Fitbit has announced that Fitbit Pay is now available to use on London’s TfL network.
Travellers in London will now be able to securely tap and pay-per-ride on buses and directly from their wrist using their Fitbit tracker.
In fact, Fitbit users can now use Fitbit Pay as contactless fare payment at seven major transit systems around the world, including New York MTA One Metro New York (OMNY), Chicago Transit Authority, Singapore Land Transport Authority, Sydney Transport New South Wales, TransLink in Vancouver, Taiwan iPASS and Transport for London (TfL).
Any user with Fitbit Pay-enabled smartwatches and trackers - such as the Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition, Fitbit Versa Special Edition and Fitbit Ionic - will be able to tap and pay-per-ride directly from their wrist on select buses and metro/subway/underground lines.
These urban transport systems are also compatible with Apple Pay and Google Pay, as well as Fitbit Pay. TfL accepts contactless payments from the likes of Apple Pay, Barclaycard Contactless Mobile, bPay, Fitbit Pay, Garmin Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay
In New York the contactless payment systems will work on all stops on the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines between Grand Central and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, plus buses in Staten Inland.
There are plans to bring Fitbit Pay and the other Pay programs to more global transit systems in the future.
Fitbit users can add up to six credit or debit cards to their Fitbit Wallet in the Fitbit app on Android or iOS mobile devices. Using the NFC chip built-into top-end Fitbit smartwatches and trackers, Fitbit Pay users can pay for items wherever contactless payments are accepted.