It Pays to Walk with Sweatcoin

Pre-gym lifestyle, my only ever workout in life is walking. I even told this to a fitness trainer at the gym who asked me what kind of exercises I do in a half-hopeful-that-I-would-be-validated-for-doing-some-activity and also half kidding because I just walk, in a leisurely manner.

Now I'm doing more than just walking because I've actually managed to keep going to the gym but even until now, if you ask me what my favorite workout is, I'd say walking. And that's how I discovered Sweatcoin. Just out of curiosity I searched it online one day - apps that pay you to walk - not expecting that there's actually such a thing now! 

With a little more research online, you know to make sure it's not some kind of scam or a virus - I downloaded Sweatcoin via Google Play and Apple Store and I've been using it for about a month now.



What is SweatCoin and How Does It Work?

SweatCoin is an app that will pay you to walk outdoors. It's basically designed to motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle by encouraging you to get off the couch and move. For every 1,000 steps you take, the app will convert it and pay you a virtual currency that they call SweatCoin. The virtual currency can be used to redeem products such as gadgets (an iPhone XS or a Samsung TV) or if you're feeling humanitarian, donation to various charities. If none of those appeal to you, you can also exchange your sweatcoins for USD$1000 cash.   

The app tracks your movement through GPS and it also needs to keep running in the background in order for it to be able to log your steps. It's a free app and everyday you can earn up to 5 sweatcoins for a Mover membership. You can earn more from your steps by upgrading your membership which is also free. Okay not free but you won't have to pay cash. You pay your monthly subscription via sweatcoins as well. 

Different Types of SweatCoin Monthly Subscription

Mover
Price: free
How much you can earn: Up to 5.00 sweatcoins (SWC) per day or up to 150.00 per month

Shaker 
Price: 4.75 SWC/month 
How much you can earn in a day: Up to 10.00 SWC per day or up to 300.00 SWC per month

Quaker
Price: 20.00 SWC/month
How much you can earn in a day: 15.00 SWC per day or up to 450.00 SWC per month

Breaker
Price: 30.00 SWC/month
How much you can earn in a day: 20.00 SWC per day or up to 600.00 SWC per month


The app also allows you to earn sweatcoins with its daily bonus which entails watching an ad or by inviting friends to also sign up. 

Daily you can track the number of steps you've taken and how much you've earned from it. Here's a sample of my activity for the day.



It also emails you a weekly payslip to further keep track of your progress. The app tells you whether you've been more or less active that week. Here's a sample of my weekly payslip.

 

Does it really pay?

I honestly can't say for sure. I've read a lot of articles that says it does. But like I said I only just started. I did try to avail of wireless earphones from the app once though using my sweatcoins. I was redirected to Amazon.com for it. That's where I realized it's not completely free redemption. I still needed to pay for the product but at about half the price of what it's actually worth plus shipping. It wasn't a successful redemption since it also turns out that the company that carries the earphones doesn't ship to the Philippines. Not a big loss since I'm after the cash anyway.

Do I recommend you to download?

If you're looking for quick ways to earn money, this is not it. With a Mover membership that earns only 5.00 SWC a day, I know it'll take me about a year or two at least to reach the 20,000 SWC required to redeem cash. I could upgrade to a Shaker membership but I don't want to pay even if it's just with sweatcoins since that's still a loss income if ever. Plus I did give Shaker a try (there's a month's worth of free trial) when I once already exceeded the daily earning limit of 5.00 SWC. I realized it wasn't worth keeping because I can only do so much walking on a work day which is five days a week! In fact when it's a work day, I rarely make enough steps to reach 5.00 SWC. 

If you're looking for ways to earn money online and via apps, I recommend trying out Shopback and Snapcart. These will pay you faster than Sweatcoin will.

So why am I keeping it? Well I walk a lot anyway so I figured why not? This app does motivate me to walk more outdoors whenever I see that for my progress for the day - especially on a work day - has only gotten me about say .45 SWC. When you do office work, you tend to sit a lot which is also not good so at least with SweatCoin, I'm given another reason to move around. There's no loss. Only a battery drained (I always have a powerbank and charger on hand anyway).


If you want to read more about SweatCoins, visit their official site




    

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