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Does It Pay to Walk with Sweatcoin?

Note: this is an old post from another blog of mine from 2019. Transferring it here. 

My favorite workout in life is walking. I could walk for long periods of time. Those who know me in real life know this about me. I'd make you walk to get to a place if I could. I once did that even to my boss! LOL! 

Even when I was actively going to the gym, my favorite workout is still walking. And that’s how I discovered Sweatcoin. Just out of curiosity I searched it online one day – apps that pay you to walk – not expecting that there’s actually such a thing now! 

With a little more research online, you know to make sure it’s not some kind of scam or a virus – I downloaded Sweatcoin via Google Play and Apple Store and I’ve been using it for about a month now.

Now I’m doing more than just walking because I’ve actually managed to keep going to the gym but even until now, if you ask me what my favorite workout is, I’d say walking. And that’s how I discovered Sweatcoin. Just out of curiosity I searched it online one day – apps that pay you to walk – not expecting that there’s actually such a thing now! 

With a little more research online, you know to make sure it’s not some kind of scam or a virus – I downloaded Sweatcoin via Google Play. 

What is SweatCoin? 

SweatCoin is an app that will pay you to walk outdoors. It’s basically designed to motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle by encouraging you to get off the couch and move. For every 1,000 steps you take, the app will convert it and pay you a virtual currency that they call SweatCoin. The virtual currency can be used to redeem products such as gadgets (an iPhone XS or a Samsung TV) or if you’re feeling humanitarian, donation to various charities. If none of those appeal to you, you can also exchange your sweatcoins for USD$1000 cash.   

How Does It Work?

The app tracks your movement through GPS and it also needs to keep running in the background in order for it to be able to log your steps. It’s a free app and everyday you can earn up to 5 sweatcoins for a Mover membership. You can earn more from your steps by upgrading your membership which is also free. Okay not free but you won’t have to pay cash. You pay your monthly subscription via sweatcoins as well. 

Different Types of SweatCoin Monthly Subscription

Price: free
How much you can earn: Up to 5.00 sweatcoins (SWC) per day or up to 150.00 per month

Price: 4.75 SWC/month 
How much you can earn in a day: Up to 10.00 SWC per day or up to 300.00 SWC per month

Price: 20.00 SWC/month
How much you can earn in a day: 15.00 SWC per day or up to 450.00 SWC per month

Price: 30.00 SWC/month
How much you can earn in a day: 20.00 SWC per day or up to 600.00 SWC per month

The app also allows you to earn sweatcoins with its daily bonus which entails watching an ad or by inviting friends to also sign up. 

Daily you can track the number of steps you’ve taken and how much you’ve earned from it. Here’s a sample of my activity for the day.

It also emails you a weekly payslip to further keep track of your progress. The app tells you whether you’ve been more or less active that week. Here’s a sample of my weekly payslip.

Does it really pay?

Sweatcoins says it will soon be an acceptable form of payment. Intriguing. But I am doubtful of that. I’ve read a lot of articles that says it does. I tried to avail of wireless earphones from the app once though using my sweatcoins. I was redirected to for it. That’s where I realized it’s not completely free redemption. I still needed to pay for the product but at about half the price of what it’s actually worth plus shipping. It wasn’t a successful redemption since it also turns out that the company that carries the earphones doesn’t ship to the Philippines. 

If you’re looking for quick ways to earn money, this is not it. With a Mover membership that earns only 5.00 SWC a day, I know it’ll take me about a year or two at least to reach the 20,000 SWC required to redeem cash. I could upgrade to a Shaker membership but I don’t want to pay even if it’s just with sweatcoins since that’s still a loss income if ever. Plus I did give Shaker a try (there’s a month’s worth of free trial) when I once already exceeded the daily earning limit of 5.00 SWC. I realized it wasn’t worth keeping because I can only do so much walking on a work day which is five days a week! In fact when it’s a work day, I rarely make enough steps to reach 5.00 SWC. 

Should You Download?

If you're after the money, don't download this. It's only going to frustrate you. But if you want an app to motivate you to work more, then Sweatcoins may be worth the space on your phone. 

If you want to read more about SweatCoins, visit their official site

Updates as of March 2021

Sweatcoins can now track your steps indoors. Plus aside from the daily bonus, you can also get a daily 2x boost. For 20 minutes  everyday, you can double the amount of sweatcoins you earn from your steps.    

Buzz Break Review: News that Pays

Staying updated on news and current events is very important. You can make better and informed decisions when you are aware of what's happening around you. In this day and age of technology, we have more than one way to keep informed. While we can still get the news from newspapers, radio and TV, we can now also get it online! 

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Photo credit: Buzz Break 

Personally, I get my news easily nowadays via my Facebook and Twitter feeds since I follow online publications but I recently found an app that not only allows me to read news but also earn cash from doing so. Introducing Buzz Break! 

Is Buzz Break a Scam or Legit?

Let's get right on it before I give you further low down on this app. After all, there's just so many apps that promise money. If you play games on your phone, you've probably encountered ads on such apps. I don't think those apps will really bring you easy money but Buzz Break? It is the real deal!

How to Earn Money from Buzz Break

Using the app doesn't instantly give you money. Rather, what the app does is have you earn points that can be converted to cash. 
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Out of these, what I personally do is watch videos, read news and check in daily. I've tried to get friends to sign up and try Buzz Break but they're not really as willing to try money making apps like this as me so... The more of these you do, the easier you'll earn points.

How to Cash Out 

When I tried this app, I cashed out via GCash as soon as I reached 20,000 points which is equivalent to Php1.00. It was my way of checking whether or not the app was legit. I received the pay out after a few days and I have cashed out at least two more times since installing this app. 

You can get as much as Php1,000 from using Buzz Break. You just have to spend a lot of time browsing news and watching videos, that's the catch. Now if you have a lot of downtime to spare, you'll surely earn enough points to get that money in no time!