- Getting Started
- 1) Install the Apps
- How the Challenge Works
- The Habits
- Important Dates
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Exercise & Sleep & More
- Levels App FAQ
1) Install the Apps
To get started with the challenge, there are several apps that need to be installed.
- You will use the LibreLink app to scan your sensor, and the Levels app to view all of your Levels data, log your meals/exercise activities, and learn from your insights.
- You’ll use the Wearable Challenge app to log your daily habits and track your challenge stats.
Join the Accountability Group
Make a commitment to yourself and others for the next 28 days. Opt-in to your cohort accountability group.
How the Challenge Works
- You pay $298 to join the challenge. This covers sensors, Levels membership, and challenge costs.
- The challenge kicks off with 3 free days. You get 3 free days at the beginning of each sensor (6 free days total). You’ll use this time to experiment with your new sensor.
- After the trial days, your goal is to complete all challenge objectives each day.
- Fail to complete all objectives, and you lose $25 for that day. Your disqualified days go into the challenge pot.
- At the end of the challenge, one player can win the pot (less our challenge fee).
Complete the following three objectives to retain your stake each day.
No 120mg/dL+ Glucose Spikes Keep your blood glucose levels below 120mg/dL for all 28 days. Glucose spikes from exercise will not disqualify you. Since CGMs have a calibration period, you’ll have 3 free days at the beginning of each sensor. 🔎 Objective verified via CGM
May 2nd: Apply Sensor
Apply your sensors first thing in the morning on this date. Do not apply it before this date. Follow the Levels instructions on proper placement for best performance. We recommend also applying the performance covers included.
May 2nd - May 5th: Trial Period
You will have 3 days to eat foods and/or exercise to see how your glucose levels respond. Use these days as a trial to determine what foods work well & what foods cause spikes. During the trial days, you keep your stake ($20/day). We recommend using this period to gradually transition into building the habits for the 5 daily objectives.
May 5th: Challenge Officially Starts 💪
The challenge officially starts on this date at 12:01 am (your time zone).
May 16th: Switch Sensor
Each sensor lasts 14 days. This date is your sensor changeover date. If you need to change your sensor on any day other than this date, please report it here.
May 16th - May 19th: 2nd Sensor Calibration Period
During this time, any glucose related spike will not disqualify you from keeping your stake while the sensor calibrates. You must continue with all other challenge objectives in order to keep your stake.
May 29th: Challenge Finishes 🎉
The challenge officially ends on this date at 11:59 pm (your time zone). Congratulations!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Who do I contact if my sensor breaks?
- A: Please report your issue here: https://app.wearablechallenge.com We monitor this form closely and will respond ASAP.
- Q: Can I get the sensor wet?
- Sensors can be worn while bathing, showering or swimming. Don't take sensors deeper than 3 feet or for longer than 30 minutes. Please note: The FreeStyle Libre system has not been tested in sea water. We recommend also applying the performance covers for protection.
- Q: How do I change my sensor?
- A: Watch this video to learn how! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eclUPX4-ajVYTZ0bJSAdru1R5Cf3PTOL/view
- Q: What if my sensor falls off?
- A: You can report your sensor issue here https://app.wearablechallenge.com. Sensors can be replaced at a discounted rate of $99.
- Q: Do new sensors have a calibration period?
- A: New sensors have a calibration period, ~24-48 hours, and typically become more accurate the longer you wear them.
Exercise & Sleep & More
- Q: Do I have to wear the sensor cover?
- A: We highly recommend wearing the cover to prevent sensor malfunction or displacement. Reminder: sensor replacements are $99.
- Q: What if I exercise and go over the challenge limit?
- A: As long as you have logged the exercise in the Levels App, any exercise-related spike will not count against your payout.
- Read about this here https://www.levelshealth.com/blog/glucose-and-exercise
- Q: Is there a grace period for strenuous exercise?
- A: When considering exercise-related spikes, we look at a 2 hour window from when the exercise is logged.
- Q: Can sleep cause unexpected spikes?
- A: Sometimes! The dawn phenomenon (aka dawn effect) is an abnormal early-morning increase in blood sugar (glucose) — usually between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.
- Caffeine increases cortisol, a glucocorticoid hormone, which directly promotes glucose production.
Q: Should I do strenuous exercising?
Q: Other than food, sleep and exercise, what could possibly increase glucose levels?
- Q: What if I forget to scan every 8 hours?
- A: A gap in readings will disqualify you from keeping your stake for that day.
- Q: How do I keep my stake each day?
- A: We automatically calculate your eligibility for a payout based on the following: 1) You remained under the threshold of 119/dl for the entire day, 2) You had no gaps between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm (your time zone) and 3) you completed all the challenge objectives.
- Q: Do I keep my stake for the trial days regardless of my results?
- A: Yep! The trial period is a way for you to learn how food and activity impact your blood glucose. It's a great way to experiment before the challenge starts. You must have your sensor on for all three days of the trial.
Levels App FAQ
Refer to the Levels FAQ and Support page for further help on anything related to the Levels app.