Earn Money Apps, Health

Runister – GPS Running Tracker App Review – Legit or Scam

Runister App is only available on the App Store for iOS devices. The app is for worldwide users and the company will pay you $0.07 per mile or kilometer in your own currency when you use the app. Each time you go out for a run take your smartphone with you. Set the app to track your course using the GPS tracker. During your run the app tracks your distance, your pace and how many calories you’ve burned. The app was designed for worldwide uses and allows you to choose to record your runs using Metric or imperial measurements.

How Does it Work?

  1. You can only download and install this on an iOS device. The app is only compatible with an iPhone 5s or higher.
  2. Register with the app and fill in your personal profile.
  3. Each time you go out for a run set the app to track your course, distance, calories, and pace.
  4. The app is only valid for running or walking. It won’t record your data if you’re riding a bicycle.
  5. The app is completely free to use.
  6. When you take surveys on the app, this helps the app developers gain the funds necessary to pay you for using their app.
  7. The owners of the app have publicly stated that they are selling your survey answers to help pay people on the app. Your personal data is protected and isn’t sold; only the responses you give to the survey questions.
  8. The app does credit you 1 reward run point for every 3 survey question you answer.
  9. Answering the survey question keeps the app free for you to use. However, if you don’t want to answer the survey questions and still want to use the app, you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription. This way you can continue to use the app to earn money.
  10. You have two options to choose from inside the app. You can select to run based purely on feel or run by distance. If you run based purely on feel you are not tied down to the app and can run when you feel like running. The other option is similar to a contract and you’ll be entered into a type of contract where you’ll run so many miles per day using the app.
  11. When you start running the app is set up for a 3 second count down. You can easily turn this off if you don’t want to hear this all the time.
  12. During your run the app will give you audio alerts during your run. It will alert you to each kilometer you’ve run, your time, the calories you’ve burned, and the amount of money you’ve earned.
  13. You can change the audio and language preference in the app.
  14. The app keeps track of the runs you do and it is easy to sort them out each month. This helps you to keep track of how many miles you’ve run each month.

How Does the App Pay You?

  1. You need at least $5 in your account in order to request payout from the app. If you’re being paid in another currency the money must be equal to or greater than the $5 to be paid.
  2. You’ll need to supply the company with your PayPal email address when requesting payment.
  3. It will take 3 to 7 days to process your request and send money to your PayPal account.

What Are People Saying About the App?

  1. This is only available for iOS devices and not Android devices.
  2. You can’t link other running apps to this one. Many people want to link their other running apps to this one. The company is looking for a solution to add this feature to the app.
  3. You need to take your phone with you each time you go on a run. This really drains your phone battery and if you’re running in a marathon it isn’t possible to take your phone and use this app.
  4. The app had a few minor problems in paying people for running.
  5. Some people don’t like the fact that they must take a survey to use this app for free.
  6. People are happy that this app is available worldwide and it pays in your own currency. Furthermore, the app has different languages that you can use.


This is a legitimate app that will pay you to run. However, in the beginning there were some people who had issues of being paid through the app. It appears that these issues have been resolved and people now receive payment through their PayPal account. The app is available worldwide and anyone can use this app. Unfortunately, when using this app, you’ll need to keep your phone with you. This really drains your phone battery and you can’t run a full marathon using this app. It doesn’t have any type of battery saving features.

2 thoughts on “Runister – GPS Running Tracker App Review – Legit or Scam”

  1. Finally I have seen one running tracker app that’s available worldwide. I always go jogging in the morning and bring my kids to the park for a walk in the evening too. It would be really nice if I can earn a little but while going outside, anyway, I am always bringing my phone with me, so it’s fine to use the app. I hope they will release Android version soon, as I am using an Android phone.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this.


  2. I use it now for 8 months and I’m dissapointed. They don’t pay out and I lost alteady 12 EUR. Their support team doesn’t answer…. Very bad use experience.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s