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Obama Seen Sporting New Fitbit Smartwatch

President Barack Obama applauds as he attends a Princeton vs Wisconsin-Green Bay women's college basketball game in the first
President Barack Obama applauds as he attends a Princeton vs Wisconsin-Green Bay women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament in College Park, Md., Saturday, March 21, 2015. Obama's niece Leslie Robinson, plays for Princeton.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama was seen sporting a new smartwatch on Saturday while attending his niece's NCAA game between Princeton and Green Bay.

Obama wore a "Fitbit-style smartwatch" that the Daily Mail identified earlier this week as the Fitbit Surge, according to a White House pool report. The device tells time, measures heart rate, can function as a calorie counter and has GPS capability, according to Daily Mail. It sells for $250.

The president spoke about his interest in such devices in February.

“I don’t have a Fitbit yet, but I work out hard,” he told Re/code. “Word is these Apple Watches might be a good companion for my workouts. So I’m gonna see, I’m gonna test it out."

The device was visible in his interview with The Huffington Post, which will be made available online Saturday afternoon.

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It was also on his wrist in a photo the White House posted to Twitter on St. Patrick's Day earlier this week.

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