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 only 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 (or get points instead).  If you win, you can use that credit for anything from the GoPro Hero7 Black to a Fitbit Versa smartwatch to a random pair of socks to the Favero Assioma power meter, or heck, even towards a new trainer.  Whatever floats your boat (note: they don’t sell boats or even other vessels like submarines).

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 Friday, December 28th, 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. Mauricio Nogueira Stabile

    I would get a Garmin Fenix 5x plus because I realized that I enjoy it more then the Edge ones.

  2. Randy D

    I need a new Garmin Tri watch, please?

  3. Gerwyn

    A Stryd power sensor / stages power meter to workout with power.

  4. Gabriella Stabile

    A Garmin Edge 520 plus and a garmin forerunner 645 music maybe haha to my husband!

  5. Brian Dahlmann

    Having acquired a 935, I would kit out the Garmin experience with an HRM-Run, a wifi scale, and some Altra shoes…escalante?

  6. Nikos Alexiou

    My old 310xt is almost dead and not waterproof anymore. No way to count my swims. I would also love sleep tracking functionality. So I’d definitely order a new Fenix 5 (slate grey/black) which is on a discount on Thanks DC.

  7. Heather

    A brighter set of commuter bike lights

  8. Erich DeVore

    A nice Wahoo blowing fan and stand!

  9. Michael Barry

    I would use the credit toward a kickr core.

  10. Chris Holliman

    A new trainer and powertap dual powercap for my wheels

  11. Alan Galang

    Garmin fenix 5 plus please

  12. Eric prilipp

    Garmin’s fenix 5+ for me. My 920xt needs upgrade

  13. Andre Xavier

    Garmin Fênix 5 Plus, because I can run and listen music.

  14. favad ahmed

    wahoo elemnt – integrate with all the other stuff!

  15. Eric B

    I’d put the credit towards a new tri watch. Garmin 935 or maybe even the 5x Plus

  16. Bill

    I’d like to get a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 to transport my bike more securely.

  17. Kat Lee

    I would love a Garmin Bike Radar so I don’t get ran over in 2019. ☺️?

  18. Gmazzola

    Hero 7 Black. I’m really curious what it would do for snowboarding videos (my off triathalon season diversion!).

  19. Wesley A. Brown

    I need a new bike computer. maybe a 520 plus or wahoo bolt….too many choices!

  20. Kjetil B

    The Favero Assioma power meter would be great!

  21. Cliff

    I would get a set of Cycliq front and rear cameras.

  22. Agnès

    A Garmin Fenix 5 or Forerunner 935

  23. cgsjr

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy….

    A nice set of the Favero’s for me also please:)

    And some new shorts, (boy do I need some new shorts)!

  24. Laurent Delaney

    GoPro 7 black edition, to record my ride 🙂

  25. Frans de Calonne

    Can certainly use a smart bike trainer

  26. Marcos

    Did not get anything yet

  27. Col

    hmmm…trainer or power meter….decisions decisions ?

  28. Anthony Ramezan

    Would get a gopro hero 7 black

  29. Brayden T. McBride

    A power meter. I do not have one and would like one.

  30. travis j.

    I’d get a power meter – whichever you recommend!

  31. Claudia D

    A saddle and some cycling shoes to better enjoy my husband’s old tri bike I sneakily seized over the month of December. Maybe some tri shorts.

  32. Andy

    There’s no link to ENTER the “didn’t get what you wanted giveaway”. Link only goes to the article, but nowhere to leave the short description!

  33. Dave

    A fenix 5s plus would do nicely!

  34. Pedro Navarro

    Power meter or Trainer!

  35. Greg O

    Either a new watch or some new running shoes

  36. Robin S

    I’d get a power meter so I can focus my training.

  37. George Raihala

    I’m pretty sure Santa wanted me to have a Garmin 935.

  38. Brian

    Garmin edge 1030. Too expensive.

  39. Santiago Lopez

    Power meter pedals, perhaps Assioma, to better train in my bike for incoming triathlons in 2p19.

  40. Ryan Gallagher

    I’d get a MIPs helmet, either the specialized evade 2 or giro aether, and the Shimano wireless di2 adapter.

  41. David Abraham

    Definitely a new trainer!

  42. Ethan

    So desperately need a bike trainer. Here’s hoping!

  43. Jon

    Looking to get a bike computer, possibly garmin 520 plus.

  44. Tim Chi Lee

    Kickr trainer. It’s too cold in Canada.

  45. Mat Luebbers

    Power tap pedals, so I can get a better aero wheel!

  46. Kevin McMahon

    I’d love a fenix five to start the new year

  47. Helen Burton

    ETap for my Domane.

  48. Norbert Blachere

    the Fenix 5X will do it , nice to have 🙂

  49. Tom

    Garmin 520 Plus. Because mine current bike computer has a cracked screen.

  50. n8thegr8

    I’m upgrading to the favero pedals next

  51. Leonardo Guerra

    Because i have two many knee operations, y need de Polar Vantage M, (with running power meter) so y can control my runs.

  52. RWalton

    Daddy needs cycling shoes! My pair are older than at least 3 of my 4 kids!

  53. Leonardo Guerra

    I need the Polar Vantage. so i xan control my knees (two surgeries)

  54. Jason

    New Garmin toys.

  55. Oliver Melvin

    I’d get a fenix 5! To replace the one I bought and returned (because it wasn’t a super responsible purchase), but then went missing in the mail…and that I didn’t buy insurance for 🙁

  56. Vanna-P

    I’ll use this to help buy a new the Kickr for my husband. He’s on his own for the Climb!

  57. Peter Vanleeuwen

    I’d love some assioma pedals!

  58. Elizabeth Vanleeuwen

    The Garmin vivo smart 4 for me!

  59. Matthew Leech

    A new go pro since mine has started to develop issues.

  60. Robert

    Perhaps the Suunto 9 or the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus? I would also think about a computer geared at cycling like the Edge 520 or maybe an option from Wahoo. Too many gadgets to choose just one.

  61. bemjb

    I’d get a Forerunner 945 Music.

  62. Felipe Pulido

    I want to upgrade my garmin 510 with a garmin 820 plus

  63. Carlosu89

    I would get a Fenix 5! Awesome motivation to take my running to the next level.

  64. Jason

    Trainer! Need a trainer in this cold cold weather.

  65. Matthew Goldsmith

    New tri shorts. The current ones are see through!

  66. Brian

    A GoPro hero 7 black to record my epic mountain bike crashes

  67. HJ

    Shoes, lots of shoes.

  68. Sandro

    I would probably go for a Fenix 5

  69. Doug Keel

    Power meter please! Cheers

  70. Stephen Cooper

    I’d get a new trainer – a Wahoo Kickr Core for example.

  71. Brad Davis

    I didn’t get any bike gear for Christmas. Except for some socks! I need this 🙂

  72. Chris Wiggins

    Apply it towards a bike power meter that my son wants

  73. Philipp

    Hi, great blog – Fenix 5 was on my list.

  74. Jeff

    I would get a new power meter!

  75. Hubert

    Smart roller to keep indoor training more interesting.

  76. Karl W

    I would probably get a new garmin triathlon watch or maybe the Garmin 1030 edge cycling computer.

  77. Steven Agar

    Definitely a Fenix 5… or maybe a Suunto. Decisions…

  78. Thom Lieb

    I’d love a Wahoo Kickr!

  79. Barb Kennedy

    I am hoping for a new Garmin…the one with music in the watch!

  80. Eric Nyhusmoen

    New running watch.

  81. Jenn Arntorp

    I would get a go pro to record some of our epic adventures!