Last updated on October 20th, 2019
Are you from Sydney and use public transport on daily basis? There is a good now for you. The well-famous smartwatch brand named Fitbit has now enabled users across Sydney with a Fitbit Ionic – Fitbit Versa and its latest tracker, Fitbit Charge 3 to use transport without their Opal Cards at home. You can simply tap your Fitbit on the transit to easily and quickly pay for public transport.
The contactless payment strategy rolled out back in November 2018 by NSW Transport on Sydney’s Ferry, Light Rail, and Train Networks, users of Fitbit can now use selected Visa and Master Debit and Credit Cards loaded into their Fitbit Pay Wallet. So, one can easily pay for their trip without any hassle.
There are total 6 biggest banks in Sydney supporting Fitbit Pay such as Bendigo Bank, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Westpac and Latitude Financial Services. All these banks are making for Fitbit users much easier to pay for travel on Sydney’s public transport network.
A user of Fitbit all need to do is to tap his/her smartwatch face close to a transit pass reader on a transport network. There is no longer need to pull out a wallet to check your debit or credit or Opal cards for paying.
Mr. Shaun Colligan (Regional Director Australia & New Zealand, Fitbit) said,
“We are pleased to announce that Sydneysiders now can take advantage of Fitbit Pay for their commute that will provide users with a super-fast and easy way to tap on and off to their train, ferry as well as light rail directly from their Fitbit device.”
Australian people have embraced digital payment technologies with a nation truly leading a global charge to a cashless society. It’s quite important that we can converge these technologies flawlessly to make life even easier and convenient.”
The Fitbit Pay is being supported by around 160 banks or even more and card issuers in around 20 countries via American Express, Visa and Mastercard networks. It uses an industry standard Tokenization Platform for all transactions.
All information of a user’s car won’t be shared with any merchant or Fitbit. Moreover, a PIN is chosen by a user during device setup for an added layer of protection.