Yes, the Samsung Watch 4 does have Google Pay, Google Maps and Google Fit. The availability of these features has been made possible due to Google’s Wear OS 3.0 on the watch. Samsung watches were based on the Tizen operating system earlier. With Samsung watch 4, Samsung has deployed the Wear OS 3.0 on the watch to bring a better wearable product. The Samsung Watch 4 is able to offer the features that are a part of the Wear OS.
Since the Wear OS 3.0 supports NFC and contactless payments, you will be able to make use of the Google Pay app for making contactless payments at merchant stores and establishments. Before using Google Pay on your Samsung Watch 4, please check if the Wear OS contactless payments are supported in your country by checking the list below:
Currently, as of August 2021, the contactless payments through Wear OS are enabled and supported in the following countries
You can use Google Pay to make purchases with your Wear OS smartwatch in:
|United Arab Emirates||United Kingdom||United States|
There are a total of 27 countries that support contactless payments through Google Pay. Samsung Watch 4’s Google Pay will work in all these 27 countries. You will notice that Google Pay cannot be used in India, Singapore, Portugal, Malaysia and South Korea. These are notable omissions at this point of time. Revision in governance norms may see the list of countries expanding in the near future. Keep a watch on your country name if it is not on the list as of now.
So, what happens if you buy a Samsung Watch 4 and wish to use Google Pay in a country that is not on the list of compatible countries? Nothing will happen if you were to try using the Google Pay app for these countries.
For countries where the Google Pay app is compatible with the Wear OS, you can add a credit card or debit card on your watch. At the merchant location, you can use the Samsung Watch 4 to send in payment to the merchant by pointing the watch over the contactless card reader device of the merchant. There is absolute zero contact with a device at the time of making a payment.
Here is what Google has to say about the contactless payments through Wear OS on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4:
To know more about Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series, please use the links below:
- Does Samsung Watch 4 have Google Pay
- Does Samsung Watch 4 have GPS
- Does Samsung Watch 4 work with iPhone
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