# Hands To Meters Converter

To use our hands to meters converter type the number of hands into the hands box, alternatively to convert meters to hands type the number of meters into the meters box.

 Hands Meters h = m

## Hands - Definitions

The hand is an imperial unit of length equal to 4 inches it is used for measuring the height of horses.

When measuring in hands it is usual to use 16 hands 1 inch, 16 hands 2 inches, 16 hands 3 inches and these are often written as 16.1 hands, 16.2 hands, 16.3 hands where the number after the decimal point is the number of inches rather than a decimal part of a whole hand. Horses do not appear to be measured to a greater accuracy than whole inches.

## Hand To Meters Conversion Factor

1 hand = 0.1016 meters

## Meter To Hands Conversion Factor

1 meter = 9.8425197 hands

## 1 Meter Expressed In Imperial Units

• 1 meter = 39.3700787 inches
• 1 meter = 9.8425197 hands
• 1 meter = 4.9709695 links
• 1 meter = 3.2808399 feet
• 1 meter = 1.0936133 yards
• 1 meter = 0.5468066 fathoms
• 1 meter = 0.1988388 rods/poles/perches
• 1 meter = 0.0497097 chains
• 1 meter = 0.0053961 cables
• 1 meter = 0.0049709 furlongs
• 1 meter = 0.0006214 miles
• 1 meter = 0.0005400 nautical miles

## Imperial Units Expressed As Meters

• 1 inch = 0.0254 meters
• 1 hand = 0.1016 meters
• 1 link = 0.201168 meters
• 1 foot = 0.3048 meters
• 1 yard = 0.9144 meters
• 1 fathom = 1.8288002 meters
• 1 rod/pole/perch = 5.0291995 meters
• 1 chain = 20.1167981 meters
• 1 cable = 185.3190 meters
• 1 furlong = 201.1708 meters
• 1 mile = 1,609.344 meters
• 1 nautical mile = 1,852 meters