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Hardisty92Hardisty92 Forumite
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Hi,

I have recently started a new job where I walk anywhere between 12,000-30,000 steps a day. I’ve seen apps that ‘pay’ you to walk. Are any of these apps any good or ideally link to your Fitbit? I’m not aiming to make a fortune from them but if there is a way of getting a small reward for something I do regardless I may as well take advantage?!

thank you!
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  • Garyh79Garyh79 Forumite
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    I do sweatcoins but the only financial incentive is £1000 and that will take me about 5 years to get, there are other incentives from time to time. The other one I use is Wheathly but that requires lots of videos and pressing things to turn the steps in to coins. I expect £10 a month from that but requires about 30 mins on the app.

    would be interested in people’s experience of others but I am get to find any decent ones.
  • ZeroSumZeroSum Forumite
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    I tried winwalk but it wasn't picking up all steps compared to other fitness apps. Also the max points is on 10k steps & will take about 8 months to get a £10 voucher which for some reason they're all out of stock (but they're electronically generated & available to win on their lottery).
    I gave up on it after a few days. 

  • AlexJ88AlexJ88 Forumite
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    Decided to download all these apps, i should be able to earn on all at the same time right?
  • AlexJ88AlexJ88 Forumite
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    Garyh79 said:
    I do sweatcoins but the only financial incentive is £1000 and that will take me about 5 years to get, there are other incentives from time to time. The other one I use is Wheathly but that requires lots of videos and pressing things to turn the steps in to coins. I expect £10 a month from that but requires about 30 mins on the app.

    would be interested in people’s experience of others but I am get to find any decent ones.
    After quick research and checking the app, Whealthy seems a chinese ad spam app disguise as a fitness app, many reviews also says it refuses to pay out once you reach certain amounts.
  • mimi1234mimi1234 Forumite
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    I did Sweatcoins for about 2 years but gave up after that as most of my outdoor steps were not recognised, it ate a lot of the battery on my phone and it would take forever to get enough steps to qualify for any of the rewards.  I would avoid.
  • Garyh79Garyh79 Forumite
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    AlexJ88 said:
    Garyh79 said:
    I do sweatcoins but the only financial incentive is £1000 and that will take me about 5 years to get, there are other incentives from time to time. The other one I use is Wheathly but that requires lots of videos and pressing things to turn the steps in to coins. I expect £10 a month from that but requires about 30 mins on the app.

    would be interested in people’s experience of others but I am get to find any decent ones.
    After quick research and checking the app, Whealthy seems a chinese ad spam app disguise as a fitness app, many reviews also says it refuses to pay out once you reach certain amounts.
    Spam in what sense? I’ve not received anything but money from them without any issue.
  • OldBenKenobiOldBenKenobi Forumite
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    Garyh79 said:
    Spam in what sense? I’ve not received anything but money from them without any issue.
    In that it bombards you with adverts, I imagine.
  • Garyh79Garyh79 Forumite
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    Garyh79 said:
    Spam in what sense? I’ve not received anything but money from them without any issue.
    In that it bombards you with adverts, I imagine.
    Well yes there are adverts, I can’t imagine someone would genuinely expect an app that pays you for nothing!
  • edited 18 July at 7:09PM
    AlexJ88AlexJ88 Forumite
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    edited 18 July at 7:09PM
    Garyh79 said:
    Garyh79 said:
    Spam in what sense? I’ve not received anything but money from them without any issue.
    In that it bombards you with adverts, I imagine.
    Well yes there are adverts, I can’t imagine someone would genuinely expect an app that pays you for nothing!
    I dont believe youre being paid out if you are its pennies, iv tried before and they are basically just bombarding me with ads of chinese women playing mobile games, nonsense, you tel me what apps you use and ill happily try them.
  • Garyh79Garyh79 Forumite
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    There’s an awesome app call The Money Tree, try that if you like free money.
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