There are settings on the Oregon 9and maybe others) that will work. I would take Muggle B as he nailed it one by counting!!!
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CodeJunkie WGA Member
Location: Berlin, WI
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:04 pm
I've been experimenting with my eTrex Legend for this. I've been leaving it on miles though knowing I can do the conversion prior to setting out. It seems pretty accurate based on my initial tests.
Team Black-Cat WGA Webmaster
Location: Somewhere in Central WI
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:36 pm
There is no doubt that a GPS is more accurate than any pedometer, but not useable for all situations. I think that might be T&B's case...
Northwoods Tom WGA Member
Location: Washington Island
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:48 pm
I have a "Freestyle" Tracer pedometer that I have used that appears to be quite accurate. To be honest, I'm sure there are others out there that may be better. About $20. If you decide a pedometer is the way you want to go, I feel it's important to get one that you can program in your stride length at a minimum. This model happens to be able to measure in miles or kilometers and has other features as well.
Here's the rub, your stride length changes as you become tired, move thru a variety of terrain, change course, etc. It works great when I'm walking a road or a level trail. When I walk the bush or woods for distances it loses accuracy. What others have said about using a GPS unit for measurement is true. Especially one that you can lay a track on and/or record distance traveled. But sometimes you don't want to carry your GPS unit (O.K. I said it! Don't hold it against me!). If you want to look at the instruction manual, check out: http://www.freestyleusa.com/support/files/pedometers/Tracer.pdf
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