Enter your stride length, total time, and total distance into the calculator to determine your steps per minute. This calculator can also evaluate the distance, stride length, or time when the other variables are known.

Steps Per Minute Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a steps per minute.

SPM = D / SL / T
  • Where SPM is the steps per minute
  • D is the total distance traveled
  • SL is the average stride length
  • T is the total time (minutes)

To calculate the steps per minute, divide the total distance traveled by the stride length, then again by the time in minutes.

Steps Per Minute Definition

Steps per minute is defined as the total number of steps a person takes on average per minute based on their stride length.

Steps Per Minute Example

How to calculate steps per minute?

  1. First, determine your stride length.

    Measure the average distance traveled per step.

  2. Next, determine the total distance travelled.

    Measure the total distance travelled.

  3. Next, determine the total number of minutes.

    Measure the total time in minutes it took to travel the distance from step 2.

  4. Finally, calculate the steps per minute.

    Using the formula above, calculate the steps per minute.


What is cadence?

A cadence is a measure of the total number of steps per unit time of a person that is running or walking.