FAQs on Step Counting

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about steps and how they are counted.

  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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. What happens with my steps beyond the 10k daily step cap?

Players can convert only first 10000 steps into GEM daily, maximising health benefits and contributing to the game economy sustainability. Further steps won't be counted, displayed in competitions or included in Rank calculation; also they will not earn you GEM.

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