Steps to Distance Converter

Pedometer Step Counter to Miles or Kilometers

Step Length or Height


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Enter information and select units of measurements in left column. Click "Calculate".

Values above 47.24" (120 centimeters) are interpreted as body height. In which cases, average step length is approximated automatically by multiplying body height by 0.414. Entering an actual step length may increase accuracy.

Step length can be measured by counting steps on course of known distance (measured path, athletic field, etc.) then calculated by dividing number of inches or centimeters on coarse by the number of steps. For example 70 steps on a 50 meter course (5000 cm / 70 steps) would reveal a 71.43 cm step.

Step length is the distance between the point of initial contact of one foot and the point of initial contact of the opposite foot. In contrast, stride length is the distance between successive points of initial contact of the same foot.

Step Standards

For ideal BMI, the minimum recommended daily steps for 6-12 year old children are 12,000 steps/day for girls and 15,000 steps/day for boys (Tudor Locke et al 2004).

Steps / Day Classification
< 5000 Sedentary
5,000-7,499 Low Active
7,500-9,999 Somewhat Active
10,000 Active
>12,500 Highly Active

Tudor-Locke C, Pangrazi RP, Corbin CB, Rutherford WJ, Vincent SD, Raustorp A, Tomson LM, Cuddihy TF 9 (2004). BMI-referenced standards for recommended pedometer-determined steps/day in children. Prev Med. Jun;38(6):857-64.

Tudor-Locke C, Bassett, DR Jr. (2004). How Many Steps/Day Are Enough?: Preliminary Pedometer Indices for Public Health, Sports Medicine. 34(1):1-8.

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