Technology & Fitness

Can You Actually Make Money on Sweatcoin?

An honest review

3 min readOct 15, 2020


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A whole new variety of app came on the scene years ago, one that would compensate you for your steps, runs, or physical activity. One of them is called Sweatcoin. Sweatcoin will give you a coin for every 1,000 steps you take. There are also daily bonus coins for watching short ads. Your coins can then be used to purchase Sweatcoins offers. These offers include tangible goods, digital products, vacations, charitable causes, and good ol’ fashioned cash.

Are the offers any good?

Yes and No. Honestly, a lot of the offers are for trial offers on goods and services you can already get for free. For example, “Two Months of Audible and $5 Credit” or “$100 of Delivery Credit at Postmates”. They only cost a few coins, but it’s almost offensive to ask for coins with these as you can find promo codes everywhere.

Courtesy of Sweatcoin App

There are some physical goods that come about which hold some appeal. I’ve seen a Theragun Massager, Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, sleek and foldable bike helmet, and wireless headphones offered. But many of these items cost 10,000–20,000 Sweatcoins. That’s a lot of steps! There are also supplements and beauty products that you can get a small amount of with your coins. There is a selection of vacation offers to Finland, Disneyland, the Eiffel tower, but again fall in the 15,000–20,000 Sweatcoin range.

You also have the opportunity to give your Sweatcoins to a charity that raises funds for honorable purposes including providing wells, structures, supplies, and clean water to people in third-world countries.

Lastly, I will mention the cash. There has been a revolving cash offer that gives $1,000 for 20,000 Sweatcoins.

How many Sweatcoins do you earn per year?

Obviously, it matters how much you move and how many bonuses you participate in. I am fairly active, running about 30–40 miles a week and do a lot of bonus offers. I have earned 3,900 Sweatcoins in 15 months. Now you can see, to get the cash offer, fancy vacations, or cool…