If you’re one of those fit people who wear a Fitbit device on your wrist, did you know it can also pay for your train travel?

Several of the Fitbit devices are now coming with built in contactless payments, and once you syncronise your card with a smartphone and the Fitbit device, then you can use a TfL service with a swipe, just as you might with a debit card.

Not all banks support the Fitbit Pay though, and the current list is:

  • boon. by Wirecard
  • Danske Bank (Mastercard)
  • Santander
  • Starling Bank (Mastercard)
  • Revolut (Mastercard)
  • PFS (Mastercard)

Fitbit Pay currently works with Fitbit Ionic and the Fitbit Versa.

As with tapping with a credit or debit card, you must use the Fitbit Pay to enter and leave the TfL network, otherwise you risk being hit with double charges.

It’s not just London, the Fitbit can be used to pay for travel on public transport in Chicago, Singapore, Sydney, Taiwan, Vancouver, and from next week, in New York.

The Fitbit isn’t the only consumer gadget that is including payment capabilities, as Costa Coffee recently embedded a chip into the base of their reusable cups, so you can now also pay for the tube with your coffee.

Just don’t spill any when walking up the escalators to hit your 10,000 steps target on the Fitbit.


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  1. Maurice Reed says:

    I saw someone use a fitbit to pay for their purchased in Tesco Metro in Walthamstow today. He just tapped his wrist on the card reader, I was quite surprised.

  2. Stewart Hardie says:

    Have done this the last few times I have been to London I love paying with my Fitbit as it always confuses so many people when I say I’m paying via card then have to say contactless and then I normally get glared at for using my Watch it’s handy but so many people think it’s strange

  3. Fitbat says:

    The Fitbit pay ecosystem is garbage. The other banks don’t touch it with a bargepole. There must be a reason only these online only banks support it. Santander is the only one who supports it. Halifax, Barclays etc will never support this system. Fitbits website is quite misleading.lastly. This is nothing new, either this is a paid sponsored article or just a really slow news day. They’ve had this same service for two years now with the same banks and the promise of more soon. Rubbish.

  4. Jane Lim says:

    I use my fossil watch to pay I love my fitbit versa & it would be my choice of daily watch if I could use to pay Bring it to the hight St banks in the UK please

  5. Alberta says:

    Fitbit Pay doesn’t work on TFL. The barriers refuses to read my card and the staff have told me they don’t accept Fitbit pay

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