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Will the contactless terminal activate if I walk past it while wearing my Westpac PayWear?

The merchant terminal won’t activate your Westpac PayWear just by walking past it. Your Westpac PayWear must be within four centimetres of the contactless terminal for more than half a second, and the merchant must have already entered the transaction amount into the terminal (and it must be approved) before a payment is processed.

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