The first question we always get when talking about incentivized fitness apps is, “Can I trust it? Is it legit?” That’s because something that seems too good to be true usually takes advantage of people. However, Bitwalking is legit. Here’s why.
Much like Sweatcoin, Bitwalking receives investing funds to promote offers on its marketplace, which users can use Bitwalking Dollars (BW$) to purchase. The app is free to use, and there’s no ‘catch’ to start earning BW$.
The app creators are also working on an exchange to allow you to trade BW$ into real money (or possibly cryptocurrencies).
Many users have reported BW$ is legit – NOT a scam – however, the common complaint is that it takes a long time to earn 1 Bitwalking Dollar.
That’s because you earn 1 BW$ for each 10,000 steps you make. To put it into perspective, a physically active person will walk on average 10K steps per day. This comes out to about 5-8 miles or about 8-12 kilometers.
So while users are earning free money with this app, it takes awhile to afford any of the offers.
Is the app worth using?
I’d say – absolutely. You should definitely download it and leave it running.
As long as you don’t notice an increased battery usage or slower performance from your phone, it’s worthwhile to keep running in the background.
Because Bitwalking has not hit ‘mainstream’ yet – it’s not yet well known – the price per BW$ is limited. That’s why I recommend saving them for when either a good offer releases or you can trade your walking dollars for real money.