I just received my band and I’m currently in the process of setting it all up. I’ve inputted the card ID (printed on the card holder) into the bPay app and all seems to be go after setting up how I’d like to top up the small bPay chip that lives in the band.
I had a little explore into the app and noticed that the card details “TfL Secure Information” can be viewed so that they can be added to oyster Online for detailed TfL travel information.
I had to later create a password to view my account online; the phone app is only capable of unlocking via a five digit PIN of the users choice and the option for fingerprint is nowhere to be seen.
Viewing anything “secure” such as the TfL Secure Information fires off a warning email incase of fraud, as did setting up an online password so I can view my account via web browser.
I’ve also found that after a minute or so of inactivity in the bPay app it will require the passcode to be re-entered.
Overall the app does little more than show your transactions and allow topping up / control over auto-topups. I found the web portal to have few more features, such as being able to rename my wallet from “Wallet 01” to “bPay Band” which looks a lot better.
I would however like a way to export my transactions, the web portal has no options to print a list of transactions whatsoever. Although telling the browser to print the page directly would most likely not be very pretty but should work.
Overall at first glance the band seems to do everything I need of it, it’s sturdy, cheap, weatherproof and fully integrates with TfL.