It appears that Fitbit is finally getting ready to integrate Google Wallet with its fitness devices, joining the already-existing Fitbit Pay.
Regarding APK Insight: We’ve decompiled the most recent version of an app that Google put on the Play Store in our APK Insight post. When we decompile these files—known as APKs for Android apps—we can find numerous lines of code that allude to potential future features. Remember that Google might or might not ever deploy these features, and our understanding of what they are might be limited. However, we’ll try to give those that are nearly finished a chance to demonstrate how they’ll seem if they do ship. Read on with that in mind.
In recent months, Google stopped offering Google Pay as a separate app and began directing users to a Google Wallet interface that is integrated into Play Services. Fitbit, which Google purchased last year, currently offers its own payment service called Fitbit Pay.
Fitbit is reportedly getting ready to introduce the Versa 4 and the Fitbit Sense 2 this year, according to recent regulatory listings and leaked renders. Since these will be Fitbit’s first major product launches following Google’s acquisition of the company, some users are anticipating a closer connection between Fitbit products and Google services.
We discover just that in the most recent version of Play Services, along with graphic proof that Google is getting ready for at least some Fitbit watches to use Google Wallet. The Fitbit app, which our Dylan Roussel was able to enable, first adds a new menu that displays the brand’s regular square-shaped smartwatches, which are probably meant to resemble the Versa 4 and Sense 2. Each of these images is referred to as a Fitbit watch illustration in the code.
Even while the feature is still in its early stages of development, what we can put together suggests that Fitbit Pay and Google Wallet are directly connected. Our current suspicion is that Google Wallet will be an addition to your Fitbit Wallet rather than taking the place of Fitbit Pay on a current or new device.
Fitbit Wallet may be found at andlt;string name=fitbit payment methodsandgt;.
This type of connectivity seems a little lacking at first glance when compared to a full-fledged Google Wallet integration that includes support for non-payment cards and passes. The upside is that older Fitbit Pay-equipped watches may eventually be able to link to Google Wallet rather than being limited to the newest models.
The Fitbit Charge 6 is being used by Google as a test device for the Wallet feature, despite the fact that the graphics resemble those of higher-end Versa/Sense devices quite a bit. On the one hand, it’s conceivable that Google is already working with a pre-production Fitbit Charge 6, but this moniker might equally well be a made-up placeholder selected by a developer during testing.
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Contributors to this article include Dylan Roussel .
Fitbit Versa 3 in the header
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