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 that are kinda like cash).  If you win, you can use that credit for anything from the GoPro Hero 8 Black to a Garmin Fenix watch to a massive pallet of nutrition gels, to the Favero Assioma power meter, or heck, even towards a new trainer. Actually, it’ll cover exactly the Wahoo KICKR CLIMB, since that’s on sale to $499 right now.  Whatever floats your boat (Note: While they don’t technically sell boats, they do sell stand-up paddle boards…which, are kinda like boats).

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. F6), you’ll likely get caught up in my SPAM filters.  And nobody wants to be sandwiched between two pieces of SPAM.  Got all that? Oh, and if you just want that amazing gadget t-shirt above, you can pick that up here. Or, become a DCR Supporter here!

Good luck!

The giveaway entry period will run through Sunday, December 29th, 2019 until 11:59PM US Eastern Time [Update – through Dec 31st when I remembered to turn this off].  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. Luis Miranda

    I would love a Fenix 6!!

  2. Marta A

    For me a forerunner 945 please

  3. Hugo V

    Hi, well my tom tom its breaking down, time to change, a Fenix 6 perhaps?

  4. Adam

    I could really use a smart trainer to help with being more accountable with my workouts

  5. eric

    i’d get a new trainer

  6. Jeroen

    The Garmin Forerunner 945 so I can hike and tri with one and the same watch.

  7. Sebastian Klotz

    I’d probably upgrade to a FR945

  8. Rick

    I’m thinking Kickr Climb

  9. Dinesh

    Apple watch please…

  10. Eshel

    I’ll get a turbo trainer for the winter:)

  11. Maciej

    I would like to get a new multisport watch. I am currently using a two year old Samsung smart watch. The accuracy levels on it are quite poor but I am one of those people who does not buy replacement smart gear until the existing gear completely falls apart.

  12. Dirk Verhetsel

    A new smart trainer for me

  13. Aaron Skutch

    I’d get a FR945

  14. Loai

    Fenix 6X for sure. I’m ready for an upgrade this winter

  15. Jacob Rubin

    I’d get a Garmin Fenix S fro my girlfriend who ran her first marathon this October. I’m so proud of her, and wish her many happy more miles

  16. Daniel NM

    I would probably go for the new Tacx Neo 2T. Trainer season is here!

  17. Martin Perry

    interested in getting a Stryd pod to use TrainingPeaks workouts on an Apple Watch

  18. Henry Wang

    I totally need a new trainer! WAHOO!!!

  19. Chris Bates

    I would like to get a Tacx Neo smarttrainer

  20. Kálmán Száraz

    Power Tab G3 hub would be my choice.

  21. Kory Kebert

    I’d lean towards a bike trainer of some sort, but undecided as of yet.

  22. Nicolas Boistard

    I’ll like a garmin Fenix 6 Watch 🙂

  23. Jessica

    Splurge on the Fenix 6S for after the baby comes!

  24. David

    I’d probably upgrade to a FR245 plus some other things.

  25. David Beaudo

    I would like to receive a Garmin Fenix 6.

  26. Jesus Campos

    Oh no it ended….. 🙁 Bye bye fennix

  27. Mikey H

    I’d have to get a Tacx Neo 2T and make sure I use my bike more then 3 months a year!

  28. Fabrice

    Hi Ray,

    A kicks bike would be great to stop putting my nice Cervelo on a trainer 😉

    So fingers crossed for the give-away, thank you so much !!!

  29. Drew Martin

    Def want a Garmin 945! Woo hoo!!

  30. Benji

    The 4iiii Fliiiight. Iiii have the StacZero from the oriiiigiiiinal Kiiiickstarter campaiiiign and would love to upgrade!

  31. Marcello Guedes

    Well, well, well, if I’m not too late I think a Garmin Fenix 6 would be the best, since I’d be able to retire my 10 years old Garmin Forerunner 310XT.

  32. Joel

    Maybe a power meter.

  33. Alex Teves

    Garmin Forerunner 945 or Tacx Neo 2t

  34. Ariel

    I’m lusting after the Garmin FR 945, esp after my Vivoactive 3 (which i’d been using way harder than intended for running & cycling) bit the dust last month and I’ve been watchless since.

  35. eric

    Fenix 6

  36. Jordgubbe

    Turns out that trying to squeeze in daily outside workouts is hard, particularly around the holidays. A smart trainer would be super helpful for those days where life gets in the way.

  37. Brian Miller

    I would choose a Fenix6 as it is a great all around watch… great for triathlons and great for hiking.

  38. Antonio Boskovic

    Hi, I would love a new bike computer so garmin 530 bundle would be awesome replacement for old polar.

  39. A Garmin Edge 530 would be an awesome gift!

  40. Omar A

    I’d definitely get a drone to make some awesome aerial videos.

  41. Tyler

    Indoor bike trainer! Tacx??

  42. Dave C.

    I would likely pick from one of the current crop of dedicated smart trainers (kickr bike etc.) and use the $500 towards making me feel less bad about the expensive purchase. Thanks Ray!

  43. Jordan Lambert

    I would get a Wahoo Kicker Snap, the Computrainer is getting worn.

  44. Adam Wenneman

    I’d grab the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt bundle so I can stop using my phone as my bike computer. Cheers!

  45. Michal

    I would like to get Tacx Neo to replace my old Tacx Genius :).

  46. Matthew A Soldo

    I’d get a second wahoo element bolt so that I don’t need to switch mine between bikes.

  47. Tero Harju

    I would like to get Garmin Edge 530 for my wife, so she would get into cycling. And if she don’t use it (even if she did) I’m happy to use it.

  48. B Hopkins

    I’d get a new trainer

  49. Michael

    I would take a power meter

  50. Matt

    Might finally get me to buy a kickr climb. Been going back and forth on it for a while.

  51. Jesse Inskeep

    New watch! Not sure which one but my current Garmin watch isn’t working so well and a new one would be fantastic!

  52. Mark Southam

    I think I’d go for a new Garmin 645 Music GPS watch to replace my aging Fenix2!

  53. kasrhp

    Thanks DC! Enjoy the holidays and your family.

  54. Pieter

    A garmin for my new Brompton 🙂

  55. Markus Graf

    If I would win, it will be the Wahoo KICKR CLIMB. Due to an injury I can not run a lot, so I am looking into trainers since some days.

  56. Michiel

    A power meter is soo 2019, but I’m getting one anyway !!!

  57. Roland

    Garmin Edge 530 to replace failing 520

  58. Michki

    It’s good time to replace my old GoPro 4

  59. Phil

    I’d explore getting a Garmin Vivoactive 4 watch.

  60. Brendan

    Fenix 6x or maybe Varia radar. Thanks for doing this again Ray.

  61. Tosin Akinmusuru

    I just got a Kickr Snap (I know, wheel-on, but that’s what it has to be living in a NYC apartment), so I would love a Kickr Climb. Why not at this point?

  62. Oguzhan Yavuz

    Favero Assioma please.

  63. Ridehardfox

    A new Fenix would be great to replace my old FR935. I’m really intrigued by the solar-function.
    Thanks Ray!

  64. Andy K

    A new Fenix would replace my old Garmin 920xt. 🙂
    Thanks Ray !

  65. Brandon L.

    torn between a drone and hero 8. or do i upgrade my 920xt?

  66. Deane hafling

    I would like to join the power pedal movement. Need to improve my cycling this year and would like to incorporate power metrics.

  67. Kostas

    A Polar Vantage V to replace my Polar M430

  68. William Dunn

    A new Garmin Fenix would be super

  69. Duffey A

    Choices choices I am torn between a set of power meter pedals or a new direct drive trainer. I think the kicker core would fit it just splendidly.

  70. Rami

    I’d get the Wahoo Kickr Climb, simply because mountain biking with your front wheel flat is plain wrong!!

  71. Angela

    what about a new trainer?

  72. Tijs

    some smart pedals?

  73. fabrizio

    didn’t figure out yet. gonna think about it once i win the giveaway

  74. Jonathan Smith

    Garmin Forerunner 945. Why? I am on my 2nd Forerunner, a 935, and I am utterly hooked. Garmin Coach has massively upped my game & I love the metrics. I also have an Edge 530 which syncs well. However I am doing my first marathon this coming year & PacePro would be a massive help, especially as it’s a trail marathon with 3,000ft of elevation. I’m also doing Berlin, so another help there for pacing. I would sell my 935 & out the money towards getting Vector 3’s. I’ve got a Wattbike Atom & would love power for out on the road, especially as I am looking to do my first IM in 2021. Love your work, keep it up! (Every sports tech item I’ve bought has been on the back of your reviews)

  75. AjR

    Still searching for a decent set of power meter pedals

  76. Ivan N.

    I want to get A Kickr headwind. My paincave is so Hot!

  77. Julien

    Probably go for the Garmin 945!
    Happy new year !

  78. Paul Mackenzie

    Varia probably!

  79. R D

    I’d love a 4iiii Ultegra crank arm power meter so I can up my outdoor training and make soem dents in the local crits.

  80. Ryan

    Fenix 6x, because my current 5xPlus doesn’t have all the whistles and bells. Thanks.

  81. Jon Brav

    Wahoo kickr core

  82. Beth

    Ohhhhh….soooo maaaannny things! First, that t-shirt! Hahaha! Then a year of Zwift…! And, yeah, that KICKER!

  83. Cory

    Favero assioma would really be nice

  84. Mark Okumura

    A set of power meter pedals for me! Would help with my training goals for the new year! Great contest! Thanks Ray!

  85. Gina

    I guess I wouldn’t mind an upgraded Garmin Fenix to tell me how unproductive I am 😂

  86. Bernard

    Hey Ray, Happy New Year! I’d like a Cycliq Fly6 & Fly12. I commute 17 to 20 km 3 to 5 days a week and after a few hairy occasions, I’d just like the evidence on camera if anything ever happens that I didn’t want to.
    Thanks for your work, congrats on your growing family!

  87. John Kavouris

    I wanted a Hawaii vacation. I’ll settle for a new wheelset.

  88. James Cheesman

    Varia radar, an early warning before motorbikes shoot past would be handy on the country roads round here. And a Garmin something or other with Spotify integration to go with my shiny new Aftershokz headphones I got for Christmas 🙂

  89. Alasdair Graham

    A Garmin Edge 1030

  90. I’d look at Garmin varia to be safer on the bike or a new watch for swimming.

  91. Noah

    Power meter

  92. Gary B

    Ah I think I’m too late. I would have chosen a Garmin 945

  93. miguel

    I would like to get a new sportswatch

  94. Rob

    Pick me!

  95. Anders Sørensen

    A Garmin Fenix 6 for my wife

  96. Miguel Goyanes

    Would use the month to upgrade my Fenix watch

  97. S Michael

    Definitely a new Garmin watch, because my FR225 is beat down.

  98. Nick

    Garmin 305….I miss having a hamster strapped to my wrist

  99. JT

    A new Garmin watch since the strap broke and replacements aren’t available!

  100. Denny George

    I really want to get Garmin Varia radar. You and GP Lama have truly made me feel like that’s the one must have device for this year. Besides it will probably make my wife more relax knowing I have an extra help on the road.
    Thanks for the giveaway Ray!