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How to Get Started with Step App

Step App Team
November 17, 2022

It's time to get moving with Step App. In this article we will be walking you through the first steps you need to take to get started with Step App. We'll be explaining the process from the moment you download the App to your first run and earning KCAL. These are the key steps we are going to go into more detail about: downloading the app, connecting a wallet, purchasing FITFI, depositing FITFI, buying GEAR, getting moving and earning.

Let's begin. Take a look at this video below and the steps to getting started.

Step 1: Downloading the App

To start your fitness journey with Step App you will have to download the app. After you download the app, register and make an account using your email address.

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Step 2: Connecting a Wallet

In the app you use FITFI and KCAL to play and earn! To be able to access these tokens in-game you have to connect an external wallet. To do this you will have to go to web.step.app.

For Android Users Only:

If you don't already have a wallet, you can create a Step App wallet in-app. When you create your wallet make sure that you write down your wallet's unique seed phrase offline and make sure you DO NOT LOSE IT. We recommend storing it offline to keep it as safe as possible and prevent hackers from accessing your funds.

Step 3: Purchasing FITFI

When you have your wallet set up, if you don't already have FITFI you can purchase it from Centralised Exchanges such as Bybit, OKX or Huobi or on our Step Network Decentralised Exchange at app.step.exchange.

If you bought your FITFI from an exchange that is not connected to the Step Network, you will have to transfer your FITFI from the Avalanche to the Step Network. If this sounds a little confusing, check out this blog post for more information and details.

Step 4: Depositing FITFI

When you are transferring your FITFI, to make sure that you send your FITFI to the correct wallet hit "RECEIVE". Android users can do this on the Android App, iOS users will have to do this using our Web App.  Next, copy your wallet address and send your FITFI to this address. Once you do this transfer your FITFI will be in your Web Wallet. To actually be able to use your FITFI in-game you will need to deposit it into your in-game Spending Wallet.

More details on these steps can be found at web.step.app. When you login, click on the "deposit" button in the top right of the menu bar and you will be walked through a series of steps that help you to easily deposit your FITFI.

Click on "Deposit" in your Web Wallet for step-by-step instructions on how to deposit FITFI

Step 5: Buying GEAR

Once your wallet is set up and you have deposited FITFI into your Spending Wallet, your next step is buying GEAR. In the app there are two types of GEAR - SNEAKs and HEADSETS. To start earning you will need to have at least one type of GEAR when you go on your walks, jogs or runs, but there is no limit to how many SNEAKs or HEADSETs you purchase, you can buy as much as you would like. There is a wide-selection of GEAR options in the in-app marketplace so you can select an item that suits your style and lifestyle best. If you choose a shoebox you will be able to see the sneaker type and quality but you will get a surprise, random SNEAK. 


When you buy a SNEAK there are a few main factors that you need to consider: the SNEAK type, the attributes, and the SNEAK quality.


When deciding on the SNEAK type you need to think about the type of movement you will be doing. Are you a runner? Or do you prefer to walk? SNEAKs are broken down into 4 different types: the walker, the hiker, the racer or the coach. Selecting the type for your SNEAK depends on how fast you will be moving.

SNEAK Type Speed Intervals:

Walker: 1-6 km/h

Hiker: 4-10 km/h

Racer: 8-20 km/h

Coach: 1-20 km/h

SNEAK Attributes

Each SNEAK has four attributes that contribute to your performance, earning and experience. These attributes are activity, luck, balance and resistance. You should take a look at these and consider which ones would be most valuable to you when you are buying a SNEAK as attributes will affect your earnings. 

SNEAK Quality

There are five different SNEAK qualities. These include common, uncommon, rare, epic and legendary. The quality of your SNEAK will influence the range of your SNEAK's basic attributes and the amount that your SNEAK's attributes will increase as you level up your SNEAK.

When you have found the SNEAK that you want, all you have to do is click on it and hit BUY! When you buy a SNEAK you will be using the FITFI from your Spending Wallet. This is why depositing your FITFI into your Spending Wallet is so important. Make sure that you have enough FITFI in your Spending Wallet to purchase the SNEAK that you want.

Step 6: Getting Moving!

After you buy your GEAR, you will have to wait for your energy to build up as the first GEAR you buy will come with 0 energy. When you have enough energy you will be able to go for your first run.Your energy will be full after 23 hours. Having a full energy bar means that you will be able to walk, jog, or run for more time than if your energy was only a quarter or half full. 

Before you start your first run make sure that your location services are switched on. Once your GEAR's energy has built up, all that's left to do is get moving! To begin moving and earning,  go to the GEAR you just bought, click on EQUIP and then hit the RUN button. You can earn while wearing both SNEAKs and HEADSETs.

Remember how we mentioned your SNEAK type will be an important factor to consider? Well, this is how it matters. When you have started moving, to earn you will need to be moving within the speed interval of your SNEAK type. On-screen in the app your speed will be displayed. If you are in the green you are earning, if you are in the red that means you are not moving at the required speed for your SNEAK which means you are not earning.

When you are ready to end your movement for the day click on the "Stop" button and then end your run. At the end of your walk, jog, or run a summary will pop up with key metrics.

Step 7: Earning

And just like that, you've earned your first KCAL tokens! After a run users can also get chests that contain valuable in-game items so make sure to check and see what you got! You can use your KCAL in the app for repairing your GEAR, levelling up your GEAR, opening chests, minting SNEAKs and much more. All of these in-app uses of KCAL help users to build fun, new income streams through trading, minting SNEAKs and more. You can even trade your KCAL on exchanges to get stablecoins! 

Have more questions? Or just want to learn more? Head over to help.step.app or check out our other tutorials for a deeper dive into each topic. 

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