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Fitbit Pay gearing up to launch in India only if RBI approves

Moupiya Dutta
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Smartwatch is now a trend in the market and companies are on their best trials to enhance their watch devices to ace this market. Earlier this year Fitbit Ionic and Versa were released in the Indian market but without one of its principal feature; the Fitbit Pay that helps users make payments.

The Fitbit Pay is already available in 25 other countries including US, Canada, Finland, Germany, etc. But as for India is concerned there is still no confirmation when it will launch. The company is all set to roll its Fitbit Pay technology on its devices only if Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approves for its clearance for NFC-based payments services in the country.

To the users who are not yet aware of the technology, Fitbit Pay is a technology that brings convenience and freedom to users so they can leave their smartphone and wallet at home hence making secure purchases at stores where contactless payments are accepted.

For those countries where this technology is already available, customers can easily add their Visa debit or personal Visa credit card to their Fitness device app and use their device to make payments on the go.

Users just need to get used to following some simple steps that make it easier to make payments in stores that accept contactless payments. All it is required to do is press and hold the left side button until the debit or credit card flashes on the Fitbit front screen then hold the device against the payment terminal and wait for the payment confirmation, and the job is done.

We are ready to launch Fitbit Pay in India and it is just a matter of time as we are waiting for RBI to provide approvals so that customers can add their cards to the Fitbit Pay infrastructure. – Alok Shankar, General manager, Fitbit India.

The company is still not sure when they can expect the RBI clearance hence no potential launch date could be shared for the Fitbit Pay app in India.


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