Download the Plus3 App
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"
Entering Activities: Tracking Steps via Phone or Fitness Device
For FitBit, Plus3 only accepts Steps from all FitBit step counting devices.
For Garmin, we receive GPS activity files and Steps.
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:
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
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.
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
- 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.
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:
Add a Picture
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.
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
Your Privacy Settings
We have the following settings for both your profile page as well as each individual activity:
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.
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
Calling Out an Error (anonymously)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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"
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
Units: Standard or Metric
Email and Password
Preferred Step Counting Method
Help - contact us!
Enter or Start A New Activity
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.
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.