Garmin has released its annual analysis of user data, and shown the sports and activities that Garmin users have been enjoying over the past year.
But Garmin users were also busy exploring workout profiles. Garmin’s study shows growth in almost all sports types – but some big swings in specific workouts.
One of the biggest upticks is in HIIT, which was added across the range in 2022. HITT saw an increase of 112% year on year.
Likewise, the use of fitness equipment was up 19% and strength training also increased 30%.
Running saw moderate increases across the board, but track running workouts saw a huge spike of 76% year-on-year.
Yoga was also up 23% and pilates 48%, which shows no sign of slowing down, after similar increases in use after COVID lockdowns. The growth is likely fuelled by the addition of muscle maps for these workouts on premium Garmin devices.
Some of the data looks as if it’s been affected by new profiles added by Garmin in the past couple of years.
There are also huge boosts for esports (yep, the mind boggles) and horseback riding/climbing activities. These are all recent additions into the Garmin cache, so it’s unsurprising we’re seeing an uptick here.
We’re out at CES next week where we’re expecting Garmin to be busy, so stay tuned here for the latest news.
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