By getting active with UNICEF Kid Power, the more a child moves, the more Power Points they earn.
When using a UNICEF Kid Power Band, Power Points are awarded every 2,500 steps a kid takes in a day. When you earn a point, your band will buzz and let you know! If you're using your mobile device as your tracker (i.e. you don't have a Kid Power Band) you'll earn 1 Power Point for every 5,000 steps.
Power Points are an earned game currency used to unlock new sections of a Mission. They are free to earn, but we’ve built in some gameplay functionality to encourage everyone to get active: steps taken to earn Power Points are not cumulative and the counter starts over at 0, every night at Midnight.
What does that mean for me?
- If you end the day with 5,000 steps, you’ll have earned 2 Power Points.
- If you look down at your band at 8:00 PM and see that you have 7,400 steps, you can try to get 100 more steps and earn that 3rd Power Point before going to bed.
- Otherwise, you miss out on the extra Power Point that day and the next day you start at 0 steps. (Your total step count will not go down though).
So, if your are close to that next Power Point, get more steps and make them count!
UNICEF Kid Power promotes a daily goal of five points, which requires 12,000 steps and is equivalent to the daily activity goal recommended by the National Institutes of Health.