The Billion Steps Challenge is powered by MoveSpring – a digital platform that tracks steps across users. There are two ways to use MoveSpring – either on your mobile device or using your internet browser. We recommend using your mobile device for the challenge to enjoy all the added features: friends, user-created challenges and earn badges.
ANDROID PHONES (OS 5.0 or above):
You will first need to download the Google Fit app from Google Play Store on your phone and create a Google Fit account there.
You will need to connect your Apple Watch to MoveSpring through the app on your phone. You cannot connect your iPhone via the website.
FITBIT (Zip, One, Flex, Flex 2, Charge, Charge HR, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Surge, Alta, Alta HR, Blaze, Versa, Versa Lite, Versa 2, Inspire, Inspire HR, Ionic, MobileTracker app):
Your Fitbit can be connected using the MoveSpring website or the MoveSpring mobile app. We recommend you use the MoveSpring mobile app”.
GARMIN (vívofit, vívofit 2, vívofit 3, vívofit 4, vívosmart, vívosmart 4, vivosmart HR, vívoactive):
Your Garmin can be connected using the MoveSpring website or the MoveSpring mobile app. We recommend you use the MoveSpring mobile app”.
iPHONE 5 (iOS 10 or above) – Apple Health App (Polar, Pebble, Xiaomi and more):
MoveSpring can connect with iPhone 5s and newer as your tracking device. You will need to connect your iPhone to MoveSpring through the app on your phone. You cannot connect your iPhone via the website.
MISFIT (Flash Cyclist, Flash, Link, Ray, Shine, Shine2, Speedo Shine, Swarovski Activity Crystal):
Your Misfit can be connected to MoveSpring using the website or the mobile application. We recommend you use the MoveSpring mobile app”.
WITHINGS (Now Nokia) – Pulse, Pulse O2, Activité Pop, Activité, Activité Steel:
Your Withings can be connected to MoveSpring using the website or the mobile application. We recommend you use the MoveSpring mobile app”.
The Billion Steps Challenge requires that participants join into teams of min 2 and max 5 people per team.
Your Team Captain will create a Team first, add a team name and team profile photo.
Your team name must include your abbreviated country initials after the team name, for example: a South African team will be “Step Up – ZAF”, a team from Canada will be “Team Stepper – CAN”.
A list of Country abbreviations is available here.
The MoveSpring platform allows you to use manual entry if you don’t have a fitness device, use a pedometer or your current wearable doesn’t integrate with MoveSpring.
Please make sure you enter totals regularly and accurately. We recommend entering totals once a day to maintain the most up to date stats in your challenge.
When using manual entry you can enter 5 days of data (the current day and the previous 4). You must enter each day’s data individually (do not add in sums of data over a period of time for one day as this will throw off challenge stats).
Grace period rules always apply. Once a WTGF weekly mini challenge or fun activity date has lapsed, a 1 day grace period is allowed to manually add your remaining steps.
Likewise, once the Billion Steps Challenge has closed on the 13th December 2020 – a 3 day grace period is allowed to manually add your remaining steps before totals are finalised.
Convert other activities that don’t collect steps like swimming, yoga, cycling or even gardening into steps. From there you can manually add these into MoveSpring!
You will need to manually convert your activity into steps and enter into MoveSpring.
Use the MoveSpring online converter guide HERE on MoveSpring to calculate your steps or download the guide HERE and keep for future use.
If you already have a fitness tracking device connected to MoveSpring, which is automatically syncing your daily steps – you can only add your additional activity converted steps the following day.
Therefore, you will be manually adding your ‘activity converted steps’ to the steps already synced from your device.