Walken Knowledge Base

FAQs on Step Counting

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about steps and how they are counted.
  1. 1.
    Does Walken count steps when I run?
Yes, steps obtained when running are accepted. Running is sort of walking, but at a faster pace, so this activity is an acceptable way to get steps in.
2. Can we walk or run on a treadmill?
Yes, the steps walked or run on a treadmill are counted. We support physical activity and are looking to inspire people to move more. And walking or running on a treadmill is an excellent source of exercise preferred by many people when the weather won’t cooperate or for its being easier on joints and heart.
3. What if I just cheat that step counter?
As we have already mentioned, it’s perfectly natural that there would be people willing to cheat a step counter to reach those steps faster and effortlessly. Undoubtedly, it’s easier to just sit on the couch or drive a car and pretend one is logging tons of steps. The validation algorithms recognise and cut out the steps resulting from cheating behaviors (like shaking one’s phone, attaching a watch to a dog, etc.). We’re advocating for a fair, competitive and physically beneficial game and are paying much attention to prevent cheating behaviors among the player.