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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!
You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.