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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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Omron walking style pedometer tells me steps, miles, K-cals.....I can also upload to my PC.
Here is a pretty good conversion chart that might help you go from steps to miles:
Hope this is what you were needing? In the mileage part of the fitness it has the walk/run activity you can choose.
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I apologize in advance if this is answered somewhere else. I have searched but don't find an entry/answer.
I wear a pedometer and do the daily tracking using the steps tracker but the daily steps are not registered as part of my fitness activities and the system tells me that. What I need to know is how do you all enter your total steps taken as a caloric fitsness entry. The problem I'm having is to determine whether 2000 or 3000 steps is a mile and then to recognize the speed that daily steps are taken at plus the time element.