STEPS Challenge FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Go to Google Play
Search for Google Fit
Install App – you may be asked to login to the gmail account
Go to ChallengeRunner using this link to set-up account and activate your preferred tracking method. https://www.ChallengeRunner.com/login/challenge/3846/27624/39e488d2a4

iPhone users can use the native, included Apple Health app data for the STEPS Challenge, but you will need to also download the ChallengeRunner app.

Start by setting up your ChallengeRunner account at:

Go to: https://www.ChallengeRunner.com/login/challenge/3846/27624/39e488d2a4
Create new account
Select your Local Union or other team name
Click the orange “Trackers” button
Select Apple Health, and you will see the following message
Apple Health does not use a centralized repository to store data. Download the ChallengeRunner iPhone app to sync data from Apple Health.

Then download the ChallengeRunner app, which will sync data from Apple Health to track your steps.

Go-to your iPhone, tap on the App Store tile

Search for ChallengeRunner – type in search area

Select Install

Open the app – you will see this screen

Click OK

Go to Settings on your iPhone – tap the ChallengeRunner app.

Then move the “Enable” button to on, displaying the green area to indicate on, and you are ready to start stepping.

You will need to open the ChallengeRunner app occasionally to sync your data.

As part of your local team and individually. When you sign-up you will be asked to pick your Local Union team number.

The highest stepping individuals across the US will win.

Then the team with the highest percentage of member participates will win a team award. For example, if 80 members of a Local Union with a total of 100 members participate, that team’s participation percentage is 80%. The highest participating Local Union will win.

How do I link ChallengeRunner to a Fitbit?

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 will 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.

How do I link ChallengeRunner to a Garmin tracker?
Answer:
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.

How do I link ChallengeRunner to the Jawbone UP?
Answer:
ChallengeRunner must be authorized to collect data recorded by the Jawbone UP. To authorize ChallengeRunner, perform the following steps: (Note – You must already have a Jawbone 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 Jawbone UP
4. A Jawbone webpage will appear. Submit your Jawbone account email and password
5. On the authorization page, click Agree
6. The Jawbone webpage will be redirected back to ChallengeRunner. You have now completed registration.

How do I link ChallengeRunner to Misfit?
Answer:
ChallengeRunner must be authorized to collect data recorded by Misfit. To authorize ChallengeRunner, perform the following steps: (Note – You must already have a Misfit 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 Misfit
4. A Misfit webpage will appear. Submit your Misfit account email and password
5. On the authorization page, click Agree
6. The Misfit webpage will be redirected back to ChallengeRunner. You have now completed registration.

Why does my fitness tracker show activity but ChallengeRunner does not?
Answer:
The first step is to sync your device using your manufacturer’s app or website. Then, wait for the 15 minute collection cycle to complete. If your data is still not showing up on ChallengeRunner, use your browser to navigate to the tracker manufacturer’s website* (fitbit.com, Jawbone.com, etc), log in with your Id and passwordand make sure your data is being uploaded to the website. If your data is not on the website, we cannot collect it.

*Apple Health does not have a centralized website / database; therefore, you must use the ChallengeRunner App to get data from Apple Health to ChallengeRunner.

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Industry Trust (“SMOHIT”) is not a licensed medical-care provider and it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.
You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. By participating in this SMOHIT STEPS Challenge program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge SMOHIT from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of SMOHIT or its vendors’ negligence.
First 10 member sign-ups = $10 Gift Card

Winning Team = Fun Giveaways

Top Stepping Individual = Fitness Package, including a new FitBit = All-expensive paid trip to the Safety Champions Conference in Scottsdale, AZ in February 2018
Top 15 Stepping Individuals = Fitness Package, including a new FitBit

June 15, 2017 – July 31, 2017.
YES, you can join the STEPS Challenge after June 15, 2017. The challenge is for 6 weeks, so there is plenty of time to join the competition and fun.
Yes, just go to www.smohit.org/stepschallenge/ to sign-up.
Walk as many steps as you can a day, a little more than usual, during the 6-week challenge. Winners will have the highest number of steps on July 31st.
YES, your step tracker is recording 24/7, so when you are at work, home, or anywhere your steps are adding up.
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 will 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.

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