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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 Sports Tech Deals Round-Up!

It’s that time of year again when there are tons of sales on all sorts of sports technology items.  Everything this year is pointing to earlier sales than normal, as manufacturers and retailers alike try to lock in your dollars ahead of time.

The typical ebb and flow of this time period is:

Pre-Thanksgiving deals: These are everything ahead of the US Thanksgiving (which is today, Nov 28th). These were pretty solid this year.
Black Friday deals: These are tied to Black Friday (BF), on Nov 29th. Some span this entire weekend, some even starts Thursday the 28th.  Generally speaking, most retailers have access to the same major deals (i.e. Garmin, Fitbit, GoPro, etc…).
Cyber Monday deals: These are on Monday, Dec 2nd. Occasionally they spill into that Tuesday the 3rd as well
General December deals: We tend to see ‘repeats’ of some deals in the mid-December time-frame (usually around the 10th-15th). These are rarely better than BF deals, but usually quite good if you missed something.

This year virtually every deal has leaked already for Black Friday, so don’t expect any surprises. However, what you will see is Amazon going wild occasionally and just offering astounding deals on new things (like 40-50% off deals). So keep your eye on my Twitter feed, I’ll constantly be listing the best deals.

Watches & Wearables:

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This covers anything you can wear that’s watch-like or activity band-like, including sensors.  Generally speaking, you’ll mostly find deals here that are on things I’ve written about in the past.  So you won’t find a deal on some random non-sports tech watch here, or on socks.  Unless the socks have some crazy sensor or something in them.

Current Deals

ProductSale PriceAmazonClever TrainingOther siteSale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated December 3rd, 2019 @ 9:10 am
Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm)$169⚡ This unit recently got reduced to $199, and now it's down to $169. Walmart is also offering it for $129 on Black Friday weekend.
Apple Watch Series 4 - $100 off!$299⚡ This is a pretty darn strong deal. While the Series 4 doesn't have the always-on display of the Series 5, it has everything else, including a heck of a lot better battery performance/life.
Apple Watch Series 5 - $20 off$379It's a note a huge deal, but I also don't think we're going to see any huge deals this season on the new Series 5.
Fitbit ACE 2 - $10 Off$59
Fitbit Inspire - $10 Off$59
Fitbit Inspire HR - $20 Off$79
Garmin Descent MK1 - $200 Off$799
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus (5/5S/5X) - $150 Off$449⚡This is a strong deal on the Fenix 5 Plus series. This is for all models/variants. Obviously, the Fenix 6 came out two months ago, so don't expect major new feature updates on the Fenix 5 Plus - but still, it's a strong option.
Garmin Fenix 5 Series - 50% off$299 and up⚡ Down to $299 is a substantial deal for the Fenix 5S & 5X (non-Plus), so don't expect much in the way of major firmware updates. But still, at that price it's solid. Heck, the 5S for $299 is actually the exact rose gold version that The Girl has (and still wears to this day).
Garmin Forerunner 35 - $60 Off$99
Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS Multisport Watch - Normally $349$219-$236⚡ This is a fantastic deal right now. The price on Amazon is fluctuating a bit, but either way - by far the lowest we've seen. Awesome if you're looking to get into triathlon or just want a really capable running/cycling/swimming watch.
Garmin HRM-RUN (with Running Dynamics) - $20 off$79This is the odd (and unheard of) Amazon sale. This strap includes Running Dynamics, but is ANT+ only. Honestly, unless you really want Running Dynamics, I'd recommend getting the HRM-DUAL instead (it's dual ANT+/BLE).
Garmin HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM Bundle (30% off!)$139Another rare Amazon sale on the HRM-TRI & HRM-SWIM straps. Also individually for 30% off too at same link.
Garmin Instinct - $100 Off$199
Garmin Instinct Tactical- $100 Off$249
Garmin RD Pod (Running Dynamics) - 17% off$57Allows you to get not just Running Dynamics metrics, but also running power, on Garmin devices.
Garmin Tactix Charlie- $150 Off$599
Garmin Vivoactive 3 - Normally $249$126-$144⚡⚡⚡ This was as low as $99 over Black Friday weekend, which is absolutely crazy. However, even at sub-$150 it's still an incredible deal.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music - 30% off$199⚡⚡ Very solid deal, and remember, this includes Spotify support too!
Garmin Vivoactive 4 First Avenger Smartwatch- $50 Off$349
Garmin Vivoactive 4 Legacy Saga Darth Vader - $50 Off$349
Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 - $20 Off$49Sale includes all Jr 2 Disney and non-Disney variants
Garmin Vivomove HR - $50 Off$149
Garmin Vivosmart 4 - $30 Off$98** Amazon currently $98 ; Clever Training $109
Polar OH1 Plus Optical Sensor - 14% off$68⚡ This is one of my favorites, and I use it constantly for HR accuracy testing comparisons. Note that the CT VIP deal is a better deal, but since you can only redeem that for one product - this is handy if you still want a nice little deal. Deal varies based on which color you get.
Polar Vantage M GPS Multisport Watch - Normally $279$167⚡⚡⚡ Woah - this is probably the deal of the year for wearable tech. This is a great little watch that includes full multisport mode (for triathletes), as well as things like full power meter support and more. Very very solid deal.
Polar Vantage V GPS Multisport Watch - 30% off$349⚡ This is a reasonably good deal for the Vantage V, which has seen a number of updates over the last year (and more slated in December).

Cycling Gear & Trainers:

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Got a bike? Then this section is for you.  Everything from bike computers to bike lights to trainers, it’s all here.  I won’t generally be adding things like brake cables or bike seats here, but if I find a good deal on a cassette to stack on that new direct drive trainer you just bought, I’ll probably list it here.

Current Deals

ProductSale PriceAmazonClever TrainingOther siteSale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated November 28th, 2019 @ 5:01 pm
Garmin Cadence Sensor Gen2 (Dual ANT+/Bluetooth) - $5 off$35Note: This is a random Amazon deal that will probably disappear. But, it's a great sensor for Zwift usage as it's not just dual ANT+/BLE, but dual-BLE atop that (so it can do two concurrent Bluetooth connections and unlimited ANT+ connections).
Garmin Edge 530 Cycling GPS - 11% off!$265⚡ ⚡ This is the first sale we've seen on this unit, which only came out this past spring. It's also an Amazon-specific sale and is highly unlikely to last long. This is one of the main units I use for my day to day riding and testing.
Garmin Speed Sensor Gen2 (Dual ANT+/Bluetooth) - $5 off$35⚡ This isn't a huge deal per se, but it is my favorite speed sensor for a commuter bike as it just quietly tracks all your mileage in the background and syncs it to your phone. Also, this falls in the bucket of 'random Amazon deals that will probably disappear'.
Power2Max NG Power Meter Sale - Free chainringsPower2Max is running a sale on their site where if you buy one of their power meter units you'll get either free chainrings (which you'll need), or 25% off electronics they carry (such as the Wahoo GPS units or Cycliq units).
Tacx NEO Bike Smart - $700 off (brand new but scratched units)$2,499⚡⚡⚡ If you're in the market for one of these indoor bikes, this is a steal of a deal. Normally $3,199 - Garmin/Tacx are marking $700 off after a batch of them got sent (brand new) across the pond with some "cosmetic" scratches. You can see the pictures in the sale link, and honestly, I'd take that $700 for a couple of very minor scratches. Plus, they ship within a few days.
Wahoo KICKR + CLIMB Bundle - $200 off!$1,599This is a simple bundle of the Wahoo KICKR 2018 + the KICKR CLIMB, for $1,599.

Action Cameras & Drones:

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Wanna record it?  No better way than an action camera.  Anything that’s action camera related or drone related you’ll find here.  That’s especially true of action camera mounts, which are often found for great deals around the holidays.  Same goes with drone and drone accessories.  Usually a great time to pick up an extra battery or extra props.

Current Deals

ProductSale PriceAmazonClever Training
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated November 29th, 2019 @ 12:29 pm
GoPro Hero 7 Black with 32GB- $30 Off$299

Other Sports & Fitness:

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Anything else that’s sports and fitness related that I think is interesting will be here.  It may not be super techy – but it’s stuff that most readers will be using in pursuit of their running/cycling/swimming/hiking/whatever.

There are no deals currently.

DCR’s Random Gadget List

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This is basically the mostly totally unrelated gadgets and things I think are cool deals that I’ve likely bought one or five of (you can never have too many, right)?  Some of it’s probably photography stuff.  Some of it’s random stuff like chargers and battery packs that I use daily, fun camera gear I use to make videos like sliders and turntables, and well…just random things you’ll find around the DCR Cave.  It’s all random…but it’s all awesome randomness!

There are no deals currently.

European Deals!

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What’s that? You’re not in the US and still want a deal?  No problem!  First off, you should note that some retailers do send some items overseas.  For example, Clever Training can send many products overseas, and do so at a flat-rate $29USD shipping cost.  You’ll want to check the individual item.  For some deals, that could be a huge savings!

Beyond that, I’ll be tracking Euro-specific deals here.  These will mostly include both Clever Training Europe (UK) as well as Amazon European deals.

Woot – important! The Clever Training Europe deals below can be combined with the DCR 10% discount coupon code DCR10BTF.  Boom! So yes, another 10% savings on top of these prices!  Plus free shipping in Europe for orders over 75EUR (almost everything in the list from CT).

Note: On Amazon Europe deals, generally speaking, you can order from any Amazon European country site (i.e. Amazon France) and have it shipped within the EU (i.e. Spain). Thus, many times deals are duplicated across the sites.

Remember these deals refresh each day for the most part, and usually only last a few hours. Jump if you see something you like!

Current Deals

ProductSale PriceAmazonClever TrainingOther siteSale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated November 29th, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Polar Vantage V GPS Multisport Watch - 30% off316EUR⚡ This is a reasonably good deal for the Vantage V, which has seen a number of updates over the last year (and more slated in December).
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112 Comments

  1. Tim

    GoPro “holiday bundle” even better (Same price but adds the shorty, extra battery, headstrap…)

    Looks available at Target, Amazon, probably others?

  2. Martin

    Hi Ray,

    would you recommend a certified reconditioned 2018 Kickr trainer with an 1 year warranty for 700€ (30% off)?

    link to de-eu.wahoofitness.com

    Thanks,
    Martin

    • I’m mixed. On one hand, personally I’d have no issues buying a refrub.

      On the other hand, we keep seeing stories of people buying refurbs (just this morning no less) and going through multiple units dying. Wahoo has been great customer-service wise…but man.

    • GLT

      Interesting time to be a sports-tech consumer. Hopefully the manufacturers are just having a hard time keeping up quality in the face of new demand.

      I’m such a big fan that I won’t mention their brand name, but I have primary + backup head units down with hardware failures working through return process. Tapping the gray market to add another layer of spares.

      2018 KICKR is one of the few pieces that has been trouble free for me, but I’m leaving everything in my indoor configuration on the 2018 firmware versions until summer 2020.

  3. Martin

    The second line that says “Stages Dash M50 – 30% off” with a price of $104 is incorrect. It’s pointing to the L10.

  4. Andrea

    Garmin Edge 530 – 255€ sold by amazon IT
    link to amazon.it

    It’s not the default option, you have to click below the price where says “new starting from…”

  5. JD

    Yesterday evening I received an email blast from Hammerhead mentioning their Karoo sale along with your quote. Today your Black Friday post appeared. Until then it was cart before the horse. 😉 How is that possible?

  6. Rusty

    Refurb 2018 Kickr is $700 US
    Refurb Kickr Core is $550 US

    That Core price is tasty

  7. ANW

    The Hammerhead Karoo still shows up for $400 on Amazon. If you go to Hammerhead.io, you can get it for $250.

  8. Jens

    Vantage M 175 Euro on Amazon.de

  9. Radim

    Clever training UK, mistype deal?
    Tacx Neo 2 Smart for 199£
    link to clevertraining.co.uk

  10. Frank B.

    Garmin Edge 830 @ 314€
    link to delta-bike.de

  11. Folkert

    Assioma DUOs:

    link to powermeter24.com

    With the code: PM24_Voucher_BlackFriday19

    Come in @ € 556,00 which for these I believe is an amazing deal!

    • Roelco

      A word of warning on the site: powermeter24.com.

      Delivery times are very long and sometimes non.existant. After 2 months of email exchanges I canceled my order of the assioma duos and asked for a refund. Luckiky i paid with amazon pay, making reimbursement straightforward.

    • Frank B.

      I agree. The delivery of my stages left only powermeter lasted 7 weeks instead of promised 2-5 days. You can find many of such customer expierences.

    • Folkert

      Ow jeez, noticing that now ye. So far things look on the up and up but the trustpilot and other sites seem to very much stear away from this website…. paid with creditcard so shouldn’t be too big a deal to block the order… Strongly considering this at the moment.

      Goes to show if a deal seems too good it might just be too good to be true…

  12. Martijn de Mulder

    Ah 🙁 No great deals on indoor trainers, specifically looking for a deal on those 🙂

  13. PeterF

    Shame the Venu is not discounted in the EU 🙁

    I was tempted by the Vantage M but the lack of a barometer (for counting stairs climbed) and its size hold me back.

    On the positive side: this makes a very cheap black friday this year 🙂

  14. JH

    Just bought a FR945 at 470 euro in the Belgian AS Adventure store . They have a 100 euro discount today on the already reasonably priced 945 (570, retail is 599) resulting in a 21% discount on the retail price.. I’m a happy camper

    • JH

      Just a follow up on my own comment… the discount is on all products above 500 euro. Google the shops website if you are interested, but I think this deal is valid for Belgians, French, Luxembourgers and Dutch, i’m not related in any way to the shop.

    • Steve

      Also seems to work on their UK-specific site (the discount is the same converted to pounds, so £89 off) – makes the FR945 £421 in the UK.

  15. sny

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for a <500€ FR945 EU deal.

  16. Thijs

    In Europe; Apple watch 3 is down to 199 euro on the Spanish Amazon

    Also, the $129 deal on apple watch 3 at Walmart is only for Refurbished models (bit disapointing)

  17. Juuso Raekallio

    There’s a deal on Fenix 5 plus on link to verkkokauppa.com

  18. Valère

    Favero Assioma DUO price drop 639.00 €
    link to cycling.favero.com

  19. Kieran

    Bikester.at (Austria) have a 20% off everything on their website sale with code “BIKEFRIDAY”. Means the Garmin 520 is only 240 EUR, free shipping in Austria, but I don’t know about elsewhere. Cheapest I can find for that anyway.

  20. Ihsan

    Assiomas are $577 thru Black Friday weekend at the Favero online shop.

  21. Alistair

    Hi, anyone having issues with CleverTraining UK? I’m trying to buy a Vivoactive 4, and it’s showing me a 20% discount (link to clevertraining.co.uk), but then when I put it in the basket the discount is gone?

  22. Paul

    Hi Ray. Clever Training and Amazon are now both saying $799 for Saris H3. I saw it last night and this morning at $749 on CT (and $789 on Amazon), but when I went to add to cart at CT, it kept coming up as $799.

  23. Ryno

    The VIP code FREEVIPDCR Says it is expired. Do you have a new code?

  24. Rob

    Reconditioned KICKR’s are $300 off for the 2018 version and $230 off for the CORE. Finally a deal, but the website is down lulz.

  25. MoonDogg

    Tacx Neo 2 not eligible for VIP20 coupon code 🙁

  26. Jonathan

    Ok I have narrowed my trainer search down a bit, but still would love to hear your thoughts. I want a mid/high end trainer 600-1000 ideally. Kickr core refurb 550$, tacx flux 599$, suito 679$ (seems like a gamble after doing my research), or Neo 2 999$, lastly flux 2 719$. Obviously the neo would be my choice if it wasn’t for the price tag. Any other trainers/deals to consider? Im really leaning to the core 16% grade vs. original flux 10% grade, or neo2. Thanks!

  27. Martin

    Garmin 645 music is on sale in Wiggle.co.uk and chainreactioncycles.com for only £229!
    The sale only covers some colors

  28. Kevin in De Pijp

    Any reason the 4iiii Fliiiight Smart Trainer isn’t on the list anymore?

    • Mostly because I fat-fingered the end-date…so…yeah. Fixed. 🙂

      4iiii Fliiiight is back on the list. 🙂

    • Kevin in De Pijp

      Thanks, I’ve pretty much talked myself into the Elite Tuo now, even though it’s not shipping for at least a week. It only shows up as a 15% discount on Clever Trainer, though, but still looks like a great deal. I’m especially attracted to your quick look describing the great road feel.

    • Realistically, I don’t see it shipping in a week. I don’t have a unit yet, and when I asked a day or two ago – they said it would still be 1-2 weeks till I got one.

      If that means they haven’t put any on the boat yet, then that’s +4w till it lands stateside. Now, it’s plausible they already built them and are simply dorking with firmware, in which case that 1-2w is totally viable. I can ask tomorrow, they’re going to be at the Open House. I suppose you can always place your order and it won’t ship out anyway.

      Given what you’re looking at right now price-wise, I’d recommend picking up the KICKR SNAP. Just my two cents…

    • Kevin in De Pijp

      Thanks for the quick reply. The Kickr Snap is showing up as $599, on sale for $499. Is that correct?

    • No, the fix has been loaded, they’re working to clear that cache out (something is stuck there). I’d just wait another hour or two at worst.

  29. José

    Which speed/version of the MicroSD do you recommend? I know in the past that GoPro was really picky on which MicroSD was being used.

  30. José

    Any thoughts on the Cycliq Black Friday deal? Do people prefer the Garmin Varia? I can’t figure out what is changed with the new Gen 2 version of the Fly 6 CE

    link to cycliq.com

    • Gamble

      I love my Fly 6. I caught it on sale for about this price as an open box unit 6 months ago. The video quality on it is great for what it is, a dashcam, and the light works really well. I use this light and another in the rear in case one runs out of battery, and travel with the same setup for rental bikes as well.
      Their support is pretty good. I had an issue with the memory card not working, apparently only a handful work in their devices, and they sent me one free of charge to make sure that was the issue with my unit(it was.) The fact that they don’t include a memory card is absurd to me, them including it in these black friday deals is to keep their support ticket count down i’m sure.
      As for this vs the Varia, i personally want dashcam functionality and audio recording and use a mirror to see behind me, so it is an easy choice for me. If you don’t use a mirror, and don’t want to record video/audio in case of an incident, the Varia may be for you.

  31. Florian

    This is available in Germany only (they don’t ship international). Campz.de offers 20% off on most products including many Garmin devices (Varia, Edge, 945, etc).

  32. Rudi

    Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit at $369.95 vs Garmin 945 at $499 (both at amazon)? I don’t care for music but do care about GPS accuracy and screen readability. Mostly for running. Thank you!

    • dan

      Definitely 935 if you don’t care about music, maps, payments or the new metrics.
      Readability might be slightly better on the 945, but there is not the slightest problem on the 935. GPS accuracy is often reported to be better on 935.

      I would save the money or spend on some other tech :o)

  33. Tyler

    Just pulled the trigger on the refurbished Wahoo Core for $593.99 shipped. Slim pickings on door buster type trainer sales today:(

  34. Bruce Burkhalter

    Decent looking trainer desk for $100.

    link to chainreactioncycles.com

  35. b mack

    Looks like $100 off the Garmin 6x Pro.

    link to store.miyaradventures.com

  36. Sam

    Did the Karoowelcome code work for anyone?

  37. Scott

    When I go to purchase the RunScribe, I am not seeing the 20% discount?

  38. Bob Steele

    Enjoy reading your work. Thank you!

  39. Thomas

    yesterday i ordered my varia 510 from alltricks.
    i hope i can trust them….
    129 eu

    link to alltricks.de

  40. AT

    Amazon has the Wahoo Speed and Cadence Sensors together for $56 at the moment. Is there any difference in total weight between the Wahoo and Garmin V2 speed sensors (seeing as how they’re the same price)? In the listed weights it seems Garmin includes the rubber housing and Wahoo doesn’t …

  41. Don Pirolo

    Polar Vantage V with orange band $299 on the Polar site.

  42. JF Em

    A warning note for European (and privacy conscious) buyers: Clever Training sends personal data to Riskified, an Israeli company, for fraud risk assessment. No indication of what Riskified does with the data, and they don’t reply to data-related requests, in violation of data protection laws (GDPR).

    I tried to purchase from Clever Training UK, only to find a few days later that my order was silently canceled, and that my personal data was sent to an obscure company in Israel.

  43. Corey W

    Just flagging here: The Vivoactive 3 is down to $99 on Amazon…

  44. Richard

    A couple of things I’ve found:
    * Forerunner 945 – Wiggle.co.uk – If the price is in Euros, the FR945 is only 519.99€
    * TrainingPeaks – 25% off on annual plans with ‘cyberathlete25’

  45. Paul

    I dont understand I have been looking on the Edge 130 for a few days and it have always been 139€!
    Not 109EUR.

    Do Amazon have a originating from function and give different prices for different countries?

    • It was 109EUR, in fact, picked up two of them that arrived just today.

      Right now it’s at 117EUR on the Amazon Germany site. If you’re landing in a different country it’s because of geo redirection. No worries, quick and easy to find.

  46. Dan G

    There are good trainer deals in Europe, they’re just not getting much love here (no affiliate scheme), e.g. Saris H3 for £749; £100 off. link to cyclerepublic.com

  47. CJOttawa

    LOL @ Vivoactive 3 lightning bolt bonanza. XD

    Seriously though, that’s amazing and cheap enough to be a stocking stuffer. The VA and VAHR never saw that kind of discount.

  48. Bob

    I’m getting $129 for that Garmin Vivoactive 3. Should I pull the trigger now or keep looking for the $99 price?

  49. KK

    Thanks for compiling the European list as well!

  50. Eli Allen

    No mention of any of the devices to help with recovery? Seems like all the impact massagers are on sale

  51. Kevin

    Have the elite direto x erg issues been sorted out yet? With the suito and direto being so close in price now I’m not sure which one to get.

  52. Nik

    Wahoo Elemnt Roam is $38 off in the US as well today.

  53. Mike S.

    I could see spending $300+ on a stroller if it was one of those floating ones on the Mandalorean.

  54. John

    Received the Kickr Core refurb I got on BF sale. Grinding noises out of the flywheel straight from the box, even when spinning it by hand. Based on other’s reports I knew full well to expect this, but was secretly hoping to not having to get into the support ticket mode. Let’s see how this will turn out.

    Anyone else with a similar situation?

    • seb

      All the same. That’s just sad they’re willing to let people lose their time with this kind of hassle.

    • Eli

      So bought it off the BF sale this year straight from wahoo? So shouldn’t be old stock that was from before they figured out the fix when the unit was new? Or was it from someone else who could have had old stock from last year

    • John

      Mine was a refurbished one directly from Wahoo. Serial number points to 2018, but that shouldn’t really make a difference since everything’s supposed to be checked by them during the refurb process.

    • Eli

      Yeah, that sucks

    • Keith Lacey

      I bought one(Kickr Core) too on BF – still waiting for delivery. Had to log a ticket to ask for update – got a DPD tracking code that says they(DPD) still haven’t received it yet! Hope it works ok.

  55. Cédric

    Looks like there is a sale on Amazon.de for the Fenix 6, the Fenix 6 pro is at € 621 and the 6X pro at € 670.

  56. Daniel

    FR 945 – 424 € (!).

    Let me give you the best price you can currently get in Europe.

    link to sportscheck.com

    499 €.

    Register a new (!) account, use code: FAMILY2019X

    -15% = 424,15 €.

    You´re very welcome.

    If you need help with German, ask me.

  57. Clint

    For US people, get the Miles app and search for Garmin under rewards and you will get a 30% discount code that works even on the Fenix 6