President Barack Obama was seen sporting a Fitbit activity tracker nearly while appearing in public in most of events with with heads of nations.
Obama wore a “Fitbit activity tracker” that the Daily Mail identified earlier this week as the Fitbit Surge activity tracker, according to a White House pool report. The device tells time, measures heart rate, track calorie burning, step counter & walking tracker, can function as a calorie counter and has GPS capability, according to Daily Mail. This device sells for $250 at Amazon.
In an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher in February, Obama expressed an interest in buying some kind of wearable tech.
He said that “I don’t have a Fitbit yet, but I work out hard”. He added “Word is these Apple Watches might be a good companion for my workouts. So I’m gonna see, I’m gonna test it out,” he said to Swisher. “I don’t want to give [Apple CEO] Tim Cook too big of a plug here until I’ve actually seen the product, [but] he tells me it’s pretty good.”
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