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Run, swim, walk and cycle to earn points.


Turn your points into lots of different prizes.


Go head-to-head and compete in a range of active challenges.

What is Moves+?

Free Active app to earn rewards. Available for all University of Warwick staff and students.

Whether you’re walking, swimming, going for a run, or cycling you can earn points for every move through the University of Warwick Moves+ app.

Build your points and once you have collected enough, you'll be able to redeem them for some amazing rewards.


  • Secure your points balance by running, swimming, walking and cycling. Points can be redeemed for lots of different prizes within the app.
  • Go head-to-head and compete in a range of active challenges with your friends.
  • Invite your friends, create private groups and work together to achieve group goals and increase sociability on Moves+.
  • Earn digital badges to acknowledge your achievements and milestones within the app.


Redeem amazing rewards using points built up in the Moves+ app, including:

  • 1 Day Sports and Wellness Hub Pass
  • Warwick branded pen
  • Warwick branded tote bag
  • Warwick branded t-shirt
  • Warwick branded hoodie
  • Warwick branded thermal drink bottle
  • Warwick branded beanie hat
  • Standard sized (12oz) hot drink at any of the below outlets (including coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and decaffeinated and alternative milk varieties. Syrups or additional extras are not included):
  • Café Gibbet Hill
  • Café Library
  • Café Oculus
  • Café Social
  • Library Coffee Bar
  • University House Café
  • WBS Café
  • Spud offer (new vegetarian jacket potato by WBS)

Download Moves+

  1. Download the app for free
  2. Create an account
    (Please note, the 'Unique ID' prompted by the app is your Warwick ID number)
  3. Start enjoying your rewards

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How do I join a challenge?

Moves+ is completely free to download and sign up.

You can browse all live and upcoming challenges, but you can only join those that are live. You can click the ‘Join’ button to compete in the challenge. Please note - If you leave a challenge you will lose your progress.

What activities are tracked?

  • Walking (steps)
  • Running (miles)
  • Cycling (miles)
  • Swimming (metres)

Fitness trackers

Moves+ supports a number of trackers, some of which are free such as Strava and Google Fit that allow you to track your movement through your mobile device. On average your tracking app or wearable will sync with Moves approximately every 24 hours.

  • Apple Health (iOS devices only)
  • Withings / Health Mate
  • Fitbit
  • Google Fit
  • Garmin Connect
  • Strava

Connect with friends

You can send a friend request to other Moves+ users. If they are not already registered, you can get yourself an extra 50 points if you invite them and they sign up.

To add a friend, just go to the ‘Explore’ tab and select ‘People’.

Once you have connected as friends you can see where each friend is on the leader board, and you can create your own private groups where you can work towards collective goals. 

Share your Moves+ ideas with us

If you have an idea for an activity Challenge that we can run for our student and staff community, or have a suggestion on how to improve Moves+, please get in touch.

Email moves at warwick dot ac dot uk


Points are not syncing from Garmin tracker

  • Disconnect your tracker, log out of Moves+ and delete the app
  • Go to your Garmin app and revoke access to Moves+
  • Garmin Settings > Accounts > ‘Manage Data’ > ‘Manage Third-Party Apps’ > revoke access to Moves (if it appears in the list)
  • Reinstall Moves+ and login (do not connect tracker yet)
  • Ensure sync is is enabled on Fitbit
  • Garmin app > View account > Select the Garmin tracker > Check sync is turned on to All-day sync enabled and preferably turn on ‘Always Connected’
  • Complete some activity and open Garmin to check that your tracker is showing up-to-date activity for today.

Why is the number of steps on moves different to my tracker app?

  • This is due to the way watches record data and what is then sent to the Moves platform. When a wearable device logs an activity, it shows the user the ‘Perceived’ activity (e.g. you completed 10,000 steps today). When the tracker is sent to Moves, the data that is sent is the ‘Actual’ activity (e.g. 8,000 steps). Therefore, it is only possible for us to show the ‘Perceived’ rather than ‘Actual’ steps on our platform.

I'm logged out of my account and cannot log back in

  • Try deleting the app, reinstalling and logging in again.
  • If this doesn’t work, please ensure you are logging into the correct institution by selecting WarwickMoves+ and not Moves at the top of the institution list.
  • Ensure you are using the email address which you registered with originally, and make sure you are not adding a space after this.

My points are not syncing with Google Fit

  • Disconnect the tracker in the Moves app (Edit profile -> Disconnect tracker)
  • On your device go to Phone settings
  • Select Accounts -> Select Google / Gmail account linked to your Google Fit (e.g.
  • Click ‘Account Sync’. Ensure that the toggle or setting ‘Turn Google Fit Data on’ is set to ‘On’
  • Go to Google Fit settings and check that measurements for activities are in miles (rather than km).
  • Re-connect Google Fit in the Moves app.

Activity is not syncing

Unfortunately, it is not possible to sync manually added data. For example, if an activity is added to Strava manually it will not sync to the Moves App.

  • Only tracked activity from the device will be synced across.
  • If you are experiencing problems with the syncing from a tracker then please try removing your tracker and re-installing. We suggest doing this overnight so any activity completed in the time where no tracker is connected is minimal.
  • If there are still issues with syncing after this please try syncing with an alternative tracker. Some models or makes of devices can impact the tracking depending on configuration. Unfortunately this is not something that Warwick Moves can resolve as the app was configured by OpenPlay.

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