Walking Challenge FAQs
Heka Health’s Walking Challenge app is supported on the following mobile platforms:
Apple iOS 8.0 and above on the following devices: iPhone 4S and above, iPad Air, Mini, and 3rd & 4th generation iPads.
Android 4.3 and above on Android smart phones and tables (so long as the operating system has not been customized by the phone-tablet manufacturer).
For participants that don’t have one of the supported mobile devices listed above, they can utilize Heka Health's kiosks located at the Walking Challenge booth.
Which mobile devices support the Walking Challenge app?
When initially setting up your app you will be presented with a 'Pair Tracker' page (as shown in the first image). You will see your tracker serial number (printed on the box you received your tracker in) come up on the list. If there are other trackers nearby you may see those serial numbers listed as well. The list is ordered by proximity of the tracker to your phone or tablet, so your tracker will typically show up at the top of the list.
Simply select your tracker’s serial number to start the pairing process. Once paired, your app will display the main Walking Challenge dashboard. Note that you can un-pair your tracker by going to ‘Account Settings’ within the navigation menu located in the top right corner of the dashboard.
Users can also use their own Fitbit or Jawbone devices (as well as the built-in step sensor in their smart phone) by selecting the area entitled 'Tap here to use your own tracker.'
How do I pair my activity tracker to the app?
How can I use my own smart phone as a step tracking device?
All participants with the iOS and Android smart phone listed below can join the Walking Challenge using those devices’ built-in step sensors.
iOS 8.0 and above on iPhone 5s or later
Android 4.4 and above on any smart phones with a built in step sensor
To set-up your app to utilize your smart phone’s step sensor simply selecting your device’s name listed in the 'Personal Tracker' page (as shown in the second image).
How do I sync my step data to my app?
On the dashboard page of your app, click the top area entitled 'Tap to sync steps'. The app will connect to your tracker via Bluetooth LE (or via an Internet connection to Fitbit or Jawbone's cloud). Once connected (the Bluetooth icon will be solid white), the app will start pulling the latest data from your tracker and will show data transfer progress via a blue line below the sync button.
If you are using your smart phone as your step tracker it will be periodically be updated with your latest step data. You can also tap the sync button to re-sync the data.
How do I charge my tracker and how often?
Simply remove the large metal piece from your tracker’s band. Once removed, you will see a small port in which you can plug in one end of the charger cable provided to you. The other end can plug into any USB power source. When charging, you will see a red and green light flashing alternatively in the metal piece. When the device is fully charged you will see a solid green light. It takes about 1 hour to fully charge your device. Each full charge should last around 3-5 days but we recommend charging the device on a daily basis at night. You can always see your tracker’s battery status on the app’s dashboard page shown in the third image.
If you are using your smart phone as your step tracker it will be periodically be updated with your latest step data. You can also tap the circle to manually sync the data.
How does the Challenge Leaderboard data get refreshed?
Data on the leaderboard is refreshed approximately once every 10 minutes.
You can access the following additional features from the menu accessible via the top right menu.
Find My Tracker: when selected your tracker will vibrate if it is within range of the app;
Account Settings: enables updating of account settings including the ability to ‘un-pair’ your device if you wish to pair a new device to the app.
Feedback: please provide feedback on your Walking Challenge experience;
Hotel Steps: see how many steps you can obtain if you walk to and from the convention center instead of talking the shuttle
Diabetes Resources: links to valuable resources from the American Diabetes Association highlighting key aspects of diabetes care and self-management
Wellness Activities: list of scheduled events at the Wellness Lives Here booth in the Exhibit Hall from Saturday June 11 through Monday June 13.
Log Out: logs you out of the app.