Sweatcoin is an app that pays you to move around and get fit.
It tracks your distance when you walk or run and converts that into cash rewards and gift cards.
It's available to download for free on iOS and Android devices, as well as for the Apple Watch.
How Does It Work?
Sweatcoin constantly runs in the background of your device and tracks the steps you take every day.
The way it tracks steps is by using GPS to roughly calculate your location and only counts the steps you take OUTSIDE of your home.
How Do You Earn Rewards?
For every 1000 steps you take you earn 0.95 "Sweatcoin."
At certain limits you can redeem your Sweatcoins for different offers like magazines, memberships, healthy energy drinks, running shoes, digital watches, electronics, and much more. There are also limited offers that turn your Sweatcoins into real cash paid via PayPal.
You can get Sweatcoin here
Sweatcoin is free to use but there are limits for how many coins you can accumulate in one day unless you upgrade your membership.
Currently, there are 4 membership available:
1. Mover – the basic free membership. If you aren’t a very active person, it will be the ideal membership plan for you.
Limit: 5 SWC per day (5,000 steps)
2. Shaker – the shaker is the most frequently used membership since it offers the most benefits for an average amount of activity.
Cost: 5 SWC monthly
Limit: 10 SWC per day (10,000 steps)
3. Quaker – this membership is a great option for people who are more active throughout the day, whether is because of their job, their fitness routine, walking pets or any other walking or running activity that causes them to walk more than 15,000 steps in a day.
Cost: 20 SWC monthly
Limit: 15 SWC per day (15,000 steps)
4. Breaker – users that would benefit the most from this membership are sports athletes. Since the limit per day is 20,000 steps, athletes can easily meet this limit due to their daily routines which include running, walking and other physical activity that helps them stay in shape.
Cost: 30 SWC monthly
Limit: 20 SWC per day (20,000 steps)
Pros of Using Sweatcoin
Fully passive. You earn money for something you do anyway (walking)
Can motivate you to get fit and be more active
Completely free to use
Automatic and runs in the background
Cons of Using Sweatcoin
Very low earnings
Potentially wrong GPS detections that won’t get the right amount of steps
Physical activities other than running or walking don’t count
Doesn’t work indoors so steps on a treadmill won’t count
Extensive battery usage and no option to sync your activity with other fitness apps yet
Sweatcoin is awesome if you walk daily or just need some extra motivation to exercise.
You can sign up for Sweatcoin here