Sweatcoin Review: Is It Possible to Earn Money for Walking?

//Sweatcoin Review: Is It Possible to Earn Money for Walking?

Sweatcoin Review: Is It Possible to Earn Money for Walking?

Earn money for every step you take!

That’s what Sweatcoin promises to all of us. Doesn’t it sound exciting and inspiring? My first reaction was that probably earnings won’t be so big or it’s a scam. However, I decided to give Sweatcoin a closer look before making my final decision.

If you are looking for an honest Sweatcoin review, you have come to the right place. I am not affiliated with them and I’m not earning any money for this article. We have reviewed more than making money online opportunities on YourOnlineRevenue.com and Sweatcoin seemed like a very interesting idea.

In the next 1-2 minutes, you’ll find out if their app is worth it.

Sweatcoin Review

Name: Sweatcoin

Type: Earn Money for Walking

Short Review: It’s possible to earn some money with Sweatcoin while you are walking. However, it’s quite tedious and slow. You can use their app for motivation you to walk more. You can earn a few extra bucks in the process but nothing significant.

If you are searching for a better “lose weight and earn money” app, have a look at HealthyWage. For those who are looking for a way to earn a living online, I recommend this program.

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What Is Sweatcoin? – Earn Money While Getting Fit

Sweatcoin is an interesting mobile app that enables you to earn money for walking. The idea is that you can make money while getting fit. You may remember other similar apps like HealthyWage.

If you haven’t seen similar apps before, you may be wondering how the company can pay you for just walking. The answer is simple. They get money from their partners that they are promoting and then they give a part of their earnings for you.

Sweatcoin has also earned lots of interest in media. Their app has been featured on Forbes, Reuters, Daily Mail and The Telegraph. People have used their app for tracking already more than 81,765,089,587 steps (and counting). Sweatcoin has thousands of followers on different social medias like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

So, we are talking about a highly interesting company and opportunity. Let’s dig deeper how you can make money with their app in practice.

How to Make Money with Sweatcoin?

First, you sign up to Sweatcoin. It’s completely free to join and you can create an account in a moment. At the moment Sweatcoin is available only in the UK, US, and Ireland but it seems that they are going to expand to other countries in the future.

When you have created the account the next step is literally just to start walking. You’ll earn money for every step you take. It may sound amazing but in reality, the rewards are not so huge. You’ll earn around 1 Sweatcoin for each 1,000 steps. If you want to get rewards, you need to earn at least 30 Sweatcoins. Most rewards cost 30-300 coins so it will take several days or even weeks to get your rewards.

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Sweatcoin rewards. Online courses, razors, Amazon gift cards, shirts, etc.

The last step is to exchange your points for rewards. Probably the most common rewards are Amazon gift cards and vouchers. You can use them for buying new products on Amazon. Then they offer also many another kind of rewards like online courses, t-shirts, and special razors. I would choose Amazon gift cards but you can, of course, choose any reward you want when you have earned enough points.

I can already say that it’s possible to earn some extra money with Sweatcoin but you can imagine that it’s nothing very big. If you are looking for better ways to make money online, just click a picture below to get started.

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Does SweatCoin Pay?

Yes, Sweatcoin pays. Thousands of people have earned money using their app.

However, they don’t pay in cash so you don’t get the money immediately. You can take gift cards and buy products that you would buy anyway. Then you can save/earn real money.

Already 15 months ago Forbes reported that Sweatcoin has paid already more than $1 million in rewards. The number is not accurate because they can give you a shirt and say that its value is $30 even though in reality you would pay only $5 for it.

Anyhow, it’s clear that they have given rewards for lots of people. Making money with this kind of apps it’s not so profitable from a financial aspect (because the reward is so tiny) but it’s for sure more interesting than filling out online surveys.

There are also some Sweatcoin complaints regarding their payments. Let’s have a closer look below. In my opinion, it’s important to know what other people have said about this (or any other) app before you start seriously using it. That’s why you probably ended up reading my review as well.

Sweatcoin Reviews – Positive and Negative Ones

Sweatcoin has received hundreds and even thousands of reviews on Apple Store and on Android’s Google Play Store.

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The average rating of Sweatcoin reviews on Google Play is 3,0 out of 5 based on 714 reviews.

You should take these reviews always with a grain of salt but they can still give you some picture about Sweatcoin services. One big thing is that almost third of all users gave it only the worst rating (1 out of 5).

There are also many positive reviews. You can see, for example, “Snown’ inJune gave it 4 stars and says the app gives some motivation. Most members who gave it 4-5 stars say that it gives motivation but only quite a few people said it’s a good way to earn money.

You can also see in the picture that some people are reporting errors when they tried to exchange their Sweatcoins for rewards. I can feel their frustration. Most of the time there are no errors with the payments but sometimes there may be. Imagine that you have used their app for 2 weeks and you are about to cash out your rewards. It can feel a bit annoying if there is an error at that point.

Conclusion – Is Sweatcoin Legit?

Sweatcoin is not a scam. They are a legitimate company that has paid thousands of members already. However, it doesn’t mean that I would automatically recommend their services.

In my opinion, it’s a great way for boosting your motivation to exercise more. But as a money-making opportunity, it’s not so interesting. You can earn some little rewards but nothing very significant. I would say that their app is good for those who want to motivate themselves for walking more.

If you want to earn more money for getting fit, I recommend taking a look at HealthyWage. You can earn hundreds of dollars for losing weight and achieving your goals.

On the other hand, if you want to know how to make a living online, have a look at Wealthy Affiliate. Their training has helped me and thousands of other people to make a living from the comfort of my own home. If you need any help for earning money online, you can just drop a message below or join Wealthy Affiliate for free and I’ll contact you personally.


What do you think about Sweatcoin? Have you tried similar apps in the past?

What are your favorite ways to earn money online?

Let’s discuss in the comments below! 🙂



Overall Ranking



  • Motivates you to walk more
  • It's interesting to make money by walking


  • Only available in UK, US and Ireland at the moment.
  • Low earning potential
By | 2018-01-08T19:41:40+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Categories: Smartphone Apps|55 Comments

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  1. Suburganbirl January 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Roope, This is very interesting! Have you tried using it within the gym, i.e. walking or running on a treadmill, do you still get rewords, as you are not moving anywhere? Also would it register such activities as aerobics/ badminton/ squash as again you don’t move much but use calories whilst doing this, and those are the activities I am most likely to take part in when I start getting fit, not the standard walking that you mention! Many thanks, and I love your site, it’s very useful!

    • Roope Kiuttu January 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      I think that Sweatcoin is working on the update that also indoor activities would be recorded. So far they have tracked only exercises with the GPS.

      I’m glad that you have found my site useful!

  2. winwalk January 4, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the article!
    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.

  3. vinaya August 28, 2017 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Since you say Sweatcoin is available only in the UK, US, and Ireland, I will have to avoid installing this app on my hand set and create an acount.

    I have checked many fitness aps, however, none of these are my favorites. Some of the fitness apps really work as they track your calories burned, number of hours you have worked out etc. However, I am never good at following a guideline, I want to do it on my own schedule and I don’t like anythibg guiding me.

    I may not benefit from this app as it is not available in my location, however, I believe people in the US, UK and Ireland may be able to benefit from this app.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 29, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

      Probably Sweatcoin will expand to other countries as well in the future so you would get a chance to try it.

      It’s also good if you make your own schedule and goals and track the progress. I’ve found out that clear goals and vision is extremely important in life. That’s why I want to have always more and more clear goals. It helps with fitness, business, faith, relationships and literally in everything.

  4. Fantasia August 26, 2017 at 6:39 am - Reply

    This program actually sounds pretty good. You could get paid doing what you already do if you are someone who exercises regularly.

    Too bad it’s only in limited countries for now because if not I’d be all over it and I’m sure I could also get a lot of referrals as well since I know a lot of people who probably wouldn’t mind getting a bit of side income for what they already do which is staying active.

    I’ll have to keep checking back here and their site to see if one day they will be available in my country. Thanks for sharing this information, great post!

    • Roope Kiuttu August 26, 2017 at 9:42 am - Reply

      Hi Fantasia,

      yeah, you can submit your email address on their website so they’ll inform you when it’s available in new countries.

      It pays you for walking but I want you to notice it’s not all that will take your time while using the app. You need to download it, open it, make sure it’s connected while you are walking, track your points, etc. Still, it’s an interesting idea 🙂

  5. JonathanS August 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Well, I don’t see this as a way of earning an income. The idea of walking and getting paid sounds nice, but isn’t really practical once you put it on paper.

    However, I can respect the principle of reward items for walking. It promotes exercise for the general public. Also, the app itself can be monetized with ads. Which could possibly generate additional revenue on the back in.

    All in all, it’s a creative idea with potential and I can respect someone trying to be innovative.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Jonathan,

      that’s true. Sweatcoin is an innovative idea and application but not the best money-making opportunity. I’m glad that they have made this app to encourage to people exercise more. Healthy body -> Healthy mind -> Healthy life.

  6. Ishmael Duncan August 22, 2017 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Set a goal, and get paid for your every day work out routine. Not bad at all!

    • Roope Kiuttu August 22, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Hi Ishmael,

      you are right that it’s important to set measurable goals. They help you to achieve what you want and track your progress.

  7. Camille Limalima August 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    From the looks of it, it’s very interesting to try. There’s really nothing to worry about when your goal is to just get fit, I think the earning would just be a bigger plus.

    It’s sad to think that the services are poor. As if leading the people on what they have expected to have.

    This is really an informative page. Thanks! and I think I’ll try out those apps mentioned. 🙂

    • Roope Kiuttu August 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      Hi Camille,

      great to hear that you got inspired by these services. I would love to hear your experiences afterward.

  8. Mark angelou ebol August 20, 2017 at 7:41 am - Reply

    interesting way to earn

  9. Tin Baker August 20, 2017 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Omg, this is quite interesting! Who would have ever think that you can earn while keeping yourself healthy?
    that’s just mind-blowing! I can’t wait to try your app, this is just hitting two birds with one stone.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 20, 2017 at 3:17 am - Reply

      Hi Tin,

      yeah, I was also surprised when I saw a similar app for the first time. In my opinion, Sweatcoin doesn’t give a big reward for your efforts but HealthyWage can pay you quite well.

  10. pizzalover August 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    this app looks amazing, I have never tried it before but I would like to.
    I have a Question: If am a not from the United States I can get paid as same as some one who does live there?

    • Roope Kiuttu August 20, 2017 at 3:22 am - Reply

      No, you can only use the app if you are living in Ireland, US or UK.

  11. Ashley August 19, 2017 at 6:37 am - Reply

    I am actually already a SweatCoin user. I love how fast it is to accumulate Sweat Coins, and being able to watch your earnings grow in real time, gives you motivation. That being said, I notice I do walk around a lot more, to make the numbers rise.

    My only complaint with sweat coin is the redemption methods. I was under the impression that I could order amazon cards over and over again, and that’s not true. They have it limited to one per person. They do have a lot of other physical gifts though, so that makes up for it.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 19, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Hi Ashley,

      thank you for sharing your experiences with Sweatcoin. Yeah, it’s definitely a hindrance that you can’t get unlimited Amazon gift cards.

      Anyway, I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed using the app and it has made you walk more than before.

  12. Jenien August 18, 2017 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Very useful app! especially for athletes!!

    • Roope Kiuttu August 18, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

      That’s true. And for those who want to lose weight by walking.

  13. Decypher August 17, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Wow, this is the best site, I have stumbled upon in years now, really cool money making tips.

    Although the reward for every step you take is kinda small, but it will probably fit in for the gym guys, or people who wants to lose some pounds to earn some bucks, like my uncle who runs every morning covering long distances.

    I will get him to know of this app, so he can make some few bucks while burning some calories, all thanks to you, thanks for the article.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 17, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Hi Decypher,

      it has been interesting to read your and other people’s comments on Sweatcoin. I am very surprised that so many people are interested in Sweatcoin even though the earning potential is so small. I must also admit that the idea of their app is great and I could also use it for walking more.

    • Mark angelou ebol August 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      One of the best apps because you can earn money while burning your calories. They will pay you for your exercise. Nice!

      • Roope Kiuttu August 19, 2017 at 6:00 am - Reply

        Hi Mark,

        yes, the idea of earning money while burning calories is definitely interesting. But as I have mentioned in the post and in other comments the reward is pretty small.

  14. Wizkha1 August 17, 2017 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Wow! I never thought i’d find an app that pays you for walking! It’s a very interesting topic Roope! And I agree with you, I’d download it if I need a little motivation to go walking everywhere instead of using my car.

    But I’m not really interested in the earnings, I’d rather find a solid work where I can spend and get paid doing what I like. I don’t like walking that much to get paid for doing it! I’d prefer another kind of job. But I think the points and the benefits are good because they can motivate you to walk more often, do some exercise and take care of the environment.

    Excellent article Roope! I liked it!

    • Roope Kiuttu August 17, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

      I was also a little bit surprised when I saw Sweatcoin for the first time. I have seen several apps that pay you for losing weight but I had never seen an app that pays for walking.

      But as we saw, the earning potential with Sweatcoin is so small that the reward is mainly psychological.

  15. felabruno August 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    I use a pedometer anyway and if someone walks a lot they can easily make 10,000 steps a day. It’s not a bad idea to use this if the rewards are okay, but the only interesting thing there is the giftcard. I don’t know if I’d use this.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 17, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Hi Felabruno,

      yeah, the idea of Sweatcoin is intriguing but the reward is only psychological. It’s always interesting to research these different kind of apps to make money online.

      • felabruno August 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

        Of course it’s interesting. There are so many kinds of apps that can bring you some small additional income, it’s amazing. Thanks for reviewing so many of them, I wouldn’t know about them if not these posts!

        • Roope Kiuttu August 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

          I’m glad to hear that you like! I’m also learning something new every day. That’s one reason why I enjoy being an affiliate marketer. You can do whatever you want and get paid for it. At the same time you develop your skills and become an expert in your field.

  16. Ma. Zyra Mea Bautista August 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    This is a great help for everyone who wants to earn a small living or to have a paid past-time, definitely a helpful topic!

    • Roope Kiuttu August 16, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Yes, Sweatcoin is an interesting opportunity but it won’t make a living. As its best it will make you a few dollars for endless of hours of walking.


  17. Del August 16, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Been looking all over the google play store for money making applications and I installed and tried some of them and they either require an investment or it’s very hard to earn points. Looking for more, I saw this app and I was like “really?”.. …… then I saw it again today only to find out It’s not available on my country….

    Nevertheless, hope it would be available soon… I really want to try it..

    • Roope Kiuttu August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Hi Del,

      I have experience of tens of money making applications as well. I agree with you that it’s hard to get points which means that the earning potential is very low. I recommend using your time on more profitable and more interesting ways to earn money online.

      Have you already tried Wealthy Affiliate? Their training taught me to make a living online and I’m sure it’ll help you as well. I will welcome you inside the community and give you my 1-on-1 support.


  18. mistakenichi August 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I was very excited with the Idea because I walk a lot sometimes when I go to the local market or to the city’s center, but then: “Available in just 3 countries”. Bad news for me… wanted to try the app. Answering to the questions above: I have never used such a similar app, I mean: I’ve worked online but never won money doing quotidian stuff.

    This opens my mind to a whole new way to do merchandising and, for me, to win some money between the lines. Is there something similar that works in Latin America?

    I don’t have favorite ways to win money on internet, everyone of them needs similar efforts, but these methods (winning doing something you anyway will do) are becoming my favorite ones.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 16, 2017 at 7:08 am - Reply

      Hi Mistakenichi,

      another lose weight/get fit and earn money at the same time app is HealthyWage. It also works in Latin America.

      Have you already tried Wealthy Affiliate for making money online? It’s much more profitable than most make money online opportunities. I’ve reviewed more than 300 of them and WA is my #1 recommendation of all.

  19. xagiate August 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Hello everyone!

    I haven’t heard about this app but looks interesting. I like it when apps motivate people and reward them for what they are doing. I understand you can’t make a fortune by using the app and people that are going to use this app need to understand this fact. This is why most people that download the app get disappointed and start writing average ratings.

    I am willing to test the app and see how it works out of curiosity and because its good for my health not because of the money. Try to overcome the money reward and think of your health that is the best way to use this app!

    The goal of this app is not to give you money but to make you workout! I think big companies like Nike,Adidas etc should do the same but for a short period (maybe holidays) and reward with more money people. This is how people’s mind triggered nowadays.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Xagiate,

      thank you for sharing great and interesting thoughts. It will be interesting to see how far/when Sweatcoin will expand. At the moment they are operating in 3 countries but hopefully they’ll expand their services further. I could use their app to motivate me to prepare for a marathon, for example.


  20. Yza August 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Wow! nice app. Being paid for walking, considering that walking is a very good exercise. If I have this app I’m sure I will be motivated to walk going to the supermarket, going to school to drop and pick up my niece, going to the church etc., instead of riding on our e-bike or PUV just to earn points. I even checked that it’s a free downloadable app which is another plus factor.

    I hope someone will come up with an app that lets users earn points for staying in front of the computer. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making millions of points. 🙂

    • Roope Kiuttu August 15, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Yza,

      haha that’s a great idea 😀 App for staying on the computer. It could motivate me to work more. Especially when it wouldn’t reward when you visit Facebook or other social media. But you could set websites where you should stay and then it rewards you.

      Who knows if there is already such app?


  21. suavecito August 15, 2017 at 5:10 am - Reply

    In my opinion this application is quite innovative in what it is aiming to achieve. Imagine just walking a few steps a day, losing weight, getting healthy and also getting paid in the process just for doing so. Even though if you won’t make a living out of this, at the very least you would get paid just for walking.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 15, 2017 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Hi Suavecito,

      you are right that the idea is very interesting. But it will take months (or even years) to earn your first money with Sweatcoin if you just walk a few steps a day.

      But I love the fact that you can measure your steps and progress. People make usually better progress when they measure how they are doing.

  22. kingcool52 August 13, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Anything that sounds this good, chances are it is way too good to be true like this app is. I was excited to see if I could earn some money from walking since I do quite a bit of walking a few days a week.

    It would have been amazing to earn a decent amount for basically doing something that I enjoy already. But then again, if they did give out a decent amount for every 1,000 steps then everyone would use the app and it may not be sustainable for them :D.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 14, 2017 at 6:19 am - Reply

      Hi Kingcool,

      yeah, you could earn some money with Sweatcoin but the reward is so small for every step you take that it’s close to nothing. Of course, you can try this app out and see how it works for you 🙂


    • Roope Kiuttu August 14, 2017 at 6:19 am - Reply

      Hi Kingcool,

      yeah, you could earn some money with Sweatcoin but the reward is so small for every step you take that it’s close to nothing. Of course, you can try this app out and see how it works for you 🙂


  23. manmad August 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    It is interesting to see such a method of earning money. Looking at the rewards at the end, it’s not really worth investing time in it for the money, but if you’re looking to improve your lifestyle and make it healthier and starting out by walking, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea, considering it doesn’t cost you anything, but setting up the app.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 14, 2017 at 6:17 am - Reply

      Hi Manmad,

      that’s true. Sweatcoin is an interesting idea to motivate people to walk more. Studies have shown the relationship between weight loss and financial incentives.


  24. jeffvillanueva August 13, 2017 at 4:36 am - Reply

    This is awesome, I really like this app. I think it’s very useful.

    • Roope Kiuttu August 13, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Hi Jeff,

      what aspects do you especially like in Sweatcoin?

  25. Pink_Turtle August 13, 2017 at 3:20 am - Reply

    I think if you don’t actually need to invest anything is a good place to earn some money. I know it won’t be much but something is something, especially because you actually need to walk to get places. Maybe it can be a good motivation to lose some pounds and get extra money from those who are in Healthy Wage too. I mean you could certainly do both with no trouble.

    The bad part I see is that you don’t get the cash and you need to exchange the point for their own products so it’s like working to buy something you don’t actually want. It would be great if they’ll just pay cash. Thanks for the article!

    • Roope Kiuttu August 13, 2017 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Yes, you don’t need to invest money to start with Sweatcoin but you need to invest lots of time. That’s why if it’s important to think if it’s worth the invested time. I think that the app is the best for those who really want to motivate themselves to walk more and maybe lose a few extra pounds.


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