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Top 5 Apps That Pay You For Walking

Next time you need some motivation to run or if you want to make walking more exciting you can try these apps.

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Apps are the new way of life. They control our every movement and keep track of our activities as well. We have apps for exercise, diet, sleep, menstruation and the list is endless. But, do you know some apps are paying you just for walking? Sounds weird, doesn’t it? But, it’s true.

So next time you need some motivation to run or if you want to make walking more exciting we suggest trying these apps.

Top 5 Apps That Pay You For Walking:



This is a unique platform because it only pays you to walk outside. Walking around the house and treadmill don’t count. For example, when you walk 1,000 steps, the app will reward you with 0.95 SweatCoins that are similar to Bitcoin and can be exchanged for rewards of your choice.

2. Optimity


Previously by the name of Carrot Rewards, Optimity is a revived app that was a Canadian paid app launched in British Columbia in 2015 only to shut down in 2019 due to lack of funds. This app is still in its beta stages, so the rewards section is a bit lacking. They are currently offering raffles and Petro-Points. So, there are four steps by which you can earn on this app. These are:

Take Steps: Hit your daily goal to earn gems, with streak bonuses if you hit multiple days in a row.

Read and Quiz yourself: The app has a ‘Learn and Earn’ section where you can easily earn rewards and learn new facts.

Step Together: Challenge your friends and family to achieve goals with you to earn rewards.

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Runtopia focuses on improving your health and providing you with awesome rewards as well. They even allow you to set exercise goals for running, walking and cycling and you can even have an audio coach play during your workouts.

As you start exercising with Runtopia, participate in the community, complete daily tasks in the app, you earn SportsCoin. These can be redeemed for products, free memberships, coupons and even PayPal cash!

The important thing to keep in mind is that the SportsCoin expires every year on March 1st.



This app is similar to SweatCoin but with a different look. For every step that you take outdoors and as a free user, you’ll earn up to 5 LifeCoins a day.

To upgrade to 10 LifeCoins a day, you need to pay around $4.33/month. You’ll also gain access to Azumio premium which means you’ll have access to other top apps as well.

As for the rewards, LifeCoin allows you to choose from an assortment of gift cards, or you can redeem them for physical products like AirPods, a quadcopter, or Beats headphones.



This is an app that pays you for all sorts of healthy activities including walking. After signing up, you can start linking apps from an array of 29 health apps provided. Once you have linked, you’ll be able to earn points for things that you already do! Once you earn 10,000 points, you can redeem them for $10.

So, these are the top 5 apps that you should really look for if you want to stay healthy and earn some money or rewards at the same time.

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