Quick Facts and FAQs

THE BILLION STEPS CHALLENGE WILL START ON THE 18TH OF SEPTEMBER AND END ON THE 17TH OF DECEMBER 2017.

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Quick Facts

and FAQs

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Quick Facts

  • An online global challenge to walk / run 1 Billion Steps
  • Sign up via a dedicated website link and then download the Stridekick smartphone app to compete
  • Register as part of a team – with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 people per team. There is no limit on the number of teams enrolled. You are required to create your own team or join an existing team.
  • Teams can be made up but not limited to transplant recipients, medical professionals, living donors and donor families, extended relations, colleagues, neighbours, etc.
  • Sync your existing fitness trackers / watches, use a fitness app or manually upload your steps walked / run per day
  • There is no age limit
  • No experience is needed

FAQs

Devices that connect to Stridekick

Stridekick offers cross device compatibility making it the perfect place for everyone to play. Stridekick supports most major fitness trackers, including:

  • Android Phones – Android 4.1 or above through the Google Fit app.
  • Apple Watch
  • Fitbit – Zip, One, Flex, Charge, Charge HR, Surge, Alta, Blaze, MobileTracker app
  • Garmin – vívofit, vívofit 2, vívosmart, vivosmart HR, vívoactive, vivokí, **
  • Google Fit (Android)
  • IPhone 5s and above
  • Jawbone – UP, UP24, UP Move, UP2, UP3, UP4
  • Misfit – Flash Cyclist, Flash, Link, Ray, Shine, Shine2, Speedo Shine, Swarovski Activity Crystal
  • Pebble – Classic, Steel, Time Round, Time Steel, Time
  • Xiaomi – Mi Band
  • Withings – Pulse, Pulse O2, Activité Pop, Activité, Activité Steel
  • **Stridekick can usually connect with the Garmin Forerunner and Fenix devices, however we can only pull the accelerometer data (not the GPS recorded data).
Connecting my device

Find your device from the selection of options below and follow the directions to get everything setup.

Explaining manual entry

If you use a pedometer, don’t have a device, or your current wearable doesn’t integrate with Stridekick, you can now manually add your steps to get moving with the Billion Steps Challenge.

Currently, you can edit the previous 14 days of data. You must enter each day’s data individually. Do not add in sums of step or distance data over a period of time. Grace period rules always apply. Once a challenge moves to the completed tab, your manually added steps will not be pulled into the challenge.

By selecting manual entry you will be prevented from participating in Stridekick community challenges and challenges where manual entry is not allowed by the host. All users will now be prompted in challenge creation to decide if manual entry users are allowed in their challenges. If you’re changing from a previously connected device to manual entry you will automatically be removed from any challenges you’re in that don’t allow manual entry.

Follow the steps below to manually enter your steps to Stridekick
  1. Log in or Sign up for Stridekick via our app (App Store or Google Play) or on the web.
    If you already have an account: Navigate to https://stridekick.com/users/device OR More ->  Change Device on the app
  2. On the Select Device screen select the Manual Entry option
  3. Add your steps, distance and active minutes data daily via web or mobile.
How to add steps on the mobile app
  1. Tap the text underneath your step count
  2. Enter your steps, distance, and active minutes data
  3. …Save
  4. Use the [+] and [-] buttons to view more or less days of data.
How to add steps on the web
  1. Select the Manual entry button in the top left-hand corner
  2. Edit
  3. Enter your steps, distance and active minutes data
  4. Save
Rules and regulations for manual entry

Manual entry allows you to add and adjust your steps for today and the previous 14 days. Once you have surpassed the 14 day limit you will not be able to add or adjust your steps to bring into your challenge. Grace period rules always applied. Once the challenge grace period is over you will not be able to pull your data into the challenge.

We recommend adding your steps once a day. As a best practice, when you wake up make sure to add your steps from the previous day for the most accurate count! Please remember to enter your data for each individual day. Do not enter in sums of data for multiple days. If you’re going in once a week to add your data manually, you should add each day individually.

  • Syncing Devices

    Stridekick grabs your data automatically after you sync your device to your device’s app. They can’t pull data directly from your device so you have to sync it throughout the Challenge! Participants must sync at least once every 3 days.

    To sync, simply open up your device app on your phone (e.g. Fitbit app, iPhone Health app). We recommend syncing several times a day to ensure your steps are counted for the challenge. There is a slight delay, so it may take up to 10 minutes for your data to reach Stridekick.
  • Communicating with Team Members:

    You can communicate with your team members using the message feed in your Challenge page. Follow these instructions:

    1. Log into your Stridekick account
    2. Click on the “Challenges” button in the top right hand corner of the page.
    3. Below your team, click on the orange “View Challenge” button.
    4. Post on your page via the text box provided on the top right hand side. All team members can view this feed. You can also include photos by clicking on the blue camera button under the text box.

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