No, this happens automatically for you once your Fitbit (or other device's) account is connected through the initial MoveSpring account setup. MoveSpring syncs the most up-to-date data from your tracker's account (Fitbit, Garmin, etc.) automatically when you log in to the MoveSpring website or open the MoveSpring app.
Tip: Sync every day
For best results in the challenge, sync your fitness tracking device to its native app (for example the Fitbit app, Garmin app, etc.) every day, or at least every 72 hours. That's all there is to it!
Frequently Asked Questions
You'll need our organization code and your unique challenge code to complete the signup process in the app. Log in to the Health and Wellness dashboard to see both of your codes.
On the Step Up Challenge page in the Health and Wellness dashboard, you will see a link that takes you to the MoveSpring app. After you log in, choose only one challenge to join. Once in MoveSpring, click on the "Join a Group" button where you will see both challenges. Select the option in which you would like to participate.
Sync your fitness tracking device to its native app (for example the Fitbit app, Garmin app, etc.) at least every 72 hours. See details in the above answer to learn more about syncing.
Please open the link in another browser such as Chrome or Firefox. MoveSpring is not supported in Internet Explorer.
You may lose steps if you do not regularly sync your tracker to its app. Please see above answers to learn more about syncing.
Hey, it happens — and unfortunately it means zero steps logged in the challenge while your tracker isn't on. But, there is one workaround — if you have an Android or iPhone, you can treat it as your backup device. Connect your Android phone to the Google Fit app, or your iPhone to the Apple Health app, and then change your device in MoveSpring to Android or Apple. Just remember to change your device in MoveSpring back to your wearable when you can.
MoveSpring is a fun, easy-to-use wellness platform built specifically for groups, companies and organizations to host challenges using fitness trackers. In 2018, we began using MoveSpring to host official University of Kentucky challenges for employees. It's available as a website and free app for iOS and Android.
MoveSpring is a new product from the creators of Stridekick, the challenge platform we previously used. Stridekick is designed for individuals to host and join user-created challenges. If you created a Stridekick account for one of our challenges in the past, your account is still active—but its separate from MoveSpring.
Our challenge platform, MoveSpring (by Stridekick), offers cross-device compatibility and supports most major fitness trackers including:
- Android phones 4.1 or above through the Google Fit app
- Apple watch
- iPhone 5s and above through the Apple Health app
- Moves app on any phone
- Fitbit - purchase with your UK friends and family discount
To view more information about compatible devices, go to MoveSpring.
Only MoveSpring and select UK Health & Wellness Specialists have access to this secure data. The only information available is your name, steps, image, distance, intensity level and minutes.
- Any UK employee with a status of .2 or greater full-time equivalency (FTE), whether you're full-time, part-time or STEPS is eligible to participate in this challenge.
- UK health plan members including spouses of UK employees, retirees and their spouses, in addition to employees of KCTCS, Eastern State Hospital, and ARMS--and their spouses--are also eligible.