Looking at a couple of pedometer instruction leaflets, from different manufacturers, and spotted that they both suggest you can approximate your stride length from your height via the following formula:
females = 0.413 * height
males = 0.415 * height
Are these formula accurate, as they don't account for leg length or weight?
The formula not only appear in numerous instruction booklets but on numerous sites eg.
- Soleus: determing your stride (instruction manual)
- NL 1000 Users Guide
- Oregon Scientific SE900 User's Manual Page 3
- Walking With attitude: How to Measure Stride or Step Length for your Pedometer
- Live Healthy: How to Determine Stride for a Pedometer by Height & Weight
- Body Trainers Reviews: How to Determine Stride Length for an Elliptical Machine