Wirecard adds Fitbit Pay to boon app

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Wirecard has expanded capabilities of its boon digital payment app by partnering with Fitbit so customers in Europe may make contactless payments with the Fitbit Ionic or Fitbit Versa smartwatch models.

Boon users in Italy, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. will be able to access Fitbit Pay through compatible devices by the end of this month by adding a credit or debit card within the user’s Fitbit Wallet, Wirecard said in a Tuesday press release.

Boon, introduced in 2015, leverages a digital prepaid Mastercard issued by Wirecard. The app supports online payments and last year added support for Apple Pay; in-store payment is next on the agenda, Wirecard said in an earlier press release.

“Boon customers can now lock away their phones and worry less about their belongings during sporting activities without compromising their daily activities,” said Georg von Waldenfels, Wirecard’s executive vice president of consumer solutions, in Tuesday's release.

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