FITIV Challenges give you the option to compete against other FITIV users in custom fitness competitions. With FITIV Challenges you can either join an existing challenge and meet a new fitness community, or create your own challenge.
When you create your own fitness challenge you get to make the rules! You can choose whether the challenge is public or private, create a name for the challenge and an icon, and much more.
How to create a Challenge:
To join or create Challenges you will first need to create a FITIV Community account. Your FITIV Community account is a part of your FITIV Pulse account. Simply open FITIV Pulse on your phone, tap COMMUNITY, and you will be prompted to create a FITIV Community account if you haven't already.
Once you're set up with your Community account creating and joining challenges is simple. Just tap COMMUNITY in the FITIV app toolbar and select CHALLENGES from the menu of available options.
If you see a challenge you'd like to participate in then simply tap JOIN next to the challenge to enrol. Tap the CREATE A CHALLENGE button to make your own challenge.
Your challenges are completely customizable. When you create a challenge you get to make the rules. Make sure you give your challenge a name and a description that will let others know what you're competing for. This menu is where you can select either a TEAM challenge or an INDIVIDUAL challenge.
Team Challenge - Team challenges involve multiple people divided into teams. In team challenges it's the group's cumulative totals that count. You play as a team and you win as a team. For team challenges you can select the number of team you'd like to participate in the challenge.
Individual Challenge - Individuals challenges are free-for-alls. Every participant is competing against everyone else in the challenge. Individual challenges only have a single winner.
You can also select your start date and the length of your challenge. Do you want the challenge to be a recurring event or a one-time thing? You get to choose.
Public Challenge - Public challenges allow anyone to search for and join. Public challenges are great ways to discover a new fitness community.
Private Challenge - Private challenges are invitation-only. Invite your FITIV Pulse friends or send your invitations via email or messages. Private challenges are the best way to keep your challenge small.
Once you've decided on your challenge's basic outlines, it's time to get more specific. What kind of challenge are you creating? What metric is being compared?
FITIV Points - FITIV Points are the fairest way to compare athletes who are very different. FITIV Points are based on your personal intensity, meaning that you can compare athletes on how hard and how long they worked without having to worry about physiological differences that might otherwise skew the results.
Workout Active Calories - Workout active calories are a popular metric to use in fitness competitions because they are simple to measure and understand. Work harder and longer to burn more calories and win!
Cycling Distance - Cycling distance is perfect for endurance-based cycling challenges. Only GPS-tracked cycling workouts count toward totals.
Running Distance - Running distance is perfect for an endurance-based cycling challenge. Only GPS-tracked running workouts count toward totals.
Workout Time - Workout time is a metric that has both advantages and disadvantages. Workout time is very simple to measure, even for people without tracking equipment. Workout time, however, doesn't consider intensity so people who are working out more at a lower intensity score much higher than people doing fewer intense exercise.
Under advanced settings you can select a minimum METs value that participants need to achieve in order for their workouts to count toward their totals.