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How to Convert Activities to Steps and Distance

Learn how to use the activity converter in Stridekick

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Written by Stridekick Team
Updated over a week ago

What is the activity converter?

The activity converter allows you to convert your time spent performing common activities like cycling and yoga into steps and distance straight from the Stridekick mobile app.

When you convert an activity, you can select which metrics (steps, distance, and active minutes) to add to your daily activity. You can choose to add 1, 2, or all 3 metrics, depending on what your device has already credited you for. Data added through activity conversion will be combined with any device data synced for the day.

How do I use the activity converter?

  1. From your dashboard, select the floating “+” icon in the bottom right corner, or select the Add activity button:

  2. Select the Convert an activity button:

  3. Select an activity, a duration, and the associated date. Select the Calculate button:

  4. Select Save activity to save your converted steps, distance, and active minutes shown:

5. Once your activity has been added, you’ll see a confirmation at the bottom of your screen confirming that your activity has been saved:

Reminder: Please convert activities in good faith

When you use the activity converter, we are assuming that you are doing so in good faith. If it is reported that you are abusing the feature, such as with falsifying totals, as per our Community Guidelines, your account may be warned or removed.


Can I sync a device and use the activity converter?

Yes. Converted activities are added to any device data synced for the day. Syncing from your device will not be interrupted if you convert an activity during the day, but please note that totals between your device and Stridekick will no longer match due to the additional data logged in Stridekick. We also recommend un-checking any metrics that you've already been credited for from your connected device.

How far back can I log converted activities?

Manual activity entries can be logged for up to 7 days (the current day and the previous 6 days). Please make sure you enter totals regularly. We recommend entering totals once a day to maintain the most up-to-date stats in your challenge.

How do I delete a converted activity?

You can delete logged activities within the past 7 days. You can learn how to delete logged activities, including converted activity, here.

Do I have to connect a device when using the activity converter?

No. To use the activity converter without connecting a device, dismiss the dashboard message about connecting a device.

How do converted activities impact challenge scores?

Data logged to your account through the activity converter will be scored into any active challenges you’re participating in. Please note that grace period rules always apply.

Once a challenge ends, all scoring is final and challenge stats can no longer be updated. Any entries added or removed after your challenge ends will save to your Stridekick account but will not update in your challenge.

Why does the converter show a different distance total than the actual distance for my workout?

The activity converter takes your time spent performing a non-stepping activity such as cycling or swimming and converts it into the equivalent step total based on the intensity of the activity. Then, steps are converted into distance at a rate of 2,000 steps to 1 mile (or approximately 3,219 steps to 1 km).

The aim of the converter is not to include your total workout distance, but rather to convert your workout to the equivalent walking distance, so you should expect the converted distance total to not match up with your actual workout distance. This allows you to compete with others in your challenge fairly, as all activities are represented as walking/running.

Is the activity converter available to all users in Stridekick?

Yes, the activity converter is now available to all users in Stridekick. Before September 7, 2023, activity conversion was only available upon request. Because so many users have requested access and have had a positive experience using the feature, we decided to provide access to all participants in Stridekick moving forward.

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