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Which bluetooth pedometers can A Step Ahead: Zombies import steps from automatically?

A Step Ahead: Zombies can currently import steps from bluetooth-enabled pedometers made by the following manufacturers:

Fitbit
Jawbone
Misfit
Withings

Note that in order for your pedometer to send steps to A Step Ahead, you must connect your device account to UtiliFIT and regularly sync your device to the device’s phone app.

If you don’t have a device from one of the manufacturers above, don’t worry, you can enter your steps manually.

Can inactive players slow down the zombie horde?


No. The Zombie Horde has a pre-set minimum pace, as determined by your group’s health coach. Zombie players whose steps are less than the pre-set minimum pace are not averaged in to the zombie pace calculation.

How do I get a zombie speed boost?


You can get a small speed boost to your zombie character by tracking diet and/or healthy lifestyle items in the UtiliFIT Tracker. After all, a healthy zombie is a fast zombie!

As a zombie, your character health is represented by 5 hearts in the upper left corner of the A Step Ahead: Zombies game board.

How can I increase the Horde’s ferocity?


The Horde’s ferocity (represented visually on the game board by 5 zombie claws that fill in) determines how much damage the zombies will do to the humans in a human vs. zombie clash.

To increase the Horde’s ferocity, track exercise and/or play UtiliFIT Deskercise mini-games. Check out the health of teams ahead to see who your new recruits might be if you catch human teams.

I’m a zombie… how can I turn more humans into zombies?

There are two elements to turning humans into zombies: 1) Catching human teams and 2) doing enough damage to human team members to reduce their health to zero.


For number 1, take as many steps as possible to help increase the Horde’s speed.

For number 2, track exercise and/or play UtiliFIT Deskercise games to increase the Horde’s ferocity, which determines the amount of damage that is done to human teams when the Horde catches them.

How does my team earn bonus points for zombie kills?


Your (human) team can earn up to 2,500 bonus points each day for killing zombies. Kill zombies by tracking exercise in the UtiliFIT tracker and/or by playing UtiliFIT Deskercise games. Each individual team member can contribute to the daily Zombie Kill Bonus proportionately.

For example, on a 10 person team, each member can earn up to 250 points of the Zombie Kill Bonus for the team daily.

Along with earning your team bonus points for zombie kills, tracking exercise and playing UtiliFIT Deskercise games will increase your team’s clash strength, which helps your team fight off the Zombie Horde should you get caught.

Will tracking exercise/playing Deskercise Mini-games help my team fight off zombies?

Yes! Tracking exercise and playing UtiliFIT Deskercise mini-games increase your team’s Clash Strength, which determines who wins a clash between human teams and the Zombie Horde.

Read more on Human vs. Zombie clashes.

What’s the relationship between tracking exercise/Deskercise Mini-games and my team’s clash strength?


Clash strength is an attribute of both human teams and the Zombie Horde that’s determined by the amount of exercise tracked and UtiliFIT Deskercise games played. Clash strength is used to determine who wins if a human vs. zombie clash occurs.

A human vs. zombie clash outcome is determined by comparing the clash strength of the human team and the Zombie Horde. Whichever group has the greater clash strength will win the clash. If you look at the A Step Ahead: Zombies game board, simply compare the human team’s clash strength meter to the Zombie Horde clash strength meter to see who will win in a clash.

What’s the relationship between tracking exercise/Deskercise Mini-games and zombie kills?


Kill zombies by tracking exercise in the UtiliFIT Tracker and/or by playing UtiliFIT Deskercise games. Your team can earn up to 2,500 bonus points each day for killing zombies. Each individual team member can contribute to the daily Zombie Kill Bonus proportionately.

For example, on a 10 person team, each member can earn up to 250 points of the Zombie Kill Bonus for the team daily.