Group Target and Journey challenge modes are a great way to get all of your users working together towards one common goal. Set one overarching total steps, minutes or distance goal for all users to reach together. We'll show you how to create a realistic goal for your group to reach.

How to set your group target goal

There are three things you'll take into account when setting your group target goal: 

  1. Estimated number of participants
  2. Average individual activity per day
  3. Duration of challenge

The equation

Est. # of participants  X  Average user activity/day  X  Total days of duration

Estimated number of users

How many users do you anticipate participating in this challenge? A great way to get an estimate is to look at your Groups tab in the Admin Center to gather an average participation rate. What is the average number of participants you see across all the challenges you've run? You can also run challenge group reports to average out an exact participant count.

Pro tip: We suggest gearing towards the lower end of the average participation numbers. This way you can take slow sign ups and infrequent syncing into account.

Is this your first challenge? Estimate that you will get 40% of your total participants in this challenge. If you find that many users are signing up, that's great! You can always adjust your goal based on the final participant numbers a day or two before the challenge starts. 

Average user activity per day

How many steps or active minutes do you think your users will average each day of the challenge group? You can reference the User Report or Dashboard in the Admin Center to help you find these numbers.

User Report
Go to the Reports section of the Admin Center. Pull a User Report based on the date range of your most recent challenge. Download the User Report. Take the average of the Average Steps or Average Active Minutes column.

Dashboard
Go to the Dashboard of the Admin Center. Scroll down to the Group Activity Average graph. Toggle the metric to be the same as your goal. Change the dates to your most recent challenge or a 2-3 month period of time. Take a look at the averages. What number seems to be near the middle of the ranges? Use that as your daily average.

First challenge? No user data yet? Here are a few safe averages to reference: 

  • 6,000 steps per day
  • 20 active minutes per day
  • 2.5 miles per day

Please reach out to your client success representative should you wish to discuss setting a group target goal! We can help to estimate and calculate! 

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