Important Notice:

Movbands are required for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 PE classes.

Why use Movbands in Physical Education courses?

Within the physical education field, we continue to utilize additional resources to support the College's goal of guiding people to be healthy and physically active for a lifetime. Within the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, we require Movbands in every physical education course because:

  1. Movbands are a motivational tool to monitor physical activity in and outside of class.
  2. Movbands provide immediate feedback to students about their engagement in physical activity.
  3. Movbands provide important assessment measures for the students and instructors.

Movbands are required in all PE courses at WVU. Think of it like an essential textbook for a lecture-based course.  If you have already taken a PE course, and you still have your Movband 4, you can use it again in any additional PE course.

How can you purchase a Movband?

Movbands can be purchased online

Off-campus Online Students Only

Potomac State and Beckley

Order off-campus Movband

Your Movband will be shipped to you and an additional $9 shipping fee will apply

On-campus Students Only


Order on-campus Movband

After placing your order, pick-up the Movband in the Health and Education building, PAS-E 210, during the times listed below.

Picking up your Movband (on-campus only)

To pick up your device, you will need to show the receipt of purchase to Mary Kinsley in room PAS 210. She will then give you your device. She will be available to help you with pick up at the following times

Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, October 19 - Tuesday, October 20 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28 - Friday, October 30 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, November 2 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4 - Friday, November 6 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Once you have physically picked-up your device then you can go online and register and purchase the software ($18). Go to to register the Movband with the appropriate CRN for the PE course you are taking with your instructor.

Please note that a student can only pick up a Movband that he/she has purchased.

Frequently asked questions and troubleshooting

When do you need a Movband?

You are required to have a Movband by the end of your second day of your physical education class.

I don’t think that I am enrolled in my proper CRN’s group.

You can view with CRN group you are in by logging into your Engage dashboard, clicking on the Welcome, Name drop-down, the going to the Groups page. You should also see what group you belong to right on your dashboard’s main page. If you’re not in the correct group or need to be added to another CRN group, reach out to

Trouble logging in

First, be sure to log onto this URL: If you’re still having issues, reach out to We can help reset your password.

Missing tracking information for my order

Check your spam inbox; the email comes from It usually takes 3-5 business days to receive your order; if it’s been longer, contact

I already have a Fitbit, may I use that to track my steps?

No. The curriculum set requires the use of a Movband 4 only.

Is the Movband 4 truly waterproof?

The Movband 4 is waterproof up to five meters. It is safe to wear your Movband 4 in the shower, however, be cautious if you wear your Movband 4 in pools that are deeper than five meters. Also, do not wear your Movband 4 where water temperatures are hot or there is steam present. Steam and excessively hot water can damage the device.

How much memory does my Movband 4 have?

The Movband 4 holds 14 days worth of activity. When the memory starts to run low, your Movband 4 will indicate that it needs to be synced. 

*Please note, if your Movband's memory reaches capacity, it will look as if it is still tracking but will not add more activity to your account. We recommend syncing at least once a week to ensure your memory does not fill up.

How much battery life does my Movband 4 have? How do I charge my Movband?

Under normal usage, one should expect 10 to 14 days' worth of battery power per charge. Full use of all notifications will reduce the battery life; we suggest that you turn those functions off to maximize battery life.

Please connect your Movband 4 to the included USB charging cable by connecting the magnets of the charging cable to the back of the Movband 4. After you join the two pieces, connect the other end of the charging cord directly into a computer or a compatible wall outlet.

How should I use my Movband when biking? 

Because your hands are mostly stationary on the handlebars when biking and are not picking up your movement, you may either wear your Movband around your ankle or secure it to your shoelace or sock to capture movement while cycling or spinning.

More information

Still have a question? Reach out to You may notice that the distance you’ve biked is different than mileage tracked on your Movband. The Movband measures distance based on your stride length, versus a GPS device that measures distance via satellite. You will receive credit for your movement, however, your distance will reflect the equivalent stride distance, not the distance biked.

If you have already taken a PE course, and you still have your Movband 4, you can use it again in any additional PE course.