Is the SweatCoin App Legitimate Or A Scam? My Review

Learn How You Can Get Paid To Walk With The SweatCoin App! Earn Coins For Every Step and Exchange Them for Awesome Fitness Rewards!I recently came across a new app called SweatCoin that pays you to stay active and walk. The app pays you for every step that you take and gives you coins you can exchange for fitness related rewards and services.

I’ve been using the app for awhile, and it’s not a scam, but today I’d like to see if it’s really worth using for the small income you’ll receive.

In this SweatCoin App Review, I’ll cover how it works, the rewards available, and if it’s legitimate or a scam.

SweatCoin App Review

Sweatcoin app review is it a scamApp: SweatCoin

Type: Paid To Walk

Verdict: Legitimate

In this SweatCoin app review, I marked them legitimate, but I have to say some people won’t think this app is worth it. It’s going to be a very small income that you’ll have to let build up to get the rewards available.

With that being said, all you need to do is download the app and then start walking. Within a month or two you should have enough coins to redeem for some pretty good fitness-related products and services.

Overall the app is legitimate, but it’s not an app that will make you money in a few days.

How Does SweatCoin Work?

1) Join Sweatcoin for Free

The first step is to get signed up for Sweatcoin. It’s free to join, and you can do so by visiting Once you have the app, it just takes a few minutes to get signed up.

2) Start Walking

Once you’re signed up, it’s time to start walking. To me this an app that you download, sign-up, and forget about. Just live your life you normally would, and the app tracks your outdoor steps and earns you coins.

You’ll earn .95 sweatcoins for every 1,000 steps you take. As you can see, you won’t earn much, but sweatcoins add up, and you should be able to reach the cheaper rewards within a few weeks!

3) Exchange Coins for Rewards

This app won’t make you money fast, so it’s going to take a few weeks to reach the cheaper rewards and a few months to reach the more expensive rewards.

I’ll get into the available rewards in the next section, but most rewards are fitness-related products and services.

SweatCoin App Rewards

Please keep in mind that the rewards are always changing, but today I’ll cover what’s available now so you can get an idea of the reward options.

Most of the rewards seem to be fitness-related products or services. For example, they have fit bit products, workout clothes, and a free month of a workout app.

Most of the rewards range from 30-300 coins based on how much the product usually costs. Most of us will earn 1-3 coins a day, so it’s not an app that will make you a ton of money fast by any means.

They say once you redeem a reward you’ll be given a discount code to enter during checkout to get the product for free.

Does Sweatcoin Really Pay?

I recently earned enough to cash out a $50 PayPal payment. Here’s proof that Sweatcoin really pays:

Is the SweatCoin App A Scam?

The Sweatcoin app seems to be completely legitimate, but it’s just an extra income app that you’ll need to sign up for and forget about for a few weeks to a month. By that time you should have enough coins for the cheaper rewards.

Again, not an app that will make you rich, but it’s pretty cool you can get paid to walk. To learn more or to join make sure to visit to join for free and get started!


If you don’t think Sweatcoin is for you, make sure to check out all the apps I use to make money or the ways I make money online!

Do you think the Sweatcoin app is legitimate? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Kenny Lee - July 1, 2017 Reply

Getting paid for walking is a great idea. While the reward may be little, the health benefit that comes along is great. So many of us are working on desk job and neglect our health until it’s too late. I’m just curious if this app require a device to track the footsteps or uses GPS to track our distance? And whether is this available in Asia countries?

    Brok - July 1, 2017 Reply

    Hey Kenny,

    Thank you for reading my SweatCoin app review. It is a legitimate way to make some extra cash while you walk. 

    You do not need a smart watch to use the app, just your phone will be fine. 

    Thanks again for reading. 


Mark Norton - July 1, 2017 Reply

Ive just walked my dog 7.4 miles doing nearly 15000 steps but only earned 4.75 sweatcoin thought you got .95 for 1000 steps

Pete - July 17, 2017 Reply

Initially you can only generate coins up to 5000 steps, but you can upgrade to 10,000 and more steps thus enabling you to generate more coins, I do a lot of walking so I’m on the 10, 000 steps.

Marzena - August 16, 2017 Reply

I really like the app. The rewards list is growing slowly. Amazon gift cards are my favorite! Shared it with many people. Here’s a link if you want to try it with freebies and see what you can get for simply walking and staying healthy ;).

Valerie Dean - October 4, 2017 Reply

Does this cost. Will money be automatically withdrawn from my account? I can’t afford for that to happen.

    Brok - October 4, 2017 Reply


    Sweatcoin is a completely free app that does not require you to add any payment method.


Tiffany - October 4, 2017 Reply

Just to be clear I’m not really walking to get paid ; I’m walking to get rewards ? I keep seeing the word money being used but if their not asking for deposit information that means I’m not getting any money $ correct ?

    Brok - October 11, 2017 Reply


    You will not receive cash. You’ll earn points that you can redeem for vouchers, coupons, gift cards for products which usually allows you to get a product/service for free.


Aubrey - October 12, 2017 Reply

I’m a college student and I usually walk 10,000 steps a day. So most days I make up to ten points. By the end of each week then I have around 70 points. If you’re a college student this app is totally worth it!

    Brok - October 12, 2017 Reply

    Awesome to hear Aubrey. That’s a very good idea, who knows how many miles I walked a day on campus. Thanks for sharing.


Carrie Boring - October 12, 2017 Reply

Can the app track steps while on exercise equipment?

    Brok - October 12, 2017 Reply


    No. It tracks by GPS so you’ll need to actually be moving. You might be interested in a HealthyWage step challenge though (Link is to my other blog Full-Time Job From Home). If you have a smartwatch steps on exercise equipment count.

    I completed one challenge and earned about $25 plus my initial investment.


August - October 25, 2017 Reply

Really Cool Review! I wasn’t sure if this app was legit before but now I’m loving it! Thanks for the helpful review and wish me luck on my Amazon gift card adventure!

    Brok - October 26, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for reading August!

    Glad I could help.


anonymous - November 3, 2017 Reply

How does Sweatcoin make money itself?

Terri Carney - November 3, 2017 Reply

This is a fun app. Makes you more aware of your movement. 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 up and down the stairs.

    Brok - November 6, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for sharing Terri!

neil - November 4, 2017 Reply

The app really seems to be using a lot of battery. My battery drained almost twice as fast with this app. Not only that, but charging my phone takes longer.
Anything you aware of regarding the Sweatcoin App and the battery life on my cell phone?? Obviously I am aware it will use a little more of the battery life, but it seems to be using a lot more than that.



    Brok - November 6, 2017 Reply


    I haven’t experience a ton of change, at least I haven’t noticed much. One thing I do is close the app when I know that I’m not going to be up walking around. I spend a decent amount of time a desk each day so maybe closing the app when you know you won’t be walking will help!


A - November 21, 2017 Reply

The rewards aren’t worth it because they are not free and almost always require a credit card registration which is suspicious.

    Brok - November 21, 2017 Reply

    Some of the rewards are free. But as you said some are monthly subscriptions where you receive a free month and would have to pay for it after that, but it’s not required for you to continue your membership.

Mary - December 11, 2017 Reply

So the app tracks you where ever you go? Who pays for the rewards you earn and why are they willing to pay people to “stay fit?” My friend’s young daughter wanted to sign up by I am concerned that someone is now tracking her every move. Can you please explain a little more. Thank you so much for your time.

V - December 19, 2017 Reply

On the home screen at the bottom, its states that I have $33.11, but can never seem to buy anything and had app for months now, what is the minimum I need to buy anything. Also I find app drains battery quick and takes ages to re- charge

    Brok - December 20, 2017 Reply

    The app doesn’t show that you’ve earned dollars it’s how many sweatcoins you’ve earned. I’ve seen rewards as low as 30 sweatconis so you should have some offers you can redeem for soon.

    Hope this helps,


Jonathan - December 29, 2017 Reply

I’ve had Sweatcoin on my phone for several months now, so I can relay my experience.

Sweatcoin doesn’t really count your steps – only some of your steps. While an iPhone counts your steps accurately, this app ignores that number and uses a very paranoid filter to reduce the number it will accept. They are afraid someone might take a step indoors that shouldn’t count, so they err on the side of ignoring many outdoor steps. They admit that only 65% of steps on average are counted in their support details. That number is considerably lower for many people.

The app also runs down the battery very fast since it doesn’t use the accurate step counter already in your phone and has to remain open and communicating with their servers. I cannot say how much of that tracking information they retain or use, but I am sure someone will let us know at some stage.

The idea of rewarding steps is a nice, but the items in their store leave a lot to be desired.

Overall, it is not something that actually rewards you for steps despite the fact I wanted to believe it would.

winwalk - January 4, 2018 Reply

Hi there,
if you are interested in apps that reward you for walking, have a look at our new app winwalk.
– it uses the phone steps sensor and counts all steps (up to 10,000/day)
– it offers great voucher coupons from many famous brands.
– no GPS, or login or personal info required!

We just launched in the UK and France for now on Android, but plan to launch in the US in a month or two.

Check out the play store app:


    Brok - January 7, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for sharing I’ll make sure to check it out!


Cameron - January 18, 2018 Reply

Although the app seems to be “legit”, there are some considerations…It doesn’t do a great job of tracking steps. Let’s be honest…I took several thousand steps one day and, after the “algorithm” processed my steps the first day I was awarded with 79 “verified” steps. The algorithm arbitrarily decides what counts as a step and what doesn’t (there’s no way the app can really tell if you are inside or outside, so it somehow creates a “map” of your traveling–and if you walk a LOT but in the same confined space, you may notice that many of your steps won’t actually count). Also, we don’t know what the author is really doing with all the GPS data being stored. You are being “tracked”, so there may be privacy concerns here. All that being said, it does “work”; just not that great in my opinion.

    Brok - January 22, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for sharing Cameron. All facts. Does pay but does have some issues.


JenB - January 19, 2018 Reply

I guess this could work for some people who exercise outside with their phone attached to their body. I’m an indoor exerciser and I don’t hold my phone when I workout. I guess I’ll just stick with Achievement ( as while it is slow as well, you can earn actual $$ and it connects to multiple apps and devices (like my Fitbit) to get step credit.

    Brok - January 22, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for sharing Achievement is another legitimate option.


Brok - January 22, 2018 Reply

I’ve added proof that they pay.

I recommend checking out their FAQs if you’d like to see how it exactly works.

GiGi - January 24, 2018 Reply

I’ve been using the app for the past few days and I have noticed that it takes a while for the steps to start registering/counting. For example this morning, on my Fitbit I walked outside, along a main road for 9,550 steps, but the app only showed that I walked 4,097. I thought that maybe it was due GPS being possibly spotty, but now in thinking about it, the GPS wouldn’t have anything to do with ‘counting the steps’, plus I retraced my path several times and it counted all the steps all the rest of the times. Yesterday I was in a entirely different area and it did the same thing to me. Does it take about 2,000 steps before it starts counting or what am I doing wrong?
I just want to make it clear, that it did not ‘register’ steps that I was walking at all, NOT after the algorithm did its thing. My understanding is that of the 9,550 steps that I took, it goes through the algorithm process and them rejects some of the steps, but it only 4,097 of my steps went through the algorithm and from there some were rejected.

Shaun - January 24, 2018 Reply

Hi, i’m really big into crypto currency, what is said about this app is very deceiving. You do not “make money” from this app. This ‘crypto currency’ does not have a value. It is a made up coin that increases over time for fitness related products. You cannot turn this into USD or whatever currency you use.

Linda - January 25, 2018 Reply

So it pays you…. how does that work for taxes at the end of the year?

Lori - January 26, 2018 Reply

I just joined Sweat Coin and I am a walker. How/when do move to the 10,000 step position? Do I need to make a settings change or will the app over time change it for me based on the number of steps it records over a given period of time.

Jennie - January 29, 2018 Reply

My 12 year old son downloaded this app on my phone, & I was telling him “no, this is a joke…can’t be real”. Two months later & I have $110 in Sweatcoin moolah! And like your article said, you just download & forget it! Check it every few days, or whenever you think about it. I also like the free coin you can get daily…every bit counts! Oh, & I’m a stay at home mom (both sons in school), so it’s not like I’m constantly running around, racking up points! So far, so good!

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