Starling has become the first UK bank to connect with Fitbit’s rival to Apple Pay and Android Pay, Fitbit Pay. This follows on from the digital-only challenger bank adding support for Apple Pay over the summer and Android Pay in September.
“We’re delighted to work closely with Starling Bank to bring contactless payments to its customers in the UK, expanding the reach of Fitbit Pay to even more markets across the globe," says Fitbit International Managing Director Des Power.
Fitbit Pay is available on the new Fitbit Ionic, the company's first smartwatch, which went on sale in the UK this month. Users can add eligible American Express cards, as well as Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards from "top issuing banks in over 10 markets across the globe". This includes ANZ, Banco Santander, Bank of America, Capital One, HSBC, KBC Bank Ireland, OCBC Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, UOB and US Bank. More countries and banks will be added in the near future.