The first FitBit hit shelves in 2009, and can you believe it, before they marketed 10,000 as the gold standard (a number created out of thin air, by the way), no one thought about how many steps they took on any given path. Has the date been given? That’s right, we wandered around with no way to save this valuable data. There are an astronomical number of trackers on the market today. It is perhaps significant, though, that last month the New York Times reported a growing trend among professional and semi-professional runners in the United States away from GPS-powered fitness trackers in favor of old-style stopwatches. Without fragmented data to worry about or inactivity alerts to distract them, runners were able to focus on finding a pace their bodies were comfortable with; They can enjoy the running experience.