Fitbit Surge gets endorsement from Barack Obama

Cameras caught a glimpse of Barack Obama sporting a Fitbit Surge as a guest on Jerry Seinfeld's show 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.'

January 4th, 2016 by | Posted in Electronics, Running Gear | Tags: , ,

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Barack Obama and Jerry Seinfeld on the White House grounds riding a 1963 Corvette Stingray. Photo: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

The Fitbit Surge got an endorsement from the highest level on a recent episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

United States President Barack Obama was seen sporting the wearable technology as a guest on a recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s online show.

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The two rode around the White House grounds in a 1963 Corvette Stingray exchanging stories before getting a cup of coffee.

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President Obama’s watch choice is runner-friendly.

The Fitbit Surge features GPS tracking, sleep monitoring, music, and all-day activity tracking.

President Obama is not allowed to use devices with recording capability, which rules out Apple and Samsung products, according to Daily Note.

“I can’t use phones with recorders in them so a lot of the new fangled stuff, for security reasons, I don’t get,” Obama said in an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Initially, Obama was interested in the Apple Watch but ultimately chose the Fitbit, one of many wearable tracking devices on the market.

According to Reuters, Obama still uses a Blackberry with the company’s headquarters based in Waterloo, Ont. The U.S. commander-in-chief appeared on the first episode of season seven of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

H/t: GeekWire.