Steps x Stride = DistanceHow is it calculated?
If you were trying to be funny at least be factual. In most cases the shorter you are the smaller your stride. So 10,000 steps might be 1 mile for your made up fiancé. On average each step is around 3 feet. So 10k steps is a little over 5.5 miles on average.It is nearly 10 miles for my 4 foot fiancé
Also, are you asking about walking or running, because those will be different, too.Steps x Stride = Distance
Lots of variables goes into stride (physical build, speed, run/walk, cadence etc), so there is no hard defined stride value you can use to convert between steps and distance. That is why you should calibrate the watch, by running outside for 20 minutes with gps, before getting good watch estimates on threadmill/indoor distance.
I just googled "how many miles is 10000 steps" - 1st result:According to my AWS4, 10k miles is roughly about 5 miles. But when I googled it, it says 2.37 miles. Which is right?
Calibrated or not, you still need to grasp that you are not a machine and your stryde is not a fixed constant, but a function which varies constantly depending on how you walk/run.Wow, I did not realize how much the info on my S4 varied day to day. I was curious how many miles 10,000 steps is for me. I knew since I am only 5'3" it was less than my 6"1' husband. I was looking at my stats and it says 30,008 steps was 11.50 miles. Then another day it said 30,078 steps was 12.21 miles. I am sure those 70 extra steps were not 3/4 of a mile. Yes, I use the GPS app so it should be accurately calibrated.
The steps are counted by acceleration. Doing an exersize with gps outside enables to relate steps to distance at varying rate/speed ==> calibration. This calibration will then improve distance estimate when gps are not active or available.Presumably your watch knows how far you went via GPS.