Many Americans are already thinking of them new year’s resolutionand most say they make their health a top priority.
According to market and consumer research firm Statista, new research shows that people want to exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight.they also want to save money Statista research shows that you can spend more time with friends and family.
CNET’s editorial director, Dan Ackerman, joined “CBS Morning” on Thursday to share tips on how technology can help people achieve these goals in the new year.
The first item on our list is a virtual reality headset. According to Ackerman, VR headsets now offer a variety of features that help motivate people about health and fitness-related solutions.
“It may sound silly, but there are wireless, lightweight headsets,” he said.
The latest VR headsets also include exercise programs, such as boxing programs, and music programs for those who enjoy dancing.
“I’ve seen people do a lot of cardio and lose a lot of weight with things like Oculus and Meta Quest 2,” Ackerman said.
Then I suggested Kindle Scribe for those who want to be organized. This is a new version of the Amazon tablet that allows you to take notes on your real device.
“You can actually make notes of everything, you can journal it, we started a to-do list,” says Ackerman. “I find that I remember things better when I write them down than when I type them. .”
For those who want to keep things like keys and cellphones safe, Ackerman suggested Apple’s AirTag. But he said he should get one of those along with accessories such as key chains and wallet cases.
Note that AirTags cost about $29, and accessories typically cost between $10 and $20.
For those who want a mix of high-tech and low-tech to memorize passwords but hate password management programs, Ackerman says simple password notes, ranging from $5 to $25, are a great option.
“I used to make fun of my mom and other people by using a password notebook where I actually wrote down my passwords, but then I realized,” Ackerman said. “This is one of the physical copies and I know where it is, so I agree it’s actually fine. You can email the password to yourself or text it to his file you don’t have to put it in.
“You can maintain the security of this little notebook by keeping it locked at home,” he said.