Fitbit Announces Santander and More New Apps to Ionic and Versa smartwatches

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  • 27.04.2018 06:26 am

Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT) the leading global wearables brand, today announced the availability of Santander on Fitbit PayTM for UK users.  The partnership opens-up contactless payment from the wrist on Fitbit smartwatches  to all personal and business Santander debit and credit card users, MasterCard and Visa (excluding ATM only cash cards, Visa Top-up Debit Card and Business Visa Electron).

You can now make secure payments on the go directly from your wrist with Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa smartwatches, leave your smartphone and wallet at home.

Matt Hall, Director of Banking and Unsecured Credit at Santander UK, said: “We are always looking at how we can offer our customers new ways to help them manage their money. With more people embracing a healthier lifestyle, Fitbit is the ideal partner to deliver a convenient and simple payment experience.  This new method complements our existing mobile payment solutions and shows our commitment to improving the digital options available to our customers.”

Coffee-lovers rejoice, you can now add your Starbucks Card to Fitbit Ionic, or Fitbit Versa, to pay at participating Starbucks stores. Just add your 16-digit Starbucks Card number into the app to buy your morning coffee right from your wrist.

Coming in May for frequent flyers, Fitbit has also partnered with British Airways to bring the British Airways app to Fitbit OS 2.0. Get flight information, status and your boarding pass right on your wrist and take all of the hassle out of keeping tabs on your flight.

The Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa have the smart features you need including: app, calendar, call and text smartphone notifications; access to Fitbit’s growing App Gallery with more than 700 popular brand, developer and Fitbit Labs apps, and customisable clock faces; and on-device music for more motivation with access to Deezer,  and personal music playlists.

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