Welcome to the "21 Days in May" step challenge! From May 9 - 30, we challenge you to take at least 6,000 steps each day in honor of the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's. Those who log a total of 126,000 steps will receive a special step challenge badge on their personal fundraising webpage. Below, you'll find more details about how to track your steps using the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.
How to track your activity for the step challenge:
1. Get the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app for iPhone or Android
2. On May 9, connect the Walk app to your Apple Health or Google Fit app (video above).
3. Use the app to track your steps or manually enter your daily steps.
4. Share your progress and invite others to support you.
5. Log 126,000 steps in May to earn your badge:
How do I get my steps into the app?
Apple Health and Google Fit automatically track the steps you take while carrying your phone and/or wearing an Apple Watch/Wear OS linked to your Apple Health/Google Fit app. You can open the Walk app and tap "start" each day to capture your steps, or view your step count in Apple Health/Google Fit and manually enter your steps by tapping the "+" icon under "Activity" in the "Get Active" section of the app.
Can I use a pedometer, FitBit, Garmin Watch, or another wearable device?
You can use any wearable device to track your steps, then manually enter your daily step-count into the Walk to End Alzheimer's app. We are on the honor system — simply enter the steps you take each day. More integration options are on the way for fall!
Where can I see my progress compared with others?
In the app, you can go to the "Get Active" section to see your steps compared to others participating in the challenge for your local Walk event. You will also see step challenge leaderboards on the local event homepage beginning May 9.
How to get your activity into Apple Heath
How to get your activity into Google Fit