Updated Dec 16th, 2014 12:35PM – TomTom Multisport back on sale for $149, details in Clever Training section.
Updated Dec 14th, 2014 1:05PM EST – Added new Garmin FR910XT deals, and new Vivofit deal.
Without question one of the most anticipated shopping days of the year – at least for US folks. But these days many companies ship outside the US as well for relatively cheap, so it might as well be a global deal day! This post is a roundup of those items that are specific to sports technology, so things like GPS watches, action cameras, activity trackers and the like.
The below highlights all the sweet Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals I’m aware of. For those unclear, Black Friday is this Friday (Nov 28th , but most companies already have things on-sale this week. Cyber Monday is next Monday (Dec 1st), but again, things are a bit flexible there too – thus, mind the dates below and check back at least once a day for all the updates that I’ll post as new deals are announced.
Some of them help support the site, and some of them are just out there on the interwebs. In both cases, I’m going to largely focus on the gadget side of things, since that’s my specialty. I’ll be noting major updates as they come up via Twitter.
Clever Training Sports Technology deals:
These deals are all via partner Clever Training and all earn free US shipping. Some also qualify for the DCR 10% off coupon (though most in this list won’t). All help support the site.
Garmin Edge 500, all colors – $149 (regular $199): Sale now till Dec 27th Blue Version here.
Garmin Edge 500 bundle with HR strap and Speed/Cadence Sensor, all colors – $199 (regular $300): Select drop-down to choose bundle. Sale now till Dec 27th
Garmin FR10 – $99 (regular $129): Sale now till Dec 27th
Garmin FR15, all colors – $139 (regular $169): Sale now till Dec 27th
Garmin FR15, all colors with HR strap – $169 (regular $199): Sale now till Dec 27th.
Garmin FR210 – $149 (regular $179): Select dropdown to choose bundle. Sale now till Dec 27th
Garmin FR210 with HR strap – $169 (regular $249): Select drop-down to choose bundle. Sale now till Dec 27th.
Garmin FR210 with HR strap and footpod – $199 (regular $299): Select drop-down to choose bundle. Sale now till Dec 27th.
Garmin FR610 – $199 (regular $309): Sale now till Dec 27th
Garmin FR610 with HR strap – $229 (regular $349): Select drop-down to choose bundle. Sale now till Dec 27th.
Garmin FR310XT – $179 (regular $199): Sale now till Dec 27th
Garmin FR910XT – $239 (regular $399): Sale back on till Dec 27th
Garmin FR910XT with HR strap – $269 (regular $449): Sale back on till Dec 27th. For HR bundle, select drop-down.
Garmin FR910XT Tri Bundle- HR Strap, Quick Release Kit, Speed/Cadence sensor – $299 (regular $499): Sale back on till Dec 27th. For Tri bundle, select drop-down.
Garmin VIRB – $99 (regular $129): Sale now till Dec 27th (until supplies last, which are limited)
Garmin Vivofit, all colors – $79 (regular $129, was $99 briefly): Sale now till Dec 27th
Garmin Vivofit with HR strap, all colors – $129 (regular $169): Sale now till Dec 27th
TomTom Runner, all colors – $99 (regular $149): Sale price back to $99!
TomTom Multisport $149 (regular $199): Sale price back on!
TomTom Runner Cardio – $40 Active.com Credit: Sale now till Dec 31st
TomTom Multisport Cardio – $40 Active.com Credit: Sale now till Dec 31st
Cateye 20% off: Some solid deals in here, especially on ANT+/Bluetooth Smart sensors. Sale now till Dec 8th.
Cateye Strada Smart – $64 (regular $80): This is one that both connects to BLE sensors, uses phone for GPS and text messages, and can upload to Strava. Sale now till Dec 8th.
CycleOps Trainers – 20% off: Sale now till Dec 8th
Mio Link – $79, greenish color only (regular $99): Sale now till Dec 6th
PowerTap 20% off PowerTap power meter hubs/wheels/head units: Sale now till Dec 8th.
Saris Bike Racks – 20% off: Sale now till Dec 8th.
Scosche RHYTHM+ optical HR sensor, free headphones with purchase – $79: Valid Nov 28th-Dec 7th. (these headphones)
TomTom Multisport $149 (regular $199): Sale extended till Dec 8th
DCR’s Take: The best deals here (thus far) are easily the TomTom Runner at $99, the Vivofit at $79, and the Garmin VIRB at $99. Action-cam wise you won’t beat that functionality for anywhere near under $200. And on the TomTom Runner, there’s never been a more capable GPS watch in the sub-$100 range. On the Vivofit, it was a great deal at $99, but at $79 it’s cheaper than any display-capable activity tracker except the FitBit Zip, but has way more functionality than that. Finally, on the cycling side the Edge 500 is a very solid deal for one of the most popular units out there. I don’t expect a near term replacement in that form factor.
For anything not on clearance/deep sale, you’ll still get the usual 10% off from Clever anytime with DCR10BTF code, or for certain items you’ll need the VIP program but you’ll still save 10%. You can also look at the entire lineup of their Black Friday/Holiday items here.
Amazon Sports Technology worth pointing out:
These are often specific to certain days of the week. Note that this section changes very frequently – usually multiple times a day. I’ll try and tweet out some of the best new/updates. Many of these are Amazon Lightning Deals, that show up briefly so you need to hit it at the start of that session. Buying through any of the links below supports the site:
Polar V800 with HR Strap – $399: Regular $499, a pretty solid deal. Unknown end date/time.
Polar V800 without HR strap – $369: Regular $450. Unknown end date/time.
TomTom Runner, all colors – $99 (regular $149): Sale valid Nov 27-Dec 1st
TomTom Multisport $149 (regular $199): Sale valid Nov 27-Dec 1st
Kurt Kinetic Road Machine 2.0 Fluid Trainer: $269 (regular $350) Starts at 4:40PM Eastern Nov 27th. Unknown price, short-term deal only (less than an hour).
Wahoo RFLKT+ Bike Computer: Starts at 8:40PM Eastern Nov 27th. $99, short-term deal only (less than an hour).
Knog GoPro dual mount light: This is a very cool light I saw at Outdoor retailer. Unknown price, short term deal only (less than an hour), starts at 9:40AM EST on Nov 28th. Withings Pulse O2 – $79US: Regular, short term deal only (less than an hour), started at 3:00AM EST on Dec 1st. Wahoo TICKR (base): $39, short term deal only (less than an hour), starts at 9:40AM EST on Dec 1st. Solid deal at $39US. Fenix2 (regular and Special Edition): $299 for base, $339 for bundle. Started at 10:40AM Polaroid XS100 Action Cam: $96, short term deal only (less than an hour), starts at 9:50AM EST on Dec 1st. Contour Roam2 Action Cam: Unknown price, short term deal only (less than an hour), starts at 10:50AM EST on Dec 1st.
Pebble Steel Smartwatch: Price should be $149 on sale, short term deal only (less than an hour) starts at 10AM EST on Nov 28th.
Garmin Fenix(1): Unknown Price, short term deal only (less than an hour) starts at 4:50PM on Nov 28th.
(Additional deals to be added as they appear)
Non-US Sports Technology Hot Deals:
The Amazon-specific deals benefit the site, and are specifically for non-US folks in Europe mostly. Note which countries below. Remember that if in the EU, you can generally order from Amazon.de/Amazon.es/Amazon.fr/Amazon/it and Amazon.co.uk without any additional import taxes (that’s what I do in France).
Power2Max: Various units on sale about 200EUR off, pretty good deals for the Europeans who generally don’t get good deals.
Polar products: Upwards of 50% off the Loop, and the 30% off the Polar V800. Shippable countries within Europe varies.
Withings: 25-50% off for Europe folks, pretty much all products except the newest Activite. Garmin FR10: 69€ various colors, Amazon deal for Nov 28th. Garmin VIRB Elite – £140: Exact price might vary, Amazon Lightning Deal at 14:00 CET DEC 1st, Deal typically lasts an hour or less. Garmin VIRB Elite: 199€. Amazon deal for Nov 28th. Garmin Forerunner 210 with HR Strap: Amazon Lightning Deal at 15:15 CET NOV 28th. Unknown price, typically lasts an hour. Epson Pulsense PS-100 Activity Tracker: Amazon Lightning Deal at 16:15 CET NOV 28th. Unknown price, typically lasts an hour. GoPro Hero3+ Black Endurance Set: Amazon Lightning Deal at 17:15 CET NOV 28th. Unknown price, typically lasts an hour. Mio Link Optical HR (Dual ANT+/BLE): Amazon Lightning Deal at 22:15 CET NOV 28th. Unknown price, typically lasts an hour. Sony HDR-AS100VW Action Camera Kit: Amazon Lightning Deal at 22:00 CET NOV 28th. Unknown price, typically lasts an hour. Wahoo Fitness TICKR (base): Amazon Lightning Deal at 23:15 CET NOV 28th. Unknown price, typically lasts an hour.
Other Random Sweet Sports Tech Deals:
Below, are additional sale items out there that don’t support the site, but are still pretty sweet. Note, expiration dates are all over the map on these, so you’ll need to check each one.
Power2max: Classic edition from $649 ($100 off), and others at prices up to $250US off. Very solid deal here. Sale ends December 1st.
PowerTap: 20% off select items from their website, including PowerTap hubs. Sale ends December 8th.
Pebble: $20 off regular Pebble ($79), and $50 off Steel ($149).
iBike Newton: $299, regular $499.
Sport Tracks: 35% off the Pro edition, which gets you both the desktop and cloud variants.
4iiii’s: They’ll throw in free dealer installation coupon of the 4iiii’s Precision power meter if you buy through their site, a savings of $80US. Valid Friday-Monday only.
ORP Lights: I use these on my commuter/city bike, love them – combo light and bell. 25% off on Monday, Dec 1st only.
Microsoft Store: FitBit Charge and Jawbone deals, along with other wearables.
Misfit Wearables: The Shine for $79, and the Flash for 50% off at $25.
Withings: 25-50% off for US folks, pretty much all products except the newest Activite.
Nanotips: 25% off. These are useful if you use an smartphone to run with in the winter. Makes any gloves able to use touchscreen, kinda cool. Coupon code: BLCKF
Spot Tracker: 50% off these units, through Jan 4th. These are more suited towards hiking than triathlons.
Clug bike mounts: 50% off the Black edition on Friday, and then 2 for 1 on all units on Monday. I’ve currently got these, pretty cool.
ProWheelBuilder.com: 20% off White Industrie hubed wheels. Sale through Nov 28th.
TrainingPeaks: On CyberMonday they should be having 25% off all annual subscriptions. Coupon code: cybermonday14.
Boyd Cycling Wheelsets: Buy one carbon wheelset, get one Altamont wheelset free.
GoPro Hero3+ Silver, LCD Touch Bacpac, 16GB SD card: This is a very solid deal for a mid-range unit. Of course, if you ignore size, then it’s basically the same specs as the Garmin VIRB (base) for $99. Deal starts Nov 27th.
As I see more items that are sports-technology related, I’ll update the above. For the non-gadget side of things (but still endurance sports), I’d highly recommend checking out this page from Michael Hutto – he’s done it for a few years now and it rocks for all sorts of things like wetsuits and the like.
With that, thanks for reading (and of course, supporting the site). And remember, if you can’t figure out what on earth you want product wise, check out the new Product Comparison Tool I put together. It has well over 10,000 pieces of data, combined into a simple and easy to use system that’s always up to date.
And finally, you can support the site through any of the below retailers just by clicking on the link and then wandering around via their search bar to whatever it is that you want to buy – even if not sports technology related:
Updated Dec 9th, 2014 12:45PM EST – TomTom Runner price dropped again back to $99, cleaned up some older deals.
Updated Dec 2nd, 2014 8:35AM EST – TomTom Multisport sale extended a week, TomTom Runner sale sorta extended. Cleaned up expired deals.
Updated Dec 1st, 10:43AM: Added in Polar V800 deal (Amazon US), TrainingPeaks 25% discount, Fenix2 Amazon Deal. Added VIRB Elite for UK folks via Amazon. Added ORP bike light/bell deal.
Updated Nov 30th, 9:18PM: Added Sport Tracks 35% off discounts for Cyber Monday. Withings Pulse deal on Amazon for Monday, along with other Amazon deals including action cams and Wahoo TICKR (base).
Updated Nov 28th, 12:38PM EST: Added PowerTap 20% off (all hubs/wheels/power meters/head units) and Tri/HR FR910XT/FR610/FR210/Edge 500 bundles to Clever Training section, Knog GoPro dual mount, Pebble Steel, and Garmin Fenix1 deals in Amazon, many more to Random section. For Europeans: Added ton of solid Amazon deals and Withings deal.
Updated Nov 27th 12:00PM EST: Additional Garmin Deals Added in Clever Training section, many others off in Random section. Added Wahoo RFLKT+ & Kurt Kinetic Trainer deal in Amazon section.