Now that we have stepped into 2023, it is a good time to look back. If you have a Garmin fitness tracker or smartwatch, you can view your past year summary. How well have you done? Here’s how to check.
Viewing an overview of your past year’s fitness data can provide useful insights into your overall health and fitness progress. It allows you to identify patterns and trends in your activity, and compare it to your fitness goals. By reviewing your previous year summary, you can identify areas where you would like to improve.
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Also, many of us have set New Year resolutions. Hopefully you are still sticking to those. But when setting your goals for the next 12 months it is useful to review your past year’s fitness data summary. This will help you set more realistic data-driven targets. And if you ultimately find they are hard to achieve, it is better to tweak those as you go along rather than totally give up.
Most of us don’t make it past mid-February as far as our New Year resolutions. Don’t be part of this crowd.
Viewing summary stats in Garmin Connect
The Garmin website is great and provides far more access to your data than the watch or the Connect smartphone app. It is also easier to navigate and find things.
A feature that is a little diffficult to find, however, is the past year summary. Similar to what is available with other brands, Garmin also provides this overview. But few people are aware of it.
After you’ve logged in, navigate to the Reports tab on the Garmin Connect website. At the bottom of the menu, you’ll see a Progress Summary option. It’s right at the bottom.
This opens up a new page where you can view an overview for the previous year, month, week, and previous years. Select a time period from the available options.
Then you’ll need to select how to group the data. There are time options, along with activity and event. A useful one is “Group by Year”. This provides an excellent overview of your long-term progress. .
There’s also the option to choose a specific activity. Most of the data that you get as a post-activity summary, appears in these tables. If you choose “All Activities” you’ll only get the headline stats.
The feature provides lots of data, allowing you to easily check your summary stats. Here’s a yearly overview of running activity. Scroll left-right to navigate through the various statistics.
On the right-hand side of the page, you’ll find a “customize” drop down list. This allows you to select which data shows for a selected table. Next to this is a self-explanatory “Export to CSV” option.
We hope this information is useful to some readers who may have previously been unaware of this option. Check out your annual fitness stats as they will provide useful information about your physical activity and progress. And they will help to keep you motivated.
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