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Achievement App Review: Earn Points for Being Healthy?

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The Achievement app rewards you for your health actions, such as tracking your steps, logging your food and even answering survey questions.  There are a lot of ways to make money using this app, and it’s one I have mentioned a few times, such as in my get paid to lose weight and get paid to work out posts.

If you’re the type that likes to stay healthy and/or you need the motivation to do so, then this app could be one to consider downloading.

Achievement App Review

In today’s review, I will talk about how the app works, what kind of rewards you can earn as well as if it’s worth your time downloading.  As in all of my reviews, I’m always honest and would never promote something you wouldn’t benefit from.

So, with that out of the way, let’s dive in and see if this app is truly worth downloading.

What is the Achievement Fitness App?  Is It Legit?

The Achievement app was created by the veterans at Evidation Health, a company that’s backed by some prominent Silicon Valley investors.

According to the official app description, it’s driven by a promise to advance health outcomes, focusing on curing and studying conditions that have yet to be studied by the brightest minds.  The company connects you with healthcare companies to help better understand your actions as well as improve your health outcomes.  In short, your health data can help healthcare companies with their research.

On the app, as mentioned in the intro, they will reward you to track your steps, log your food, log any mediation studies as well as participate in health studies if you qualify.  It’s probably one of the easiest ways to make money doing nothing.

To date, they have more than three million members!

There’s no doubt the company is backed by a very reputable company at first glance, but just because it’s backed by a trustworthy company, it doesn’t always mean it’s worth your time.



Signing Up

To sign up for the Achievement app, you can either do so via the Google Play store or iTunes.   You can use your desktop as well, but I have found the apps to be much easier to use.  It’s a personal preference, however.

When signing up, the app will walk you through four steps, asking for basic information such as your email, birthday, etc

The whole process takes no more than a minute to complete.  After you confirm your email address, you can then access the app to start earning.

To sign up, you must be at least 18+ years old and reside in the United States.  It’s 100% free to join.

Your Dashboard

Once you confirm your address, you will then land on your dashboard, which will look something like this:

On this dashboard, you can scroll through the most current studies, which work similar to that of answering any survey and you can connect one of your devices via the second icon, which looks like two boxes stacked close to one another.

How Does the Achievement App Work?

When you download the app, you can start earning “points” in a variety of ways, from connecting a wearable device to taking surveys.

Below, I broke down a few of the ways you can earn, talking briefly about how each section works when using the app.

Connect Your Devices to Earn

To start earning on almost autopilot, it’s important to connect one of your devices so that the app can track your steps and fitness activity.  While you don’t have to do this to earn points, it’s going to be much harder as you will have to rely on surveys to earn your points.  In this case, it could take a long time before you see your first payout.  Seeing most surveys are only 50 points or so, it will take months, maybe more than a year, to meet that minimum 10,000 point requirement to cash out.

As I write this, Achievement works with the following devices:

  • Apple Health
  • Dexcom
  • Expresso
  • Fitbit
  • Garmin
  • MapMyFitness
  • MapMyHike
  • MapMyRide
  • MapMyRun
  • MapMyWalk
  • Misfit
  • MyFitnessPal
  • Oura
  • Qardio
  • Record
  • RunDouble
  • RunKeep
  • Samsung Health
  • Stop, Breathe & Think
  • Strava
  • Twitter
  • Withings Health Mate

If you have a wearable, there’s a chance it’s one of these.  Just follow the prompts to connect your device and it will automatically start syncing as long as your account is active.

To earn $10 every few months, it’s highly recommended you connect one and use it while it’s connected.  If not, you may find it won’t even be worth your time.

Take Surveys to Earn Points

Aside from connecting your wearable, the next best way to earn money relies in the surveys.

Some surveys only take a second to complete as it’s only a yes/no question, whereas other surveys, depending on the actual study, can take 10+ minutes to complete.  If you don’t have a wearable, this is one of the only ways to earn points.  You won’t earn a ton of points taking these surveys, but they will pop up from time to time.

Most of the surveys range anywhere from 5 to 200 points and post to your account almost instantly.

Unlike most surveys that can eat up 15 minutes of your time, most of the surveys I clicked on took me about five minutes to complete.  The great thing about these surveys is that if you do qualify, you can sometimes take part in an advanced health study that pays anywhere from $50 to $200+ each.

Just log into your account on occasions and see if there are any to take.  In answering these surveys, it can get you that much closer to your 10,000 point goal.

How Much Can I Earn?

Once your wearable is connected, you can earn points for any activity related to your tracking device, including:

  • biking
  • walking
  • running
  • swimming
  • working out

The only downfall, however, is that you can only earn up to 80 points per day, no more.

Aside from the activity mentioned above, you can also earn up to six points per day for a variety of activities performed within the app, such as logging your food, tracking your sleep, weighing yourself, meditating or even sharing your journey on Twitter.  Plus, don’t forget about the surveys.

If you simply connect your trackable and do nothing else, then it will take about 125 days or four months to earn $10 if you reach the 80 points threshold.  But, remember, this is money you don’t have to earn, per se, as you were probably already walking around, working out, etc, before you even signed up for the app.  However, if you complete a survey and log your food, then you may be able to get to that reward maybe a week or two earlier.



So, what are the points worth?

It’s hard to say, but in my research, it appears that every 10,000 steps earn you about 30~ points.  This is subject to change, but it is what I read while doing the research for this guide.  In combining the surveys and daily logs, it is not that hard to earn 30 to 50 points a day.  At this rate, it could take up to a year.  In short, you need to be quite active to cash out every few months.

If you log your food, track your sleep, etc, then this is an easy six points for each daily activity.  So, if you were to combine the logging and walking, you could reach your goal much faster.  This route, however, would take a pinch more work.

Don’t expect to get rich using this app; rather, look at it as a great way to earn $10 every three to four months doing almost nothing since it’s a connect it and forget it like app.

Rewards and Cashing Out Your Money

The rewards setup is simple as you only need 10,000 points to cash out.

Once you hit that 10,000 point threshold, the app will alert you, letting you know that you can cash out.

When it comes time to cash out, you can do so via PayPal, Tremendous, which is a gift card portal, or you can choose to donate your proceeds.

After you confirm your payout, it usually takes less than a week to send out the payment.

What the Internet Thinks

As in all of my reviews, I love to see what the internet world is saying about the app.  Almost anything I review will always have both great and bad remarks, so it’s important to look at the picture as a whole to determine if the app is worth your time.  In my hunt, here’s what I found…

The Pros

  • just link your wearable and forget about it — a very easy $10!
  • easy to use
  • earn points for being healthy
  • highly rated on Google Play and iTunes (4.6/5)
  • PayPal option

The Cons

  • won’t get rich
  • only open to U.S. residents
  • can take a few months before you can cash out
  • you won’t qualify for every survey

Final Thoughts

The Achievement app won’t get you rich, but, as I mentioned, you can earn about $10 every three months as long as you have a wearable Fitbit-like device connected to the app.  As long as you wear and use it every day, then I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t at least download the app.  Even if you don’t interact with the app, it’s fun to log in every few months and see you have a free $10 that you can use.  It’s a great way to earn money doing almost nothing!

However, if you don’t have the wearable, then it may not make sense as it will take quite some time to earn points through the surveys and logging your food.  In this case, I wouldn’t recommend it.

In the end, it’s an A+ from me as long as you have a device you can link.  Simply link it and never interact with the app again if you don’t choose to do so.  It’s one of the easiest ways to make money doing almost nothing.  Of course, you will have to have your device on you to sync your data, but other than that, it’s a cakewalk.

Now, I leave it up to you.

Have you used the app before?

What did you like?

What did you hate?

Be sure to leave your comments below!

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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