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.



  1. Jordi

    I’d put it towards a power meter, probably a Garmin Vector 3. It would be a nice upgrade to my old bike-shaped hunk of metal.

  2. Walton

    I would get a smart trainer for indoor bicycle workouts.

  3. Kenneth Chen

    Garmin Fenix 5X Plus!

  4. Jason Carter

    DJ Mavic 2 Pro for MTB riding.

  5. Luke Petrini

    A new edge for my son, bout time he started collecting data.

  6. Scorp

    I could use a new Forerunner 645, my wife one’s got broken and Garmin won’t likely exchange it under guaranty…

  7. Thomas's

    I got a lump of coal, I need something better

  8. Mark

    A Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire in black would be awesome, very useful and greatly appreciated!

  9. Scot W.

    I would get a Fenix 5 Plus to take advantage of the the advanced analytics for running as I ramp up my training.

  10. E H

    I’d love to get an apple watch 4!

  11. Jon Rubel

    I’d get a Garmin 1030 as my eyes are getting worse or a varia radar to help whwn I start to commute on my bike

  12. Russell

    If someone I know was perfectly happy with the Garmin 630 his wife got him a Christmas or two ago, until he got her a 935 for her birthday and the envy set in. So maybe I could win a 645 and she wouldn’t notice the change? Wait, I mean “he could win”. Or I could win him one? You know, asking for a friend.

  13. Christina

    I would get an upgraded Garmin forerunner. Time to get more serious with my running!

  14. yasuyuki koyano

    Garmin Forerunner 645 for new year training!!

  15. Chad

    A power meter would be nice

  16. Casey Ross

    A new Suunto with wrist HR for work and running.

  17. Iva

    GoPro to take pictures and videos underwater

  18. Gertjan

    Would love to get a GPS watch for some hiking!

  19. Kurt Malcolm

    Garmin Fenix 5X plus, a long overdue replacement for a bricked Fenix 2.

  20. raywb

    Pedal power meter for bikes as I don’t have one

  21. Laurent

    I’d go for a Go Pro to record my commutes! Feels like drivers get worse every year…

  22. Aaron Swank

    Heart rate monitor to pair with my GPS! Thanks!

  23. Jason Campbell

    Would love a Fenix 5 Plus.

  24. Victoria Henderson

    If I won, I would love to purchase a new Garmin Fenix watch. I’ve been thoroughly disappointed with my previous Smart Watch choice, and would love to have a new one!

  25. Greg M.

    I could use a new watch, as my Forerunner 301xt is a bit long in the tooth. Plus, I’ve eaten more than my share of SPAM in my lifetime…

  26. Mike M

    I would try to get a fenix 5x…or maybe a power meter.

  27. Timothy Luby

    A tacx neo trainer so I can train indoors instead of outside here in Chicago!

  28. JD

    Might upgrade my Fenix 3HR, or get a bike head unit. Or might get a running watch for the wife to coax her out more often!

  29. Wayne Faithfull

    A replacement fenix 5+

    No, a new Edge bike computer

    Wait, I’ve always needed (by needed I obviously mean wanted), a power meter

    Right, scrap those as I’m not a get man and will settle for a simple Wahoo Kickr (or at least half of one)

  30. Billy

    A nice set of the Favero’s for me

  31. Swap R

    Definitely a Fenix 5x Plus!

  32. Fredrik

    I would love to win a 500 dollar credit toward a Garmin Fenix 5S Plus because I am a sucker for the latest wizardry in training tech-gadgets.

  33. gary j

    Am I too late?
    Hero 7 black please 🙂

  34. Joeri Barbier

    A fenix 5s plus for the wife!

  35. Lyn

    I would love this giveaway to buy the neo smart trainer… keep fit through a possibly wet winter ??‍♀️

  36. Doug J

    Definitely a new GoPro since I continuously put off buying one and would like to record some MTB rides.

  37. Rob Westergaard

    Boy, a Garmin Fenix 5s sure sounds good to me!

  38. Sebastian Birch

    Love to have a Garmin 1030 as am still running a 725!

  39. Glenn McNeill

    I’d probably put it towards a Fēnix 5X Plus, because it’s a step up from my current Vívoactive 3, and my old Edge 705.

  40. Maurice

    Garmin Vivoactive 3

  41. Jérôme Simon

    I would get a GoPro. I definitely need one!

  42. Gert-Jan Weiland

    A new direct drive trainer, so I can finish my mancave and train for next season!

  43. Dave S

    Just need one of those new watches from Garmin to track my multi-sport adventures.

  44. Daniel

    I need a new Polar H10…and maybe a V650?

  45. David Sudowé

    I would get a smart trainer, to keep up the good shape during the winter season

  46. Kory

    I’d love to find something I need, but didn’t know I needed.

  47. Rob_B

    With the short days and bad weather I like to get a Garmin Varia radar/rear light and I see Clever training also sells the booster floor pump. The last tubeless tire I fitted didn’t play nice.

  48. KIm

    A smart trainer!!!!

  49. Brian

    I’d love the Garmin 645 music. Would be great to listen to music while I run.

  50. Dan

    I’d get the Fenix 5S Plus, because my Fenix 2 is long in the tooth and has always looked absurd on my tiny wrist.

  51. Martin Wessel

    A garmin bike computer with GPS map, I always gets lost.

  52. MartinR

    Either Tacx Neo or Wahoo Kickr/Core for winter training 😉

  53. Mike Maloney

    GOpro 7 black

  54. Aaron Tornow

    I’d like a Garmin Fenix 5S watch as I can’t use the Edge 820 during the swim and run.

  55. J Barker

    I would shoot for a wahoo trainer. My old trainer just isn’t cutting it anymore.

  56. Roman V

    Elite Diretto for winter training.

  57. paul hubner

    So much to choose! Maybe a Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System? Fun fun FUN!

  58. David C

    Forerunner 645 music to replace 230 /Rhythm+ / Sansa Clip Sport+.

  59. Pavel J.

    Any of the latest Suunto, Garmin or Polar models.

  60. Eddie

    I need a new watch, I like the Fenix 5s!

  61. Terry Muldoon

    Garmin 820 to run xert.

  62. Matt

    Denim 5 plus for the music

  63. Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT is on my shortlist. That leaves some coins for smaller bits to stuff in stockings 🙂

  64. Jeff Hirwitz

    That’s just about the perfect about for a Fenix 5S Plus! Because multisport.

  65. black

    something that can make me injury proof would be nice

  66. Mark McGarry

    A set of Favero Assioma Duos so I can train smarter and go faster!

  67. Luis Iturralde

    I’m thinking of a action camera for the mountain bike

  68. Lisa F.

    I want it ALL!!!!! Fenix5 would work.

  69. Andy D

    Go pro hero black to replace my old hero hd

  70. Love to get a new triathlon watch from Garmin. One which can monitor my fitness all the time, cause of the Alpe d’HuZes challenge 2019 in which I participate.

  71. Rebeca

    I would love to get a new Garmin running watch 🙂 mine is 5 years old and the battery is not as good as it once was.

  72. Bob K.

    I’d love to try a Garmin SR645 Music — your review made it sound great!

  73. Neville

    A GoPro Hero7 to track my recovery progress

  74. Wally R

    An Edge 520+ would be nice as my old 520 is getting long in the tooth.

  75. Stian Horne

    Powermeeter goodness’s for my new radge rando!

  76. Svein S.

    Must be the Gopro7. Shakes way too much with the Hero4 on my MTB:-)

  77. James G

    Think I’d start with a good pair of wireless headphones 😀

  78. Scott H

    I didn’t get the Wahoo fan and stand to complete my Wahoo training palace (Kickr/Climb). The ultimate Wahooligan!!

  79. Dan

    Must be a Fenix 5s!

  80. Chris

    Prob put it towards a wahoo kickr core

  81. Nate

    Updated to trainer for bike.

  82. Rene Pedersen

    Garmin Edge 1030

  83. Tom

    Kicker Trainer…because silence is golden.

  84. Richard Lindberg

    towards a Wahoo Kicker

  85. Emily

    I would get a new Garmin! I accidentally left mine on the hood of my car (don’t ask…) and drove away, and let’s just say the watch was NOT still on my car when I realized my error… nor was it anywhere along my drive, so A NEW GARMIN!!!

  86. David Noack

    It’d go towards a power meter so I can measure how much I’m not putting out after a festive off season

  87. Gary Patrick

    Garmin Edge 520+. I’m currently making do with a combination of an iphone for navigation, and a old Forerunner 310XT for displaying/collecting HR, Power, Cadence, Speed, & Distance data and collecting the GPS track. Would like to consolidate, and have something that will connect with a Varia Radar unit.

  88. Sandro

    A fenix 5 plus would be nice, but my “old” Epix could continue to serve me for a while more, so perhaps something else entirely, like a gopro

  89. Irene Elliott

    Garmin Fenix 5S. Because while my forerunner 235 does alright, I really like all the bells and whistles on the fenix 🙂

  90. Eric D Joseph

    Gotta be the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. My Garmin Edge 520 only holds a charge for about 4 hrs, not nearly long enough for my 2019 century rides 🙁

  91. Scott Shell

    I never get everything that I want because I have expensive taste. I would have liked a new Fenix 5+

  92. Daniel

    I’d get a new trainer!

  93. Jeff Costello

    I would love to put $500 towards a Garmin Fenix 5S. That would be amazing. Totally better than the “compression” socks my inlaws got me.

  94. PT

    A Fenix watch would be nice or a bike car rack or new shoes or… too many options!

  95. Jon

    Would love a new pair of shoes!

  96. Andrew

    Was really hoping to get a Hero 7 Black, I wanna try the new stabilization!

  97. Tina

    My dad supports me and my brothers through college and many other ways. I would like for him to receive a Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire GPS watch.

  98. Issao

    Just something new to replace my already worn out 235

  99. CMV

    I’d get a fenix 5 plus to replace my Vivoactive 3

  100. Dwight Anderson

    New bike trainer. Wahoo or TacX…etc. Why? My trainer is old and not very smart.