American Express and Jawbone announced a new partnership that will allow customers to tap to pay with the new Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker anywhere American Express contactless payments are accepted in the United States. The new Jawbone UP4 tracker is expected to be available for purchase this summer.
The UP4 tracker features the same slim design and multi-sensor platform as the UP3 tracker, with advanced sleep and activity tracking and heart health monitoring, in addition to enabling contactless payments. UP4 is also backed by Jawbone’s UP app and Smart Coach system, which helps people move more, sleep better and eat healthier each day.
American Express card members with an UP4 tracker will be able to connect an eligible American Express card via the UP app for iOS or Android and log in with the same americanexpress.com User ID and Password used to manage their account online.
“In partnership with Jawbone, a leader in advanced fitness trackers, we have created a seamless payment experience all in the tap of a wrist,” said Leslie Berland, executive vice president, Digital Partnerships and Development at American Express. “We believe this unique technology will delight our active, digitally-savvy Card Members in a powerful way and drive a new type of engagement at hundreds of thousands of merchant locations nationwide.”
“We’re delighted to partner with American Express to launch UP4, our most advanced and stylish tracker that’s small enough to wear 24/7,” said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management and strategy at Jawbone. “They provided the innovative and forward-thinking approach needed to create this new experience, combined with a sophisticated and robust payment system, and a wide range of supported merchants.”