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why do samsung allow cheating on samsunghealth challenges

(Topic created on: 01-02-2018 03:56 PM)
davert123
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trying to understand why Samsung provide a service like global step challenge and then allow cheats to dominate the board every month.. it's not rocket science that if someone dies 200000 steps a day they are cheating or if on average they have done 2 steps a second , every second eithout sleep since the challenge opened they are cheating. why don't Samsung care about this and stop it ? it puts a lot of people off using the service

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fizza
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Yep soooo very sad, the guy leading at 11am eastern australian time had already walked 96 km....... not bad for 11 or so hours and of course a complete lie

ss7
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Today is the first day of the Global Challange for Feb. I just checked the rankings and one chap Mehmet Turkeyy already has, as of today 170000 steps. Hats off to him...he's really a funny guy

Kev55
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Yeah I agree, it's the 1st Feb today 9:00 in the morning and the guy who's in first place has already done 169,000 steps. That's 18,777 steps per hour assuming he got up at midnight and got his trainers on ! Yeah right !
kosmic
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Exactly, that guy walked around 150 km on the first day, and he doesn't look sportive to me at all! Funny indeed..
MattiasJ
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Seems like the #1 guy disappeared, probably not by Samsung's doing though since there still is a bunch of other people on 100-150k

Graybeard51
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Samsung challenges are a joke.  There is no way these people actually walk these distances.   My guess is they either have multiple step counters feeding the app.  Or they attach their phone to a paint mixer.

 

Either way, Samsung should have the technology to counteract obvious cheating.   Under Armour does a much better job of running a challenge 

Graybeard51
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But,  at least so far, Samsung is not slowing our phones to boost sales as Apple did

Pyrux
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For the challene that is now taking place I cannot see an cheating going on.

I mean, the first player has done 242 460 steps since the start, almost 4 days ago, that's 242 460 ÷ 3,5 (days) = 69.274 steps/day. That's not too much. I usually take from 8000 to 12000 steps a day and I'm a sedentary which take a walk only to get to school 1km away from home..

Pyrux
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There are some types of job that just require to walk, think about mountain guides or just a common runner..

Bytheway, my Samsung Health app displays record in steps not in km or miles, how do you obtain those distances you are talking about?

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EvilMonkey
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What are you talking about Pyrux? The challenge started yesterday. The top 10 made 210.000-240.000 steps in 24h. Thats around 10.000 steps per hour, which equals 7-8km/h.