Download the Plus3 App


Still need to download our mobile app for Apple or Android?

  • Get the iPhone app here from iTunes or directly from your iPhone by searching the App Catalog for "plus3" or "fitness rewards by plus3"
  • Get the Android app here from Google Play Store or directly from your Android Phone by searching the App Catalog for "plus3" or "fitness rewards by plus3"
NOTE: When installing the Android app, you will likely first be asked to sign into Google Fitness with your google ID. This is how we get steps. After that, you will be asked for your Plus3 sign in information.




Entering Activities: Tracking Steps via Phone or Fitness Device


With Plus3’s Apple & Android mobile apps you can track steps directly from your phone or watch. You can find these settings by clicking on the More button in the bottom navigation and then Settings and finally Preferred Step Counting Method. My Phone The preferred method to track steps on Plus3, when you toggle the button for "My Phone" to green we'll ask permission to access your phone’s step counter. Much like logging a daily activity, open up your app once a day to sync your steps. You’ll see a running total on your app’s home page and we’ll upload a single Steps activity. Should you miss a day, you can manually enter previous day(s) Steps activity. FitBit and Garmin For these two devices we require that you log-in to Plus3.com on an internet browser and sync to FitBit.com or Garmin Connect. On your Plus3 home page from a web browser click on the Sync My Device button. For FitBit, Plus3 only accepts Steps from all FitBit step counting devices. For Garmin, we receive GPS activity files and Steps. Garmin has a long list of products, and not all of them connect the same. In GENERAL, when a Garmin device uploads a Dot-Fit (.fit) file format it will forwarded to the Plus3 server automatically from Garmin Connect. How Often Do They Sync Steps? Plus3 receives your steps data from FitBit.com and Garmin Connect, not your device. Step counts may differ from your device’s app and similar to logging a daily challenge activity, syncing your device daily will improve the data Plus3 receives. Should you miss a day or more, FitBit and Garmin may aggregate your missed daily steps into a single activity entry on Plus3.

  • For FitBit, Plus3 only accepts Steps from all FitBit step counting devices.
  • For Garmin, we receive GPS activity files and Steps.
Other GPS devices: if you have access to your device activity files (if you can read it like a USB stick), then you can IMPORT many .tcx and .fit files. Do this from the Sync My Device button on your Plus3 home page.




Entering Activities: By Hand using the Free Form


You can log over 100+ health and fitness activities on Plus3. To log all the healthy things you do, simply click the green '+' icon and then "Free Form". The following options are then presented: Activity Data

  • Date & Time: defaults to current date & time; easy to adjust for past activities
  • Activity Type (required): select your activity from the drop-down menu
  • Activity Name (required): call it something fun and memorable
  • Time Duration (required): this option will display and is required for distance and time based activities
  • Distance in Miles (required): this option is required for all distance based activities
  • Steps: are automatically calculated based on distance
Add Detail
  • Description (optional): provide additional insights and color to your activities
  • Location (optional): tag where you participated in the activity, such as at a gym, a local park or elsewhere
  • Add a picture (optional): go beyond raw stats and have a little bit of fun with your activity feed
  • Tags (optional): keep track of what shoe you wore, gym you visited or anything else for your activity diary
  • People Tags (optional): earn 3 bonus Kudos when you tag friends that joined you for an activity. They'll also be able to easily copy the activity to their feed, including GPS tracks.
Your Privacy No matter how you set your global privacy settings from the "More" tab" you can override those on a per activity basis. Activities marked Private will NOT be included on any activity feeds nor will the points you earn show up on the desktop and mobile leaderboards.. Your points still count for charity and may also count for custom challenge leaderboards or incentives that your organization is running.




Entering Activities: By GPS


Figuring out just how long that lunch-time walk, weekend run or ride couldn't be easier when you use the GPS feature on the Plus3 mobile app.

To use the Plus3 GPS tracker click on the green "+" icon and then click “GPS”. You'll be presented with your location. Before you hit start look at the top right of the screen and make sure that the "Accuracy" bar is green. This will ensure optimal accuracy of your GPS coordinates.

Once it's green, from the options just below the map select the type of activity you’re about to do and then the Start button.

You can also click on the "GPS Settings" link on the top right to customize the following items:

  • Auto Pause: stopped at a light waiting to cross and don't want that to count toward your activity data? Make sure this is switched on.

  • Location Authorization: we need approval to use your phone's location to enable the Plus3 GPS activity tracker.

  • Hi-Resolution GPS: we also have a more battery intensive feature that will provide more detailed GPS coordinates. We don't recommend using this on longer rides and runs for instance.




Entering Activities: Using Healthy Habits Checkboxes


This is an easy way to focus on a few healthy to-dos each day, earn a few Kudos and move a bit of cash to a cause you care about. The mobile verson operates similarly to Plus3’s desktop app. Healthy Habits can be logged ONCE during the day. These are nice, acheivable dollops of health mindfulness that are good for you, but not necessarily exercise related. And it's always fun to check items off your to-do list every day! Healthy Habits set-up and rules are simple:

  • You can log them once a day and it’s super easy to log up to ten items.
  • You can log as far back as seven days.
  • You can change your Health Habits Top 10 using the Customization button.
  • Use the checkboxes to quickly enter the Health Habits you completed and there’s a “Check All” box for those days you accomplished everything.
  • Should you wish to enter more than ten Healthy Habits, use the Hand Entry Free Form on the Plus3 home page or smartphone app.
Sample Healthy Habits List: Ate 5 Fruits / Veggies Today, Brushed Teeth, Continued Education, Drank 5 Glasses of Water, Family Time, Did Not Drive Today, Carpooled, Used Public Transit, No Soda Today, No Desserts Today, No Smoking Today, Relaxed / Meditated, Smiled / Laughed / Good Day, Played with my Kids, and Visited Parents.




Entering Activities: Editing and Deleting


When you click on one of your activities you can edit or delete your activity by clicking on the "Edit" link located at the top right of your activity detail screen.

Options to edit/update include:

  • Activity Type

  • Activity Name

  • Description

  • Add a Picture

  • Tags

  • People Tags

  • Privacy

  • Delete




Using Your Mobile App Home Page


When you first launch the app it displays your personal home page. This is where you see your stats, engage with your friends, log an activity or navigate to other parts of the app. Below is a brief overview. The rest of the How-To Guide offers additional insights into the functionality of various Home Page features. Activity Dashboard

  • Steps for the day are displayed when you connect your phone's health kit, Garmin or FitBit device.
  • Charitable Donations are scrollable
  • 7-Day and 30-Day Averages for Kudos, Donations, Steps, Miles, Minutes, Calories and Sleep
Healthy Habits and Steps Filters Below your dashboard are two options to filter the activity feed based on the type of activities you want to see from your colleagues and friends. You can toggle on or off:
  • Healthy Habits
  • Steps
Activity Feed You can scroll through all the recent activities and engage with everyone accordingly. Views for Clubhouse, Me, and Friends are offered. Green '+' Sign - Log Your Activity By clicking on this icon you can log an activity via GPS, Free Form or Healthy Habits checkbox as well as make sure your Steps are synced-up. Navigation From here you can visit other parts of the app, including leaderboards, notifications and more settings.




Your Privacy Settings


We have the following settings for both your profile page as well as each individual activity:

  • Public
  • Friends
  • Private

The default Privacy Setting for both your profile page and when you begin logging activities on Plus3 is PUBLIC. You can change the defaults from your Profile Page. Let's walk you through these two items.

But, first a word about Kudos, Dollars, Leaderboards and Privacy: Regardless of your Privacy Setting, all your activities earn Kudos that are converted to charitable donations. Leaderboards are always Public and as such will only display your Public activities.

Profile Page & Privacy Settings:

On your Profile page (More > Profile), you can share as much about yourself as you like and when people click on your name they can see what you have written. A fundraising dashboard and a summary of your Public Activities is also included. You can edit your Profile from the Edit Profile link.

We default to your first name and last initial to identify members. You can change your Member name to anything you want in your Profile.

A Private Profile displays the words "This Member has chosen to keep their Profile Private" when anyone clicks on your name.

A Public / Friends level Profile will show your activity feed, a couple of overview stats comparing you to them.

Using “Edit My Profile” you can set the Profile view to:

  • Public - Anybody can see this. And it shows up on web search engines.
  • Friends - Only people you have mutually accepted as a Friend on Plus3 can see your Profile page, and the Activity summary will show Public and Friends level privacy Activities.
  • Private - Only you can see your summary Profile page and your name is hidden from a search in the People tab. This will make it hard for people to find you and send a friend request. They can still find you IF you log an Activity and mark it Public. Your name will show up in the Home Page Activity Feed and on a “Search on the Activity” tab.

You can always edit your Profile from the Edit My Profile link.

Sharing Your Activities with a Private Profile: You can set a Private Profile but still have Public Activities. This combination of Privacy Settings hides your summary of Public Activities, but you will be visible on the Public Leaderboards and enjoy a bit of social interaction and competition. You can set a GLOBAL DEFAULT for your Activities from "More > Settings". Here you can mark your activities either Public or Private. Then, as you log a new Activity, you can override the Global Default setting to be one of the three available privacy settings. This makes it easy to share specific Activities while hiding others.

GPS Tracks & Privacy:

When you mark your GPS-based activity Public or to be seen by Friends we show a map of the route traveled. Plus3 hides a bit of your start and finish location and on our mobile apps you can also choose to hide your map all together.




Congratulating Folk & Aw...Shucks


Click the "Rock On" fist icon and it will turn green and alert the Activity owner by email that you like their healthy deed done well. The number next to the icon indicates how many people have “Rocked On”. Every now and then something funky happens at the gym, on the ride, run or walk, or wherever. It's not the kind of thing that deserves a "Rock On", but rather some sort of commiseration. Be it a flat tire on the bike, a pulled hammy, or losing a ballgame, the “Aw, Shucks Broken Heart" icon is your way of letting someone know you care. Same as “Rock On” the "Aw...Shucks" Broken Heart icon will light up with a number next to indicating how many people have clicked. A short email notification will be sent to the Activity owner. Click on the Activity title to view a list of those who shared a virtual hug.




Calling Out an Error (anonymously)


We work on the Honor System at Plus3, and we count on two things - people doing the right thing and technology working the way it is supposed to. Luckily, most of the errors on Plus3 are just that, simple errors. In any case, we want to give Members an anonymous way to flag an Activity that contains an error. If you see an Activity that you think has an error in it, click the Flag. It will light up and put a number next to it. This also sends an anonymous email to the Activity owner that the item looks fishy and may contain an error. At the same time it sends an email to the Plus3 admin. We will give members a day to fix their own error. If it isn't fixed by then, we will correct or perhaps delete the Activity. If you receive an Error Report email, you should be able to click the email to take you directly to your entry. Typical errors are things like "Swim 1600 miles" instead of "Swim 1600 meters". Fix the error and you will feel good that someone proofread your work :-)"




Adding Friends


Plus3 is a great place to connect with like thinkers and doers. And it’s easier to get out there and stay motivated when friends are involved. You will have more fun, achieve better results – and of course, so will those that are with you.

If you work at a large company you may want to quickly see Activity feeds and Leaderboards just for those closest to you. By clicking on someone's name in the Activity feed or a Leaderboard, you'll be able to add them as a friend and create freelance Teams for a more meaningful experience.

Once you become friends with someone, when you click on their name, you will not only see their activity feed, but also some comparitive stats between the two of you. Go get 'em!




Entering Activities: Guidelines & Plus3’s Honor System


You can enter almost any type of Activity into Plus3 and turn it into Kudos for the Leaderboards and money for a Cause. We like that. But to paraphrase Peter Parker's uncle, "With great flexibility comes great responsibility." Here's our philosophy and a short Q&A based on useage patterns and comments from you, our radio listeners.

Plus3's Honor System:

"Only Enter things you think are OK for another Plus3 Member to enter" is Plus3’s Golden Rule. If you find yourself wondering if what you are entering is "fair", then it is probably worth erring towards not entering it for Kudos. Instead, we do have a category called "Interesting Things I Wanted to Enter" that is a catch-all for cool, wild, weird and fun things but generates no Kudos for you or cash of a Cause. Try that. NOTE: If you are logging things that are not real, not possible (logging more hours than there are in a day, or more items than are plausible), they may be edited by Plus3’s admin.

Q: Can I Double Count Steps with a Run or Dedicated Walk?

A: Synced steps from a smartphone, FitBit or Garmin earn less than dedicated walks or runs, so in short you can double count without impacting the leaderboard too much. But note that depending on the frequency and type of double counts, Plus3’s admin or others may flag your activities.

Q: How Far Back Can I Log Activities?

A: You can enter as far back as you like but we only convert the Kudos to Charitable Donations for the previous 28 days (4 weeks) from the current day. We need a cutoff date for charitable giving accuracy and accountablity.

Q: Can I group things together? Like a week of running?

A: Yes, but we are asking you to group no more than a weeks worth. We need to keep the chunks of exercise into a grouping so that others see a realistic number. An example of going too far would be combining one month's worth of runs, or yoga sessions, or bike rides into a single Activity entry.

Q: Can I log my Job as an Activity?

A: Members have spoken, and the answer is mostly No, but let's flush out what is kosher. If the Activity is a discrete Activity that you can track then that's probably pretty good. Some examples that members have said makes sense:

  • You are a bike messenger and can track discrete rides / distance. "Delivered six packages" for 8 miles
  • You are a postal worker and can track your route - "walked my route" for 3 miles

Things that are not within the spirit of Plus3's Honor System that may get flagged and/or edited:

  • Double Counting. Listing 8 hours of Walking and 8 Hours of Physical Labor on the same day
  • Listing 8 Hours Physical Labor every day as Work
  • Listing 8 hours of Physical Labor every day as Housework
  • Listing a big chunk of anything for a big chunk of hours everyday
  • Logging overlapping items that total more hours than plausible
  • Logging more items in a day than plausible

In Summary:

If your Activities are reasonable and entered in discrete chunks that someone can look at and think "that's neat" or "that's cool" or "that's right" then you’re acting according to Plus3’s Golden Rule.

A final note on Physical Labor:

The spirit of the Physical Labor Activity (Lite, Medium and Hard) is that it should be used now and again when you do something of note, or out of your daily routine such as mowing the lawn once a week, or those days in winter when you shovel the driveway, or that day you clean out the gutters. It is not meant to be a way to track your job in one big block.

Share Your Thoughts & Ideas:

If you have thoughts or comments or additions you think we should make, send them to help@plus3.com. Thanks!




Your Conduct on Plus3


We are a gathering place for people and we post things that others can see. We are place the lets you be on a leaderboard, earn money for charity, earn personal rewards and claim some bragging rights. Plus 3 is a virtual highway with lots of intersections, off-ramps and on-ramps. And sometimes our Members will run a stop sign by mistake or get into a fender bender with another Member.

And since its public, we can’t please everybody all the time. But we can establish a few rules of the road so people have an idea of what we deem as appropriate behavior and what the consequences will be for behaving badly.

Remember, if you do not mark something as Private, then others can see it. The public means friends, strangers, employers, coworkers and others too. Public also means people who may not even be Plus 3 members but are simply browsing the site.

Rules and Guidelines:

  • No Profanity. Please, leave it out of your posts, out of your descriptions, and out of your comments. We will remove Activities and Posts that use overt profanity.
  • Be Honest. We take you at your word. If you say you ran, or did yoga, or skied, we believe you. When you use a GPS tracker, it’s more believable and you earn more Kudos and move more money to charity. The occasional mistake in describing an Activity or the occasional slip of the mouse are cool. We all have those days. But we will remove Activities if you show a pattern of Activity hyperbole, especially if they put you at the top of the Leaderboards to the detriment of others.
  • Be Civil. If you notice repeat mistakes on someone’s Activities, don’t go ballistic on the person. There are often reasons, sometimes it’s a typo, a technical glitch, or some are folks trying to creatively record an Activity we don’t have in our system.

What to do if you have a dispute with another Member:

First, send a note to "help at plus3 dot com" alerting us to your complaint. We’ll take a look at the Member or the Activities in question. We may find the person simply make a mistake and we will try to take care of it.

Consequences:

If we find a Member is willfully cheating the system, violating our guidelines, or worse, we will delete their questionable Activities after three written warnings. And just like the County Sheriff dealing with a bad driver, we reserve the right to suspend a Member’s Plus 3 account if we deem any Activity or Post is grossly negligent, reckless, or defamatory.

We imagine that these rules and guidelines may grow but we hope not. We’d much prefer that everyone continue to be honest, civil, and of proper voice. Plus3 should be a fun, safe place to play.




Leaderboards


Similar to the desktop experience you can view leaderboards and sort them a few different ways:

  • Top Most / Near Me: just want to see the five in front of you and the five behind you? Click this button to create a more personalized experience.
  • Clubhouse / Friends: see leaderboards for your entire organization or just your curated list of friends.
  • Filter by Time: view leaderboards by "This Month" (default) and a few additional options, including "All Time"
Private activities do not show up on the leaderboards.




Notifications


On the notifications tab we'll show you who has given you rock on's as well as activities synced with Garmin Connect and FitBit activities.




More > Settings


From your Settings tab you have a few additional options. These include:

  • Default Activity
  • Units: Standard or Metric
  • Global Privacy
  • Email and Password
  • Preferred Step Counting Method
  • Help - contact us!
  • About
  • Sign Out




Enter or Start A New Activity


In order to start a new activity click on the green "+" icon in the middle of the bottom navigation menu. You'll be presented with four options:

  • Steps: this will show your all-time steps, confirming you've properly set-up your phone’s or device's steps to sync with Plus3’s app.
  • GPS: use this powerful feature to track your lunch-time walk, run, bike ride, you name it. If it's distance based activity and you want to map it, we have you covered.
  • Free Form: log anything you are passionate about and set favorites to make future activity upload painless.
  • Healthy Habits: your daily reminder to do good things for yourself. A super easy way to track up to ten items to increase your daily healthy mindfulness.




Entering Activities: Free Form Favorites


Saving your activities as a "Favorite" is a great way to quickly log activities you routinely do. Once you have your activity details filled out, before you hit save, go ahead and hit the "Make it a favorite activity" button. Next time you log an activity click the "Choose from favorites" button at the top of the form and we'll prefill your activity details so that you are one step closer to making it count!





How To Plus3 Mobile Guide

Here's a primer on how to get the most out of your Plus3 mobile app experience. Note that there may be differences between versions of the iOS and Android app. This is a general user guide; please see the release notes in your respective app for new features. In addition you can find our FAQ here. Should you have questions or need help, contact us here. If you're looking for the desktop How-To guide please click here.

Just getting started? Or prefer to watch rather than read? Check out our 8-minute video.