Use Code FALL for 30% off. Also there is CB to be had at several places.
Besides all the other stuff, it does count steps.
I use this watch for cycling and running. The GPS is very accurate. It has a very large community who create new watch faces if you like lot's of variety. The latest update came out yesterday. With activities, I typically go about 4 days between charges, you can go longer without activities.
Here is a recent ride on Strava I tracked with it:
No need to drag your phone on your run/ride. I have done two adventure type races where I had to jump in water over my head and go through mud etc with it on. So far, I've had it about 10 months and only got a different band because the red was beginning to look orange (OU Fan and Orange is anathema).