Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by hurricanegunner, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    That's the number of steps my pedometer said I took today from the time I reached my first stop to the time I completed my last stop. I had always wondered how far we walked on an average day, and thought a cheap little pedometer giving me the number of steps would be an interesting statistic. Then I noticed on the drive back to the building(30 minutes), an additional 1,000 steps were added. Just working the pedals in the truck and the bouncing of the seat ad to the total. The aforementioned number is now bogus. Tomorrow I'll just count the number of steps to and from an average stop and multiply that by the number of stops. Some stops have long driveways, others short. It will just be an average.
    I wonder if getting a high dollar pedometer would make a difference? The one I bought was a real cheap thing.
    Has anyone else ever done this? What were the results?
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I will measure long driveways by counting paces. Everytime my right heel hits level ground, thats five feet. Multiply and figure out how far I walk. I used to do this when I went back packing or orienteering too. This gives a fairly accurate measure of distance.
  3. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    We did it when I was a preloader. We walked like 5 miles in 4 hours. Dont recall how many steps it was.
  4. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Interesting stuff.I found this at thewalkinggate.com
    How far is 10,000 steps anyway? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles.
    So you walked almost 40 miles?
  5. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    No. As I pointed out in my post, those numbers are bogus due to the cheap pedometer I bought.
  6. UPSer34

    UPSer34 New Member

    dude...you really gotta work on your math...
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I once registered 27,000 steps while mowing my yard-------------------------------trouble is I was on my garden tractor. Pedometers for the most part are usless unless you are doing absolutely nothing but walking and even then they aren't real accurate.
  8. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I wore my Garmin 405 for the day once. I started it when I left the building and shut it off at lunch time. Lunch, btw, was at 14:50. At this time I subtracted the pkg car miles from total miles on the watch it was 5 miles I had walked, by 14:50. Considering I usually work till about 18:30, I'd say I walk about 7-8 miles here at work, per day.
  9. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    It would be cool if we all had one to compare each other's routes and workloads.
  10. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    Maybe a good way to test one would be to use it on a treadmill at the gym. Compare steps or miles.
  11. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    That's a good idea. Had not thought of that but it would work.