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What is the Sweatcoin app? Why it is the nifty little make money walking app! You make money walking by yourself, without carrying anything and not even walking someone’s dog.
Does that sound too easy? Well, you won’t make a fortune, not even a living. But if you are a person who walks regularly, anyway, why not make some pocket change?
What Is The Sweatcoin App?
Sweatcoin is owned by Sweatco Ltd, which is based in the UK. Never fear, it’s available in over 50 countries. It was released in the USA in 2015, so it has been and continues to be growing fast!
Download the Sweatcoin App on Google Playstore or the Apple App Store. I have an Android device, so that is my source of the installation information.
There have been over ten million downloads. The size of the app is 46.57 MB. Some permissions you can expect to be granting are:
The following are optional:
- Control vibrations
- Draw over other apps
- Run at startup (I hate this one)
- Full network access
- View network connections
- Prevent phone from falling asleep
- Play Install Referrer API
- View Wi-Fi connections
- Receive data from the Internet
The app is rated E for everyone and contains in-app purchases. Ads are placed by the developer.
Developer contact lists an email address and you can go to their website to find more email addresses.
On the install page, if you go to the reviews section, you’ll note that some of the reviews get responses from the developers. So your voice will be heard.
The app rating is 4.2 meaning most of the reviews are positive.
When I installed the app, the first page asked for my name, but there was no place to enter it and the Next button wouldn’t work.
After repeated efforts, I uninstalled, then tried all over again. Same issue. Since I’d had a lag while downloading it, I decided to restart my phone and try yet again.
Then, silly me, looking at the same screen, I just decided to start typing my name. Duh. A little box opened and my name was entered perfectly.
Next, it asked permission to access my phone’s location by GPS. I granted permission.
Then it wanted to send me a confirmation code by SMS so I entered my phone number.
I switched screens to access messages, got the code, went back to Sweatcoin and because I’d removed the keyboard, there was no way to type. I tried going to another site then returning and there was no way to get the keyboard back.
By now I’m ready to forget it, but I have an article to write, and apparently most people don’t have this much trouble.
I returned to my home screen, clicked on the open apps button, and the form with keyboard popped back up. Excellent. I entered the code. Sweatcoin didn’t like it, so they asked me to try to receive a new one.
I played along. Send Again. Go to home screen without closing keyboard. Get code. Reopen Sweatcoin. No keyboard. Close screen. Return to app. Keyboard available. Entered code. It worked!
Now to enter my email address. No hitches this time.
I received a welcome gift of 0.95 SWC (Sweatcoin), the value of 1000 steps.
The next screen wants me to walk outside to start growing my balance. It will ping me afterward with a detailed analysis and advice.
No, thank you it’s freezing outside and I’m in my pajamas. But, ugh, I have an article to write. I cautiously peer out into the dark of my apartment complex.
Well, it’s not completely dark. My neighbor’s porch light is on, meaning everyone can see. I walk to the end of the little sidewalk and back.
Finally back to the apartment to see my cat staring through the window at me like I’m insane. Why couldn’t I start writing this during the warmer part of the day?
I logged in a whopping 49 steps. Cool! I click the info button to get my riveting analysis and advice.
The 49 tracked steps are on record, but data is only sent to every 2000 steps. It seems I have some more walking to do. Later. Although I could force the send now, there’s no point.
How To Use Sweatcoin
Unfortunately, walking and/or bike riding must be done outside. Sweatcoin is working on a way to log steps for indoor walkers, but that feature isn’t available, yet.
Yes, it often works for bicycling, but the phone needs to be kept in your pocket.
The app, of course, needs to be running in order for it to log steps. Pretty simple stuff.
To earn faster, you can add a friend. Click the button to send your link by message or social media.
There is a Daily Bonus Ad button. Mine didn’t work, but maybe it only works at a certain time of day; I just barely downloaded it.
There are four levels of Sweatcoin you can use. I think the free level will be good enough for me.
- MOVER = Earn up to 450 coins per month. Completely free. It’s how everyone starts.
- SHAKER = Earn up to 300 coins per month. It costs 4.75 Sweatcoins per month.
- QUAKER = Earn up to 450 coins per month. It costs 20 Sweatcoins per month.
- BREAKER = Earn up to 600 coins per month. Costs 30 Sweatcoins per month.
Notice none of these levels costs cash, only Sweatcoins.
You will need to keep the app running in order for it to count steps. The app advises leaving it on in the background as it doesn’t use much battery.
If you need to change your phone number, contact Sweatcoin and select the “I want to change my mobile number” from the dropdown list.
What Sweatcoins Are Useful For
Sweatcoin goes through its algorithm to ensure that each Sweatcoin (SWC) is earned by sweat. I didn’t sweat on my mini walk, but it was a real walk; that’s what counts.
That Sweatcoins are earned is what gives them value. And yes, they do have value.
Use your SWC to buy goods and services from the marketplace. On Android, swipe right on the tracking screen; on iPhone, click on the Marketplace icon on the bottom left of your screen.
Offers in the marketplace change daily, so if you have the SWC and see what you want, think carefully whether to keep saving or risk losing the opportunity.
When you click the Buy button, you’ll be given further instructions.
You can pool your SWC with another Sweatcoin member to buy something together! Make sure the other person is someone you trust personally and completely!!!
Sweatcoins never expire. If you remove the app from your phone, you’ll still keep the coins. When you reinstall the app, just use your same email address. However, if you delete your account all is lost.
That’s All For Now
There is plenty more you can learn about Sweatcoin, but this is enough to get us started. Are you interested? Have you tried Sweatcoin before? Let me know what’s on your mind in the comments below. Thank you!