I have been walking for about two months now for half an hour on my lunch break. I keep track of my time and I walk to a landmark (two cross streets or someones address) and I map it on google when I get back to see how far I walk. This also helps me figure out my pace, (if I walked 1.4 miles in half an hour I was doing about a 2.8 MPH pace). Well I just recently found my pedometer that I have never used since it got lost due to moving so I used it today. Google says I walked 1.6 miles and therefore MFP says I burned around 176 calories which may even be shooting a little high since I put in that I walked a 3.5 MPG pace when it was probably closer to 3.20. My pedometer says I walked 2.07 miles and burned 217 calories.
I'm not too worried about not inputing the wrong amount of calories and therefore not eating enough and going into starvation mode, but I would like to know which one to trust. It is a pretty nice pedometer, I think it was around $30 which was one of if not the most expensive one and it makes you input your weight and length of stride. The only reason I think the pedometer could be wrong is that I used the default length of stride since I am at work and don't really feel like everyone asking me why I am measuring my steps. So I will do that when I get home and make sure the input is correct, but assuming it is, which one should I trust?