The path to health can be measured in steps-10,000 of them a day, fitness experts advise.
Polar's Activity Watch ($199, online; www.polarusa.com) wakes you up, counts your steps, estimates amount of effort and calories burned and keeps track of altitude ascent and descent - without breaking a sweat. And it does all this in an attractive, easy-to-read package that doesn't require a monitoring chest strap.
Unlike a pedometer, the Polar gives you a customized reading.
The case is rugged stainless steel and the strap is super secure. The watch face is glass rather than plastic, a nice touch if you use bug spray with Deet, which can reduce synthetics to goo.
Setup is a snap. Just input your vital statistics and step out.