Convert Meters Per Second to Knots

Enter the speed in meters per second below to get the value converted to knots.

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1 m/s = 1.943844 kn

How to Convert Meters Per Second to Knots

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a meter per second measurement to a knot measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One meter per second is equal to 1.943844 knots, so use this simple formula to convert:

knots = meters per second × 1.943844

The speed in knots is equal to the meters per second multiplied by 1.943844.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters per second to knots using the formula above.
5 m/s = (5 × 1.943844) = 9.719222 kn

Meters per second and knots are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Meters Per Second

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as m/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m/sec. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/sec.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dmtsec

The velocity in meters per second is equal to the distance in meters divided by time in seconds.


One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour, or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as kn, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kt. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

Meter Per Second Measurements and Equivalent Knot Conversions

Common meter per second values converted to the equivalent knot value
Meters Per Second Knots
1 m/s 1.9438 kn
2 m/s 3.8877 kn
3 m/s 5.8315 kn
4 m/s 7.7754 kn
5 m/s 9.7192 kn
6 m/s 11.66 kn
7 m/s 13.61 kn
8 m/s 15.55 kn
9 m/s 17.49 kn
10 m/s 19.44 kn
11 m/s 21.38 kn
12 m/s 23.33 kn
13 m/s 25.27 kn
14 m/s 27.21 kn
15 m/s 29.16 kn
16 m/s 31.1 kn
17 m/s 33.05 kn
18 m/s 34.99 kn
19 m/s 36.93 kn
20 m/s 38.88 kn
21 m/s 40.82 kn
22 m/s 42.76 kn
23 m/s 44.71 kn
24 m/s 46.65 kn
25 m/s 48.6 kn
26 m/s 50.54 kn
27 m/s 52.48 kn
28 m/s 54.43 kn
29 m/s 56.37 kn
30 m/s 58.32 kn
31 m/s 60.26 kn
32 m/s 62.2 kn
33 m/s 64.15 kn
34 m/s 66.09 kn
35 m/s 68.03 kn
36 m/s 69.98 kn
37 m/s 71.92 kn
38 m/s 73.87 kn
39 m/s 75.81 kn
40 m/s 77.75 kn

More Meter Per Second Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach
1 m/s is equal to Mach 0.002915
Convert to Speed Of Sound
1 m/s is equal to 0.002915 speed of sound
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 m/s is equal to 3.3356E-9 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 m/s is equal to 2.236936 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second
1 m/s is equal to 3.28084 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 m/s is equal to 0.001 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
1 m/s is equal to 3.6 kilometers per hour
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 m/s is equal to 100 centimeters per second

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.