How to Setup Your Tracking Device

/How to Setup Your Tracking Device
How to Setup Your Tracking Device 2017-09-15T16:38:28+00:00

 Tracking devices can be your Wearable or phone device

Please sync your tracking device at lease once a week
to transfer data to Challenge Runner

Using Google Fit with an Android phone

For Android phones, we suggest using Google Fit – you will need a gmail email address

  1. Go to Google Play
  2. Search for Google Fit
  3. Install App – you may be asked to login to the gmail account
  4. Go to ChallengeRunner link above and follow steps to activate your preferred tracking method.

Using Apple Health with an iPhone

iPhone owners can use the included Apple Health app data, but you will need to also download the ChallengeRunner app.

Apple Health does not use a centralized repository to store data. Download the ChallengeRunner iPhone app to sync data from Apple Health.

Using Samsung Health App with an Android Phone

You will need to enable and authorize the ChallengeRunner Android app to collect data from Samsung Health. The following steps will allow the ChallengeRunner app to pull Steps.

  1. Install the ChallengeRunner app on your Android device
  2. Sign in using your Id and Password. If you are currently enrolled in a challenge, you will be able to select the menu from the upper right hand corner of the screen and tap Samsung Health
  3. Click to Enable Samsung Health Integration. Optionally, you may choose to allow Samsung Health to automatically transmit data to ChallengeRunner once every 6 hours.
  4. A Samsung Health popup will appear. Toggle between Off and On. Then, enable Daily step count trend and Exercise
  5. Click Done
  6. Exit the Settings screen
  7. At this point, the ChallengeRunner app will sync with Samsung Health whenever it is opened. As mentioned above, it is also possible to enable automatic syncing; however, due to the fact that your smartphone can shut down apps at will and it relies on Samsung Health and possibly other apps syncing data, there are multiple points that would cause data to stop automatically transmitting to ChallengeRunner. Therefore, it is recommended that you verify your data is syncing regularly.

 

  

Using a FitBit to Track Steps

 

ChallengeRunner must be authorized to collect data recorded by a Fitbit. To authorize ChallengeRunner, perform the following steps: (Note – You must already have a Fitbit account to authorize ChallengeRunner)

  1. Log into ChallengeRunner using your ID and Password (See Above)
  2. Click the Profile menu option under your name in the upper right hand corner
  3. Click the Authorize link next to Fitbit
  4. A Fitbit webpage may appear. Submit your Fitbit account email and password
  5. On the authorization page, click Agree
  6. The Fitbit webpage will be redirected back to ChallengeRunner. You have now completed registration.

Using a Garmin Device to Track Steps

ChallengeRunner must be authorized to collect data recorded by a Garmin tracker. To authorize ChallengeRunner, perform the following steps: (Note – You must already have a Garmin account to authorize ChallengeRunner)

  1. Log into ChallengeRunner using your ID and Password (See Above)
  2. Click the Profile menu option under your name in the upper right hand corner
  3. Click the Authorize link next to Garmin
  4. A Garmin webpage will appear. Submit your Garmin account email and password
  5. On the authorization page, click Agree
  6. The Garmin webpage will be redirected back to ChallengeRunner. You have now completed registration.

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