ANZ deployments off Fitbit Pay arrives in Australia

Forget your wallet or your phone is no longer a concern if you need to do a quick on-the-spot purchase.

I recently jumped on board the ApplePay bandwagon and now feel smart enough to pay by phone at checkout — it always manages to attract the attention of spectators.

ANZ chief executive officer Shayne Elliott has announced that in 2016, the launch of Apple Pay in Australia.

Then why stop here, I thought I give the new payment technology to hit the streets in the form of the Fitbit Pay it a go.

They are the latest company to join the contactless payment, to follow the movement, but you need their new Iconic Watch to get cracking.

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ANZ is one of several Australian lenders deployment of the new technology, the most recent month, giving guests yet another option of payment other than cash, card or phone.

I love to run so leaving the house without having to carry a heavy smartphone is ideal for dedicated fitness fanatic, who, at the end of a session must have a coffee or a bottle of milk at the corner store before heading back to the house.

People who exercise can pay using a smartwatch and not have to worry about carrying money.

Paste notes in my sportsbra or have the jiggling sound of the coins in my back pocket is irritating and goes completely cashfree can make life easier.

With the payment information related to the shows that he is ready to roll, all it requires is a four-digit PIN each day, so that it is active and ready to be used at the checkout for the next 24 hours.

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If I remove the watch during the day, he will ask me again for my PIN once back on my wrist — a good way to eliminate all the crims that can get their hands on it.

On my first go, I forget to rotate my wrist upside down so that the face of the watch is on the payment of players — this is important, otherwise it won’t work.

The latest Fitbit allows customers to pay at checkout using their smartwatch.

A colleague spectator was quick to quiz me on what I was doing, eager to know how the watch works and what happens if it is stolen.

It is the payment feature can be disabled through the ANZ application, and if it is my wrist, it won’t work anyway.

So it is already a good topic of conversation.

It is faster and easier to use than the use of “tap and go” payment card and at no time did I find that he has failed once I’m in the swing of drag my hand on the point of sale.

While the buyers may be a little anxious to use it at the start, to the sportsman, it is sure to be popular, they will love the fact that you do not have to carry money over to do their daily exercise routine.

Now, it is just a matter of time to see if people take it.


*ANZ, provided that the Fitbit for the trial.

Originally published as The most chic new way to pay