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# How can I Calculate the distance of steps counter in android

I want to implement a 6 min step count. I was able to implement the step count. But i have no idea how to get the distance. Please kindly help

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Hey Abubakar!

I'm not sure how to do that with location services. Though you could use a standard step size (or even ask the user how large their steps are), and then multiply that by the number of steps to get a distance measurement.

Hope that helps!

Thank you Ben Deitch for your honest answer. But is there a standard of measuring step size using a person's height.

You can use location services and calculate the distance the user has travelled from the starting location, after the 6 minuet period, all you need is to get the starting co-ordinate and the final co-ordinate (Latlng) and then using: SphericalUtil.computeDistanceBetween(latlng1, latlng2); it will provide the distance. You may need to do some research before hand and familiarise yourself with implementing the service, use this: https://developer.android.com/training/building-location.html

@Ashraf Rahman Thank you for the answer. I understand that you can use location services to measure a person's walking distance in 6 minutes but what if the walk is to and fro for 6 minutes. i.e i assume the person might walk from point A and still come back to point A. if you are to calculate the distance from point A to point A that zero using location service. Because usually the 6 minutes walk is done in a particular corridor where the person walks for 6 minutes going to and fro.