Who would have thought that team FitBit would beat team Pixel to the market with global NFC devices? That is what happened with the release of FitBit Sense and Versa 3, any device bought in any country can add and use Suica. FitBit Charge 4 was the first device to support Suica but only for certain Japanese models. This means that Android users without global NFC can now add it with FitBit Sense and Versa 3. FitBit was up to the global NFC challenge all along. Going forward FitBit needs to expand Japan payment options to include iD, QUICPay, Waon, Nanaco, Mobile PASMO and NFC Pay.
There is one catch: the device must be registered and located in Japan to add and use Suica. It sounds like Mobile Suica lite is being used. Reader reports confirm the Suica option only appears when the device physically located in Japan, it cannot be added with a VPN acquired Japanese IP address.
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