How does Braid Work?

Start a Braid Pool

Start a Braid Pool

Add money to a Braid Pool to get the challenge going.

Contribute Money

Contribute Money

Anyone can contribute with the Pool Link, no sign up required. Send it to your friendly competition. 

Spend from the pool

Spend from the pool

Every Braid Pool comes with a free debit card. Purchase prizes for challenge winners, gym memberships, workout classes, etc. 

Customize your weight loss challenge with Braid

The best app to host weight loss competition with friends

Simply set up a money pool, send the Pool Link to the participants, and begin your weight loss bet. 


Pool Links make collecting money seamless

Everybody doing the challenge can contribute to the pool link with a debit card. 

Personalize your Pool Link

Add custom text and images to let participants know the rules and goals of the challenge

Braid Pools are an easy way to financially incentivize health goals 

Setting up a central pool for the challenge’s participants means they can follow along with everyone’s progress and stay motivated. 

See contributions as they happen

Get instant alerts whenever someone contributes to your weight loss challenge pool. 

Co-organizers can spend from your pool with a free debit card

Use it wherever Visa is accepted. Add it to Apple Pay or Google Pay for contactless payment.

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Braid is safe and secure

We use best-in-class security and compliance practices to keep your money safe and your personal data private.

All payment and personal information are encrypted end-to-end using SSL 256-bit encryption.

Get spending notifications from your pools, and freeze your debit card anytime in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

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