Don’t insult the Fitbit by calling it a pedometer--it does so much more. Beyond step counting, it’s a sleep tracker, calorie-burn estimator, and healthy-living tool. Combined with features on the Fitbit website, you can log nutritional information about everything you eat, manually plot your weight, and record activities beyond walking and running. Unfortunately, all of these extras are poorly organized and get in the way as much as they’re helpful. We wish the Fitbit’s software components matched the hardware’s elegant, minimal design.
Your iPhone or iPod touch is an entertainer, communicator, and some
might even say friend. And while it’s OK to harbor such warm and fuzzy
feelings--as long as you don’t try to make out with it--your device can
also crack its virtual whip to, well, make you a better person. With
the right apps, you can turn it into a drill sergeant, teacher, and
personal assistant. Whether you’re expanding your horizons for New
Year’s resolutions or just catching up on old goals, the iPhone can be