Lets face it, most of us could do with losing a pound or two, but we can lack the motivation to do so.
Well there’s a new App that was launched earlier in the week that rewards you for keeping fit.
‘Sweatcoin’ tracks the number of steps you do using the iPhone built-in sensors and other complex software so you can’t cheat (as if….) and then converts the steps to sweatcoins at a rate of 1 sweatcoin per 1000 steps. These can then be redeemed for various items including Vivobarefoot running shoes, anti-gravity yoga classes (whatever they are..), Kymira infra-red clothing and fitness classes from Wonderush, via the in-app shop section. You can also buy an Apple watch but I’m working up a sweat just thinking about how many steps I’d have to do to earn enough coins!!
Also, for the competitive people amongst us, there is a leaderboard so you can see how active (or inactive in my case) your friends are too….
The downside to the App which I think will put a lot of people off, is that it only measures steps you do outside, something to do with it using GPS as one of its inputs, so if you use a treadmill at home or the gym etc it won’t register. 🙁
At the moment this free App is only available in the UK iOS App Store but they will be making it available in other Countries and on Android in the future.