The Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway


I’m sure many of you received various sports gadgets over the last few weeks as part of the holidays.  But for those unlucky elves who received a half-eaten gel packet in their Christmas stocking from their not-so-significant others, I’ve got a festivus of a present for you: This giveaway.

The winner will get a $500 credit to, my most excellent partner in this giveaway crime.  By supporting the site through Clever Training you also can save 10% on basically anything they sell.  If you win, you can use that credit for anything from the new Garmin Fenix3 to a BSX Gen2 Insight to a random pair of socks to the 4iiii’s Precision Power Meter, or heck, even towards a new trainer.  Whatever floats your boat.

How to enter:

Simply leave a short description of what product you’d get and why (but don’t worry, you can change your mind later if you win).

The reason you need a short description of ‘’why’ is that if you just put a simple product name (i.e. A360), you’ll likely get caught up in my SPAM filters.  And nobody wants to be sandwiched between two pieces of SPAM.  Got all that?

Good luck!

The giveaway entry period will run through Thursday, December 31st, 2015 until 11:59PM US Eastern Time.  Winner will be selected randomly.  One entry per person.  The selected product/products will then be ordered immediately and shipped immediately, assuming they’re in stock.



  1. Simon F

    Happy new year to all! I’d go for a power meter so I can no longer hide from weakness!

  2. Adam Kasch

    I would buy a Fitbit Charge to track my activity as it is also compatible with my work insurance program. I would use the remainder to buy a new garmin edge 520 so i can be a strav-ahole in real time.

  3. Guillermo

    A new trainer would be fun, something that’s smarter than my current fluid 2, or possibly the powermeter pedals. I’m sure I know where to look for advice.


  4. Kristofer Johnson

    Power meter please..had one on previous bike but not compatible with new bike…I can’t bring myself to buy another..!

  5. Kevin Scott

    I would definitely go with the tacx neo smart bike trainer! A really impressive piece of technology!

  6. Robert

    I would get a garmin 920xt to step up my training game getting ready for Ironman Louisville 2016!

  7. Leonardo

    I would like to get the SRM PC8. I love the shape of the display.

  8. Karen Pettus

    I would get one of the wahoo kicker trainers. I would love the ability to monitor my rides using electronics. This would help me take my cycling to the next level

  9. David

    If I win I will upgrade from my Garmin FR15 to the new FR235.

  10. Kevin Roberts

    I received a secondary bike and it needs everything.

  11. Zoltan O

    I would go for a Forerunner 920XT. I have got the Garmin 510 on my bike and I would like to have a computer clock for my runs and swims.

  12. Tyler

    Ooooohhh, I’ve been eyeing the new Fenix 3! Because I want a gps watch that has the features for multisport training and racing and the battery power to last an entire race *cough tomtom cough*

  13. Daren

    I d go for the power meter. Love to train with power!

  14. Luke Moseley

    A 920XT for my wife!

  15. Tavis m

    Love to get the Felix 3 and see how it performs on the trail

  16. Reinhard

    A powermeter, because I want to control my training not just by heart rate but also by power.

  17. luis

    I have a Garmin 305. I think I deserve an upgrade

  18. Sean

    I wanted a new power meter but my wife said “No!”

  19. Linda Eriksson

    I would like to have a nice Fenix 3.

  20. Jason

    I’d love me an Ambit 3 peak.

  21. Scott M

    4iiii power meter for my road bike.

  22. Nathan P

    Got into cycling this year and absolutely love the idea of having the 4iiii’s power meter 🙂 Just came across this year after getting into cycling. Love the honestly, objectivity, and attention to detail in each review.

  23. Marcos

    New bike deserves a good gps unit

  24. Mike

    Great giveaway! I’d add a trainer to help get some bike miles this winter.

  25. David nevin

    A bsx insight to train smarter

  26. Mal Macnair

    I would get the Wahoo Kickr desk/ workstation, just because it’s so over engineered!

  27. Thomas d

    I would use the prize towards a triathlete gps

  28. Kyle

    Maybe a fenix 3

  29. Mary

    A new power meter for my tri bike!

  30. MikeInEverwet

    Polar M450, would be nice to have a dedicated bike head unit. Going all BT. Unfortunately won’t need it for Lake Stevens IM. Thx for bringing some sunshine back for the new year. lol

  31. Travis Atkinson

    I’d pick up the Fenix 3, to up my healthy athletic endeavors while satisfying my gadget nerd side!

  32. Stingray

    A Recon Jet Wearable Computer as a heads up display while training will help with the motivation!

  33. Michael Lokner

    I’d get a Garmin Edge 1000 to put on my Cervelo.

  34. BruceL

    Edge 520, so I can do more accurate video rides in Virtual Training. Happy new year.

  35. Eric Ericson

    920XT, but only because my 910XT’s battery life is down around 10 hours…and I’m not that fast.

  36. john d

    Garmin Fenix 3 bc i’s been doing more trail running and mountainbiking and it would be a good upgrade

  37. Erica

    I’ve got my eye on a GoPro and some mounting hardware, to document my adventures!

  38. Ruth

    I would get whatever you would most recommend as you are the expert in all things tech/triathlon. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Baz

    Garmin forerunner 630, love my 620 but hope to upgrade.

  40. Gary Artinger

    I would get a Garmin fenix 3 saphire watch being I believe this is one of the best all around watches money can buy.

  41. Chelsie

    Probably the kickr so I can finally train enough to give the Tour de France a whirl.

  42. Andreas

    Perhaps something for my wife or for my bike, we will see…..

  43. Justin

    Tacx Neo being a stay home dad with two toddler boys this seems to be safer and quieter than most trainers.

  44. Greg Evans

    I would get a power meter for my winter training bike

  45. Jose Casas

    Fenix 3, because my 920xt was stolen.

  46. Wayne Hickman

    I would get a Wahoo Snap to make riding indoor fun.

  47. Thibault Webanck

    4iiii power meter. Looks like a good first power meter!

  48. Larry

    Some funds towards a new power meter.

  49. Brian Hudson

    I’d put it towards a power meter for my tri bike!

  50. Ann

    Swim stuff to make the laps go easier so I can swim MORE
    Happy New Year

  51. Peter S

    Garmin Virb XE. Gen 1 Virb too heavy and BIG.

  52. Russ Harper

    I’d love a Garmin Fenix 3 please, I’ve got into trail running and my 220 just doesn’t last long enough for the longer days in the hills. I’m finding that trail running is reducing my stress levels whilst keeping me fit and dropping wight…win, win. I’ve had to carry my Garmin bike computer on the longer runs because they have the battery life, a Fenix would be an awesome way to start the year.

  53. CT

    Bike trainer Because I need a new one

  54. Brian Kohagen

    Need a power meter for my Cross bike… 4iii, Stages… hmmm hard to decide!

  55. Ying Sun

    Need a power meter!

  56. Brian Grober

    4iiii power power meter since I don’t have a power meter!

  57. Paul

    A new Garmin gps watch for running!

  58. Starr

    I’d put it towards a trainer.

  59. Mark Kern

    Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+ trainer. Need one to get ready for the upcoming season.

  60. Henry wang

    Fenix 3 – its so pretty!

  61. Yuri G

    Fenix 3. A must-have for a serious triathlete

  62. I would get a forerunner 630 to replace my 610!

  63. Jessica Herold

    Garmin FR630. I bought the FR610 in 2011 based on your awesome review, but it’s time for a new model as my goals for 2016 are a bit out of this world!

  64. Julian Chua

    Fenix 3 and a wahoo tickrx will be awesome. Thanks and Happy new year!

  65. Mark W Danford

    Would love to upgrade my Polar Vantage watch to the GarminFenix 3. I have been using it for many years and would love something that covers more features. Now in my 60″s hope to use the features to keep healthy.

  66. Bill

    I would get the power tap pedals to track my indoor and outdoor riding.

  67. Seth

    Fenix 3 cause it would be a nice upgrade!!

  68. Ben

    Garmin 520!

  69. Michael khamsot

    Fenix 3! Don’t really need it but want one so bad!

  70. Sean

    I’d love to get a power meter! It’s entertaining to see my power when I ride my trainer, and I’d like to see if I can do so well outside when its wicked cold…

  71. Laura Villagomez

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a new FR235

  72. Emm

    Love a gamin fenix 3, so I never get lost

  73. Robb McKenney

    Towards a Wahoo Kickr because my Computraier is 20 yo an

  74. Robert

    Pioneer. The math behind is simple: half the price for my better half will generate twice the workout and double the happy factor! Best for 2016!

  75. Mark L

    I would try and get a power Meter to improve my cycle training for the upcoming season!

  76. Chris mcelwee

    New Garmin, because I hate the hear strap on the 230.

  77. Vince G

    I’d get the Garmin Edge 520 because Garmin failed to upgrade the Garmin edge 1000 with FE-C by the end of Q4.

  78. Rob

    A pair of powertap pedals for me, please!

  79. Bob Hallam

    certainly towards a new trainer!!

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  81. Lee Ragsdale

    Felix 3 – need a true multi sport watch, and one I can wear every day.

  82. Dan Edmonds

    Garmin 520 cuz it is awesome.

  83. Attila

    If I win I will get the Tom Tom Runner2. I can’t wait to get rid of my heart rate starps. And also to be able to record distances indoors.
    Happy New Year!!!

  84. Fabian salazar

    Hello Ray! Love your site! If I were to ask for a fitness product it would be the garmin 235 frost blue. The girl has been wanting it and I would then get to use her garmin 220 and all would be dandy. Happy new year all!

  85. Jeremy Benkin

    TomTom Spark Cardio+Music. Cause my watch died yesterday and I spent too much time reading reviews.

  86. Heidi Soto

    I would definitely use the credit toward the Garmin 235 and give my older FR 220 to my partner! I’m planning to enter more races in 2016 so that HR monitor would help. Happy New Year!

  87. Steve G

    Garmin FR 630. Would be a nice upgrade from my current 610.

  88. Diego Aguirre

    I’d like to get a 920xt to replace my previous one 🙂

  89. Michele

    I would get the Fenix 3 because although I hoped my newly adopted dog would be a great running companion, she likes hiking a lot more

  90. HumbleGenius1

    I would love to add a Tacx trainer to my training regiment. After all I’m the only girl in a group of 20 guys and the only one doing Ironman 2016. Anything that can help me improve, and make the boys jealous is appreciated. ?

  91. Charlie O

    I’d love to put it towards a trainer to get me through the winter months.

    Great giveaway as always, Ray. Happy new year.

  92. Lucas

    I’d get a Garmin Edge 1000 to replace my old 800 that went missing when we moved.

  93. Roger B


  94. Michael Freitas

    All I want for christmas is a new GPS watch with Hear Rate. I want to start a new year training with the MAF method. Good Luck everyone!

  95. Steve Lindauer

    A Garmin 920xt tri bundle for me!

  96. Eric M

    I would get a Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire with leather band!

  97. Chet S.

    BSX Insight: this old guy needs any edge he can get.

  98. Chris

    Garmin FR 235 would be nice.

  99. Nick

    A new running watch!

  100. william

    Fenix watch would have been cool