When I first heard of getting paid to walk from a friend, I giggled and laughed at him. Don’t get me wrong, who will believe that one can get paid for walking. But when I researched this topic, I was amazed to know that there are apps that pay you to walk.
If you have ever decided to go for a walk the next morning but you failed because of motivation issues then these apps can help you to bring back that motivation. All you need to do is, just pick a suitable application from the below list and get started with it.
In this post, I will share you all the legit apps that do pay you to walk. Therefore, if you love to walk then why not get paid for it. 😃
10 Free Apps that Pay You to Walk
StepSetGO, the app’s name kind of sounds like GetSetGo. The concept of this application is pretty simple, you just have to walk to earn coins. These coins are called SSG coins. Later, you can use these coins to redeem various rewards.
How StepSetGO works?
When you walk 1000 steps indoor, StepSetGo will reward you with 1.25 SSG coins. But on the other hand, if you walk outdoors this app rewards you with 1 SSG coin with the same 1000 steps. Yes, this app can detect whether you are walking outdoor or indoor. In outdoor walking, you have to turn on your smartphone’s location, this helps the app to detect whether you are walking indoors or outdoors.
This app has a level concept. Your StepSetGo level determines how much coins you will be making in a day. The higher you achieve your level, the more you earn. Every 1000 steps gives you 1 SSG coin. So if you reach this goal for 2 times you get upgraded to the next level.
Let’s now look at different levels.
Level 1 – 5 coins (max)
Level 2 – 10 coins (max)
Level 3 – 15 coins (max)
Level 4 – 20 coins (max)
Level 5 – 30 coins (max)
There is something called a safe zone, you must try to reach that safe zone every day to stay on that level. If you failed to do so [continuously for 3 times] then you get back to the previous level.
Coins can be earned by different other ways. Following are:
- Walking (quite obvious)
- You can refer your friend to earn extra coins. (5 SSG Coins in each referral)
- There are daily challenges to earn extra coins.
- Extra Tasks to complete.
- You can earn an extra 4 coins daily by watching 4 ads in a day.
How to redeem SSG Coins?
In the app, you will get an option called ‘Bazaar’. In Bazaar you can redeem your hard-earned coins by purchasing products or by availing exclusive discount.
SweatCoin is another app that pays you to walk. This application has over 10 million downloads and is one of the most popular app that pays you to walk. You will have fun collecting coins here too, these coins are known as Sweat Coins. Like StepSetGo, you will be spending these coins for rewards.
How SweatCoin works?
To start your journey with SweatCoin, just download the app from the app store. It will take a few minutes to set up the app. Once you have done, you can simply start walking. The app will run in the background and will collect coins for you. SweatCoin rewards you with 0.95 SweatCoins for 1000 steps (only counts outdoor steps).
0.95 coins for 1000 steps is not that good. But imagine, if you leave the app running in the background and you don’t much care about it then you’ll be able to earn coins that will later help you to redeem your fav offers.
What are the SweatCoins reward?
To be frank, this is not fixed. SweatCoin update its reward section everyday. These rewards include:
- Discount Offers
- Holiday Vouchers and more
Coins can be earned by different other ways. Following are:
- Walking (quite obvious)
- Daily rewards
- Invite friend and earn (5 SweatCoin in each referral).
Note – SweatCoin doesn’t increase step count for an indoor walk. It only pays you to walk outside. You won’t be able to increase step count through treadmills or other ways, it can easily detect fake step counts. So do not try to cheat the system.
If improving fitness is your main goal and you just want to get rewarded for it then Runtopia is a great app for that. This application allows you to set goals for walking, running, cycling and even it has an audio coach to help you with your workouts. This app has got over a million downloads which is pretty good. And has a good rating of 4.5 stars on the app store.
How Runtopia works?
Like above, this app also have the concept of the coin. As you start a workout with Runtopia, it provides you with daily tasks, when you complete those tasks you get rewarded with coins. Here, these coins are named as Sports Coins.
Similarly, you will be using these coins to redeem:
- Paypal Cash
- Free memberships
One thing I liked about this app is you can exchange coins for cash.
Note – Remember! Sports coin expire on March 1st of every year. So it is better to use them before it gets expired.
Lympo is a fun tool which helps you to improve your fitness. If ever wanted to have an app that helps you in losing weight or motivates you to cut back on the negative effects of a slow-paced lifestyle then Lympo apps come into play. Besides improving your lifestyle it allows you to get rewarded for your workouts.
How Lympo works?
Lympo app offers you rewards for completing daily challenges. It includes both walking and running challenges. So you just have to pick a challenge, complete it and get rewarded. In Lympo rewards you get tokens and they call it as LYM token. Once you have collected these tokens, you can exchange it for tech gadgets or branded fitness gears.
It not only rewards you for outdoor steps but also for indoor steps as there are no restrictions by this app. Even though, if you want to walk on the treadmill then also this app has no issues. You can turn on the app and start walking on the treadmill and get rewarded. It’s that simple.
I recommend this app because it is very engaging. Each challenge offers different things that include distance required to cover, reward size (varies challenge to challenge). As a matter of excitement, you will find bonus fitness tips and ideas inside each challenge. Therefore, if you are a fitness freak then you must give it a try.
The main motive of Yodo app is to pay you for walking. This app has over 1 million installs and a decent rating of 4 stars.
There is no limit for earning cash rewards. For that, you have to complete some daily goals. Like other apps, Yodo has a built-in pedometer feature which keeps track of your running and walking activities. Additionally, you can track pace, calorie burnt, mileage, trajectory and more (good for workout lovers).
Cash rewards can be earned by completing sports goals, sharing your sports history or by referring your friends to download Yodo.
Impact’s concept is different from other apps. You don’t get paid to walk. Instead, you will be walking for a noble cause.
Impact raise money for the charity. The concept is pretty simple, you use the app while walking or jogging and the app donates money to the charity on your behalf. You must be wondering how they can give money to charity on your behalf? Well, they don’t give money from their own pockets but they do partner with companies which sponsor our walks with their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) money.
Companies choose the projects and non-profits that they want to support then Impact put up these projects on the app for everyone to walk and jog. The main motive of this app is to increase awareness among people to become a part of the solution to the existing problem in the society rather than screaming about the issues.
Therefore, if you want to be a part of this noble cause without thinking much about getting money then you can go ahead and install this app.
Be the Change 🙌.
If you move, you earn. That’s what this app is.
With PK Fitness Rewards, you not only get paid to walk but also you get paid for doing general activities like exercise or workout. In simple, you get paid for moving.
How PK Rewards works?
Before you start working out, open up the app and hit on a button called start earning. Once you finish your workout, tap on end button this will calculate your time and effort into an “Effort Score” to give you coins. You have to work harder to get a decent amount of coins. Later, you can use these coins to reward your self. You can exchange these coins for rewards from popular brands like Amazon, Nike and more.
Higi is another great app that pays you for walking. This app connects with your fitness tracking devices and also other apps withing your phone & rewards you for your workouts. Like SweatCoin, this app also has challenges to complete. Each day you will get a challenge which you have to complete and earn credit in the form of coins.
Unfortunately, you cannot request for cash payouts. You have to exchange these coins for rewards. The rewards include products, discounts on gears and so on. For a side note, you have to pay for most of the rewards. You will find a few rewards to be free. So signup only if you are ready to spend some bucks from your wallet. And if you are a charity person, you can donate your points to charity. That’s a kind of good deed included with this app.
Additionally, Higi has their health tracking stations across the country. These stations measure different health parameters that include body fat, blood pressure, weight and more. If you complete these health station check-ins you get rewarded too. That’s an additional benefit you have.
Like Impact, Charity miles is another app that works for a noble cause. If you want to do some good deed in your life by helping charity then Charity Miles is one of the best app to do it. The main purpose of this app is to donate your walking rewards to charity. You won’t be getting cash rewards or any type of earning from the app.
It is similar to the Impact app. It tracks your daily activities through GPS and sensors and you get rewarded for activities like walking or running. Suppose you cannot go outdoors then you can log for indoor workouts.
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Pedometer winwalk is a quite underrated app which has over 500K installs and a rating of 4.2 stars on the app store.
The app helps you to improve your health by informing about your step counts, distance covered, calories burnt and more. Like other apps you do not get discount offers or cash, you get rewarded with gift cards from popular brands like Amazon, Google Play, Starbucks, Play Station, Xbox and more. The more you do activities (walk, run, jump etc), the more you earn coins.
You can earn up to 100 coins a day. This app rewards you with 1 coin for 100 steps which is more than apps like SweatCoin. However, this app has a limit of 10,000 steps a day. This limit exists to avoid abuses and hack/exploit attempts that would put the application at risk.
You can earn more coins by competing missions, filling out surveys or refer your friends.
Benefits of Walking
I just thought to add a side note on this!
I agree, getting paid to walk is more than enough but still, there are other great advantages of walking that you should not ignore. If you go for a walk regularly you can achieve several health-related benefits.
Some of the benefits are:
- Improve blood circulation
- Lighten up your mood
- You can lose weight
- Improve Sleep
- Strengthen your Muscles
- Enjoy a longer life
- And more.
I hope this list will help you out in finding a suitable app that pays you for walking. If you ask me, Is getting paid to walk is easy? My answers will be, it is one of the easy ways to make money. All you have to do is install and keep them running in the background and they keep on doing the work. And I’ll say it’s a good source for passive income, don’t expect for getting rich by this.
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