Understanding challenge rules
Learn more about the challenge rules to optimize your experience and achieve the best results.
Please see below some rules that apply to challenges:
You have a different target to reach depending on the challenge objective.
You have a different target to reach depending on the challenge objective.
For instance, if a challenge doesn't have a specific target, you should aim to do as much as possible and become the challenge leader. Then, everyone else will have to catch up to you!
On the other hand, if a challenge has a specific target in terms of days or value, you must reach that number and then you will win the challenge!
It's crucial to understand the objective and target of the challenge so that you can effectively participate and contribute.
You can either sync data from your device or log data manually based on the challenge setup.
Once a challenge is published, it determines how your data will be tracked. There are two ways to track your data:
- Automatic Tracking: This is for challenges that involve a numeric metric that can be tracked by a wearable device or smartphone. To enable automatic data tracking, simply connect your device or app, and your data will be automatically included in the challenge. Make sure to sync your data daily to stay on track.
- Manual Logging: This is for challenges that involve either a numeric metric that cannot be tracked by a device or a daily action (habit). Log your daily activity through the Challenge Progress page or Your Journey page (if the challenge is linked to a wellness metric and not a habit). Remember to log your data daily to stay on track.
- Hybrid mode: This is for challenges that involve a numeric metric that can be tracked by a wearable device or smartphone but allows also participants that do not have a wearable device or smartphone to manually log their data. You can either connect your device or app, and your data will be automatically included in the challenge or, if you don't have one, log your daily activity through the Challenge Progress page.
You can sync or log data for the past 7 days.
When you participate in a challenge it is better to sync or log your data daily. If you miss some days, you can sync or log new data only for the past 7 days through the challenge pages.
If you are in a team challenge and you don't sync or log data regularly, your team's score will be affected negatively, as your zeros will be taken into consideration in the score calculations.
You will always get a notification in the Notification Center reminding you to come into the app to sync or log if you haven't done so for the past 7 days. If you have external notifications on, you will also receive this through email or push notification on your mobile.
In case you want to add data for more than 7 days ago in your Wellics™ account you can do it through Your Journey page. However these data will not be considered in the challenge, as your challenge is only actively scoring the last 7 days.
You can sync or log your data for up to 3 days after the challenge officially ends.
Wellics™ challenges include a grace period of 3 days, allowing you an additional 3 days after the challenge officially ends to sync or log any remaining data before scores are finalized.
You will receive notifications in your Notification Center regarding the grace period rules for challenges that have ended. These notifications will inform you of the number of days remaining until the challenge officially closes.
If your challenge is past that 3-day grace period, all challenge scores and leaderboard are final.
All challenges start at 12:00 AM and end at 11:59 PM UTC.
This might look seem for some participants there will not be equal time for participation compared to others, but this is not true. For all participants, the data received from midnight on the start date of the challenge to 11:59:59pm on the end date of the challenge according to their time zone will be scored into the challenge. This means that all users will have the same amount of time within the challenge period (including the grace period) to submit their activity.
You can join a challenge for some days after the challenge has started.
Wellics™ challenges include a join limit period, allowing participants to join a challenge. This period varies based on the challenge duration:
- For challenges that last more than 7 days, you can join up to 3 days after it officially starts. Even if you join late, your data from the day the challenge started will be included in the challenge.
- If the challenge lasts less than 7 days, you can join until the first day of the challenge.
You can create a team only for a specific challenge.
A team is exclusively linked to a particular challenge and is not visible outside of that challenge or in any other challenge.
The join limit period also applies to the team formation procedure. This means that you can create a team and other team members have to join the team within the join limit period as described above.
However, we recommend creating and joining a team before a challenge starts.
Build a balanced team.
When building your team, it is important to consider the team size in relation to the target that needs to be achieved. A team that is too large may be difficult to coordinate and make sure that all members contribute in the challenge. On the other hand, a team that is too small may not have enough resources to achieve the challenge target.
To ensure fair competition and maintain balance among the team members, it is recommended to aim for a team size that is realistic and manageable. This will enable better collaboration and increase the chances of success.
You can join a team for some days after the challenge has started.
The join limit period also applies to the team formation procedure. This means that you can join a team within the join limit period as described above.
Joining a team is required to participate in a team challenge. If you do not join a team within the designated join limit period, you will be automatically removed from the list of participants in the challenge.
Within the same challenge, you are not allowed to participate in multiple teams.
You can leave a team anytime during the challenge.
You can leave the team you are a member of anytime during the challenge if you don't want to participate anymore. Make sure to sync or log your data before leaving a team. The data that you have contributed so far will remain with the team, but if the team wins the challenge you will not be eligible for the challenge trophy.
You can not re-join the same team after leaving (unless you do it the day you joined the challenge).
If you are the creator of the team, you can not leave the team unless you delete it.
You can change teams only for specific time while the challenge is running.
The join limit period also applies to the team formation procedure. This means that you can change a team within the join limit period as described above.
Your data will be counted in the team to which you belonged at the time when the data was synced or logged. So make sure that you sync or log your data before leaving a team.
Your challenge data will be removed if your team is deleted by the creator.
If the creator of a team decides to delete the team, all your data associated with the team will be removed from the challenge and the team will no longer participate in the challenge. Note that your data will still be visible from Your Journey page.
However, you will still be a challenge participant and if you wish to continue the challenge, you have to join a new one (given that the join limit period has not finished).
You can abort a challenge anytime while the challenge is running.
You can abort the challenge at any time if you decide that you no longer want to participate in a challenge. This means that you will no longer appear in the challenge leaderboard, nor you are eligible for the challenge trophy.
For individual challenges: The data that you have contributed so far are deleted from the challenge.
For team challenges: The data that you have contributed so far stay with the team and are not deleted.
Note that your data in both cases will still be visible from Your Journey page.