I've recently purchased a FitBit device so that I can pay closer attention to my activity level and overall fitness. I like the dashboard that gives me steps, distance, and other statistics at a glance. I can also track my sleep, my food intake and any exercise.
Once I reach my steps goal for the day, it vibrates and flashes on my wrist, so I know that I've made it. It's nice to get that little bit of feedback.
Unfortunately, it does not register steps when I use a stationary bike. That's a bummer, but it's perhaps a good excuse to buy either a treadmill or elliptical machine.
There are a lot of great fitness apps, including pedometers and other trackers, that are available for my smart phone, as well. I'll have to try out a few and give some thoughts on them here... stay tuned.
I'm way too sedentary most days, so I really need to "step" it up... wish me luck!