January 4, 2024
New data shows Garmin customers are working year-round to achieve their goals. You don’t need New Year’s resolutions.
Champagne was popped and Auld Lang Syne was sung. So? Many people use this time as an opportunity to set new goals, but before you get too focused on how to change your habits, take some time to evaluate how far you’ve come. Because we think Garmin’s customers were very good to begin with.
Let’s take 2023 as an example. As we have for the past few years, we decided to take a closer look at the data collected by his Garmin Connect™ app. This app is a tool used by millions of fitness enthusiasts around the world to track just about every health and fitness metric you can think of. And, as one might guess, Garmin customers don’t need holidays to remind them to keep winning yesterday. You guys have spent his entire year of 2023 pushing yourself to achieve new goals. That’s reflected in the numbers.
Oh, yes. Let’s remember this time and aim for bigger and better things. As an athlete, you already know that you need to build on your foundation, so instead of getting too carried away with completely changing yourself, let’s look at success from 2023 onwards. Data doesn’t lie. And he Garmin customers obviously don’t lie. They need time off to remind them to put in the work.
Top activities of 2023
As a group, you completed more of almost every activity you are passionate about than you did in 2022. But, of course, some activities stand out more than others. Based on total activity, here’s how Garmin users moved the most this year.
- strength training
- indoor cardio
Missing your favorite fitness routine? Don’t worry. There is a lot more data on where this information comes from. Keep reading to see which activity categories showed significant growth in 2023 compared to 2022. Spoiler alert: Most are in that category.
Every year, the numbers tell us the same thing. The Garmin runner is not to be taken lightly. Whether you’re hunkering down during a global pandemic, adjusting to office life again, or simply maintaining the status quo in your daily life, always find time to log more runs. can. Running on the treadmill or on the trail, at home or in nature, his activity in 2023 shows a dramatic increase compared to his 2022. Fortunately, the Forerunner® 265 and Forerunner® 965 series will launch in early 2023, giving serious runners all the features of their Garmin. Featuring familiar features and a bright AMOLED display, it’s perfect for glancing at your watch as you beat your personal records.
Some people like to sit quietly outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, while others prefer to soak up nature while aiming for their next personal record. Looking at the increase in outdoor cycling in 2023 compared to 2022, you can guess which category Garmin cyclists fall into. Whether you’re grinding on a gravel road or testing your eBike in your local mountain range, you’re leaving your limits in the dust and letting your Edge® cycling computer guide you.
However, not everyone simply got in their car and headed out. Despite the surge in people exploring the great outdoors, indoor cycling is still on the rise, and we’re here for it. Whether you’re looking for an indoor trainer for him as the temperatures drop, or you’re planning on continuing your efforts no matter what the weather throws at you in January and February, Garmin has your back on your ride. It has gear.
If you like to keep your pace a little slower, or just need a little bit of recovery exercise after running or cycling, you’re not alone. A Garmin customer took 7% more walks outdoors in 2023 than he did in 2022. This doesn’t just mean working on your step count. More walking time is likely to mean more time in the community, more fresh air, and more focus on your mental health, ultimately leading to improved Body Battery™ and Sleep Score numbers. It is thought that this may have led to.
Are you all working on increasing your home gym usage, or have Garmin users seriously upped their gym subscriptions this year? Either way, the spike in training with fitness equipment is impressive. did. Overall, in 2023 he saw a 19% increase in activity using fitness equipment compared to last year. This increase represents multiple different categories of activity, including HIIT, elliptical, stair climbing, and indoor rowing.Next time you teeth Explore all the exercise options around you in our large gym. As a Garmin user, you probably spend more time with just about every piece of equipment you come across.
However, with a Garmin smartwatch, going to a fancy gym is completely optional. All you need is the device and his Garmin watch, and you can access endless guided workout options to train your favorite muscle groups at your preferred intensity. (OK, maybe not Unlimited However, if you were able to complete over 1,600 exercise options in just one activity type, we’d love to hear from you! I’m sure we can come up with something. )
Is there anything more relaxing than yoga? 23% more time on the mat means up to 23% more sessions where you’re more likely to experience some growth, both mentally and physically, than practicing alone. We think so, even if you’re in a class surrounded by other yogis. We are 100% proud of that dedication.
If you want to see how yoga improves other aspects of your life, we recommend Venu® 3, available in 2023. It boasts a battery life of up to 14 days, allowing you to keep the watch on your wrist even at night. than a charger. In addition to knowing how much time you sleep, you can also find out the quality of your sleep and what drains your body’s energy and makes it easier to recharge.1
We tracked a 48% increase in Pilates sessions worldwide over the past year. This comes after a 38% increase in 2022 and a 108% increase in 2021. We believe this has a lot to do with the animated on-screen workouts offered on compatible platforms. Garmin smartwatch. You can choose from pre-built workouts within the Garmin Connect smartphone app, or create your own workouts and send them directly to your watch. Whether you have an hour to spare or just 15 minutes between meetings, Garmin watches give you the ability to make the most of your time and movement in a way that’s comfortable for you.
Learn more about accessing your Garmin workouts right from your wrist.
Garmin customers are doing Breathe, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale…33% more than last year (or at least completed 33% more intentional breathing activities than last year) . Not familiar with this feature? How many times has someone told you to “take a deep breath” when something upset you or made you feel stressed? It might be frustrating at the moment. However, that advice is actually based on science. If you can control your breathing and heart rate, you’ll be able to think a little more clearly.
However, if you’re not always the best at focusing yourself in moments of confusion, compatible Garmin smartwatches come equipped with a Breathwork activity profile so you can practice breathing techniques. 3 different breathing techniques — Calm, consistency, or relaxation and focus — helps calm your heart rate and alter your stress levels. Calmness is designed to prepare you for sleep, and consistency helps you feel balanced and calm rather than overly excited. Also, being relaxed and focused can, as you might imagine, help you achieve a state of concentration.
No one needs to tell Garmin customers to go hiking. You guys are doing a great job of getting out and hiking on your own, and it’s happening more and more every year. (We’re confident that the fēnix® 7 Pro, which has up to 37 days of battery life with solar charging, will be of great help.) With fans all over the world, we’re always fascinated by what you see. (and often jealous). I’m following along with my Garmin on my wrist. If you think you’ve found something particularly good, please tag @garminoutdoor on social media.
Oh, and for all our multisport activity fans, perhaps most commonly known as triathletes, you can also use this activity profile to complete brick, custom, duathlon, and swimrun workouts. can. Because sometimes it is not enough for him to play only one sport. You’re all a crazy bunch and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Given the level of ambition required here, it wouldn’t be surprising if we stepped into a higher gear in 2023. An 18% increase in multisport activity can result in up to an 18% increase in sweat volume, and possibly up to 18% increase in blood and tear volume. In the same way. The rest days you get during your vacation are most likely well worth it.
Games, Sets, Matches — Garmin customers played 76% more tennis in 2023. This could mean up to 76% more serves, up to 76% more returns, and (hopefully) at least some reduction in chasing illegal tennis balls. Your backhand is definitely a killer.
Does your local pool seem a little more crowded than it used to be? Some Garmin customers might appreciate that. He recorded 10% more lap swimming for everyone as a group. This means a lot more time spent in the water.
If you’re more interested in kayaking or surfing, we’ve seen great growth in those categories as well. Kayakers recorded 17% more activity in 2023, and surfers rode waves 22% more than they did in 2023.
Fear of heights seems to be uncommon for many people who use Garmin smartwatches. Whether it’s bouldering (up 68% over last year) or indoor rock climbing (up 62%), it’s safe to say that Garmin users love climbing things.
If you’re surprised that esports is an activity profile, it’s probably because you’re not familiar with the stressors of the virtual gaming world. Competition is fierce, and players who aren’t focused on optimizing their body’s performance aren’t the ones who can win. Compatible Garmin smartwatches come with esports activity features that deliver relevant health metrics directly to your wrist, and the Garmin GameOn™ desktop app allows you to sync your PC so you can view them on your screen. . Knowing how your body reacts before, during, and after a match is critical to understanding how to improve your future matches.
We usually think of New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym more often, but many of you were clearly focused on hitting the stable. A Garmin customer completed his 30% more riding sessions in 2023 than he did in 2022. While we can’t speak for the horses, we are confident that the extra time spent with them has had countless benefits, not only for physical but also for mental health.
Didn’t see your activity listed above? Garmin smartwatches come with so many activity profiles that it’s impossible to include them all, but we hope you’ll enjoy the activities we’ve built. Suffice it to say, we continue to use technology to our advantage. Whether it’s diving to new depths with the Garmin Descent™ lineup, reaching new heights with an aviation smartwatch, or having fun with the whole family with Bounce™ for kids, we’re always privileged to be a part of your journey. That’s what I think. So, cheers to you, and to the record we know you’ll break in his 2024 — we can’t wait to see what you do next.