The ‘Guess How Many Steps I Walked at CES 2015’ Giveaway Winner!

Over the weekend I held a rather unique giveaway where I asked folks to guess how many steps I walked at CES from Sunday till Monday.  Closest person was the winner, simple as that!  The most accurate answer then got a credit to CleverTraining.com, my most awesome partner in this giveaway.

All in a total of 2,132 of you successfully entered by the closing time (and after I removed a bunch of duplicates).  First up though was the exact numbers of steps I took, which was 103,678 steps.  I had a bit of a lower day on Monday, mostly because it wasn’t a true tradeshow day and I spent most of my time in a very small area – versus the other days covering far more ground.

From there I had to find the winner.  That was…fun.  First off was to see if anyone nailed it straight on.  Nobody did.  Most folks aimed far too high.

Only two people had guesses in the 103,000 range (the exact amount again was 103,678):

103,735 – Nick Y.
103,219 – Fred W.
103,334 – Grzesik

Of course, I would have started to search the 104’s, but it didn’t really matter, as Mr. Nick Young was within 57 steps.  That’s pretty darn good!

Congrats Nick, you should probably go buy a lotto ticket too!

If you didn’t win, no worries – you can still support the site.  By using Clever Training (who sponsored the giveaway) you also can save 10% on basically anything they sell.  That’s everything from the new Garmin Fenix3 to the Mio Fuse to the 4iiii’s Precision Power Meter.  Whatever floats your boat.  Oh, and free US shipping for anything over $75.

Thanks for the support, and thanks for reading!

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  • Darn. I totally miscalculated on how many steps you do per km... 1500 instead of far below 1200... Forgot that you are quite tall... :-)

  • :
    #75 100001 Sam fenix 3 ans everything related tout powermeters
    #393 100001 Keng Fenix 3
    #575 100960 Uwe The fenix3 of course now that it tracks activity as well.
    #576 100960 Lauren K. The Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch! Looks like it might have everything I need in one small package.
    #1758 101000 Mike Fenix 3 because it looks like a pretty awesome next watch after my 910xt (which has been great).
    #891 101010 Dsoler Epix or fenix 3, but I'll wait until my trusty old 405 dies (unless I won)
    #1479 101234 Benoit V. The Fenix looks nice.
    #1929 101234 stephen butler Looking forward to the vivoactive so i can wear one watch for all of my activites
    #170 102030 Jan The Garmin Epix could be a great device, wondering how it shakes out in real life!
    #275 102500 MikeDozer Epix. Full map cappable multisportwatch on my wrist? Count me in!
    #632 102958 David The Fenix 3 as it combines a round watch form factor with every high end feature of any other Garmin sports product combined (Edge, Forerunner, and more).
    #784 103334 Den I really like Garmin Fenix 3. It is the most good looking triathlon watch out there!
    #785 103334 Johan Most exited aboat the edge 1000 unit this year
    #786 103334 Grzesiek Garmin Fenix 3
    #1251 104000 B Bloch Most excited about the Fenix 3 ,
    #1252 104000 Kgreene 4iiii power meter
    #1317 104437 Marty Serausks fitbit surge is in transit!
    #824 104500 Dominik B Garmin Fenix 3 – a trail runner's choice, great to have some competition with Suunto and Polar devices
    #1764 104500 Martin Dalskov The Garmin Vivoactive and Garmin Connect IQ in general.
    #287 104659 Rui Silva Femix 3, because looks a nice watch.
    #1867 104671 Runnermax FR920xt --> i simply love it!
    #49 105000 Matt Excited about the Fenix3, which seems to be a trail runners dream. Waiting for the review and might get if no bad bugs are included.
    #237 105000 Jurgen Schreuder Garmin Fenix 3
    #1705 105323 jean fenix 3 and vivoactive, look and great feature!
    #1706 105323 Steven Laflin Fenix
    #1096 105462 Katie M The Fenix 3 and Vivofit sound pretty sweet!
    #1643 106666 Puffolino Garmin Fenix 3 - cool functions and good design (soemthing new to Garmin)
    #82 106762 Derick The 4iiii's Precision Power Meter. 154,748 steps
    #83 106762 Azmora Fenix 3 Saphir
    #2073 106839 Eric Garmin 920 or Fenix 3 to get ready for my first full 140.6
    #1703 106841 Rich New power meters!
    :

    • But in your contest announcement post you said:
      "Now, I’ve left some hints along the way since Sunday"
      I couldn't find any specific hints (well there was your run experience). Even the picture at the top showing 20254 wasn't from any of your days at the expo based on the results posted here.

  • Ray,

    Tell us what we really want to know--how much money did you lose at the tables??? Those lights don't stay on for free.

  • Wahoo! I've never won one of those jelly bean count contests either :) I didn't catch any of your clues, but I I did get a good estimate of how much you might walk in a day at CES based on

    http://gizmodo.com/5974632/this-is-how-much-exercise-you-get-at-a-trade-show

    I then added a few thousand a day because it was you and I knew you'd be testing or using a bunch of fitness gadgets. That got me to 103,000. The 735 was just randomly chosen off the top of my head and pure luck. Now I'm going to really have to think hard on what I'm going to get! I was pretty stoked when I saw my name as the winner. Thanks everyone for the congrats and thanks for putting on the giveaway!

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