The Because It’s Friday $500 Gadget Giveaway!


Today is Friday – you made it to the end of the week. But more importantly, today is also Australia Day. I only know that because I’m in Australia, and the beaches are more crowded than the starting line of a marathon (still, I pretended to workout and went for a short swim).  Thus, it seems reason enough to give away some gadget goodness.  But fear not, I won’t be restricting this to those in Australia, or any other country.  Anyone, anywhere on earth, is welcome to join as always.

Somehow it’s been far too long since we’ve last done a giveaway.  I seriously don’t know how, because I talk about it almost every month with the Clever Training crew, and then somehow it slips off my radar.  Perhaps we just need more holidays to have faux reasons for me to give stuff away.

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 almost anything they sell (or get points instead).  If you win, you can use that credit for anything from the GoPro Hero6 Black, to a Suunto Spartan Ultra, to a random pair of socks, to the Garmin Vector 3 power meter, or heck, even towards a new trainer.  Whatever floats your boat (note: they don’t sell boats).  Also note, your credit is in US dollars, not Australian – otherwise you’d get less.  Nobody wants less.

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. F5), 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 Monday, January 29th, 2018 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.


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  1. Chad Closson

    I’m just getting into smart training on my bike. My next purchase will either be a Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Bolt, Wahoo Kickr or Vector 3 pedals!

    • Gary Artinger

      I would get the Fenix 5 watch. I have the Fenix 3 and live it but am a little jealous of assume of the new features on the 5.

  2. Jeff

    I would simply love the socks ! Colorado winters can be cold and blustery , unlike beautiful Australia hoots stay warm. Although I sure do fancy those new wahoo computers! Your reviews are excellent DC keep them coming!

  3. Bobby

    I’d get the Hero 6.

  4. Brad

    Garmin 935 for me

  5. Kevin

    Wahoo kickr or pedal based power meter

  6. Jim McGuckin

    Garmin 935 because I do t have a watch anymore and could really use one.

  7. Bobby

    I would pick up the vector 3 pedals.

  8. Sarah W

    I’d get a Tacx Neo for riding until the snow melts

  9. Kevin Smith

    Wahoo kickr snap so the girl can zwift along with me.

  10. OMAR

    Having never trained with power I would be interested in getting the garmin vector 3 and taking my training more seriously.

  11. Nicole

    I’d love the GoPro so I can document my tri journey

  12. Nick Burton

    Wahoo Element for my wife’s first fondo.

  13. Andy J

    I would love to get a Garmin Fenix so I have a watch to wear for long trail runs and triathlons.

  14. Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter is on the top of my list now to make that next step in training and in triathlon. World Age Group Champs 70.3 in Nice 2019 is the goal!

  15. Chance

    New Garmin head unit!

  16. Chad

    I’d get a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

  17. Dustin

    Really need a new power meter!

  18. David Corsi

    The GoPro 6 would be a fantastic upgrade for my family! Thanks Ray!

  19. Brian Hammer

    Vector 3 pedals

  20. Jesse Sparks

    I would love a new go pro.

  21. Ebe Boettcher

    I would grab a fenix 5. More watch than I need, but so cool!

  22. Steven

    Looking for a running watch and would love the 935 or maybe the 645!

  23. Stephen

    Think I’d have a hard time between the 935 and the Fenix5, but definitely one or the other.

  24. Mary

    I already have a super sweet watch but could use a new bike computer!

  25. Katie S

    Would love to finally trade up from my dumb trainer to a brainier one!

  26. Slorider

    I would get PowerTap C1 for my CX bike!!

  27. Paul furniss

    You are the GPS god.

  28. Mike Robinson

    I would use the winnings toward a new trainer. Most likely a Wahoo Kicker.

  29. Edge1030 , larger screen, more information

  30. Alex Marr

    I”d go for either a GoPro or put it some of the way toward a new trainer – the go pro for making videos and the trainer for smashing it on zwift

  31. Richard

    I think I would get my wife a new Garmin vivoactive 3

  32. Christopher Kemp

    A new Garmin fr935 or a new smart trainer would be great.

  33. Adam

    I’m looking for that edge over my competition, probably a 530 when it’s released?!

  34. I’d get either a GoPro or a new trainer!

  35. Oscar

    I think I’d get a new trainer because I’m still rocking the (non-rocking) kurt kenetic from 2008. There’s nothing wrong with it because those things are built like tanks, but I wish I had a controllable one.

  36. Ben

    Suunto spartan ultra or some other smart watch I think.

  37. Terence Chia

    Good day mate! (from Perth, Western Australia)

    I enjoyed your adventures at the Tour Down Under, great to see your chats with Shane :)

    As a starving student, my dream item is a Garmin Vector 3 power meter because they are always beyond my reach. Primarily because there is always another essential bike part that you need to buy for maintenance to ride in this sandy state of Australia.

    Thanks Ray for your good work!


  38. Ron

    Garmin Vector 3 power meter to always know watts up

  39. Dave Opfer

    Most likely a Garmin Edge 520 and other random bits

  40. Patrick G

    Hero 6 for me so that I can capture my kids’ snorkelling videos

  41. Charlie G

    I’d get a power meter. Probably something pedaly

  42. Jeff

    A new watch… I ran a trail half last spring and came back missing a button on my Ambit II. Still works perfectly fine, just can’t swim with it…

  43. Chris

    I would get my wife a watch so she can finally track her distance and pace without pulling her phone out of a belt

  44. Dustin Beaudette

    I’d love to upgrade to the Garmin 935 or Garmin 520! My 910 is on its last leg! Thanks Ray.

  45. Chris

    Suunto spartan ultra – battery life ftw

  46. Matt

    Probably get a Fenix5 upgrade to the HRM on the watch.

  47. Tyler Philp

    I’d purchase the the Garmin Vector 3 power meter since I’d like to see what amount of power I am not producing. :)

  48. Brian Pac

    I would get either a fenix 5 or an hydration pack.

  49. Oscar P

    Start the year with new gear!

  50. Brian

    Wahoo Kickr or even and Element Bolt for that matter would be awesome.

  51. Matthew Miller

    If I am selected I will likely use the credit to purchase a Suunto Spartan GPS watch because I am starting my half marathon training next month and have never used a Suunto GPS watch.

  52. Dan Mc

    Late to the party and didn’t bring a gift. I’d pick one of these to make up for it :)

  53. Ed

    The new Scosche optical hr band. Because you can’t have too much hrm.

  54. Sebastien Houillot

    Finally upgrade to a smart trainer!

  55. Peter Leventis

    I think I’d get a GoPro 6

  56. Mark Wenzel

    Would love to try a power meter

  57. Jonathan

    The new Scosche optical hr band. My Garmin is getting old.

  58. kazu

    Hero 6 would be mighty fine as I don’t have none of its kind.

  59. Brian


  60. Jeff K

    Power meter!

  61. Lauren

    I would buy a Garmin 645 because I would love to have a watch with music storage.

  62. Candace C

    Garmin Vector 3 pedals for Zwifting using my n-1 bike.

  63. Andrew

    GoPro Hero 6 for the 4k.

  64. carl thomas

    lots of little gear.

  65. Andrew M

    A new power meter

  66. Andrew

    Garmin Fenix for the multisport capabilities

  67. Andrew

    Garmin Vector 3 since I don’t have a pm

  68. Darren O

    I would take the Western Mountaineering VersaLite sleeping bag, because I need a cold weather bag for camping.

  69. Craig

    Garmin 935 because my other watch is screwed up and I’m getting a little pudgy.

  70. Bstn

    Fenix 5 to replace the non-hr fenix3.

  71. Samuel Schmidt

    A heart rate monitor to track my marathon training!

  72. Chris

    A Go Pro 6 would be prefect for filming mud runs and me learning bouldering

  73. Thom Wood

    Tough choice. Probably a Wahoo smart trainer to replace my old fluid trainer. Thanks.

  74. jeremy nolle

    I’d love to get a Fenix 5x to wear on trail runs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. Assaf porat

    Garmin vector – makes it easy to swap bikes!

  76. Jayson

    I would probably pick up an action cam to document my upcoming honeymoon!

  77. Jackie Garris

    I’d get a Tacx Neo trainer or Wahoo Kickr.

  78. Jason Sosa

    I would use the funds to purchase a 4iiii power meter, must have read your review a dozen times now. It would be my first power meter. Also I enjoyed the collaboration with gplama.

  79. Dave Nelson

    I would look at a Power Meter that would be compatible with my gravel bike.

  80. Trevor Sutton

    Hero 6 because I just bought some new bike components and it would give my wife a heart attack to see one more box of goodies come in the mail.


    Garmin vector – for more efficient training!

  82. Carolyn

    I’ve been looking at the Garmin 620 with the heart rate monitor. ❤️

  83. Todd Thorsgaard

    A power meter!! Or something else….. To train for some tries.

  84. Steve

    I’d get a Kickr. Turning to science this year to up my training—just want to keep up with the local club ride!

  85. Richard

    I would like to get a set of Garmin Vector pedals for my wife so that she can become a meaner cyclist :)

  86. Daniel

    A Garmin Vector 3 power meter, because I need some better measurement of how I’m performing on the bike whether outdoors or on the trainer and it will help me to more clearly set fitness goals.

  87. Greg Larsen

    I’d get a new trainer so that I could upgrade to a smart trainer to use with Zwift. Either TACX Neo or Wahoo Kickr 3.

  88. Karim

    Garmin watch for me! I’m in need of an upgraded watch

  89. Inti Garzon

    I’d be delighted by getting a GoPro 6 for my family off-road cycling routes. Thanks for the gift DC

  90. Allan

    vector 3 power meter to pair with my garmin edge 500!

  91. Mike

    I would get a pedal based power meter