Watts & METS

MET- Amount of energy used during an activity, dependent upon an accurate weight input..*

Watt- A measurement of power created during an activity.**

How to use - When you are finished with a workout simply press the average button on your NuStep machine and record your average MET/Watt number.

Work on improving your average during each NuStep work out.

Click the icon below to download the equations used to calculate caloric expenditure, METS and Watts on the NuStep: 


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Using METs/Watts give you or your clients a more accurate way to show progress because they take into account the intensity it takes to complete an activity. When you use distance or steps alone as a system of measurement it does not give a full picture. By using a combination of average METs/Watts and total distance it allows you or your clients to accurately measure progress.

*MET-  "A unit of measure of the rate at which the body expends energy that is based on the energy expenditure while sitting at rest and is equal to 3.5 milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute—called also metabolic equivalent." 

-Webster Dictionary

METs Chart Activity
Activity METS
Bicycling >20 Mph 16
Running up stairs 15
Bicycling 16-19 mph 12
Running 6.0 mph 10
Mountain Biking 8.5
Running < 5 mph 7
Weight Lifting 6
Golfing 4.5
Walking 2 mph 2.5
Standing 1.5
Resting 1

NuStep MET Range

T4r the MET range is 2-24 METs
T5/T5xr the MET range is 1-27 METs

**Watt-  "The absolute meter-kilogram-second unit of power equal to the work done at the rate of one joule per second or to the power produced by a current of one ampere across a potential difference of one volt : 1⁄746 horsepower."

-Webster Dictionary

Watts equivalent





Coffee Maker

1 Horse Power 746




Laptop 40

NuStep Watt Range

T4r the Watt range is 5-800 Watts
T5/T5xr the MET range is 5-1400 Watts

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