Fitbit increased the number of cities its payment system can be used to pay for public transport to seven, with its addition to a trial scheme for contactless technology in New York.
The company is one of several taking part in a limited rollout of contactless payment systems by the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) of New York. From tomorrow (31 May) users on selected services will be able to use a range of mobile and card-based payment methods.
Compatible payment systems include Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay. The authority plans to eventually extend the service, named OMNY, across the whole city.
The MTA is the latest authority to include Fitbit Pay in its transport payment options, with the company already providing similar services in selected parts of in Chicago, London, Sydney, Singapore, Taiwan and Vancouver.
Fitbit Pay is available in 42 countries and supports payments through accounts linked to Visa, Mastercard and American Express.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back