What is CARROT? How does CARROT work?

What is CARROT? How does CARROT work?

A: CARROT is a mobile app the rewards you financially for walking. All you have to do is walk with your phone -- no Fitbit or other fitness tracker is needed (but those can be used to count steps if you like). 

Your phone is your pedometer -- it has the built-in hardware to count your steps. Whenever you open CARROT, the app will look at the pedometer features of your phone to extract the number of steps you’ve taken. If your phone was counting steps before you downloaded CARROT, the app will display those steps as well. 
You’re presented (in the green circle of the CARROT activity screen) with your personal steps goal that is based on your daily walking history. Your goal will update daily. 
Each day you achieve your goal, you will receive one green Goal Coin. You also receive one yellow Reward Point for each step you take. These are the "CARROT Currencies" you can use to enter contests (which are posted on the app periodically), enter sweepstakes drawings and purchase digital gift cards. 
You do not have to have CARROT on or running in the background to get credit for your steps. Each time you open the app, CARROT will look at all of your steps data since the last time you opened the app to give you full credit for everything you've achieved. 
To have the best experience, you should allow location services/GPS in your phone's settings so that CARROT can present all of the nearby rewards available to you. (To preserve your phone's battery life, CARROT does not use GPS to count steps -- it is only used to show you rewards.)
We hope you enjoy CARROT!!

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at support@carrotwellness.com. It would be helpful if you could include your CARROT Account ID Number (you’ll find it by tapping the menu button in the top-left corner) as well as the login method you used (Facebook ID or phone number) to set up your CARROT account.