This post was contributed by Amine NACIRI.
There are two types of people: those who like to play sports and those for whom the slightest physical activity is a nightmare.
To motivate the second type, this app may have found the ideal solution: Money.
- Sweatcoin get you paid for walking
Sweatcoin is an application for iPhone released in the US and the UK. The idea is to pay its users to walk. What else would motivate you to exercise?
The concept is simple: get paid for walking. You can spend the money on the various brands partnered with Sweatcoin.
It can get you yoga classes, an iPhone or Uber rides.
The app also offers the opportunity to donate to charities.
Let me tell you how it works..
How Sweatcoin Works
Sweatcoin uses the GPS data of smartphones to record trips but also the accelerometer to ensure that users do not cheat when taking the car.
The platform has been a huge success since its launch in early August (Forbes).
It has risen to the top of the list of the most downloaded applications from the UK App Store in just 48 hours.
A Similar App for Android
Bitwalking is a similar app for Android to get paid for walking.
It’s free mobile application used to count and convert a user’s steps into Bitwalking dollars. Each Bitwalking dollar (BW$) is earned by walking approximately 10,000 steps, or 5 miles (8 km).
The Bitwalking dollars generated by the app accumulate daily in the user’s account until transferred or spent.