What Is The Sweatcoin App? – Make Money Walking

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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:

  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Location
  • Storage

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.

My Experienceย  Image result for sweatcoin + royalty free

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.

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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.

  1. MOVER = Earn up to 450 coins per month. Completely free. It’s how everyone starts.
  2. SHAKER = Earn up to 300 coins per month. It costs 4.75 Sweatcoins per month.
  3. QUAKER = Earn up to 450 coins per month. It costs 20 Sweatcoins per month.
  4. 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!!!

SWC is not an official cryptocurrency because it is not on the blockchain. Therefore, it cannot be bought or sold as other digital currency.

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!


28 thoughts on “What Is The Sweatcoin App? – Make Money Walking

  1. This app seems to be interesting. This one makes you move and earn at the same time. Definitely, I am going to download this app to sweat out. Can I convert the sweatcoins into cash?

    • Thank you for reading and commenting, Kavitha. I trust you’ll enjoy spending your coins in the marketplace. You can keep saving until you see something you want. At this time you cannot convert SWC into cash. However, Sweatcoin is in the process of coming up with a way to give the coins value to place in your PayPal account.

    • Hi there! Sadly, the coins are not sellable for real cash. But since you can pool them with someone else to use on the Sweatcoin marketplace, there’s a chance you could make a deal with someone you trust fully. I don’t think that for now the coins have any official value. However, Sweatcoin says it’s working on that so eventually there could be a cash payout for PayPal. It remains to be seen.

  2. Great post!
    I did not know this app existed but it does sound great if you are already walking a lot.
    It sounds a little tricky to set up but once your account is set up it appears to be a straightforward way to make a little extra money.
    I like how you can use these Sweatcoins to buy goods at the marketplace.
    I would be interested in trying this app out once it is warmer outside where I am. The fact that this app can work when you are walking or riding a bike is great and I could see how you could rack up Sweatcoins using a bike.
    Thank you for all the information about this app!

  3. I have heard of getting paid for walking. That sounds like a neat concept. What is in it for Sweatcoin? Why do they make an offer to pay people to walk?
    It would be an incentive to get outside and walk. Just not when it is minus 20 or minus 30 degrees!

  4. Hi Cathy, I think I kind of get the concept of Sweatcoin and it sounds pretty cool actually. I’m an avid walker myself and power walk pretty much every day to work and back. This is about an hour and a half a day just doing that! I reckon I could break the Sweatcoin bank Lol.

    I might download this app and see if I like it, I mean, I have nothing to lose right? I’m presuming that these guys must make their money on adverts or something to make it worth their while? Sorry for my ignorance; and thanks for going out into the cold of the night to review this product for us ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, Stefanie, for stopping by! You’re right, there is nothing to lose. I’m sure some of their money is from ads, but they award us 0.95 instead of 1.0. That 0.05 is their official pay or earnings. Best wishes!

  5. I’ve heard about Sweatcoin but never gave it a try. It sounds great and I could use it since I walk a lot. I’m curious, how can I spend those coins and what can I buy with them? Maybe I missed it somewhere in your review. Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hello Ivan! Sweatcoins can be spent in the Sweatcoin marketplace. The options of what you can buy there change regularly, so if you don’t see what you like, just keep saving. Also, they’re closer to making an option to cash out with PayPal. Best wishes!

  6. Hello Cattington!

    An interesting offer for earning coins by doing physical exercise! Your registration with them was pretty much of an adventure, and potentially new users need to know what to expect and not to be scared if they don’t see any name field either while completing the registration process :).

    Well, Sweatcoin App pays people for going outside and making sport. It’s like an upgraded version of Samsung Health, that was only counting our steps for free. Yeah, it looks however that this form of payment does not translate into real money (or at least bitcoins), but you still can use them for downloading apps for the smartphone.

    This is a new application. Enjoy walking & cycling and keep earning Sweatcoins!

    Best regards,


    • Thank you kindly, Peter. Sweatcoins can only be spent in the Sweatcoin marketplace for now. That still sounds more fun than nothing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hello, you have given very valuable information on this sweatcoin app and I feel that it is a nice one for you to do. I like the information that you have given but I dont understand how we are to make the coins into money. It seems that you didnt give any information on that in this post.

    • Hello Henderson! I’m sorry that my article was confusing. Sweatcoins cannot be turned into money yet. They can be spent only in the Sweatcoin marketplace. They are working on the ability to cash the coins out into a PayPal account. I hope that helps.

  8. I have never heard of sweat coins before. It sounds like it was a lot of work though to get it installed, well, perhaps not work, but maybe a little annoying. I can try it though. I actually walk a lot, on my land because it is big and there is always something to do. I might as well get paid for that, lol, if it’s possible. It sounds like your cat is pretty smart, haha. Cats are wonderful creatures, I have three and they are also very expressive ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

    What is the purpose of Sweat Coins though? Why do they record your walking steps? It may not make you rich, but it can make us some nice pocket money, right?

    • Hello Christine! Sweatcoins are spendable only in the Sweatcoin marketplace. In the future, they hope to add the ability for people to cash them out into PayPal. Best wishes with your walks and kitties!

  9. What a way to make money easily from something very easy. For someone like me who is very much into exercising like jogging, I see this as a means to make money for doing my regular daily routine. I will love to download this app and make some coin. These coins, how can it be made use of, can you buy things from Amazon?

    • Hello, Benson! Sweatcoins can only be spent in the Sweatcoin marketplace. The items they have for sale change regularly. Also, SC is working on enabling the ability to cash them into PayPal.

  10. Never thought that there will e a platform that will pay e for just wanting to sweat away. That is truly good. It is quite unfortunate that this one can only work outside and not inside the house because I work from home indoor. I would give this a try though. Thank you very much for sharing this very good post!

  11. Hello Cattington. Thank you very much for sharing this Sweatcoins app with us. I walk alot and I do it often. I have not been paid for walking since I started walking. I love the idea to pay me for walking. Really nice app. But the earnings are very little anyways…

    Best regards!

    • Hello, Shifts! The steps and coins add up quickly for frequent walkers. My son downloaded the app, tried the free Shaker trial and reached the max steps in no time!

  12. Hey Cat, great review!

    I’ve never heard of this app. There are many that track your steps, but I’ve never seen one that will give you credits.

    I should try this! Maybe it’ll get me off my butt, lol.

    How does it know if you’re outside or not? I wouldn’t work on a treadmill? I live in Canada and it’s winter, so pretty cold to go walking outside right now.

    Can you tell me what type of products are in the marketplace?

    Thanks again,

    • Hello Suzanne! Thanks for reading the article. Sweatcoin will count steps on a treadmill but it will not count them toward sweatcoins; only outdoor steps do that. It’s a cross between the GPS, using your location, plus the fact that you’re walking. Treadmills leave you pretty much in the same spot. Items in the marketplace change frequently. It’s cold enough here in Ohio; I think we need to wait until spring to start making coins!

  13. Hi Cattington,
    his sounds interesting, I walk about 4 miles most days, so making some “money” while doing it, is never a bad thing!

    Any idea what sort of items you can purchase with your sweat coins?

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