The first time I heard about The Activity Exchange was soon after it launched in 2012. A MobiHealthNews reader asked me to investigate the company. He said they failed to count his exercise time correctly. The Activity Exchange (TAE) paid people for connecting various health apps or fitness devices and then sharing the data with them. Of course, if they thought you were trying to game the system, they wouldn't count it.
At the time, TAE apparently thought Paul's cycling data was suspicious because he rode a duplicate route twice-a-day. They only gave him credit for one of the rides. And he was pissed.
Turns out: He biked to work each day, and the duplicate ride was just his ride home.
Well, Paul, it's only taken me eight years, but I've spent the past few weeks digging into The Activity Exchange, now known as Evidation Health. And the company has come a long way since 2012.