Back by popular demand, DesFit has just published our sprawling 2020 Sportswatch Year in Review video, where we iterate through nearly 20 different watches from the beginning of the year to the end – discussing the highs and the lows. Last year’s video garnered more than 300,000 views! We talk about what worked well…what didn’t, the trends of the year, and what to expect for next year.
In its second year, the Year in Review started last year as an impromptu video while Des was in Amsterdam for the 2019 DCR Winter Open House. We decided to sit down one morning and just chat about all the watches that came out this year. Of course, wanting to be over the top, we also got all those watches out – found their respective chargers, and had them on-hand.
Given the global SNAFU this year, we did it virtually instead. Meaning…we had almost 40 watches on hand between us. Insanity! Also insanity: We actually filmed for just shy of 2 hours. My footage alone was 142GB. Des’s internet hasn’t been the same since. Now, since the point of the video is to discuss all these units, I’ll make it easy for ya to find the parts of the discussion you’re most interested in, here’s the quick and easy legend (you can click on any of these links to skip right to it. Also, you can drag along within the video up above, and it’ll show the YouTube chapters with those same markers. Magic!
2:41 Suunto 7
7:04 Casio GBD-H1000 G-Shock Move
10:56 Fitbit Charge 4
13:20 Polar Grit X
16:46 Polar Unite
19:29 Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar & Instinct Solar
23:12 Fitbit Sense & Fitbit Versa 3
27:00 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
29:00 COROS Pace 2
33:05 Apple Watch Series 6 & Apple Watch SE
39:13 Garmin Forerunner 745
43:07 Garmin Venu SQ
45:55 Ticwatch Pro 3 GPS
46:54 Polar Vantage V2
51:35 Garmin Instinct E-Sports Edition
55:47 Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL
Of course, if you watch it through from start to finish you’ll find plenty of funny exchanges and moments, such as when Siri decided to drop in and give her opinion on some of the watches…more than once. Seriously.
With that – thanks for watching, and looking forward to maybe next year being able to do it back in person again!