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How to add Google Wallet to your Fitbit

Fitbit’s wearables are an excellent choice for anyone who needs to track health stats accurately. On top of that, devices such as the Sense 2 and Versa 4 are also able to take on smartwatch features like Google Wallet’s contactless payments. This guide will go through adding Google Wallet to your Fitbit device.

November 22

Pixel Watch confirmed to support transit cards in Google Wallet with future update

The first Pixel Watch app update has widely rolled out at this point, with Google last week sharing a few other community updates, including future transit card support.

November 15

Google Wallet is now available on Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 as it expands to more countries

Google Wallet is seeing one of its first major expansions since its launch as it brings mobile payments to Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 as well as expanding into 12 new countries.

December 1

Google unlocks the ability for users to share digital car keys in Wallet

Going forward, digital car keys in Android’s Google Wallet will no longer be restricted to one user. Google is adding the ability to share your digital car keys with other people who need access.

November 17

November Google Play System updates: New Android photo picker, Wallet tweaks [U]

Google has begun previewing the latest changes to Android as part of November’s Google Play System updates, including improvements for Wallet and parental controls. Update: Google is bringing its updated photo picker to nearly every Android device, including ones that are quite outdated.

November 30

December Google Play System Updates: Digital driver’s license beta, Pixel Tablet prep

Google’s December Play System Updates ready a beta test for keeping a digital driver’s license in your Android phone’s Wallet app while also preparing for next year’s Pixel Tablet.

November 22

First Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 update rolls out: Screen cover gesture and on-wrist calls

A month after release, Fitbit is rolling out the first Sense 2 and Versa 4 update today with a trio of welcome features.

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Google Pay (GPay) getting some Material You tweaks

The GPay app, which was once the future of Google’s payments strategy, is still available for users in three countries and is getting some Material You tweaks.

November 23

The Pixel Watch’s Sunrise and sunset complication is broken

The Pixel Watch has a good number of default complications out of the box, but the one for “Sunset and sunrise” has broken for most, if not all, users.

November 13

What Wear OS 3 and Pixel Watch features have not yet launched

Like Android 13, several Wear OS 3 features have yet to launch as Google looks to continue the Pixel Watch’s momentum. Meanwhile, we’ve spotted other functionality that has yet to be announced for the platform.

October 25

October’s Google Play system updates: Fix for Google Wallet with Pixel 7 face unlock [U]

Google is beginning to reveal the improvements coming to Android phones, TVs, watches, and more as part of the October 2022 Google Play system updates, including a fix for using Google Wallet with Face Unlock on the Pixel 7

November 9

Google Pay website requiring 2FA from December onwards

Enabling two-factor authentication for the vast majority of your online accounts is the bare minimum in this day and age. Google Pay will soon require 2FA (2SV) to “view any payment info.”

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First Pixel Watch OTA update rolling out with fixes this December

In addition to a Feature Drop/security patch for phones today, Google is rolling out the first on-device OTA update for the Pixel Watch this December.

December 1

Wear OS getting new tiles for sunrise/sunset and contacts and updated Google Keep app 

For the holidays, Wear OS is seeing a trio of new features, including two additional first-party tiles and a more capable Google Keep app.

November 18

These are the best smartwatches for Android users [November 2022]

The smartwatch market for Android has traditionally been a difficult labyrinth of compromise, but things are finally turning around. If you’re looking for the best smartwatch for an Android phone this holiday season, these are your best picks.

November 28

HMD Global launches Nokia T21 tablet in more regions with Android 12, 2K display, more

HMD Global has refreshed its affordable Android tablet lineup with the quiet launch of the Nokia T21 in selected markets, which comes after an initial release in Indonesia back in September.

November 15

Diesel Griffed Gen 6 is the latest Wear OS 3 smartwatch, launching for $350

If you’re in the market for a Wear OS 3 smartwatch, a new option is right around the corner. Fossil Group has just announced the latest Diesel smartwatch, the Diesel Griffed Gen 6, which launches soon for $350.

Google Maps for Fitbit smartwatches will integrate some workout stats, still ‘coming soon’

The latest Fitbit smartwatches are the first available under Google’s reigns, and as such they’re adding support for a couple of key Google services. After launching Google Wallet today, we’re now getting a first look at Google Maps integration on the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4.

November 11

Google Play services now explains what it does directly on your Android phone

Google Play services powers many key features on Android devices that might not be obvious to end users, and Google is now offering an explanation directly on your phone as part of a new approach.

November 22

Fitbit Sense 2 & Versa 4 review: In the shadow of the Pixel Watch

The Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 are the first smartwatches released since Google took over, and while there’s still a lot to love, these smartwatches are major downgrades from their predecessors that are hindered by a focus on the Pixel Watch.

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