Fresh off of the announcement of Android Wear being rebranded to Wear OS, another Google service that was recently rebranded is in the news. In January, Android Pay was rebranded as Google Pay. Similar to Android Wear, the service is for more than just Android devices, so the name change made sense. Now the two newly rebranded services are teaming up in more countries.
Google Pay is now available on Wear OS devices in Canada, Spain, and Australia. It was previously only available in the United States and United Kingdom. There were ways to get it working in other counties, but nothing was officially supported. Now people in those countries can officially use their watch to pay for everyday items and transit tickets using Opal in Australia.
Of course, in order to use Google Pay you’ll need an NFC-equipped smartwatch. Users in Canada and Australia can refer a friend to Google Pay and receive a $10 credit for every friend (up to 10) until May 14th. The friend gets $10 too. Google Pay is already a very convenient way to pay for things with your phone. It gets even easier to use when you don’t have to pull your phone out of your pocket.
Source: Google Support
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