I agree with the suggestion to get an Omron to give you better feedback but you'll still need to know your average stride - keep in mind that will change according to what you're doing so a brisk walk on flat land will have a different 'stride length' than strolling slowly or going uphill. I figure 'close enough' is fine for me and it's not ever going to be 100% accurate anyway.
To get your stride length, mark your starting point [ie, a crack on the sidewalk] and take at least 10 steps at your normal walking pace, then mark the ending point and measure the distance you walked, divide it by 10 and tah-dah! That's what you will use as your stride length. The distance will vary by individual - my average stride is 30" and a mile is a little more than 2100 steps for me most of the time.
As for the fitness tracker, I just enter the time and don't pay much attention to the calorie burn feedback as that doesn't match what my body actually burns - I use a heartrate monitor for that information as it is more accurate.
Hope this helps!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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