We launched version 2 of our app in 2019, which verifies not only your outdoor steps but indoor steps too! We now convert on average 90% of steps into Sweatcoins.
The verification algorithm is in place to ensure that all Sweatcoins are earned through hard work and movement. If it wasn’t this way, users could potentially cheat the system by doing things like shaking their phone or using the app in a car etc.
Our algorithm analyses steps collected directly by your phone and checks them against other data points like location, speed, consistency of movement, direction, acceleration etc. to ensure they're real.
Our algorithm isn't yet perfect and some of your steps might not convert to Sweatcoins - but don't worry this is the same for everyone so you'll be keeping up with the rest of the community! We keep working hard to improve the algorithm, so stay tuned for further updates.