Tech Tip Thursday: Achievement APP

Running and fitness APPS seem to be flooding my social media these days. Everyone has their own thing- Strava, Nike, MapMyRun, Garmin Connect- and if you’re like me you use multiple apps in correlation to your fitness/training plan. I recently stumbled upon an APP that no matter what platform you use to log your exercise you should definitely have as well. Broken down in its most simplistic form you download the APP, connect it to your other accounts, and then literally do NOTHING. You then get awarded $10 that can be deposited into your PayPal or gift rocket account. Intrigued yet? Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 8.47.06 AM

So here is the skinny on this APP that seems too good to be true. You download Achievement- Reward Health by Evidation Health, Inc. Once it is downloaded you can fill out a quick profile about yourself and link up your accounts. The website says they connect with over 30 different apps to give you points for completing healthy activities. These are just a few of the apps it coincides with:

  • Apple Health
  • Samsung Health
  • Fitbit
  • Strava
  • MyFitnessPal
  • Garmin
  • Stop, Breathe, Think

After you have set up your profile and connected your apps you literally do not have to think about it again. Your points will be added to your account after you complete healthy activities. My runs from Strava sync up within a day of me completing them. You can get additional points by completing surveys that pop up on the home screen of the app, but you do not have to by any means to get points. Once you get to 10,000 points you can cash out your points for $10. It’s that simple.

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Now obviously you are not going to be paying the bills with the money you can make from Achievement, but it is literally $10 every so often for doing things you are ALREADY doing.  I am honestly not sure of how they award the points, but obviously by looking at my account you can tell that the longer you run, the more points you get. I also do not know if there is a maximum number of points you can accrue in a day- I only have my Strava connected, but I am sure if you have multiple APPs linked you could be racking up more points throughout the day. Another really cool thing I discovered was that when I initially made my account (about two weeks ago) it backlogged all my activities from halfway through November. Obviously it would have been great if it gave me all the miles I have ever run on Strava, but it did not have to award me for any of my previous activities so it was a pleasant surprise when I had more runs in my log than I had believed I would.

When reading the reviews of the APP a lot of people complained that it was slow to get you the 10,000 points (a lot of the comments stated it took about a year). To them I say- stop complaining it is a free $10. You aren’t going on the run for the money, so just be grateful. I am also unsure of what those people were talking about. As previously stated I just downloaded the APP around New Year’s Eve and I already have over 900 points. Yes, that includes November as well, but let’s be serious I just had a baby and it was the holidays thus I was not racking up mileage. I will be interested to see how long it takes me to reach 10,000 points once I get back into a routine, but I do not believe it will take more than a year.

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So here’s to free money (even if it is slow free money) and yet another reason to get out the door and do something healthy today if you needed one. Maybe this is one APP that all the fitness lovers can finally agree. Download the app here!

Happy Running!

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