Obama Dons Smartwatch



The commander in chief sports a Fitbit Surge

President Barack Obama has now been twice spotted wearing a smartwatch. His model of choice is the Fitbit Surge (pictured, right), which retails for $250.

The latest sighting: during the president’s appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

The smartwatch includes a step tracker, sleep tracker, heart rate monitor, and counts calories burned.

Obama told Jimmy Kimmel in March that he is not allowed to have a smartphone with a recording device, which eliminates many wearables, including the Apple Watch, from decorating the president’s wrist (the Apple Watch requires syncing with an iPhone). 

(Screenshot courtesy of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee; photo of Fitbit Surge courtesy of Fitbit)