Garmin has released its 2022 Garmin Connect Fitness Report, shedding light on the changing exercise habits of Garmin customers around the world as millions returned to pre-pandemic routines. The number of activities logged in the Garmin Connect™ fitness community app reached an all-time high, and the data reflects a shift in the movement of active lifestyle customers as they resumed travel to the office, to the gym and to their favorite vacation spots.
Here are some high-level insights:
- Home-based activities that skyrocketed amid lockdowns such as indoor cycling and yoga leveled off, while indoor activities that couldn’t be performed in a home gym such as indoor running, indoor rock climbing and lap swimming rose sharply.
- As leisure travel roared back in 2022, so did vacation-based activities such as resort skiing, scuba diving, sailing and surfing. Skiing/snowboarding was the fastest growing Garmin Connect activity, up 143% year-over-year.
- Gravel cycling continues to be on a roll, with total activities logged up 40% over 2021.
This is the third year for the annual year-end report, and for the first time Garmin is sharing location-based rankings of EMEA users’ pace times and average steps per day.
Average Pace Per Mile: 09:50.7
Average Daily Steps per User: 7,438
These stats put South Africa in the top 30 Countries across EMEA on the fitness report!