# KM to Steps Calculator

**The Importance of Walking**

Regularly walking longer distances can be a great supplement to your exercise routine. Walking is proven to increase your pulmonary and cardiovascular health, which means the fitness of your heart and lungs improves tremendously.

A common consensus says, that it is ideal for an adult person to walk approximately 10,000 steps each and every day.

However, figuring out how many steps a person did during their walk or exercise routine can be challenging. That is why it is convenient to be able to convert the number of kilometers into the number of steps you took.

**Using the KM to STEPS Calculator**

In order to use the calculator, you need to input some data about yourself. This data is crucial for approximating the length of your step, which in turn helps with approximating the number of steps you took, based on the number of km you crossed. The following input is needed:

# | Step | Description |
---|---|---|

1 | Biological Sex | Choose between MALE and FEMALE |

2 | Number of Steps | Enter the total number of steps taken. For example, if you want to see how many kilometers you need to cross, in order to reach 10,000 steps, you can input the value of 10,000 into this field. |

3 | Pace | Select your pace. It is not always easy to know our average pace in kph, so you can use the descriptors to approximate your speed from the following options: |

3.a | Very slow walk (<3kph) | Your speed is lower than 3kph, you usually walk significantly slower than the average person on the street or on a hike. This is the usual speed for older people, very young children, or people with certain disabilities of walking. |

Slow walk (~3kph) | Your speed is around 3kph. You usually walk a little slower than the average walker. This speed is usual for children aged 3 to 6. | |

Average walk (~5kph) | You walk around the same speed as the average walker in the streets, at around 5 kph. | |

Brisk walk (>6.5kph) | You walk slightly faster than the average walker at 6.5 kph, yet you do not run or accelerate significantly. | |

Jog (~8kph) | You are slower than the average runner, but significantly faster than most walkers at 8 kph. You always have at least one foot touching the ground. | |

Run (~9.5kph) | This is the average running speed at 9.5 kph, typical for the average adult while running. | |

Fast run (~12kph) | This is the typical sprinting speed of adults at 12 kph. | |

Very fast run (>16kph) | This is the sprinting speed of athletes and professional sportspeople at 16 kph. | |

4 | Height | Enter your height in centimeters (CM) or feet (FEET). |

5 | Weight | Enter your weight in kilograms (KG) or pounds (LB). |

6 | Click on CONVERT | After all of your input is set, click on the CONVERT button and your result will appear below the calculator. |

After you click on the CONVERT button, you will receive a list of results.

At the very top, the most important value is given, which is the total number of steps. Below, you will also find some additional values, such as steps per km or minute, the total number of calories burned during this walk, as well as the time it took you to cross 1 km.

**Converting KM to Steps Manually**

If you decide to calculate this conversion by hand, you will need to complete 2 major steps.

**Finding the Length of Your Step**

Before we start converting kilometers into steps, we need to figure out how long one step you make on average is.

This is dependent on your height and gender. The length of your step is calculated using the following formulae for each gender.

Female Step Length = Height×0.413

Male Step Length=Height×0.415

As we can see, the formulae are quite similar and only have a slightly different constant multiplier, based on gender.

**Converting KM to Steps**

Now that we have the length of our step, we can use a very simple formula to convert the number of KM we crossed into the number of steps it took.

NUMBER~OF~STEPS = [(DISTANCE~IN~KM)*(100,000)]÷(STEP~LENGTH)

The reason for the multiplier of 100,000 is, that we usually get our distance in kilometers, but our step length in centimeters. This way, we ensure a proper conversion into the same unit.

__Sample Problem__

Amanda is a woman who is 170 cm tall. She walked 4 km today and would like to approximate the number of steps she took.

**Find her step length:**We use the formula for female step length and get the following.

Female Step Length = Height×0.413 = 170x0.413 = 70.21 cm.

**Find the number of steps:**We can now input her step length into the formula as follows.

NUMBER~OF~STEPS = [(DISTANCE~IN~KM)*(100,000)]÷(STEP~LENGTH)

= [4*(100,000)]÷(70.12) =

400,000÷70.12 = 5697

This means, that Amanda did approximately 5,697 steps while walking 4 km.