Yes you read that right. Although it may sound crazy, you really can get paid for walking by simply installing and using a free fitness app on your phone. The app is called Sweatcoin. This app is aimed at transforming public health by incentivizing people to become more active. It is even backed by the NHS.
The way it works is simple. You just need to download the Sweatcoin app to your phone. The app then uses your phone’s accelerometers and GPS to keep track of your steps. This means that currently it can only track steps taken outside and not inside a gym for instance. So you won’t accumulate points by just shaking your phone!
What Can I Earn With This Fitness App?
Your steps are converted to something called Sweatcoins. These are calculated at the rate of 1000 steps = 0.95 Sweatcoins. Points are accumulated in your account and can then be redeemed later for various rewards such as gift cards. An interesting thing to note is that there are plans for Sweatcoin to eventually become a form of cryptocurrency. The aim would be for you to trade it in the same way as other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Although this is some way off happening yet. It is another potential benefit to bear in mind for the future as you may be able to convert your sweatcoins for cash and make more money from them.
Registration on the app is free and simple. You can sign up using only your email address and phone number. There’s potential for you to even earn more sweatcoins by referring your friends and family too. So join Sweatcoin, start walking and get earning whilst you get fit at the same time.