FAQ

What is India Steps Challenge 2019?

India Steps Challenge 2019 is a 100 day step challenge on the GOQii app conducted across all Indian states. This is an individual challenge for people to walk, get active and increase their step count of their state/region to make India healthy again!

My step count seems to be inaccurate in this challenge

To improve your phone sensor accuracy, follow these steps for your mobile device: Click here

Please note: If you are using a mobile phone sensor to track steps, please be aware that your step count may appear inaccurate due to technical limitations on the android operating system. We recommend using a GOQii tracker to track your steps for better accuracy.

I walk 10,000 steps every day but it still shows 6,000 steps in this challenge

Every participant’s daily step target is set at 6000 a day. Steps taken over and above this pre-set target is not considered in this challenge. To increase your daily step target, you must invite your friends to download and install the app and join GOQii.

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4
Invited Friends Joined 0 1 2 2
Steps Target 6,000 6,300 6,600 6,600
Steps Taken 10,000 10,000 10,000 5,300
Points Earned 60 63 66 53

What is a ‘Step Target?’

In this challenge, every participant has a pre-set ‘step target’ of 6000 steps i.e. a limit set for you to achieve daily. It also denotes the maximum number of steps that can be counted in this challenge per day. To increase your daily step target, you must level up and invite your friends to download the app and register on GOQii.

Below is the table that denotes step target and at various levels

Levels Step target
Level 0 (You start here) 6000 steps
Level 1 6300 steps
Level 2 6600 steps
Level 3 6900 steps
Level 4 7200 steps
Level 100 (Last level to be unlocked) 36000 steps

Who can participate in India Steps Challenge 2019?

All Indian residents with a smartphone/GOQii tracker are eligible to participate in this challenge. All players participating in India Steps Challenge must have the GOQii app installed on their mobile phone.

Please note: This challenge is open to GOQii players only. If you don’t have the app, you can download, install and sign-up on the GOQii app from the Google Play/iOS store on your mobile device.

When does India Steps Challenge 2019 start and end? (Start date & End date)

This challenge begins on 22nd February 2019 and ends after 100 days i.e. on 1st June 2019

How to participate in India Steps Challenge 2019?

All you need to do is download the app from the Google Play/iOS store and connect your phone sensor or GOQii tracker post signup to get started.

Where is this challenge held?

This 100 day challenge is held exclusively on the GOQii app. You can download and install the GOQii app from the Google Play/iOS store on your mobile device and get started.

Why are we creating India Steps Challenge 2019?

In 2017, a research by Stanford University revealed that the average step count of Indians is only 4297 steps a day and ranks 39th among the 46 countries surveyed. Moreover, India is just below the worldwide average of 4961 steps a day, even though it is recommended by Global Health Authorities to walk 10,000 in order to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Hence, GOQii is on a mission to increase the nation’s step count and Make India Healthy Again!

Is this challenge open only to GOQii Players with an active subscription plan?

No. GOQii players without a subscription can also participate in the challenge. If you don’t have the GOQii app on your mobile device, you can download and install the app from the Google Play/iOS store and create a FREE account.

Is this challenge only open to players residing in India?

Yes. The India Steps Challenge 2019 is only open to registered GOQii players residing in India.

Do I need to pay a registration fee to participate in India Steps Challenge 2019?

No. Participation in this challenge is absolutely FREE! All you have to do is download and install the FREE GOQii app on your phone and register for this challenge.

Can I invite my friends to participate in India Steps Challenge 2019?

Yes! Inviting your friends to participate in this challenge will allow you to increase your minimum daily step target and move to the next level. This will definitely give you an advantage over the others participating in this challenge.

Why do I need to invite friends in the challenge?

You must invite your friends to download and install the GOQii app for you to increase the pre-set daily target of 6000 steps. For each invited friend that has completed the signup process using your invite code, your daily step target will increase by 300.

Please note: Every prize is limited in stock; therefore it is advisable to invite as many friends as possible before others claim the prizes.

How do I earn points so that I can claim prizes?

For every 100 steps taken, you earn 1 point. On reaching certain milestones (number of points), it can be redeemed for exciting prizes. When you claim a prize, the corresponding number of points are deducted from your account.

What are the prizes or rewards for this challenge?

At every level, participants can redeem their points earned for a prize. As you collect more points while progressing through the levels, participants have a chance to win exclusive prizes such as OnePlus 6T, iPhone X and cash worth Rs. 5 Lakhs*.

Please note: To get the complete list of prizes, visit the ‘Rewards’ section of this challenge.

How can I win prizes faster?

You can win prizes faster by inviting more friends to download the GOQii app, which in turn will allow you to increase your daily step target. You get 1 point for every 100 steps you take. You are eligible to claim prizes when you reach the milestones defined in the challenge.

Can I make a payment to increase my daily step count target for this challenge?

No. You cannot make any payment to increase the pre-set daily step count target. You can only increase your daily step target by inviting friends to download the GOQii app on their mobiles.

Does my friend need to make any payment to participate in this challenge?

No. Registering for India Steps Challenge is completely FREE of cost! Your friend needs to enter the invite code sent by you during the registration process to ensure that your daily step target has increased.

What is the advantage of inviting more friends to participate in this challenge?

The advantage of inviting friends to download the GOQii app will help you increase your daily step target, as well taking more steps to earn more points. A higher step target will give you an advantage over the others to earn more points, thereby increasing your chances of redeeming more prizes.

When will my prize get delivered?

All prizes earned will take a minimum of 3 weeks to deliver to your shipping address.

Please note: Delivery charges of the prizes shipped will be applicable.

My points have deducted after I claimed a prize. Why?

You are eligible to claim a prize just once after reaching a certain number of points. When you claim any prize, the corresponding number of points are deducted from your account.

My permanent residence is in Tamil Nadu, but I live in Maharashtra as of now. Which state can I be part of?

Whichever state was selected by you at the time of registration in the app will be your state throughout this challenge.

I know someone is cheating in this challenge. What do I do?

If you know of someone cheating or using unfair practices to gain an advantage, kindly report that individual with relevant proof to our support team. Necessary action will be taken, if found guilty.

Do I have to pay taxes on the prizes I won?

Yes you will have to incur the tax amount on your cash prize. GOQii will deduct this on the behalf of the winners.

Can I claim multiple prizes?

Yes you can, as long as you have those many points to claim.

My friend has joined using the wrong invite code. What can I do?

Your friend has to sign up on the GOQii app by using the right invite code, so that our system can authorize and increase your daily step target for this challenge. Please ensure that your friend enters correct invite code while registering on the GOQii app.

Can I use Google fit or any other tracker/wearable to track my steps?

No. You can track your steps only using phone sensor and a GOQii tracker.

Can I use one phone to create multiple accounts?

No. You cannot create multiple accounts using an invite code on a single device.