The most interesting data from 2018 for me was that showing the most popular Garmin devices that my customers used, with the Fenix 5x (and the Fenix 5 Plus, 5s Plus, 5x Plus, Descent Mk1, D2 Charlie and Tactix Charlie) leading the pack with a whopping 46 percent of those placing orders for maps, owning one. To put this in to perspective, in 2017 the Fenix 5x was also number one, but with only 22 percent of the pie!
You can see the info-graphic full-size by simply clicking on the graphic to the left of this text.
This is an amazing statistic as it shows that smart watches with GPS and map support is not only viable and usable, but also how many people are now using these devices (rather than hand-held devices); from the average person, through those that track their fitness and health (sleep, calories, heart-rate, stress, steps, stairs, other activity, etc.) to those that compete professionally or regularly in ultra events (races, rides, etc.)
You can see the top data in the info-graphic on the left of this text. For those that would like to see the full data-set and results, you can find them below.
For those of you that are interested in statistics, I have pulled together the data so that you can see which of my maps (both countries/regions, US states and Canadian provinces) were the most requested during 2018.
“The FREE British Isles maps were downloaded over
20,000 times in 2018
That is over 15TB (Terabytes) of data transferred!”
The statistics below are just for the paid for maps.
The first pie chart shows countries requested (this excludes Canada, USA and Russia). In all I now offer maps for around 150 countries, all 50 US States, all 13 Canadian Provinces, all the Federal Districts of Russia, and the list is constantly growing! I also released DEM enabled maps during 2018 (more details on DEM can be found here).
The second pie chart shows USA states requested.
The third pie chart shows Canadian provinces requested.
For those of you that are interested in statistics, I have pulled together the data below so that you can see which Garmin GPS models I supplied maps for during 2018.
The list of maps available is growing constantly!