LEGIT Sweatcoin Review: Earn Cash and Rewards by Walking - Legit or Scam?


Jun 13, 2018
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There’s a common stereotype about work from home people that we are extremely sedentary. I understand where that stereotype comes from. When you’re working from home, you don’t need to run from one meeting room to another. You also don’t have to walk from the train station or parking lot to your office. All you do is get up, walking to your designated home office… and that’s it.

And that is why I decided to give Sweatcoin a try. Sweatcoin is an app that lets you earn just by walking! It’s a great motivator for me to get up and move - and, I’ll be honest, I need all the motivation I can get. I read somewhere that a sedentary, desk-bound lifestyle can be harmful in the long-term. Which is why I decided to take my physical fitness seriously. And since I’m earning, I don’t feel like I’m losing out by being away from my desk.

Okay, here’s my Sweatcoin review. If you’ve been wondering whether Sweatcoin is legit or not, read on!

About Sweatcoin

Sweatcoin is one of the most popular fitness-tracking (or rather, fitness-rewarding) apps out there. The development team doesn’t really fit the typical tech nerd stereotype - they’re into the outdoors, and want to encourage people to get up and be more active.

The company has gotten some pretty good press from major publications, such as The New York Times, TechCrunch, Forbes, and The Daily Mail. It’s always impressive to see a company catch the attention of mainstream media outlets, but I need to experience the site for myself - so I did just that!

How to Earn on Sweatcoin

It’s really simple: you walk! As of this writing, the company has converted (deep breath) 1,721,548,081,103 steps into earnings.

The app tracks and verifies your steps using GPS. I also need to add that these steps need to be outdoor steps. So not only will you not earn by walking on a treadmill, you actually need to be outdoors while walking.

If it seems like a big imposition, it is. But that is kind of the point. The makers of the app want you to be active. You would in theory walk thousands of steps in the living room, but that won’t improve your health the way actually walking outside would. So embrace this requirement!

The app was created for people who need a little nudge, a little extra bit of incentive, to get off the couch. That incentive comes in the form of points, called Sweatcoins. Walking earns you Sweatcoins, which you can later trade for cash or other rewards.

Earning Potential on Sweatcoin

1,000 steps gives you .95 Sweatcoins. Daily earnings are capped depending on your account tier. They are:
  1. Mover - Earnings capped at 5 Sweatcoins per day
  2. Shaker - Earnings capped at 10 Sweatcoins per day
  3. Quaker - Earnings capped at 15 Sweatcoins per day
  4. Breaker - Earnings capped at 20 Sweatcoins per day
A Move account is free, but if you want to move up, you’ll have to pay. It costs 4.75 Sweatcoins (the app doesn’t deal in cash) per month to maintain a Shaker account, while it costs 30 Sweatcoins per month to have a Breaker account.

Normally, I’m against having to pay for a membership on rewards sites. But Sweatcoin is the exception. When you have to pay coins to earn more coins, it puts you in a sort of loop that requires you to get out and move more. I like it because it accomplishes its goal of getting people moving.

Your earnings will depend on one thing - the amount of steps you take every day! If you like taking marathon walks daily, you will of course earn money. But what about average people?

I read a study that said the average American adult will walk around 5,000 to 7,000 steps a day. That translates to 5 Sweatcoins (Mover-tier). You could probably earn even more if you make a conscious decision to walk even more. If you ride a train, perhaps you could get off one station farther from your usual exit point, or you could park your car farther from your office.

Payout Options

Once you’ve earned a minimum of 50 Sweatcoins (about ten day’s worth of walking for average peeps), you can request a payout. Payments can be sent as cash via PayPal, or you could redeem a variety of rewards available through the site. There are the usual rewards such as Amazon gift cards, but you can also redeem some hot-ticket items like fitness apparel or even a new iPhone.

I like the fact that gadgets like iPhones are offered. It’ll obviously take a while before you earn enough points to redeem it, but seeing it on the site and app can inspire you to move more.

Sweatcoins: The Pros and The Cons

Let’s break-down what is good and not-so-good about this app, shall we?

The Pros

Awesome concept - Walk and earn points. It’s extremely simple, but also extremely awesome.

Great rewards - Apart from the usual rewards (cash via PayPal; gift cards), Sweatcoin has awesome options, including fitness gear and high-end gadgets. I definitely appreciate the efforts the company made to give members an awesome rewards program.

The Cons

Maintaining Your Membership Level Might Get Difficult - Take note, you’ll have to pay Sweatcoins monthly for the opportunity to earn more Sweatcoins. There’s a noble reason behind this, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that it can get a bit difficult to maintain a higher tier membership. Personally, I don’t count this as a knock on the site, but your opinion may vary, of course.

How to Join Sweatcoin

If you’re ready to get off the sofa and start earning, here’s how to register. Simply visit their site and download the app to your mobile phone. Here are some links:

Website: https://sweatco.in
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sweatcoin-sweat-for-coin/id971023427?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.sweatco.app&hl=en

Membership is free, and there are no special requirements (beyond having a smartphone and mobile data), but I also recommend you check with a doctor if you’d like to keep pushing your walking distance records.

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

Sweatcoin is totally legit! I’m a big fan of this app, and I think it has the potential for improving a lot of people’s lives. Give it a try!

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Your Turn

Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried out Sweatcoin? How much have you walked, and what were your earnings like?

Let’s hear your stories!

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Amy Es

Sep 24, 2018
Thanks for your Sweatcoin review, Naomi. With the holiday season (and holiday eating!) coming up, I think we’ll all need to whip our butts into shape. Apps like Sweatcoin are a great way to incentivize is getting active and healthy.

The fact that you get rewarded is pretty awesome. With other health apps, all they do is track your progress (or lack thereof). At least with Seatcoin, it has a built-in rewards program. And that’s a pretty big deal. Those rewards are kind of like a carrot encouraging us to move.

Naomi pretty much answered whether Sweatcoin is legit. So I’ll chime in on a few side and features of the Sweatcoin app.

Who should use Sweatcoin?

Well, the better question would be who shouldn’t use Sweatcoin? Most people should use Sweatcoin. But if you’re into survey or rewards sites (why would you be on Earn That Buck if you weren’t???), Sweatcoin is especially useful. Because, let’s face it, answering surveys isn’t exactly the most physically taxing activity out there. A lot of us are pretty sedentary. So using an app like Sweatcoin gets us moving, but it still “synergizes” with our survey site activities.

How does Sweatcoin work?

Like Naomi already said in her Sweatcoin review, Sweatcoin is an app that that rewards you for moving (whether running or walking). It uses GPS technology to track your movements and convert that movement to rewards.

You need to pay for higher levels, but I don’t mind. Think of this as a premium service. But if you stick with it, you will still come ahead.

Can you really get healthy using Sweatcoin?

Now here’s the only caveat I’d like to make: Sweatcoin on its own won’t magically make you healthy. It’s a tool to get you motivated, but you still need to put in the hard work. No app will physically pull you out of bed (now that’s an idea), and no app will run those miles for you.

So the answer is no, but it’s a great tool. Use this tool properly, and you’ll be well on your way to getting healthy… and you’ll be earning in the process!

Also, I would recommend you see a doctor before doing any fitness regime.

So did I get healthy?

The answer there is… sorta? I didn’t lose any weight (what? I love my Ruffles with Cheddar and Sour Cream!) but I did notice my cardio got better. I tried running at least four times a week. I started with short distances, then gradually built up my endurance.

So what are you waiting for? Get up and go!


Oct 15, 2018
Thanks for this review! Sweatcoin is a very fun app. Getting vouchers for walking is a great idea. Even though the reward isn't that high, the health benefit that comes along is great.

I started using this app about 3 months ago. I work at a school and it does keep track of my steps while at work. I like to take breaks and walk down the halls and stairs. I do a lot of walking so I’m on the 10000 steps.

Initially, you can only generate coins up to 5000 steps, but you can upgrade to 10000 steps and so on thus enabling you to generate more coins. Coins then can be redeemed for vouchers, coupons, gift cards for products which usually allows you to get a product/service for free.

It's a great app for me. I would totally recommend this to anyone.


Sep 28, 2018
After reading the original sweatcoin review I was intrigued to try it myself. I liked the idea of being rewarded for moving more ( besides the obvious health benefits). In the end money is a great motivation.

So here are some thoughts from my experience with the sweatcoin app.

I use Android so the download of the app was fairly easy. After about 2 mins the download was done and I signed up for my account. So next I started the app and went for a short walk. I did about 5000 steps with the app and I must say the tracking was very accurate ( I compared it with my normal steps tracking app provided by samsung). For those 5000 steps I was credited about 5 Sweatcoins. All in all not bad.

The problem is that they wanted to charge me to go to the next level ( When you're on the first level you're capped at 5000 steps a day and after that you can't earn more). Since I was planning to walk more anyways I paid the 5 coins ( which took me the 5000 steps to generate) and now I am on the Shaker level. To be honest this is perfect for me as I am not planning to walk more than 10000 steps a day ( who has the time). All in all I love the idea of sweatcoin and will def continue to use it myself. This week I averaged about 8000 steps a day which generates about 8 coins a day for me. Not bad I'd say. If you're looking for a way to motivate yourself to walk more get the app and start earning some sweatcoins :)
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Sep 24, 2018
Thanks for the Sweatcoin review. Sweatcoins is a great way to encourage us to get off our butts and get moving. This speaks to me especially, because as a nerd, I love to crunch data (I love my Fitbit), but need a little extra push to get motivated. Sweatcoin does both of that.

Here are some pros and cons with using Sweatcoin to lose weight and earning rewards:

What I like

It’s a pretty awesome concept, as I mentioned. Most apps (and by that I mean all apps, not just rewards apps) tend to turn us into couch potatoes. But Sweatcoin doesn’t do that.

I also like the design. Most survey sites and apps look kinda blah, but Sweatcoin looks really modern and hip. You could tell the designers really put their minds into making a great app.

Luckily, that great design also translates to a great user experience. I love the interface in general, and how easy it is to use while your out getting sweaty.

What I Don’t Like

You gotta pay to move up the membership tiers. I usually avoid rewards apps and websites that require payments from members. I mean isn’t the point of these thing to get rewarded, not paid? And I have a hunch Sweatcoin is also mining our data, so it feels kinda sucky to have to pay them. But it’s not a deal-breaker for me.


Rookie Wordsmith
May 16, 2018
People should try Sweatcoin! But judging form the Sweatcoin reviews in this thread, it already looks like a lot of people are using it. Most of those Sweatcoin reviews already covered the technical aspects of using the app, but I’d like to share how Sweatcoin helped change my life.

The operative term here is “help.” No app will change your life for you; you’ll have to do that yourself. And the only way to do that is through hard work and sheer, head-down, stubborn, determination.

But the great thing Sweatcoin did is that it “reframed” my perception of exercise. See, I used to hate getting off my butt and moving. I wasn’t happy sitting around, but the simple thought of moving around made me nauseous.

When my SO mentioned that I should get off the couch and get moving, she recommended I track my progress using Sweatcoin. Like Ben, I’m a geek and enjoy crunching data. But unlike other fitness tracking gear, Sweatcoin also gives you rewards. And those rewards are what helped me reframe my attitudes towards exercise.

Suddenly exercise wasn’t this endless ordeal, since there was a reward at the end of it. I still suffered, but I was suffering for a purpose. I know those rewards aren’t going to buy me a new condo or a luxury vacation, but just the idea of having a reward was a good enough impetus for me to try and get fit.
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Nov 13, 2018
I love Sweatcoin. It helped me lose light 10 pounds so far and on top of that I made some cash :) So here is what happened. A friend told me about this sweatcoin app and I couldn't believe it at first. Basically they just pay you to install the app and then walk around. It's not much but it basically got me walking more.

I started to set goals of doing like 8000 steps a day and thanks to the sweatcoins app I found the motivation to do it ( because whats better than getting paid!? Nothing). I don't know what else to say. I highly recommend using the sweatcoins app. You will lose weight, feel better and make some Money at the same time :) Thank me later

The only downside is that you are limited to 5000 steps / day that you will get paid for ( you will have to do a paid upgrade if you want to earn more daily points). But all in all a great way to make some extra money and stay healthy