Sweatcoin is a new app that hopes to get people sticking to their New Year’s resolutions by paying them.
The app connects to a phone’s fitness and location data, and when it computes that a user has gotten in 1,000 steps, they earn 95 cents in sweatcoins.
Now you will get digital money that then lets you use them to buy things like workout gear or classes, or they can even donate them to charities. A check will not be coming in the mail.
So far more than five million users are using the app, and it ranks as the third most popular free app, and the most popular health and fitness app, in Apple’s App Store.