The Because It’s Friday $500 Sports Gadget Giveaway!


Today is Friday – you made it to the end of the week – and almost to the end of spring. But more importantly, today is also National Strawberry Shortcake Day (Don’t trust me? Look it up.) Unfortunately, I don’t expect to eat any Strawberry Shortcake today. Or tomorrow. And sure, I could have titled this ‘Father’s Day Gadget Giveaway’, but some countries celebrate that on other weekends (lookn’ at you, Australia).

In any case, it seems reason enough to give away some gadget goodness.  But fear not, I won’t be restricting this to those in specific countries (Australia or otherwise).  Anyone, anywhere on earth, is welcome to join as always.  Also, I think we just need more cake holidays to have faux reasons for me to give stuff away. It’s been far too long.

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 Hero 7 Black (which is actually $70 off through Sunday, the lowest we’ve seen it), to the just shipping new Stages Dash units, to a random pair of socks, the Garmin Forerunner 945, or heck, even towards a new power meter.  Whatever floats your boat (note: they don’t sell boats…wait, update, they do!).  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). Or, you can leave a description of which product your dad would want for Father’s Day.

The reason you need a short description of ‘why’ is that if you just put a simple product name (i.e. FR945), 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, June 17th, 2019 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. Peter N

    Indoor trainer

  2. Lauren

    Oh, I’d love one of the new Garmins to use the run coach on! With $500 I could get one for my husband too

  3. Craig Daniel

    I would use it towards a power meter to take my training to the next level

  4. Dome Deli

    GoPro Hero 7 black to record action footage

  5. George

    Edge 1030 or 830, to check new routes using the maps.

  6. Ivan Nogueira

    Still on time? I need a hero 7 !

  7. Rick Smith

    Thanks for another DCR Giveaway! Spent Father’s Day redneck kayaking/bushwacking/portaging down a local creek for 4.5 hours…might try to find something to support stupid activities like that one…

  8. Kim André Nygard

    Getting older do I would love a Suunto 9 Baro to replace my beaten up Spartan Trainer.

  9. Dave Flores

    I would probably grab an Edge 830 to replace my Wahoo Bolt.

  10. Pedro Nunes

    Need so much a power meter

  11. sebastian birch

    I would love to get a dual power meter that is compatible with my 11 speed ultegra cranks,

  12. Arjan Heeres

    A pair of Garmin Vector 3 Pedals would be awesome to get.

  13. Vova7

    I’ll get Garmin FR945 to start finally start running.

  14. Fred

    Does a pair of Nike Vaporfly Next% count as a gadget too? I could glue a cr2032 on top.

  15. Cliff C

    Would love to get my hands on the Garmin Edge 1030 and enjoy its long battery life!

  16. Chris Lyon

    945. Would be great to have maps to make sure I dont get lost and eaten by a bear on the rugged trails as I train for ultras!


    Hi, probably a fr 945 🙂

  18. JimH23

    Go Pro Hero, because I’d likely never splurge myself (or something more expensive, maybe a trainer?!)

  19. The new Garmin Forerunner 945 is the tool I would prefer as it would help me get back in shape after recent surgery and pursue my goal to do an Ironman to help prove to myself I have fully recovered.

  20. Eduardo

    Since I already have a relatively new Fenix 5 (which I already replaced under warranty), I would probably get something for that someone special instead!

  21. Mike

    I hope to use one of this good objects

  22. Jurjen

    I want to train with watts

  23. Paul

    looking for a new Garmin watch. Old one is showing the years.

  24. chad williamson

    Edge 1030 to score some new routes using the maps

  25. Ross

    A Garmin 945 to upgrade my existing watch

  26. Patrick

    Would love a new watch for fitness tracking!

  27. Nick in MN

    Happy Father’s Day, Ray!

    I would love to use the giveaway credit to get my Dad a Garmin Forerunner to track his swimming workouts in retirement.

    Thanks for putting these giveaways together!


  28. Curtis Cowan

    I would get some GPS running watches to give to my high school team athletes.

  29. Lka

    My 920xt could really really use an upgrade.

  30. Calum Nicol

    Easy- A Kickr Core. I’ve got a Tacx Bushido Smart but the world has moved on and now with a quiet direct drive at a sensible price, it’s time to upgrade!

  31. Tom prugar

    Wow how to decide?! Either a GoPro or powermeter for sure!

  32. Kai Hinger

    I’m just getting back to riding after a long absence and I’ve been eyeing the Favro Assioma Duo plus a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt to go with it and replace my ancient non-ANT+ powertap and LYC.

  33. lise henry

    I would love powertap pedals to become a faster cyclist.

  34. jcO2

    Assioma pedals will make my day..

  35. Mark

    Garmin 530 so I can stop using a touch screen GPS unit

  36. Rishi S

    Garmin FR945 for starting my summer training.

  37. Shaun Johnson

    I would love to have a Garmin 830 to track my bike rides through the Alps

  38. Emre

    Garmin 945 for sure.

  39. Tim

    A power meter would be nice!

  40. Brian

    I’d love a 945. Got everything I could’ve possibly imagine!

  41. Brent Roberts

    My road pedal is toast, looking to upgrade to new pedal power meter, but do not have the dough….favero assioma duo is in my sights.

  42. Michael Sena

    Here’s my entry! I would love to split the $500 on a Garmin Edge 530 and the rest on a new Go Pro 🙂

  43. Alexander Will

    I’d get the Coros Vertix! As an ultrarunner the battery life on this thing would be pretty rad! Great work Ray, love your stuff!

  44. Ruud Verschaeren

    I’d get a wahoo gps unit and give away my Garmin

  45. Mathieu cagnard

    FR 945 will be awesome!

  46. Greg

    Definitely Garmin 945!!!

  47. Jordan

    Garmin vivoactive 3 with music, for sure.

  48. Jennifer

    I would get an Edge 520 plus. I’ve wanted turn by turn navigation for 5 years but there’s always something that I NEED more.

  49. Ian Braucksieker

    A new Garmin 945

  50. Caroline Worrall

    New Quarq powermeter because my latest N+1 didn’t come with one.

  51. Luis Alcantarilla

    I’d love any of the cameras. I’m a creator and I’d like to expand the tools I use!

  52. Stuart Hamilton

    Definitely need a GoPro for our trip to the Dolomites!

  53. Juan

    I would probably choose the FR945 because of the new metrics. Have been with Garmin some years and still intend to stick with them some more.

  54. Mike Simms

    A GoPro Hero 7 would be most awesome, but then again, so would Garmin Vector 3 Pedals. I’m probably not going to win anyway, so it really doesn’t matter.

  55. I would put in some additional money and go for the GoPro Fusion, as i‘m Interested in 360° video and I got scammed by an ebayer when buying a GoPro fusion. :-/

  56. Adam Thompson

    I would use the voucher on some Garmin Power meter pedals for my father. We cycle together and he loves the statistics, HR, cadence etc. Would love to add to that.

  57. Tobi

    I would like to have pedal powermeters for my girlfriend, because she tries to qualify for the Ironman70.3 World Championships 2019.


    i’d like a forerunner 935, but can’t afford one as a struggling freelancer…
    to be able to track the strava segments in real time, and give me that extra little push on a punishing hill!

  59. Thomas Hunter

    I would like a GoPro Hero 7, I would enjoy capturing rides with my family

  60. Wim Berkhof

    It would be great if I would be able to pick a power meter. Training next level. But hey just winning would be great.

    Veel plezier bij de volgende review. ??

  61. Jeffrey Cave

    My summer would be off to an amazing start with a Garmin FR 945!

  62. Chris Saunders

    I’m new to the cycling game and think a decent turbo or power meter would be a game changer for me. Thanks

  63. Francois

    A CRYSTAL BALL so I can predict how to win these AMAZE ?⚽️‘s Giveaways!!

  64. Suunto 9 or Fenix 5! Need a watch with a battery life long enough for the century run…

  65. Scott

    New multi-sport watch!

  66. Gordon mclarnon

    I’d love the garmin watch, as my fenix three is on its last legs!!

  67. Jeremy Carroll

    I’m interested in a new watch. Thanks Ray!

  68. Javier Odio

    Yes for Fathers’s day I need a Hero 7 action camera for my MTB rides even though i’m 64 years old.

  69. Nico

    A GoPro for my dad who’s into diving

  70. Dorian Mcfarlane

    I would love an assioma favero power meter, been looking at these for a long time

  71. Thomas R Fairley

    Garmin with music

  72. Eddq

    I’d go for the Giro Prolight shoes + a few pairs of comfy socks!

  73. Jochen Jonckheere

    Probably a GoPro !

  74. Layne Papenfuss

    I would love to replace my rapidly aging Forerunner 220, probably with a Vivoactive 3!

  75. Daniel Sanchez

    I would spend the 500 in a new Garmin. Let’s say a Fenix 5

  76. John

    An Edge 830 would be fantastic!

  77. Brandon Babcock

    I’d be looking to get either a power meter, Wahoo bolt, or a GoPro. Tough decision if I won. Lol

  78. Titus

    Garmin 935 to replace my aging 920 and to pair with my Inreach Mini.

  79. Jon

    Even though I don’t neeeed it, I’d get the Forerunner 945 because my 935 strap just broke so it’s as good a time as any to upgrade.

  80. Simon F

    My 10 year old daughter would love me to get a watch with mapping capabilities so that when my phone dies partway through a hiking trip she knows we’ll still get back OK as doesn’t trust my paper map skills! 🙁

  81. AjR

    After my latest tri effort in which I ran top 30 I need to step up my watts game on the Bike. A power meter is breder !

  82. imran sufian

    I’d love to get the new suunto 5 because it will help me lose more weight!

  83. Roel

    A GoPro cause I always wanted to capture my wild adventures!

  84. Michal S

    I’d spend 500 for some Garmin

  85. Sam Knight

    The Quarq power meter please…because my boss is busting my chops about how ridiculous my power is on zwift with my classic trainer/speed sensor set up and I’d love to prove that my FTP is 3 watts per kilo, or y’know, remove him as a friend so he can’t see how pitiful my FTP actually is!

  86. ChrisB

    A power meter so I know just how slow I really am!

  87. Eric

    Power meter for the ol’ bike. Make training and racing(If you call it that) a little more technical.

  88. Ville

    For me, please ?

  89. Steve D.G.

    Probably an Edge 830 to replace my Edge 500. Although the 500 has served me well, it’s past time for an upgrade.

  90. Cookiemonster

    A pair of Assioma duo’s is still on my wish-list!

  91. Frank

    A garmin 1030 has been on the wishlist for awhile…

  92. I’d like to get the new Garmin FR945 because it has amazing battery life!

  93. Karl

    A gopro would be nice 🙂

  94. Kurt Koschnitzke

    Hero 7 Black for me! I’d put it on my son’s road bike so I can see actual race footage from his races.

  95. JoeE

    I was thinking about a wireless dropper post for my MTB, or a power meter.

  96. Conor McGloin

    I mean, I’m about 6,000 comments down, so not expecting much, but I’d love the chance to win the new Forerunner 945. Ran a 1:24 half marathon yesterday and have a middle distance tri on Sunday. My poor four year old 920xt doesn’t have the battery power to last a full Iron distance race any more, and I’ve got one in September. It’d be really helpful to have a watch to help me make it to the end! Thanks.

  97. Justin

    I’m going with the FR945 as it’s likely to be worth the most in a watch-for-cake trade scenario.

  98. Matt Parker

    I would go with the GoPro Hero 7 Black

  99. Andrew Mallon

    Would love a Forerunner 945 bundle so I can really focus in one what my training needs and doesn’t need!

  100. Jeff

    Wife needs a new watch for marathon training.