When you enable the step tracking functionality on your phone you can begin earning more rewards with Carrot. You can track your activity with your phone (if you carry it with you when you’re active) or with a Fitbit or Apple watch.
To enable step tracking on your device, go to the “Steps” tab in your Carrot app, and tap the “Enable Steps” button. Then select the device that you will be tracking your steps with: Apple Health (if you’re an iPhone user) or Google Fit (if you’re an Android user), or Fitbit. Carrot also syncs directly with Apple Watch (through an Apple Watch app).
During the first week after you enable Steps in Carrot, the app will monitor how much you walk every day. After a week, you will receive your personalized step goal. Since each persons’ physical activity habits are unique, so will your daily step goals. To check in on your progress each day, click on the “Steps” tab at the bottom of your Carrot app.
Once you’ve had a chance to get used to your daily step goal, you’ll be offered a Step Up Challenge. Each challenge is different and will ask you to meet your daily step goal X number of times in a given time period. For example, you may be asked to meet your daily step goal 10 out of 14 days. If you’re able to complete your challenge, you can earn some BIG rewards!
Every time you enter a Step Up Challenge a new step goal will be calculated based on your current activity level. This goal is meant to stretch you just a bit more than your daily goal – that’s the challenge!
You are free to accept or decline each Step Up Challenge, and if you don’t make it the first time, you can always retake the challenge whenever you’re ready, as many times as you like.
To take into account seasonal changes and how your walking habits may change over time, your daily step goal will be recalculated every few weeks based on your recent activity level.