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HOW TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT ON MOVESPRING

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.

  • Click the Challenge Link
  • If you are using your mobile device to join – this link will direct you to download the MoveSpring mobile app from your iStore or Google Play Store.
  • If you are using your internet browser to join – the link will direct you to the MoveSpring website.
  • The Organisation Code: WTGF20 will automatically be entered – Select ‘Sign up’.
  • Confirm ‘World Transplant Games Federation’ as the Organisation.
  • Follow the steps to create an account and fill out all the additional information, select ‘Continue’ .
  • Personalize your profile by adding a photo and a username, select ‘Continue’.
  • There is no age limit and no experience is needed.
  • Next, connect your device by selecting it from the available options on MoveSpring. A list of compatible devices is available here.
  • If you have any difficulty connecting your device, refer to the How to Connect my Fitness Device in the section below.
  • If you do not have a fitness tracking device – select ‘Manual Entry’.
  • You will automatically be added to the Billion Steps Challenge.
  • Your MoveSpring account has successfully been created and you should now be redirected to your MoveSpring dashboard.
How To Connect My Fitness Tracker Devices & Sync My Steps

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.

APPLE WATCH:

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”.

SAMSUNG USERS:

  • Google Fit: You can download Google Fit for free from the Google Play store and set Google Fit as your device in MoveSpring. Google Fit will allow you to use your phone as a pedometer and will track steps, distance, and minutes totals for you. Once you’ve downloaded Google Fit and created an account there, you can connect Google Fit to MoveSpring.
  • Manual Entry: You can download Google Fit for free from the Google Play store and set Google Fit as your device in MoveSpring. Google Fit will allow you to use your phone as a pedometer and will track steps, distance, and minutes totals for you. Once you’ve downloaded Google Fit and created an account there, you can connect Google Fit to MoveSpring.
  • Send Samsung Health Data to Google Fit using Health Sync: Some of our users have reported success with the third-party app Health Sync which sends data from Samsung Health to Google Fit. With this option, you will download Health Sync, link it to your existing Google Fit account, then connect the Google Fit app as your device in MoveSpring.
How Do I select Manual Entry On Movespring
  • Log in or sign up to MoveSpring  via the Challenge Link
  • To select manual entry go to Settings in MoveSpring (click your profile and then select Settings).
  • Click the device field, and select manual entry from listed devices.
  • (If you already selected ‘manual entry’ on sign up – then skip this step).
  • Add your steps, distance and active minutes data daily via web or mobile.
  • For more information click here
How To Create A Team On Movespring

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.

Creating a team from your mobile device:

  • After creating your MoveSpring account, open your dashboard and scroll to the ‘Challenges’ section
  • Locate your challenge and tap the ‘Join or create a team’ notification and then select the green ‘Create Team’ bar.
  • Create a team name (remember to add your country abbreviation after your team name), upload a photo for your team, and select the green ‘Create Team’ button to create your team.
  • All participants will now be able to see your new team in the list of all available teams and join their team.
  • Follow this How to create a team guide for additional help.

Creating a team on the MoveSpring website:

  • After creating your MoveSpring account, open your dashboard and scroll to the ‘Challenges’ section.
  • Locate your challenge and click the ‘Create a Team’ button.
  • Then click ‘Upload a team photo’ to add a team photo, enter your team name (remember to add your country abbreviation after your team name), and then select the green ‘Create team’ button.
  • All participants will now be able to see your new team in the list of all available teams and join their team.
  • Follow this How to create a team guide and scroll down to find ‘Creating a team on the MoveSpring website’ section.
How To Join A Team On Movespring

Follow these instructions to join a team from your mobile device

  • After creating your MoveSpring account, open your dashboard and scroll to the ‘Challenges’ section.
  • Locate your challenge and tap the ‘Join a team’ or ‘Join or create a team’ button.
  • Locate the team you’d like to join (you can search by team name at the top) and tap the green “+” next to the team name to quick join.
  • After joining, you will see a confirmation that you successfully joined your team When viewing your challenge, you will now see your team listed.
  • Follow this How to join a team guide for more information.

Follow these instructions to join a team from your web browser

  • After creating your MoveSpring account, open your web dashboard and scroll to the ‘Challenges’ section.
  • Locate your challenge and click the ‘Join a Team’ button.
  • Locate the team you would like to join (search by team name if needed) and click the green “+” next to the team name to quick join.
  • After joining, you will see a confirmation that you successfully joined your team.
  • When viewing your challenge, you will now see your team listed.
  • Follow this How to join a team guide for more information.
How To Add Steps Manually On Movespring

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.

Follow these instructions to manually add steps:

  • From the dashboard, select the edit pencil icon next to ‘Today’s Activity.
  • Manually add your steps, distance and active minutes for today, then click ‘Save’.
  • We suggest entering your data for days prior. You can only edit the last 5 days of data.
  • Detailed instructions on manually adding your data via mobile linked here OR entering via web linked here.
How To Add Converted Activity To Steps To Movespring

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.

Follow the steps below to convert and manually add your activity to MoveSpring:

  • Once you have converted your activity into steps.
  • Head to your Dashboard and select ‘Edit activity’ in the top right corner.
  • Read over the details, and click ‘Continue’.
  • Manually enter total data: Actual steps taken PLUS steps synced from a device = Total data.
  • NB!!! You will be adding your activity converted steps to the previous days actual steps already synced from your data,
  • Tap the pencil icon and plug in your data.
  • Tap ‘Save’ to save your updates.
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