Walking is a great, low-impact way to get your body moving. But if you're ready to level up by hanging around the neighborhood, then it might be time to invest in a pedometer. Pedometers can help you record your daily steps, distance traveled, quality of sleep, calories burned and heart rate. If you have a smartphone, you're probably being tracked to a certain extent through third-party applications, your mobile phone service and whoever manufactured your phone.
If the pedometer is accurate enough for you, storing your data on a device that you already have with you (and that already collects all kinds of data) at least reduces your exposure to third parties, says Thorin Klosowski, editor of privacy and security coverage at Wirecutter. If you want to enable step tracking on your phone, apps like Google Fit and Apple Health can count your steps for you. Both options provide that data to large technology companies, obviously, but managing a large number of privacy settings on one device is often easier than doing so on several. It's a stylish (but practical) sports watch that can record your steps, distance, heart rate and calories.