OS Steps for Good Challenge

OS Steps for Good Challenge

The Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge hopes to involve Singaporeans all over the world to stay active for a good cause.

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Update: Great job on completing the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge! Together, we have raised S$5,000 for the Community Chest back home! On behalf of the beneficiaries, we thank you for your contributions to a good cause! #OSStepsForGood #SGCares 

 

The Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge is a physical activity initiative by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) to encourage overseas Singaporeans to be more physically active every day, while raising funds for the Community Chest at the same time. The Challenge will run from 1 October to 31 October 2017.

 

The Challenge is also part of SG Cares, a national movement to support the efforts of Singaporeans in building a more caring and inclusive home for all, through everyday acts of consideration and care, active volunteerism, and organising ground-up efforts.

 

About the Challenge

The Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge hopes to involve Singaporeans all over the world to stay active for a good cause. By clocking in an average of 10,000 steps every day in the month of October, users will be able to raise up to $10,000 for the Community Chest back home.

 

To participate in the Challenge, simply download the Healthy 365 mobile app and aim to clock 10,000 steps daily for the entire month of October.


Campaign Period: 1 October 2017 – 31 October 2017

 

Funds Raised for Charity:

Funds Raised

Average Daily Steps (Clocked per participant in the month of October)

S$10,000

10,000

S$7,500

7,500

S$5,000

5,000

 

How to sign up for the challenge:

  1. Download the Healthy 365 mobile app for free on the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play Store (for Android devices)

  2. Create your profile on the Healthy 365 app

  3. Sign up for the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge on the Challenges tab (Second tab from left at the bottom of the Healthy 365 app)

  4. Key in the entry code ‘OScare’ when prompted

  5. Choose your preferred steps tracking mode and complete set-up - a list of compatible modes of step-tracking can be found under Section 14 in the FAQs below

  6. Start walking to clock steps and raise funds for Community Chest back home! You can also hashtag #my10ktoday and #OSStepsForGood to chart your step challenge journey!

Note: Users are encouraged to update your step counts on the Healthy 365 mobile app at least once every 7 days to make your contributions count.

 

About the Healthy 365 mobile app

The Healthy 365 mobile app is a free health and diet tracking mobile application by the HPB.

 

The app enables you to track your daily steps count and calculate the corresponding calories burned as you move and exercise. It also helps to track your daily food and drinks intake and the corresponding calories consumed.

 

The Healthy 365 mobile app is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play Store. More information about the app can be found here: https://www.healthhub.sg/apps/25/healthy365, or by contacting HPB at stepschallenge@hpb.gov.sg

 

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)


General

1.

What is the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge?

 

The Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge is a physical activity initiative by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU), MCCY to encourage overseas Singaporeans to be more physically active every day, anytime and anywhere. Participants can raise up to S$10,000 for Community Chest by aiming to clock 10,000 steps every day for the month of October 2017.

 

2.

Who can sign up for the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge?

 

The Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge is open to all Singaporeans with a valid NRIC number who are residing outside Singapore at the point of registration. Participants must also be 17 years or older at the point of registration. Please note that eligible persons who are below 21 years of age must obtain parental consent before participating in the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge.

 

3.

How does the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge work?

 

- Participants can raise up to S$10,000 for Community Chest by aiming to clock 10,000 steps every day for the month of October 2017. The amount raised is dependent on the daily average steps clocked per participant within the period of 1 to 31 October 2017. Average of 10,000 daily steps: S$10,000 donated to charity
- Average of 7,500 daily steps: S$7,500 donated to charity
- Average of 5,000 daily steps: S$5,000 donated to charity


4.

Can I indicate/suggest my own preferred charities to channel the funds towards?

 

All funds raised via the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge will be donated to Community Chest.

 

5.

How is the daily average step count computed?

 

The average step count for the challenge is the total number of steps accumulated from 1 October 2017* until the previous day, divided by the total number of participants x total number of days since 1 October 2017*.

 

The Challenge statistics on the Healthy 365 mobile app is updated as of the previous day’s steps. Every morning (between 12am to 5am, Singapore time), the system generates data to update the Healthy 365 mobile app. Steps clocked on the previous day but were not successfully sent to the server before the morning update would be excluded from the average step count displayed on the Healthy 365 mobile app today. Notwithstanding, as long as the steps are synced within seven days, all step counts of a particular day will be sent to the server within three days and will contribute to the average score computation.

 

Participants who have not registered, did not set a tracking mode and have not synchronised any steps to the server before are also excluded from the computation.

 

*Participant(s) must be registered and paired to a tracking mode before 1 October 2017. Participants who did not set a tracking mode by 1 October 2017 will have their steps (numerator) and days in challenge (denominator) count from the date of registration for the challenge, date of pairing, challenge start date (whichever is latest) until the previous day.

 

6.

How do I sign up for the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good?

 

Download the Healthy 365 mobile app on your smartphone, create a profile and sign up for the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge. Key in the entry code OScare and agree to the terms and conditions of the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good. Select your preferred tracking mode, and begin clocking your steps!

 

 

7.

Will there be any penalty if I decide to withdraw or drop out halfway from the Steps For Good Challenge?

 

No penalty will be imposed. However, you will not be able to continue contributing to the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge and raise funds for the Community Chest.

 

8.

Must I pay to participate in the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge?

 

No, participation in the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge is free of charge.

 

9.

Can I sign up on behalf of my friends or family members for the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge?

 

No, each person must sign up individually on a smartphone. The challenge is only open to all Singaporeans with a valid NRIC, aged 17 years or older, who are residing outside Singapore at the point of registration.

 

10.

Can I sign up for the National Steps Challenge™ Season 3 as well?

 

Participants of the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge may also participate in the National Steps Challenge™ Season 3 to continue to aim for 10,000 steps per day. However, sure-win rewards and lucky draw prizes will not be delivered to any residential address that is outside of Singapore.

 

11.

Am I eligible for any individual prizes under the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge?

 

Steps accumulated collectively as the overseas Singaporean community are translated into a cash donation that goes to the Community Chest in Singapore, not individual participants. Join the challenge to give back to society today!

 

12.

When does the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good start?

 

The Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge will start on 1 October 2017, 0000 hrs (Singapore time) and end on 31 October 2017, 2359 hrs (Singapore time). The Challenge will be available for pre-registration on the Healthy 365 mobile app, Challenges tab, from early September 2017 onwards. Participants are required to download the Healthy 365 mobile app, create a profile and select a preferred tracking mode prior to the Challenge.

 

13.

What do I do after I have signed up for the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge?

 

Once you have successfully signed up for the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge and have set up your preferred mode of steps tracking, all you need to do now is start moving to accumulate steps. Please sync your preferred steps tracking mode to the Healthy 365 mobile app at least once every seven days to avoid losing your step count data. The more steps you take, the closer you are to hitting your donation goals!

 

14.

What are the different modes of steps tracking?

 

Participants may track their steps using the following trackers or mobile applications compatible with the Healthy 365 mobile app.

 

- Actxa® mobile app1 with Actxa® activity trackers
- Samsung Health mobile app2 with Samsung Gear S3
- Health Kit mobile app3 with Apple Watch
- Fitbit mobile app1 with any Fitbit tracker

 

1 Participants must have an existing Actxa®/Fitbit account and Actxa®/Fitbit mobile app to use Actxa®/Fitbit trackers for the Challenge

2 Samsung Health – Android 4.4 and above. Samsung Health must be installed on phone. To check Android version, please go to “Settings” on your phone and tap on “About device”. Please ensure that there are steps clocked on your Samsung Health for pairing to be successful.

3 Health Kit – iPhone 5S and above, with iOS 8 and above. To check iOS version, please go to “Settings” on your phone and tap on “General” then “About”. Please ensure that there are steps clocked on your Health Kit for pairing to be successful.

 

Please note that the Healthy 365 mobile app will only retrieve up to seven days of data and you will need to sync your selected tracking mode with the Healthy 365 mobile app at least once every seven days to prevent any data loss. Tap on the Green button on the “Dashboard” to sync.

 

Note: Steps synced into Healthy 365 mobile app are dependent on the steps recorded from the mobile device itself. Healthy 365 mobile app alone does not do any form of steps tracking.

 

 

15.

Will participants of the Overseas Singaporean Steps For Good Challenge be given a free HPB steps tracker?

 

HPB steps trackers will not be distributed for this Challenge.

 

Participants may track their steps using the following trackers or mobile applications compatible with the Healthy 365 mobile app.

- Actxa® mobile app1 with Actxa® activity trackers
- Samsung Health mobile app2 with Samsung Gear S3
- Health Kit mobile app3 with Apple Watch
- Fitbit mobile app1 with any Fitbit tracker

 

1 Participants must have an existing Actxa®/Fitbit account and Actxa®/Fitbit mobile app to use Actxa®/Fitbit trackers for the Challenge

2 Samsung Health – Android 4.4 and above. Samsung Health must be installed on phone. To check Android version, please go to “Settings” on your phone and tap on “About device”. Please ensure that there are steps clocked on your Samsung Health for pairing to be successful.

3 Health Kit – iPhone 5S and above, with iOS 8 and above. To check iOS version, please go to “Settings” on your phone and tap on “General” then “About”. Please ensure that there are steps clocked on your Health Kit for pairing to be successful.

 

Healthy 365 mobile app

16.

Is the Healthy 365 mobile app compatible with my smartphone?

 

Please check that both the version of your phone’s operating system (OS) and your phone model are compatible with the Healthy 365 mobile app.

 

For smartphone OS versions, the Healthy 365 mobile app requires at least Android 4.4 and iOS 8 and above to operate.

 

To date, the following phone models are incompatible with the Healthy 365 mobile app:

 

  1. Mercury A3S
  2. LG G Pro Lite
  3. LG G2
  4. ASUS (most are incompatible)
  5. Samsung S3
  6. Umi Hammer
  7. Acer Liquid X1
  8. iPhone 4

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and we are currently working on the Healthy 365 mobile app so that it can be compatible with more phone models.

 

17.

Do I need data or internet connection to use the Healthy 365 mobile app?

 

The Healthy 365 mobile app requires internet connection (data plan or WI-FI connection) to register for challenges and to refresh the Challenge Summary page and the leader boards. The app does not require Internet connection to sync your steps tracker to your smart phone as it uses Bluetooth® technology. However, Internet connection is required for the step count data to be sent to our server for updating of the Challenge Summary page.

 

Technical assistance / Troubleshooting

18.

I cannot click on “I Agree” when I try to register for a challenge.

 

As the Healthy 365 mobile app is built to be time sensitive, you may encounter an error when the time on your phone is different from the time in Singapore. If you are currently in Singapore, please ensure the time on your phone is accurate.

 

Please follow the steps below:

For iOS:

a) Go to your phone’s “Settings” page

b) Tap on “General”, followed by “Date & Time”

c) Turn “Set Automatically” option on

 

For Android:

a) Go to your phone’s “Settings” page

b) Tap on “Date and Time”

c) Turn “Automatic date and time” option on

 

19.

I am unable to complete registration for a challenge on the Healthy 365 mobile app.

 

You might not have internet connectivity or our servers may be busy/under maintenance at the moment. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact us at stepschallenge@hpb.gov.sg for further assistance.