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Google Wallet is now on select Fitbit devices
- Google Wallet is rolling out to the Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4.
- Google Wallet will act as an additional payment option to Fitbit Pay.
- Google Maps will also be coming to these devices down the road.
Fitbit announced on its blog that it is rolling out support for Google Wallet. According to the company, owners of the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 can access Google Wallet starting today. Like with your phone, Google Wallet on the Sense 2 and Versa 4 will allow you to make secure, contactless payments without the need to pull out your wallet. Except now you won’t even need to pull out your phone.
If you’ve been using Fitbit Pay and want to keep using that service, you’ll still be able to. In the blog, Fitbit states that “Google Wallet will join Fitbit Pay as a new payment option.” So you’ll be able to choose what service you want to rely on.
To use Google Wallet, Fitbit says that users will be prompted to unlock the device with a PIN once a day or whenever the watch is put on. The company claims this is to prevent strangers from making purchases if the device is lost or stolen.
Fitbit also plans on bringing Google Maps to the Sense 2 and Versa 4, however, it’s something that won’t be available until sometime later. The company explains that when the Google Maps feature releases, it will require Bluetooth to be on and the Fitbit app to be open on your phone. It will also require you open Google Maps on your phone and set your destination, which will automatically activate turn-by-turn directions on the smartwatch.
With Fitbit being a part of the Google ecosystem, it’s no surprise that Google Wallet and Google Maps are finding their way to the Sense 2 and Versa 4. But these additions should make these devices more helpful.