Garmin Celebrates Global Running Day with a Look at the Positive Health Benefits of Running

Smartwatch data from Garmin users around the world indicates the more people run, the more their health improves.

Garmin Australasia is celebrating Global Running Day with data-backed insights into how running
boosts the mind and body, as well as metrics like average distance per run and pace per kilometer.
From higher sleep and Body Battery™ scores to lower resting heart rates and stress, data from the
Garmin Connect™ community shows that those who log the most kilometers each week appear to see
the greatest health benefits.
Here are some key takeaways:

Click here to read the entire report.

Professional athlete approved

Garmin sponsors some of the world’s top athletes, including professional runners and running teams.
Here’s what some of them have to say about how the running technology featured in Garmin’s latest
smartwatches helps them power their passions.

“As a professional runner, the Garmin brand is undeniably the most reliable tool I use in my training. I can always depend on my Garmin products whether I am on a track, treadmill, or remote trail. While running on average 110 kms per week, having accurate pacing and heart rate data is necessary to guide my effort in training. My Garmin keeps me from over-working and helps me better understand my need for recovery. With sleep tracking, training load monitoring and recovery recommendations based on my workload, I know when it’s best to take a day extra easy or when I can work a little harder. I choose to use Garmin and am thankful for the tools which have helped me in my pursuit of World

Championship teams over the years.” –Cory McGee, 1500-meter professional runner and Garmin- sponsored athlete.

“The Enduro 2 is my favorite watch ever. I personally love the Morning Report that I receive each day. The objective glimpse into my sleep quality, HRV, and general readiness is so important as I approach my daily training. As a bonus, it includes a weather forecast, so I know what I’m getting myself into. This watch is the complete package.” –Dylan Bowman, professional trail runner and Garmin-sponsored athlete.

“My Garmin fēnix® 7S Pro smartwatch, paired with the Garmin HRM-Fit heart rate monitor, forms the ultimate combination for all my training sessions and competitions. During workouts, I heavily utilize features to analyze my intensity levels on Garmin Connect, whether on the track or trails. Moreover, I increasingly incorporate sessions with repetitions of varying inclines. The comprehensive Garmin product range simplifies life for my coach and helps enable remote monitoring of my progress.” –Mădălina Florea, professional trail runner and Garmin-sponsored athlete.

Find your running partner

Whether embarking on a new running journey or training for that next big race, Garmin has a running watch for everyone.

Learn more about Garmin’s suite of running smartwatches here.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Visit the Garmin Newsroom, email our media team, connect with @garminau on Instagram, or follow our blog.

1 Garmin Connect user data recorded from April 1, 2023 to March 30, 2024.

2 Activity tracking accuracy.


About Garmin International, Inc. Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, Forerunner, fēnix, MARQ, Venu and vívoactive are registered trademarks and Garmin Connect, Body Battery, HRM-Fit and Enduro are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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