Here are a few more things to keep in mind:
1) If you walk around constantly connected to public WiFi, your GPS signal can be blocked. More steps will be counted if you turn WiFi off when walking outdoors
2) Walking in tight spaces (e.g. a small garden), and not covering much distance (e.g. doing laps of your backyard) can result in steps not be converted. When possible, try walking in a straight line on an outdoor street
3) Tips for parents with young children: if your phone is in a stroller while you're walking, steps won't be counted since the phone isn't “bouncing” to indicate steps. Try keeping the phone in your pocket or a purse
We’ll be constantly adding tips and tricks here as soon as we receive them from Sweatcoiners.