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Join the Walking Challenge at SAEM19 in Las Vegas, NV May 14 - 17, 2019
Participate in some friendly competition amongst your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard and try to exceed the Challenge Step Goals to win prizes!


The Walking Challenge starts on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 a.m. PT and ends on Friday, May 17 at 12:00 pm PT. Participants can track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit. (i)

To join:
1) Download the Heka Walk Walking Challenge App:
2) Complete the in-app registration and pairing process:
  • Launch the Challenge app and select the 'SAEM19' from the list of Walking Challenges
  • Complete the registration fields
  • Pair your supported step tracker (see the Challenge FAQ Webpage for details)
3) Start Walking!
  • To sync your step data to the app, select 'Tap to sync steps' at the top of the dashboard
  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker
  • Please sync your step data at least one time a day as some data sources will not provide step data that is over 24 hours old


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The top 10 steppers each day will be entered into a random drawing to win one of the following prizes:

Wednesday, 5/15

  • One extra drink ticket for Opening Reception

  • Free registration to one Advanced EM Workshop or Forum during SAEM20 in Denver, CO

Thursday, 5/16

  • Two VIP passes to SAEM 30th Anniversary Party hosted by RAMS at 1 OAK

  • Free registration to one Advanced EM Workshop or Forum during SAEM20 in Denver, CO


Friday, 5/17

  • Free general registration to SAEM20 in Denver, CO


To help reach your Challenge goals, scan the QR code located outside Mirage Event Center B using the Challenge App and earn 500 steps daily. (ii)

If you have any questions, email us at

(i) The Walking Challenge app requires iOS 9.0 and above on the following devices:  iPhone 4S and above, iPad Air, Mini, and 3rd & 4th generation iPads. Android requirements: Android 5.0 and above that have not been customized by the phone-tablet manufacturer.

(ii) To scan QR codes:

  1. Open the 'Heka Walk Challenge' app

  2. Press the Scan-In button located on the Walking Challenge dashboard in the app. Note that you will need to allow the app access to your device's camera 

  3. Align the app viewer with the QR Code and the code will automatically be detected and confirmed

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