I haven’t started an exercise program yet but I figured it might help to pickup a pedometer so I can get an idea of how active I am on a daily basis. I figured this kind of device would give me a good idea of how much I walk throughout the course of a day. Then, I could use that information to increase my daily activity.
I haven’t increased my daily activity but I have developed a general idea of what it is. The device I’m using is a FitBit Zip. It easily clips to the inside of my pants pocket, keeps track of my steps, and can be synched to a computer (using the included USB receiver) or directly to my iPhone 5 via Bluetooth 4.0. I actually purchased two in a pack from Best Buy and gave one to my wife.
Over the past few years our collection of personal data has grown significantly as well as the need to backup that data. DVDs are no longer sufficient. Just our wedding photos use over 9 GBs of space, which would require about three DVDs.
I began backing up this data on other hard drives, in addition to our Time Machine backups. I even resorted to storing some data on a portable drive that I keep in our safe deposit box.
Unfortunately, hard drives are bulky. I wanted to be able to backup data to a disc format that would require less space and I could more easily pick and choose when and what to backup.