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 03-10-2013, 09:30 AM #1 Slender Nerdess Inside... Thread Starter     Join Date: May 2011 Location: Port St Lucie, Fl Posts: 257 S/C/G: 201/see ticker/140 Height: 5'0" Calculating Activity Points on Pedometer I downloaded a pedometer app on my iphone, but I have not idea how to calculate steps into activity points for weight watchers. Does anyone have a formula or a ruleof thumb? I really don't want to have to buy the WW pedometer. Any help is appreciated!
 03-10-2013, 09:40 AM #2 Heading Downtown...     Join Date: Aug 2012 Location: New York Posts: 1,394 S/C/G: 225/165/165 Height: 5'8" First let me say I'm not doing WW, but I have in the past, so I'm somewhat familiar with how they do things when it comes to counting points... But how I would look at it would be like this... I estimate 2000 steps to be the equivalent of 1 mile... since 10,000 steps is approximately equal to 5 miles... So what I would do would be to take how ever many steps that your pedometer says that you have taken and convert that into an estimate of how many miles you have covered.... So if you if you walked 10,000 steps for instance then I would input 5 miles of walking (at whatever intensity you think you were doing) into the activity points calculator and use that...
 03-10-2013, 12:49 PM #3 Jillian stole my abs!     Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Go Huskers! Posts: 2,652 S/C/G: 195.8/138/140 Height: 5'5" I have WW pedometer and it gives me my first ap at around 7500 steps +/- a few. I think that has to do with short bursts of steps verseses longer stretches of steps. I could be wrong. Anyway, at around 7500, you've met baseline for the day and then it starts giving you ap's. Mine tells me the following Fri. 15289=6ap 6.03 miles Thur 15123=6 5.96mi wed 14347=6 5.66mi tue 10772=4 4.25mi mon 11571=5 4.56mi I divided total steps by total ap's. So, you get an average of about 2485 steps/ap. Just keep in mind you have to get to 7500 before you can start counting them. I have a very active job, so with just a bit of extra effort, the above stats are pretty average for me.
 03-10-2013, 01:33 PM #4 Slender Nerdess Inside... Thread Starter     Join Date: May 2011 Location: Port St Lucie, Fl Posts: 257 S/C/G: 201/see ticker/140 Height: 5'0" Thank you! Do you like the WW pedometer? Do you think it is something that would be worth getting? Do you find it helpful and/or encouraging?
03-11-2013, 02:38 AM   #6
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 Originally Posted by TripSwitch I estimate 2000 steps to be the equivalent of 1 mile... since 10,000 steps is approximately equal to 5 miles... So what I would do would be to take how ever many steps that your pedometer says that you have taken and convert that into an estimate of how many miles you have covered....
I suggest testing for yourself how many steps are a mile. For me it is between 2350 and 2400 for me to walk a mile.

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