➤ Google Wallet Adds Support for Flight Boarding Passes on Wear OS
Google Wallet for Wear OS has introduced a new feature, allowing users to access their flight boarding passes directly from their smartwatch. The feature is available on watches running Wear OS 3.5 and newer versions, with a notification alerting users of its availability prior to a flight. In addition to boarding passes, the Wallet app for Android also supports other transit passes, making it convenient for frequent fliers and users of Clipper cards and SmartTrip.
This enhancement marks another step forward for Google Wallet, which has been consistently expanding its capabilities.
Google Wallet for Wear OS was designed to take over functionality from the mobile app, making it easier to enter places requiring access cards and facilitating contactless payments. The new feature has been gradually rolling out, with some users reporting its availability in December. Once set up, the Wallet app will display a notification mentioning the upcoming flight, and users can open the QR code via the View pass button to board their flight.
Overall, this feature enforces the convenience of using a Wear OS smartwatch to streamline the boarding process for flights. However, even for users without a smartwatch, the Wallet app for Android offers a range of features, including sharing passes with contacts and support for other transit passes like Clipper cards in San Francisco and SmartTrip in Washington, DC.
➤# What is Google Wallet?
Google Wallet is a digital wallet platform developed by Google to facilitate electronic payments and in-store transactions via mobile devices. It also supports the storage and management of boarding passes, transit passes, loyalty cards, and more.
➤# On which devices is the flight boarding pass support available?
The flight boarding pass support is available on watches running Wear OS 3.5 and newer versions.
➤# How can I access my boarding pass on my Wear OS smartwatch?
Once the feature is set up, the Wallet app will display a notification mentioning the upcoming flight. Users can then tap the View pass button to open the QR code, which can be scanned at the gate to board the flight.
Google Wallet’s addition of flight boarding pass support to Wear OS represents a significant enhancement for smartwatch users, offering a more convenient way to access and manage their travel documents. With this new feature, Google is continuing to expand the capabilities of its digital wallet platform to provide users with enhanced functionality and convenience in their everyday transactions and travel experiences.