How many steps?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 9.5er, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    The recent Iphone thread had someone mention that it kept up with how many steps you take each day.
    My new phone (Not an Iphone) has a similar app. I averaged 31,500 steps each day last week. Showed I walked between 17 and 18 miles a day. I'm not sure how accurate this is.

    How far do you think you walk each day? Any one else have this app?
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Thats alot of walking.
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My ipod has a pedometer...i haven't used that app in quite awhile..but a 5hr shift was about 17.5k steps i think...from my car to back out to the parking lot afterwards.
  4. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and I back up and use circle driveways more than I should.
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    So do I. I would drive that truck,up a set of steps! If I could!
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    and the weight of your shoes doesn't matter of course.
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  7. Ring Sport

    Ring Sport Member

    I don't know if I believe 17 miles in a day. I figured mine on average distance one day per stop and figured I was around 6-7 miles a day. Not really the most accurate, but I feel it is pretty close. I do a lot of backcountry and am usually fairly close when guessing mileage to my gps.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My pedometer was showing 21-26k steps per day. I wore one regularly a few years ago, the counts were always close, so I quit wearing it.
  9. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I usually hit 20,000 by the time I finish preload, then add about 12,000 after preload. When I worked on the twilight sort I usually hit 30,000. Then if I double shifted I would get as high as 45,000.
  10. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member


    Here's my highest, at least recorded, ever. Worked like 13 hours that day, preload and day sort.
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  11. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    ^^ Oh boy. I can only imagine what it will look like come peak.
  12. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    How accurate are theses? Old school pedometers would just count how many bounces figuring that was a step. While you drive I can just see that going off with out anything. I find it hard to believe one could walk 30+ miles in a day unless you are walking door to door like a mail carrier. I had counted steps on day when I was delivering a heavy apartment complex area and I had about 1700 stairs.
  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    It really depends what App you're using. The old school mechanical pedometers were not accurate at all because any sort of movement would "click" as a step. Simply put if it was strapped to your belt while driving and you felt a bump, it thought you took another step.

    As for the new smart phones which use GPS technology it goes back the the software. How accurate does it tell the difference between movement from foot steps or driving.
  14. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    You're right. It depends how well the shoe fits and supports!
    Glad one of the old grays around here finally decided to learn something.
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I don't know how accurate those things are. Eighteen miles would convert into around four hours of just walking time alone.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He was being sarcastic.
  18. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Thank you captain obvious.

  19. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Wonder how many pedometers process the bumps in driving as walking?
  20. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    I wear a Nike Fuelband everyday and average around 15k steps a day. The pedometer seems to be pretty accurate, I've tested it and it's accurate within a step or two.

    Here's a screenshot of Friday's activity... 12O stops or so.