In this guide we will talk about the verified completed badge in AllTrails. Verified Completed is an additional way of keeping track of the trails you have completed. Let’s dig into the difference of a “Completed” trail and a “Verified Completed” trail down below.
Verified Completed: Is when 75% or more of your recording overlaps with a trail in the AllTrails database. You could potentially get several of these verified complete badges while hiking a single trail if they have enough overlap. This is typical when hiking the longer trails on a busy trail system.
Completed: You get a complete badge when you’re recording a specific trail and it has less than 75% overlap on the trail route in the database. You can also get the completed badge by manually marking the trail as completed within the app.
The Main Difference
Pretty much to sum it up, a verified completed trailed is verified through your GPS tracking and compared against trails in the database. This adds a layer of verification to whether you really completed that trail or not. Completed is something that you recorded and did a partial part of the trail. Since you can also manually mark trails as completed, there is no real verification if you actually did the trail or not.
For me, I really like see that I “Verified Completed” a trail. It provides a little extra validation to the journey. That “I did it!” kind of feeling. With that said, everyones motivation is different. Do you feel encouraged by getting a “verified completed” badge? Leave a comment below to get the conversation started.
If you would like to read more about this, you can see the support article that was written by AllTrails here.
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