Fibank grows contactless offering with Fitbit smart watches


Fibank (First Investment Bank) has continued its expansion of options for its customers to make contactless payments, making the option available through Fitbit smartwatches

To make payments, users need to add their Fibank cards to the digital Fitbit Wallet. The process is easy, fast and customer-friendly.

The expansion of their offering comes amid a backdrop of a growing desire to utilise tech and bolster security. As well as this, there is also the health concern to avoid contact with banknotes during a pandemic.

Fitbit Pay allows customers to add their debit or credit cards to compatible Fitbit portable devices. Users will then be able to make payments at contactless POS terminals without ever needing to produce their card.

Fitbit Pay is currently available on Fitbit Sense, the Fitbit Versa family of smartwatches, Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition. By following simple steps in the Fitbit app on Android or iOS, users can quickly add their Mastercard cards issued by Fibank to their Fitbit Wallet. 

To make payments, consumers simply need to press and hold the left side button until their Mastercard card is seen on their device screen, then hold the device near a payment terminal until a confirmation of payment appears. A protected PIN is chosen by the user during device set-up for an additional level of security.

With this partnership Fibank becomes the only bank in the country to offer its customers the full range of mobile payments: ApplePay, GPay, GarminPay and Fitbit.