Derby Moves

Derby Moves is a mobile app for University of Derby students and staff that earns you rewards for being active.

Whether you’re walking to lectures, going for a jog or training at the gym, you can earn points through Derby Moves. Once you’ve collected enough points, you can use them to redeem a variety of rewards and prizes ranging from a hot drink to a hoodie.

It's completely free - all you need to do is download the app and confirm which activity tracker device you use.

How Derby Moves works

View Derby Moves video transcript

How to sign up

Go to the App Store or Google Play on your device and search for 'Moves +'

  1. Download the app
  2. Open the app and select University of Derby from the drop-down list 
  3. Register your details, entering all the required information (this must include your University of Derby email address)
  4. Your email address will then be verified
  5. You now have the option to connect your wearable device or tracker and add a profile picture (you can skip this step and come back to it later if you wish)
  6. Once you have registered and successfully logged-in, you can start using the app

Frequently asked questions

No, Derby Moves is completely free. We are offering this app to help motivate students and staff at Derby to stay active during their busy schedules.

The Moves app supports the following trackers:

  • Apple Health (iOS devices only)*
  • Withings/Health Mate
  • Google Fit*
  • Fitbit

*You can connect a range of other apps to both Apple Health and Google Fit which are then synced through this integration. These include:

  • Garmin Connect
  • Strava
  • Nike Run Club
  • Run Keeper

Yes, you will need to connect to a simple step-tracker or wearable device to track your activity and collect points such as Apple Health or Google Fit

No. You can only connect to Derby Moves with one tracker at a time.

Derby Moves currently tracks:

  • steps walked
  • miles run
  • miles cycled

Please note that Moves does not collect data associated with any other activities, so if your tracker/wearable allows you to log different types of activity (eg weights or rowing) then any steps recorded during this activity will not be collected by Moves.

The trackers sync daily with your Derby Moves account. All connected trackers, apart from Apple, will sync with Moves at 23:55 (11:55pm) and pull through all your activity for that day. Your activity is then converted into points.

Apple Health will only sync activity when you open the Moves app. If you don’t open the Moves app, any points earned will be rolled over. This is only supported for up to a week (7 days). We therefore recommend that you open your app every day.

For new users tracking with Google, Fitbit and Withings, you will need to open your tracking app in order to sync through the activity. Please note it will take at least a day for the first sync with Moves.

Rewards range from hot drinks to hoodies. Once you have signed up to Derby Moves, all the rewards available to you will be visible on the app's marketplace.

There is lots of useful information available to registered users on the Moves FAQs page, including:

  • How to connect, change and reconnect trackers
  • Your user profile
  • Rewards
  • Joining and leaving challenges
  • Public and private groups
  • Changing your marketing preferences

To view the Moves FAQs:

  1. Log in to Derby Moves on your phone or mobile device
  2. Touch the Profile icon on the bottom right of your screen (this is a head and shoulders silhouette)
  3. Touch the Edit Profile button at the top right of your screen
  4. Once in Edit Profile, scroll down the page to View our FAQs


If you are having any issues using the app, then please view this troubleshooting guide for help.

If your issue persists or you have any further questions about Derby Moves, please contact us by email.