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so on Sat did 5.3km road run/walk and my pedometer clocked up around 6000 steps.

I go to the gym yesterday and do 5km walk/run on treadmill and it clocks up 8000 or so steps.

Why would it differ? I can't get my head around it (although not complaining about the latter reading as nearer my 10000 a day minimum goal :d )
 

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Assuming there's no fault with the pedometer the answers quite simple! a treadmill alters your running/walking style, meaning you'll end up taking (in this case) shorter steps - therefore needing a larger number of steps to complete the same distance.

Perhaps it's a 'natural defence' type thing... on the treadmill you have limited space, and perhaps the body feels a little less balanced, or feels the need to keep you more agile and ready to re-adjust the position of the feet as there's little margin for error, so it makes you take smaller steps. Outside you're free to bound along however you please, so a more natural stride occurs.
 
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