Treadmills are versatile running machines. They can track our workout data, such as distance covered, calories burned, heart rate, and many other metrics.
But do treadmills track or count your steps? No, step count is not one of the metrics that treadmills can track. Individuals generally rely on their smartwatches or apps to count the total number of steps covered by them. Some treadmills allow users to wear a pedometer that wirelessly communicates with the equipment.
This helps in understanding how many steps we have already taken and also motivates us to walk/run on the treadmill to fulfill our goal.
Running on a treadmill doesn’t lead to precise step calculations as there are no specific settings to calculate step length on a treadmill.
But it is good to know that the treadmill gives accurate readings of the distance covered by using the length of the belt.
For instance, if you have covered two miles on a treadmill, it could average to around 4000-4250 steps, which again depends on your stride and speed.
Treadmills never give you details of step count, but we can get a fair idea of the total steps covered using the distance measures!
Rather than sticking to numerical accomplishments, it is better to sweat hard and lose calories feeling good at the end of the workout.