Thanks for the tip, but no luck with this in the past (and out of wi-fi range, even though within cell range). At least in 2020, I returned home every evening to wi-fi, so got my “extras”. The only time it would really be an issue is when I eventually start going back on remote multi-day camping and backpacking trips where I won’t have wi-fi (or cell service, which doesn’t work for me anyway for boosts and bonus’). Then I’ll only get true steps.
The good news in activities outside walking or running is in bicycling, as long as I carry my cell phone in a deep pants pocket, I get steps counted for each pedal revolution of one leg (not so if in a shirt back pocket or on handlebars, of course). I leave Sweatcoin off and then if I exceed 10 mph, I do not get penalized, as it uses my iphone counted “steps”. (At least I read somewhere peddling over 10mph stopped step counting.) I get about 1/2 the steps as if I walked the same distance, depending on the gear and cadence I’m riding.
I also get steps by strapping my cell phone on my arm when kayaking, but I seem to recall that I only get about 500 steps a mile and have to exaggerate my arm movement when paddling. This burns a lot more calories for the same number of steps.