This is a selection of the most frequently asked questions about Moki. You can download a handy PDF version of this information using the link at the bottom of the page.
Moki is the first physical activity tracker designed for schools. Simple, robust and cost-effective, Moki Bands count your steps and use contactless technology to transmit the data to the Moki app with a simple tap.
Moki is a fun and easy way to get kids engaged with physical activity at school. In addition, schools can now have sight of valuable data to show just how active their students are and make better decisions to support an active curriculum.
Schools can use Moki to create custom challenges to incentivise classes, years and even staff to reach certain targets.
Unlike most other wearable movement trackers Moki Bands don’t have a screen on them so don’t display any information. Real-time feedback has the potential to be a distraction and can actually be counter productive.
Instead all progress is recorded in the Moki app where the teacher or coach can control how the information is relayed back to the pupil or class. There is an option in the app that allows the individual totals to be masked if your preference is to focus on the progress of a group rather than the individuals.
Pedometers have been around for ages and are readily available online at very cheap prices. Moki is much more than just a pedometer, it’s a system that combines hardware and software to create a way to very easily aggregate data across a group rather than just for an individual. If a class was lucky enough to have an expensive Apple Watch for every student it would still present the same problem of how to assemble all of the individual activity data into one coherent picture. Moki was designed to do just that.
What’s more Moki is one of the only wearable activity trackers to report both steps and MVPA (moderate to vigorous activity) minutes. With UK government guidelines recommending children do at least 30 minutes of MVPA in school every day, Moki provides a way to know whether that is being achieved.
Schools want to be able to harness data and technology to improve their provision for children but simply don’t have the time or the money to make a huge investment in either. Moki works out of the box and delivers sustained value without the hassle.
Moki Bands contain an accelerometer that tracks the movement of the wearer. It measures the volume and intensity of activity. Moki Bands do not monitor heart rate or use any GPS technology to track location. Just like a checkout at the supermarket Moki uses NFC contactless technology which makes it easy and quick to capture the data when the Band is tapped on the Moki Reader.
Moki Bands use a regular watch battery so no frequent cabled charging is required. The battery life lasts up to 6 months. Moki Bands store data for 7 days so it’s not necessary to ‘tap in’ every day. The bands can be easily assigned and re-assigned to different pupils. This makes it simple for a single classroom pack of bands to be shared across a year group for example.
The Moki Band only records the wearer’s movement. This information is passed via the Reader to the Moki app where it is stored locally on the school computer. Anonymous movement data is backed up to Moki servers but no personal information is retained or accessible by Moki. Pupil details are added to the Moki app but that information is stored locally and not accessible in any way outside the school.
Moki has undertaken a Data Privacy Impact Assessment (DPIA) to help us identify and minimise any data protection issues and are happy to discuss this with our customers and partners. Users of Moki are not required to take any specific action to protect their privacy.
The Moki App contains a dashboard that shows graphical representations of your activity data which includes movement (steps) and intensity (MVPA). These two metrics are combined to derive a Moki Grade (A-E) which was designed to make it easy for a school to understand where they are relative to the rest of the Moki community as well as government guidelines. Click here for a more detailed explanation of the Moki Grade.
Purchasing a Moki band for every child would provide the most accurate data for your school but is by no means essential. Given the pressure on budgets we designed Moki to be effective and flexible at lower volumes. Moki Bands can be shared and moved around your school so it’s not essential to purchase one for every student. However we recommend purchasing a minimum of one full class of bands and a single reader. That way you can rotate Moki periodically and build up a complete picture of your school’s physical activity levels.
Unfortunately we don't have the resources to provide trials. However we do provide a 30-day money back guarantee so if for whatever reason you aren't happy with Moki you can always return it for a full refund. Also, we would be more than happy to connect you with schools currently using Moki for more direct and practical feedback on using Moki.
If you are a school in England, UK then you can use the PE and Sport Premium funding scheme to pay for Moki as it comprehensively addresses the eligibility criteria. What’s more is that Moki provides the data and reports that can evidence the impact of the funding for any stakeholders.
For more guidance on using the PE and Sport Premium with Moki click here.
If you have any questions we’d love to hear from you. You can request more information or book a call using our contact page.