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They're absolutely accurate if they have GPS.
I agree in lateral distance, but what if your sat nav clocked up another ten yards every time you opened and closed the car door?
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True.

I have had various fitness devices and they do vary in steps but within the parameters of what is normal. For my stride, 100000 steps is around 4.8 miles.
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I am a geek when it's comes to numbers meaning something, my Fitbit is often optimistic.
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14-11-2017, 04:41 PM
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They're absolutely accurate if they have GPS.
Mine has GPS .
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True.

I have had various fitness devices and they do vary in steps but within the parameters of what is normal. For my stride, 100000 steps is around 4.8 miles.
You wouldn't be far out at that, but, all these figures only mean something in an open environment, where a rate can be maintained, you would have a job maintaining that rate on the high street, so personally, I tend to disregard those steps.
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one mile walked takes 15 minutes, so one hour would be, ball park 8400 paces and four miles.
No-one in my walking groups walks four miles in an hour - the best can only manage 3 mph and I do 2.5 mph .....
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I am definitely getting fitter I have been walking in the hills it's really steep and the same walk now takes me less time and I find it easier .
The wonderful weather here helps when I am back in the cold old U of K I tend to walk (very quickly )from the log store to the wood burner .
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15-11-2017, 10:36 AM
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No-one in my walking groups walks four miles in an hour - the best can only manage 3 mph and I do 2.5 mph .....
Same here Omah, usually between 2.5 and 3 mph I'd have to put some jogging in to bring my average up to 4 mph. Walking any faster than 3 mph feels unnatural, forced and not enjoyable.

Hills are brilliant Muddy, they would always be my first choice for both exercising and enjoyment, some hills I've seen are just begging to be scaled...Can't resist them.
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15-11-2017, 10:53 AM
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I've read that 10,000 is the magic number for weight loss for the average person with a moderate diet.

Interestingly, in all the time I've been running, I have never counted steps. I don't think I want to know, lololol....
I think I was more interested in picking out an object a certain distance away and aiming to get there ,or in an event someone in front and aiming to catch and pass. Never thought about steps
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I think I was more interested in picking out an object a certain distance away and aiming to get there ,or in an event someone in front and aiming to catch and pass. Never thought about steps
In the past many of my running colleagues have used your method to good effect Norway, but over the years that I've been a runner (coming up to 40) I've learnt to recognise energy expenditure in relation to distance. A sort of 'Tortoise and Hare' syndrome. I ignore runners around me and run my own pace. Should they be overspeeding, I will catch and overhaul them, but should they be fitter than me on the day, I would only put my own race in jeopardy by trying to catch them. I must admit, that being primarily a long and ultra distance runner this only works well over distances from ten miles upward. Anything less and you can usually blast it and hold on until the finish.
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