There’s a massive sales on smart cycling trainers right now, plus plenty other sports tech. There’s 20% off the Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, CLIMB, Headwind, 20% off the Tacx NEO 2T, Flux 2, and Flux S, 20% off Saris Hammer 3 trainer and Saris MP1 Motion Platform. Plus also 20% off the Elite Direto X and Suito too, even the new Sterzo. Plus even steeper deals including with the Kinetic trainers at 30% off. Note: Wahoo KICKR sales end Sunday Mar 29th at 11:59PM US Eastern Time.
We’re going to keep this post quick and short, since all the real goodness from my posting today is over in my Singapore Race Report. Here’s the new deals for Cyber Monday, as well as the deals that are still out there. This follows on the Black Friday deals of last week. As with last week, I’ll keep updating these throughout the day (or week) as I see new ones. I think I updated the Black Friday post about a dozen times with new deals last week.
New for Monday – Amazon Cyber Monday Deal:
As noted on Friday, these only last an hour or two, and prices aren’t announced until it goes live:
Garmin FR405 with heart rate strap – $149: As noted previously, not a huge fan here of this watch due to the touch-bezel. Beyond that, it’d a fine running watch. Given the FR410 was down to $149 yesterday on Amazon (with HR strap), I think we’ll see more of that kind of Amazon pricing before the holidays are over. Thus, I wouldn’t nab this deal unless we’re talking closer to $125ish (since the FR405 is older than the FR410). Otherwise, other deals like the Timex Global Trainer below at $110 are too good. This deal goes live at 12:30PM Eastern on Monday only, likely for an hour or two.
Randomness for the full of Monday:
Withings 20% off: (All countries): Withings themselves is running a 20% off all products. It’s good for everything in their store except the new WS-30 Bluetooth/WiFi combo scale. But the original Withings WiFi scale is good with this deal. [Review of WiFi scale here].
Finis Swimsense – $99: This is a good pool swimming tracking unit. It’s been eclipsed by the cleaner Garmin Swim unit, but for $99, you certainly can’t go wrong with the Swimsense.
Finis Lap track – $19: This is a end of lane lap tracker. You tap it during each turn and it counts your laps on a really big display. It’s far bigger than it looks. I actually have one, though haven’t written a full review on it. $19 is a good deal, but the $90 retail price they quote is BS. It’s routinely found for $29 on Amazon. And I paid $5 on Woot.com last January…
Deals still going on:
And here’s what’s still out there for a couple more days:
Garmin Forerunner 310XT – $211US: This is pretty much a steal. It normally hovers in the $260ish range, but dropped down this week led by Amazon. The core difference between it and the FR910XT is the lack of indoor pool metrics, and TSS/NP/IF power meter metrics (though both support power meters just fine. If you’re just getting into the sport – solid deal. [Review here] – Sale Underway
Garmin Edge 800 bundle – $499US: This is $150 off the normal bundle price. In general, I only recommend the Edge 800 if you explore new and unknown routes constantly. If you’re a route-regular like me, stick with the smaller Edge 500 and save $250. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Edge 800 and use it daily, but I think it’s overkill for many. [Review here] – Ends Dec 3rd.
Magellan Switch regular – $169US: A VERY good price for this unit. It doesn’t have the barometric altimeter or vibrating alerts, but otherwise it has the same functionality as the more expensive Up version. – Unknown end date.
CycleOps Trainers – 20% off: These are reduced further, down to about 20% off in total, including the PowerBeam Pro. I’ve only reviewed the PowerBeam Pro, so I can’t comment much on the others. I’ll be reviewing the newly released Virtual Trainer software coming up in the next few weeks. – Ends Dec 3rd
Training Peaks offers free Pro apps: It’s small savings compared to many of the other here, but it’s certainly worthwhile noting. You can download any of their apps for free till Monday (and they stay on your phone at that point forever). Additionally, you can use their higher end platform free for 14 days a while with code BLKFRI14DAY here.
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