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.



  1. Carlos

    Hi Ray!

    I would get a Garmin 5X… with some extra money of course!!

  2. Michael

    I would be upgrading my old watch to a Garmin Fenix 5… woohoo!

  3. John Yeld

    Garmin 520 to accurately track my performances

  4. Owen Lepps

    Garmin 935 for triathlons!

  5. Rafal

    I’d go with Assioma Pedal Based Cycling Power Meter…

  6. Martine Barker

    Stages Ultegra power meter to be able to measure power to train more effectively.

  7. Steve

    I’d love to get some pedal based power meters

  8. Andrew

    Time to upgrade the old Vivoactive HR to something newer and more better-er!

  9. George

    Garmin Vector pedals to improve my training 🙂

  10. Jim S.

    I’d buy a Garmin 935 to replace my older watch, which is dying

  11. Ed Druitt

    Fenix 3 or 5, tough because it’s all good. The old 310 xt is showing some signs of age and doesn’t look that hot in day to day life.

  12. OBI

    random pair of socks sounds great

  13. Chris Hillbun

    Forerunner 645 (non-music) please : )

  14. Oscar

    Garmin 735xt tri bundle or a single-sided power meter, because I doubt I could convince my wife to let me get either otherwise.

  15. Magnus

    I’d choose a stages power meter to take my training with power outside this summer after a winter on the smart trainer

  16. Steven Shearer

    Fitbit Ionic for the win.

  17. Vinicius H.

    To keep using my bike this winter, I’d love a Kickr Snap

  18. Maxime

    Definitely a Tacx Neo!

  19. Meghan Struxness

    Definitely would love to subsidize the Garmin Vector 3 pedals with this!

  20. steph

    Would love a new trainer!

  21. Steve S.

    Wahoo KICKR!

  22. Dan Benton

    oh its got to be the garmin watch!!

  23. Sherry Marshall

    Garmin Vector power meter

  24. ido lasman

    Tacx neo please 🙂

  25. Jeremy

    Garmin 935 because why not

  26. Steve Tygrett

    A carbon Stages power meter for SRAM BB30, since i need power and it will go with what I have.

  27. Carole S

    Yes! Garmin Vector 3 please! Same reason as everyone else – a measuring stick for progress!

  28. Bert

    I would get a Garmin 645. I do need an upgrade.

  29. James

    I would use the suunto-spartan-ultra to test myself during my running backwards and forewords after my 9 year old getting fit and healthy ??

  30. Ey

    I wanna get myself a Fenix 5, this should cover a big part!

  31. Tim Vanhaeren

    I’d love to get a new garmin FR. I’ve been running with the 610 for 3 years now, It’s still going strong even though I have to fiddle with the adapter to get it charging again.

  32. Kevin W

    Garmin fenix Sapphire….my heart beats not for my iwatch but for a Garmin

  33. Tristan

    Looking for a power meter or a bike-GPS….

  34. Jeremiah Stewart

    Garmin 935 or Fenix 5x Can’t make up my mind to replace my Fenix 3 non HR. Would enjoy wrist based HR for simple things like walks and easy rides with the family.

  35. Adrian Collins

    Garmin Edge (although undecided on exact model).

  36. Gerwyn

    I would love a garmin Fenix 5 or Suunto Spartan Wrist Hr to help me build on my two stone weight loss. Still got 4 more stone to go. Want to build back my health through running and cycling.

  37. Victoria

    I’d go with power meter because I’m missing one 😀

  38. Christian

    Garmin Felix 5s. Sprint triathlon, & Spartan races. Or Forerunner music.

  39. Dana Sandoval

    I want the Garmin 645 music, cause I hate working out with my phone.

  40. Ryan Thomas

    I would get a smart interactive bike trainer! After riding indoors to youtube videos I think it is time to take the plunge into zwift!

  41. Yeahme

    I’d like a Garmin 645 please!

  42. Vincenzo

    I would like to buy Garmin Forerunner 935 because according to your reviews is more accurate than Fenix 5 not to mention ant connectivity issues!

  43. Matt

    A new watch to replace my dead fenix 2.

  44. Andy Gardner

    I would get the polar m430 running watch, fantastic review on that product and the no frills style is perfect for me.
    Also some CEP Men’s Progressive+ Outdoor Merino Socks for keeping my feet warm in this chilly alaskan weather

  45. Tomasz Bondarewicz

    I’d like to get Favero Assioma UNO as it’s planned to be my first power meter.

  46. Trevor

    Maybe an indoor trainer so I don’t have the excuse of not wanting to go out in the rain.

  47. Stuart huddle

    I’d love a new head unit to replace my lezyne which is rubbish.

  48. Andrey

    Was thinking about getting a trainer to avoid the rain but still get a workout.

  49. Jimmy

    Garmin 935 would be beast! I currently use a Suunto Ambit 3 vertical primarily for running. My major issue is that my wireless headphones conflict with my watches heart rate monitor, both chest and my now defunct schoche. So I figured I would give something with a different heart rate setup a try.

  50. Jonathan Stenlund

    I’d love to get a new Garmin watch, such as the Forerunner 935, after having used the 310XT for many years now.

  51. Jeff

    I would have to read up on the latest Garmin watch, but I would probably try that one on for size (I currently have a Polar M400 that’s getting a little long in the tooth).

  52. Richard McClain

    Ultegra pedals. Using MTB pedals on my first road bike.

  53. Szabolcs Gy.

    Probably a Gopro Hero 6 or a new bike trainer for these chilly months

  54. Mark

    The GoPro6! Cheers!

  55. Michael

    I’d get a running power meter and some updated running gear. Or maybe a bike computer.

  56. John Wilson

    Gopro Hero 6 to go with the Hero 6 my wife got and wont share…

  57. Tatsuji

    A Garmin 935 or Fenix 5s. It’s be good to upgrade to a watch with a barometric altimeter!

  58. Brad

    A fr935 to replace my half-broken 910xt!

  59. E Shirey

    Garmin Vector 3. I need a power meter on my bike.

  60. Amos Hundert

    The garmin vector 3 power meter so that I can train to power.

  61. Travis Thiex

    I would get a garmin edge because I don’t have a good cycling computer and some other odds and ends.

  62. Pete R.

    New bike computer?

  63. Carter S.

    Vector 3’s! No more pods.

  64. Jerry M

    Garmin Vector 3 because I like the form faclor.

  65. Sarah Goscinski

    I need a new activity tracking watch – my current one is on “life support”

  66. D Pindell

    Fenix 5 because 8 could use a good tri watch.

  67. Wayne Francis

    A shiny new Sunnto Spartan 🙂 My kids broke my last watch 🙁

  68. Nunzio

    Garmin 935

  69. Mike Lacy

    Vector 3, for sure…

  70. Ian Braucksieker

    I’d love a new Bluetooth hr monitor

  71. m hill

    go pro, because I’ve never had one 🙂

  72. Kyle

    Id get the Fenix 5s for the wife as she needs a new hiking watch

  73. Angus Barnes

    New Garmin Fenix would be great. Old one is starting to fade.

  74. Brandon Burger

    I’d get myself a power meter or a GPS computer

  75. Jeremy

    I think I’d go with a Garmin Fenix. That watch looks So nice

  76. Paul Tomblin

    I’d really like one of the new GoPro 360 cameras. Or a Hero 6. Or a Garmin 935.

  77. Timothy Daloisio

    I would love the Garmin Vectors so that I can test the accuracy of the Peloton power algorithm

  78. Chris

    Garmin Vector 3 for me because they did away with the pods.

  79. Tim smith

    Fenix 5

  80. Dwight Roberson

    What: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

    Why: Retired from the military 2 years ago. Just walked my son (HS senior) across the football field and someone took a picture. Realized how much I let myself go. Can’t run anymore, but this is a way to get back in the game!

  81. Frank

    A new watch! or a wetsuit! or both!!

  82. Khalid Hasan

    Garmin Watch… track it or it didn’t happen no matter how sweaty I look.

  83. Garrett Bastable

    GoPro Hero6 for my best friend & tri training partner to use with his drone!

  84. Paul D

    Need a proper watch – garmin 935 should do the job after gimping along trying make the AW2 work

  85. Miles

    Power pedals!

  86. Adam Beaver

    A power meter of any kind. Love the Garmin vector set up. Just bought a used smart trainer so now saving up for garmin pedals to kill it this year!

  87. Brian Brophy

    I’d probably go with some kind of trainer to upgrade my old one and hopefully add a little spark to the MN winter doldrums training.

  88. Spencer

    Vector 3. Love the blog Ray!

  89. Steve E

    Probably a 935 – I’m on the original Fenix 3 and it’s taken a beating. I’d also like to see how the newer Firstbeat tech works out.

  90. Mark W.

    Probably a new Garmin Fenix. Why? Because I can!

  91. Bryan

    Definitely a Elite Direto Trainer. Need to start getting on the bike more

  92. Greg Fitzgerald

    Garmin Vector 3. Because apparently if I move my skinny pale legs “Watts” will come out of my feet.

  93. Olivier M.

    I would get the élite arion smart rollers ! Why ? People on my group rides keep telling me I don’t ride straight ! Plus I love zwift 🙂

  94. Erik Hash

    Pedal power meter.

  95. Abel Oyhamburu

    I would love to get my hands on the Suunto Spartan Ultra. My Garmin Fenix 3 broke 3 months ago and I haven’t been able to replace it.

  96. Gonzalo Sequeira

    I’m always a fan of the Fenix 5. Gotta love the crisp display and switching the band makes it perfect for work and training!

  97. Ubaldo Cabrera

    I would go with the Suunto, I used to run with one and the HR strap but have been using the Apple Watch fo the past year or so.

  98. Christopher Szachta

    Garmin 935 to replace my 910xt. That would give me there does I need 😉

  99. Jonathan

    I’d get a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Ive been using a Garmin Forerunner 735 and I’m ready for a bike computer. After getting a Kickr this winter I’ve fallen in love with everything Wahoo is doing!

  100. John Galletta

    Definitely would get Vector 3 pedals – or maybe a Kickr! who knows.