic hopefuls from around the world “who embody Visa’s values of acceptance, partnership and innovation, ” the payment network says.

“The ring uses the patented NFC Ring design of that includes a secure microchip made by with an embedded NFC-enabled antenna, enabling contactless payment capabilities.

“Unlike many other payment wearables, the ring does not require use of a battery or recharging. It is also water resistant to a depth of 50m.”

Innovations

“Athletes and fans will also be able to use their Visa accounts leading up to and at the Rio Games, using various new form factors, ” Visa adds. “From booking and planning their trip using Visa Checkout or making purchases at the games on their mobile phone, both experiences are first-time offerings for Rio 2016.

“Visa will implement approximately 4, 000 NFC-enabled POS terminals capable of accepting mobile and wearable payments across key Olympic venues.”

“The Visa ring is a great innovation that I know all the athletes competing in Rio will enjoy as it will be great to go from a competition to purchase without having to carry a wallet or card, ” says Team Visa athlete Missy Franklin.



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