It does still count, but the GPS tracking is a bit iffy at the moment. It goes on/off for me all the time which breaks the step tracking.
Well I hope you guys stay safe, following common courtesy when walking around in public, never using it when driving and using lures for evil purposes. There are some damn assholes ruining it for everyone like one such as armed robbery by using lures. I have a feeling that one day it will be used with an act of terror.