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. Exercise-Extra-Fries

Happy Days