How to set up and use Fitbit Pay

In the mid-2010s, it seemed like every tech company launched a proprietary payment solution. Everyone from Apple and Google to Samsung, Chase, and CVS had payment apps in which you could load your credit or debit card information and use your phone to buy items from terminals that support near-field communication (NFC).

Fitbit launched its version, Fitbit Pay, back in 2017. Currently, Fitbit offers the ability to pay from your smartwatch and tracker on four of its devices: the Ionic, Versa 2 Special Edition, and Charge 3 Special Edition. In 2019, it also began partnering with select cities to let you use Fitbit Pay for public transit, including in Chicago, New York City, and Singapore.

If you want to take advantage of mobile payment from your Fitbit, here’s how to get started.

DETERMINE IF YOUR BANK IS SUPPORTED

This is the most crucial first step for obvious reasons. Currently, Fitbit Pay supports hundreds of major banks from around the world, but you’ll want to confirm whether your bank qualifies, especially if you are part of a credit union. Fitbit says it regularly adds new bank partnerships and to check back often. But for now, here are the countries where Fitbit Pay is supported. Take a look below, then head to the Fitbit support page to see if your bank is included.

  • United States
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

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