Fitbit & # 39; s contactless payment system, Fitbit Pay, is starting to expand support for transit payment in the US. From May 31, Fitbit users with a Fitbit Pay compatible device can use this to pay for their journeys on selected buses and trains on the New York City MTA system.
Fitbit joins Apple and Google as payment systems that the MTA pilot program will accept. The program, called One Metro New York (OMNY), will first be available for buses to Staten Island and the 4/5/6 subway lines between Grand Central in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The MTA says it plans to extend support to the entire system by 2021. People without a contactless payment that is portable can also use apps on their smartphones to come in.
New York is Fitbit & # 39; s second US city that receives transit payment support; Fitbit Pay was previously available on Chicago & # 39; s CTA system and is currently offered in Vancouver, Sydney, London, Singapore and Taiwan. The payment system was launched two years ago and is now live in 42 countries.