Walking Fit App: Another to Avoid (review)

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NOTE:  It appears the app is no longer active.  I will leave this up for archive purposes.

Walking Fit is one of the many apps that pay you to walk.  As I write this, the app has more than 1,000,000+ downloads with an okay 4.4/5 rating on the Google Play Store.

According to the company’s official description, it’s an app that will automatically count your steps, and when you reach a step reward milestone, you can cash out for a reward.

Now, with most of these walking apps, you will never make much.  Even the most reputable get paid to walk-like apps will only pay a few dollars a month, if that.  This may be the case with this app as well.

In today’s review, let’s dive in and see what the Walking Fit app is about.

Is it legit?  Is it a scam?  Should you download it?

Let’s find out.

What is Walking Fit?

With Walking Fit, the process is simple.  You will receive payments for walking, but there’s a caveat.  You will have to view a considerable number of ads to earn this reward.  This can be frustrating to some.

The principle of Walking Fit is straightforward. The app logs your steps, which you can then convert into digital dollars. Once you’ve earned at least $500 in digital dollars, you’re free to cash out,

Countless individuals consider this app as an excellent motivation to maintain fitness, earn a bit on the side, and add to their overall income. Still, it does seem to be too good, doesn’t it?

Let’s dive in a bit deeper into how Walking Fit functions.

How Walking Fit Works

Walking Fit is accessible to anyone with an Android device, anywhere in the world.

When opening the app, something that stuck out to me was the lack of a sign-up form. Typically, legitimate apps ask for some form of account, so this does raise some concerns.  You can get started immediately, however, but they will ask for your weight and height.

After you’ve downloaded and opened Walking Fit, you’ll be greeted with a dashboard where you can track your steps as well as see your “goal.”

As you can see, I will have a goal of 6500 steps, but it doesn’t exactly tell me what I can earn.

As you walk, this number increases and can be traded in for cash rewards. All it takes is a simple tap on the “Exchange Steps” button and viewing an ad.  This will pop up when you reach your goal. You could potentially earn about $2~ every 100 steps or so.

Walking Fit also hosts a few games such as Lucky Draw, Lucky Shake, Lucky Wheel and Scratch and Match. These games offer more chances to win cash. Keep in mind though, these  games will prompt ads, furthering the developer’s earnings and not yours.

Getting Paid

To cash out, you need to earn a minimum of $500 with the app, and this amount can be then withdrawn via Cash App or PayPal.  When you’ve reached this target, you select your balance within the app, and choose your preferred payment method.

A note of caution here is that the app asks you to enter your full name, email address, and  and ID number. I strongly advise against sharing your ID number – no company should require this level of personal information to make a payment.

The big question now is if they actually pay?

Regrettably, it doesn’t seem so.

Walking Fit appears to be another rewards app developed solely to generate revenue for its creators. Its method is to show commercials almost every time you click on something, which is not a pleasant user experience.  Interestingly, I was able to reach the $500 cash-out mark without even doing much, but, upon entering fake details when redeeming, I was informed that I needed to complete more than six missions to claim the payout.

The problem with a mission is that it might involve claiming step rewards or engaging with the in-app games multiple times. However, even after completing all of these missions, don’t expect to receive any money. The prizes are illusory from what I have read from countless reviews.

Based on the multitude of reviews I’ve read, there’s a broad agreement among users that Walking Fit doesn’t pay out.

User experiences may vary. Some report that the app fails to log how many times they’ve played a game. Others have been asked to watch additional ads to expedite their position in the pay ladder. Yet, every time their number dwindled to the hundreds, Walking Fit bumped it back up to the thousands. It’s incredibly frustrating if you’re looking to cash out.  What kind of app has a queue system for a cash out process?

It seems the app’s algorithm is cleverly designed to prevent you from ever getting rewarded for walking..

The volume of 1-star reviews on the Google Play page should say enough. If Walking Fit were genuinely rewarding users, it’s hard to believe there would be this level of dissatisfaction.

Final Thoughts

0/10In the end, skip out on Walking Fit as they don’t pay out and the reviews show that.  You’re going to find out that you can reach the cashout threshold quickly, but when you try to cash out, you will have to complete an assortment of rewards.  Talk about bait and switch.

Again, while there are okay apps out there that pay you to walk, you will never make much.  I’m only talking about a few dollars a year.  To me, it’s never worth it.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, you’re more than welcome to comment 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. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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