A while back I reinstalled an old version of sweatcoin (16.1), as upgrading to what was the latest at the time was seriously losing me coins on the conversions.
That held up for a while, but last week seemed to be suffering again.
So yesterday morning (having read this post and a couple it suggested at the bottom) I did some digging - and it appears my phone had somehow turned battery optimisation back on for the app. Something I check carefully is off after every update!
Whilst I was at it I decided I’d try this new version. Even if I don’t get full conversion for my outdoor steps, I figured having my indoor steps included should make up for some of that (I just need to remember to carry my phone when I’m moving around at home and in the office).
Having installed it I did all the recommended settings checks, and everything looked OK (after I turned battery optimisation off). Clicked through to have indoor steps included, and off I went. I walked 1.7 miles to the office, and in a short breather before getting stuck in at work I ran the conversion - which barely gave me anything! A bit of pottering around the office, then out on the road (I’m a postie). During the course of the morning I connected to the internet a couple more times, and was as equally disappointed in the results I was getting (having pushed everything through the conversion system at 8,026 steps, only 4,879 had been approved which gave me 4.63 coins).
Suddenly thought it might be worth checking something else, as I noticed the step count in Google Fit didn’t match that on another pedometer app I use (which was always very close to Sweatcoins in the past). And yes, Google Fit was set to optimised battery !! Turned that off, and my step count improved. But I still ended the day with a poor conversion rate. Google Fit and Sweatcoin showed 21,693 steps taken. Conversion gave me just 13,241 approved steps and 12.57 coins How can this possibly be right when I’m now supposed to get credit for indoor steps as well as outdoor - and most of that 21k step count was outdoor anyway.
Roll on to today. Google Fit step count is now almost a match to the pedometer app I trust (300 short). So Google Fit says 26,614 - but Sweatcoin says only 19,892 have been approved and has only credited me with 18.89 coins. So there is STILL something seriously wrong with the system for me
I have a Moto e5 Play, running Android 8.1.0
The username showing on my sweatcoin screen is @cheryl117170