My older son got this new little gadget at a big discount through a special offer by the organization he works for. They encourage health and fitness for their employees and besides this deal, they will pay a nice amount each year for anything having to do with fitness. It could be anything from equipment to athletic shoes to yoga classes.
But back to this device. It is called a Fitbit.
It works like a pedometer but better. You clip it to your belt and it measures how many steps you take in a day and how many flights of stairs you climb. My son found out he walks 1 1/2 to 2 miles at work each day.
(that picture was a Sunday so a lower count). Also you program in your weight and other info and it will calculate how many calories you burn each day.
It will sync with a program on your smart phone or other device to give you even more information. If you choose to wear it at night on a wristband...it will track your sleep!
The dark blue lines show times of sleep...the turquoise shows restlessness and the red lines are time awake.
I am thinking about getting one, too. Maybe it would encourage me to be a little more active!