Steps to Miles Calculator
You take many steps every day. Find out just how many miles you walked by inputting your height and steps into the calculator.
For a point of reference, approximately 2,200 steps equal one mile.
Converting steps to miles with the calculator
Smartwatches, pedometers, and fitness trackers are in use today more than ever. They track the number of steps you take during the day. But very few of them track the distance you move throughout the day.
One way to calculate the distance walked is by tracking steps walked and multiplying that by the distance of your stride. This will give you the total distance walked. It’s a simple conversion and can be done in a few easy steps.
The first step is to measure the length of your stride. A stride is the length of each step you take.
The step method
Take 10 normal walking steps, then measure the length from start to finish and divide by 10.
The height calculator method
The average stride length is between 2.2 – 2.5 feet. This is approximately 40 – 45% of your body height. To find your stride length using a calculator, multiply your height by .43 to get an average stride length.
Height x .43 = Stride
After you have your stride length, multiply that by the number of steps walked. The distance should be equal to the stride length multiplied by the number of steps.
Stride x Steps = Distance
Convert steps to miles
The third step in the conversion is to make sure the units of measurement are congruent. If your stride length is in inches, the overall distance will also be in inches.
To convert the distance to miles, divide the number of inches by 63,360.
Steps to miles calculator example
Here’s an example to help illustrate a person 75 inches tall that walked 20,000 steps.
Stride length. A person is 75 inches tall x .43 = 32.25 inch stride
Calculate distance. 20,000 steps x 32.25 inch stride = 645,000 inches
Convert to miles. 645,000 inches / 63,360 = 10 miles