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Fitbit planning to be an Apple Pay competitor next year as it buys NFC payment tech

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The Fitbit Blaze ‘fitness watch’

With the Apple Watch the most convenient way to use Apple Pay, Fitbit appears set to bring contactless payment tech to its fitness bands from next year.

After acquiring mobile payment company Coin earlier this month, Fitbit hinted to TNW that it would add NFC payment capabilities to one or more of its devices next year …



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Fitbit’s latest Blaze activity tracker/watch has color, 5-day battery & Apple Watch ‘style’

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[Update (1/6 10:30am): Fitbit Blaze is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Best Buy.]

This morning Fitbit took the stage at CES to announce its latest activity tracker. The Fitbit Blaze sits between the Charge HR and Surge trackers in the company’s current product lineup. While it may look a whole lot like many full-blown iOS/Android smartwatches, its main focus is still fitness rather than third-party app complications.


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