A while ago I bought an advanced Silva pedometer with USB connection, and I use it to analyze my progress. It also measures distance and calories burned.
This week I’m already at about 17 000 steps which is much more than last week. My goal is to reach up to 10 000 steps per day. There are other fun pedometers and even for those who jog or run. Look for most common brands like Omron or Tanita that use 3D sensor technology for accurate step counting.