This past year has been a pretty substantial one for new sports tech products. Across nearly all categories we either saw piles of new devices to choose from, or saw a few really good new devices stand out from the rest in their respective markets. Be it wearables or bike computers, action cameras or drones, and trainers or power meters. Virtually every category I cover saw some really good innovation this year.
Which doesn’t mean there weren’t failures. No, we lost a few companies along the way, and certainly there were a few stinker products as well. And another pile that just didn’t live up to their hype (or multi-year expectations). But on the whole – the tech industry delivered. Of course, this post (rather, video), isn’t about chiding the industry for all their wrongs (and rights). Nope, I did that back in October as part of this keynote here.
Instead, I decided to go back and look at almost all the product announcements made in 2018. Month by month. When I started this project earlier this morning I didn’t anticipate exactly how many products there were. Sure, you remember the big ones – but not all the smaller accessories and such. They pile up!
In fact, in 2018 I published 232 posts here, and 116 videos on YouTube (not including this post or video). I expect another one or two more posts before the end of the year to round things out. That’s a lot of (mostly) sports tech goodness!
So without further adieu (it’s late Friday night and finding all the photos/video clips for this video took many more hours than I expected), here’s the entirety of sports technology in 2018, as seen in 12 minutes:
Oh, and yes, I had planned to put together a corresponding detailed post with this…but..those plans dissolved about 6 hours deep into this video….and that was about 8 hours ago. On the bright side, at least my photo storage server is slightly more organized now.
Thanks for watching and reading over the course of the year, and have a great weekend ahead!
P.S. – Don’t forget that the DCR ‘Didn’t get what you wanted for’ Giveaway ends tonight! Get your entry in over on that post!