Turns out it does not send your step count back to some centralized database. Which means my bonanza score of 22,000 steps is gone!!!
Granted, some of those gain were ill gotten. About 17,000 of those were added by mistake when my pedometer went through the stupid security x-ray machine here.
But 5,000 of those steps were my real steps! And now they are gone.
I am done with the pedometer.