# Steps to KM Calculator

## Tracking Steps

Tracking your steps is a great way to monitor your physical activity and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is said, that to maintain good health, a person should try and walk 10,000 steps each day.

Our Steps to KM calculator is designed to help you easily convert the number of steps you take into kilometers walked or ran. Hence, it might interest you how many kilometers you need to cross, if you want to reach your daily step goal.

**Using The Steps to KM Calculator**

Our calculator allows you to convert the number of steps you made into the number of kilometers you crossed. In order for you to get this result, you must give the calculator a few pieces of information.

# | Step | Description |
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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). |

After you are done inputting your values, click on CONVERT. Your result will appear below the calculator in a list.

You will receive the distance you crossed in kilometers, as well as some extra information, such as your number of steps per minute, per km, the amount of calories you burned, or the time it took you to cross the distance.

__Converting Steps to Kilometers Manually__

Before you attempt to calculate manually, you need to be able to convert your height into step length. If you can measure the length of your step, you can skip this step and move directly to the next one.

To convert height into step length, we can use an approximation defined by the following equations for each gender.

**For Males:**

Step length ≈ Height × 0.415

**For Females: **

Step length ≈ Height × 0.413

If you decide to convert the number of steps you took into kilometers manually, you can use the following formula.

Total Distance=[(Number of Steps)×(Step Length in Meters)]÷1,000

The reason for the division by 1000 is only to convert our result into kilometers. If you have your step length in cm, you divide by 100,000, and if you have your step length in km, you do not divide by anything.

**Solved example**

Let’s find out how far will Amanda, a female measuring 170 cm, walk if she does 5,000 steps.

# | Explanation |
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1 | We start by approximating her step length as follows: Step length ≈ Height × 0.413 ≈ 170×0.413 ≈ 70.21. Her steps are 70.21 cm long. |

2 | We convert the step length into 0.7021 meters and then round it to 0.7 meters for easier calculations. |

3 | We plug these values into our formula. We get Total Distance=[(Number of Steps)×(Step Length in Meters)]÷1000 = (5000×0.7)÷1000 = 3.5 km. |

4 | If she does 5,000 steps, she walks 3.5 km. |

If we then want to convert this into time, we can divide the distance of 3.5km by the speed she was walking. For example, if she was walking at a speed of 7 km/h, it would have taken her 3.5÷7 = 0.5, hence it would have taken her 0.5 hours, or 30 minutes.