ExxonMobil stations now accept Apple Watch payments

ExxonMobil stations now accept Apple Watch payments


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It's now even easier to pay for your gas.
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ExxonMobil stations throughout the U.S. are now accepting Apple Watch payments.

Customers will need to download the Speedpass+ app, which lets you settle your gas bill with a tap of your wrist. You’ll have the option to use Apple Pay, or input your credit card information manually.

ExxonMobil first added Apple Pay support to its Speedpass+ app last March, which means the company has had over a year to make the service available throughout the U.S. The latest update adding Apple Watch support is already supported at more than 10,000 Exxon and Mobile stations.

Just like with Apple Pay, you’ll drive up to a pump and the Speedpass+ app will use your iPhone’s location to determine where you are. You then enter the pump number on your Watch and authorize the payment using your preferred payment method.

You can then begin fueling your vehicle. Note, however, that if you don’t begin filling up within 45 seconds, the process will timeout and you’ll have to start over.

ExxonMobil is embracing Apple Watch at a time when other big companies — like Amazon, Google, and eBay — are dropping support for Apple’s wearable.

Neither have offered a reason for quietly ditching watchOS integration in recent weeks — it seems none of them are willing to admit it’s just not worth the time and effort — but Amazon and Google have promised Apple Watch support will return sometime in the future.

It’s bound to happen as Apple Watch gets bigger. Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said sales of the device have doubled over the last year, with Apple’s wearable business now big enough to be a Fortune 500 company all by itself, raking in over $5 billion annually.


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