One morning, I was on my way to a music festival with a group of friends. This was the type of festival where you had better make sure you had sunscreen and your most comfortable tennis shoes on, because you were going to be standing until you returned to the car.
As we approached the gate to have our tickets scanned, my friend jumped with excitement as if he forgot to tell us he had won the lottery. This wasn’t quite the case. Instead, he told us about a new app he had discovered through a friend, the app was called Sweatcoin.
Sweatcoin is a free app that logs your steps and converts those steps into a currency called, you guessed it, “Sweatcoin.” The app includes an online store that allows you to redeem your coins, including products such as gift cards, accessories, and even premiere products like iPhones. Sweatcoin is available at both the App Store and Google play.
At first, I was skeptical, saying “What’s the catch?” (Probably like you are now.)
Once I learned about the app in further detail I made the decision that the app was very fair.
Here are a few catches I’ve come to identify:
Is it Really Free?
Yes, the app is free. However, the free version includes limitations. What I mean by that is Sweatcoin only allows users with the free version (which I have) to log 5 Sweatcoins per day. For someone that does a large sum of outdoor walking, you may want to consider the premium version. (1,000 steps = 1 Sweatcoin)
You may have guessed that in order for Sweatcoin to log your steps you must allow the app access to your GPS location. This allows the app to know when you are indoors or outdoors, which is important because Sweatcoin only awards coin for steps taken outdoors. It’s a sad reality when you come to realize that all of those bathroom breaks and coffee trips are off the Sweatcoin clock.
In order for Sweatcoin to track your progress it needs to be running in the background. This takes a toll on your battery and it is noticeable.
Other than those caveats, I would say the app has been very honest and I treat it as a long-term investment. After one day at a music festival I was 5 Sweatcoins closer to a hard-earned prize.
If you’re interested in trying Sweatcoin, click the link below! It will get me 5 Sweatcoins ????
Click here (don’t worry, it’s safe!): Swcapp.uk/i/kevin521831
Growing up in Long Island, New York, Kevin ventured to the Florida Institute of Technology to begin his college career. While attending school, Kevin created and managed his own website that helped college students raise their GPAs and do better academically. Enthralled with technology, Kevin has found his home with the team at Network 1.
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