Here’s your complete guide to sports tech deals, sorted by category and updated constantly daily.
Most links here help support the site – which I greatly appreciate! If you know of a sports tech deal (gadget-focused), feel free to drop a note in the comments or in the contact form. As long as it’s not spam-like, I’m more than happy to share it out! 🙂
Watches & Wearables:
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.
|Product||Sale Price||Amazon||Sale Notes|
|Apple Watch SE (2022/2nd gen) - $30 off|
|Apple Watch Series 8 - $70 off|
|Apple Watch Ultra - $70 off!||$730||Amazon||This is actually one of the lower prices we've seen for the Ultra. Note that there's a checkbox on the Amazon page to add another $50 discount to get it to the $730 price. This seems to work for most Apple Watch Ultra band editions.|
|Garmin Instinct Crossover - 20% off!||$399||Amazon||This is an oddly unexpected sale since this watch only just came out. But hey, take it and run!|
Cycling Gear & Trainers:
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.
There are no deals currently.
Action Cameras & Drones:
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.
|DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo with DJI RC - 7% off||$798||Amazon|
|DJI Mini 3 with DJI RC - 13% off||$609||Amazon|
|DJI Mini 3 with RC-N1 Remote - 16% off!||$469||Amazon|
Other Sports & Fitness:
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.
What’s that? You’re not in the US and still want a deal? No problem! Note that 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. I generally try and just distill it down to one.
Remember these deals refresh each day for the most part, and usually only last a few hours. Jump if you see something you like!
There are no deals currently.
DCR Random Gadget List:
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.
I’ll continue to add deals as I find them. I don’t expect *ANY* further smart trainer deals this year that beat the earlier 20% off deals. Cause frankly, there’s no reason for retailers to offer such a deal on trainers. They sell virtually every unit they get without even trying right now. REI’s inclusion was mostly just because they’ve always sold trainers as part of the deal.
With that – thanks for reading, and for supporting the site via the links above. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Have a great weekend!
Heard of any delas for European customers?
There’s some general Black Friday deals at Wiggle & Chain Reaction, but nothing in the trainer realm yet. Most of the things sports-tech wise at this point are kinda old-hat sales.
Still, I remain optimistic we’ll see some solid Euro deals here in a few weeks.
Garmin Venu is 33% off in the UK
link to currys.co.uk
I was wavering between upgrading my iPad and getting a Kickr Climb as my annual Christmas/birthday gift to myself. Eventually, although total cost was higher for the iPad, I decided to go that route because it was the better price to usefulness choice. But I can’t say that the price listed above for the Climb doesn’t make me rethink that idea.
REI also has the Fenix 6 line on sale – is this the start of the Garmin pre-holiday sale?
link to rei.com
$100 off Inreach/Inreach Mini, instinct solar, and a few other garmin products too
link to rei.com
So does this actually work? I had seen the pre-announcement of the sale, and the T&C explicitly exclude bike trainers: link to rei.com.
> Discounts not valid on car racks & accessories, roof boxes, bicycles, bike trainers, snowshoes, skis, ski boots or ski bindings; snowboards, snowboard boots or snowboard bindings strollers, paddle boards, hard-shell boats, any item with GPS technology, action cameras and accessories, fitness trackers, personal locator beacons, avalanche transceiver and airbag products.
I didn’t go as far as paying for something, but when I put the code in for a direto, it applied the discount at checkout
Thx. Bit of a bummer for me. After I had seen the restriction, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a refurbished Kickr, as it was the same price as a new H3. For 20% off I certainly would have chosen the H3. Ah well.
I can confirm that it worked on my order @ REI for a Tacx NEO 2T.
I tried yesterday and was unable to use the 20% off coupon at REI on a Neo 2T. It essentially said that “..no items in the basket were valid for the discount” when I tried to do the coupon code for 20% off.
Anyone know if there’s a way to see what’s eligible for the 20% off without going all the way through the checkout processes?
Since it says “Discounts not valid on…bike trainers…” I assume it’s not all of them and also hoping other things in that list have some exceptions too
I’ve tested a boatload of things, GPS units are definitely not working, as are action cameras. Those have always been in the list.
Just purchased a Kickr core with discount.
Vector 3 worked with discount.
I just tried a Kickr Core and it didn’t work… 🙁 I’m buying from Minnesota, USA not sure if that changes anything
Kickr Core worked for me through checkout.
Thanks Ray! I’ve been looking for an excuse to upgrade my Tacx Vortex for the past four years and I just picked up a Kickr Core. Looking forward to this “road feel” and “inertia” and “accuracy” that people keep talking about.
Thanks! Jus got me a Kickr climb for Xmas
I continue to be a very frustrated REI member. 20% off Garmin at REI usually means it gets it down to the daily Amazon price.
As *I* understand it, you can’t blame REI (or your local running/cycling shop) for selling Garmin at full retail. Garmin mandates their vendors sell at the published prices unless they (Garmin) have an approved sale going on at the time. When you see Amazon vendors selling at below retail they are doing so with the risk of being suspended as Garmin resellers
Until today, the REI price and the Amazon price for Fenix 6 have been identical for as long at least the past 6 weeks (been looking since Prime Day, where pretty much only older models were on sale on Amazon)
Why be frustrated? You know what REI is and you are free to decide where to spend your money.
REI doesn’t promote it self as a discounter They sell top notch brand names and maintain very nice brick and mortar stores in many locations. Unless there’s a specific sale or an item is on clearance, REI charges full list and members get a 10% rebate (15% if you use their CC). Sale and clearance items don’t get the 10% rebate (but still get the 5% CC rebate). If you use the CC with the current 20% coupon, that’s a 25% discount. All that can lead to pretty decent deals, but maybe not the best deals, and certainly not everyday.
Hey Ray – are these Wahoo AXIS feet recommended? Do they help with fatigue on the trainer?
I purchased them and my experience is the opposite of Ray’s – really glad I bought them! I’m 5’10”, 165lbs and found the medium feet really give a far more comfortable and natural ride compared to pre-installing them. I find myself less fatigued after long rides, and sprinting feels a lot more natural
I upgraded to the Axis feet. Only have about three rides on them, but really like them, 205lb I use the large ones. Not a lot of sway, but enough to make a difference on the backside.
Wahoo! Had an order for the Flux S but def getting a Kickr core instead. Awesome and thanks for this.
Seems that it might have been an error on the REI side because I just tried to order a KICKR CORE and it is not applying the code.
No dice for me with the Kickr Core, it’s telling me that it doesn’t qualify.
Yeah, none of the trainers work for this code on REI. Probably should remove this post.
They yanked trainers mid morning due to overwhelming demand apparently.
Ray, what’s your link/code for REI in general? I know you had it up at one point, but I’m not finding it. I’m considering the Aerobars at REI for doing some duathlons next year. The 20% might finally push me over, if I don’t use on something else.
There’s a few links around here, and there, but this one works: link to dcra.in
Or, you can always follow nay REI link on the site and then once you’ve landed on REI you can buy anything else and it’ll support the site here.
FYI Coupon code GEARUP2020 does not appear to be valid for trainers at REI.
Will ROI honor the trainer discount if it was purchased before it was pulled?
Some additional info on the topic of upcoming sales, I sent a query to Clever Training today about the upcoming semi-annual VIP 20% only to learn it is unlikely to happen. Here is their reply—
Clever Training: “At this time we do not have any information regarding upcoming promotions and sales. The best way to be one of the first to learn about upcoming promotions, sales or new product releases is to sign up for our company newsletter. However, I do not believe we will run the usual VIP 20% sale this November but if that changes the newsletter can notify you of that!”
The REI discount on trainers must have been a mistake, because I read the fine print a week ago and it said they wouldn’t be valid for the sale, which led to me biting the bullet and paying full price for the Core. They must be selling so well right now that no one sees a need to discount them.
Do we expect deals on Garmin Forerunner 245 music on Black Friday?
Not sure, but I’d be semi-surprised if not.
I would encourage folks to consider not purchasing from Amazon just to save a few bucks over a local business (if possible). Retailers are suffering during these times … Amazon is not.
Not sure if you’ve noticed but any of the “product deals” sections you have in your RSS feed that show up in Feedly are pretty much unreadable. Any chance you can change the formatting so they show up in a nicer layout?
link to photos.app.goo.gl
Ick, that’s horrible. Noted, will add to a list somewhere to fix. Thanks!
I take it the Garmin Vector 3S is just a single pedal?
When can we expect a 2020-2021 Sports Tech Buyers Guide? Is it by any chance coming before mid/late December? I’m debating which new GPS watch to buy and could definitely use your advice in that area, esp. with black friday coming soon 🙂
Definitely next week. I pretty much always release it the week before Black Friday.
Interesting. I just noticed next week is Black Friday. Ok, it’ll be out Tuesday. 🙂
Thank you so much, appreciate it!
holding you to it ?
I know it’s not as feature rich and capable for sports, but the new-this-year Fitbit Charge 4 is $50 off, from $150 to $100, You have at least reviewed those.
How about the Garmin Fenix 5s plus sapphire, is this a good deal (€399)? How does it compare to the fenix 6s pro sapphire these days. I’ve read the review of the 6s, but i believe loads of the software based items are now available on the 5s plus too? So it’s mainly the hardware based items that wil differ like Pulse Ox, Batterylife, size (thickness). Am i correct or am i missing something?
Hmm. I’d say it could go a touch lower. But not much. We saw it on sale in the US for $349 a month ago by Amazon. So my guess is we’ll see that or slightly lower in EU for Black Friday.
For the most part, very few of the Fenix 6 features ended up on Fenix 5 Plus – almost none really. So I’d look at it more a case of if you’re happy with the features on the Fenix 5 Plus – its a solid unit
Any chance the 945 is going to go on sale or should I grab a fenix 6?
Not sure there to be honest. I suppose at this point you can wait another week – any sales would happen by Friday morning. One could always pickup the Fenix 6 just in case, and just not open it too.
Good idea. Backcountry returns are pretty painless. Fenix 6 in route…
Did I see the wahoo kickr on for 999 at rei?
It was. But no longer.
Wow, even without a code? When was that? Refurbished?
Thinking of grabbing a Fenix 6S with the $150 off, but hesitant with a possible 7 coming out soon. Do you have any info on that? Thanks so much.
Is there any reason that the Fenix 6 watches are being discounted so heavily? Are they trying to indicate that a Fenix 7 is right around the corner?
Nope, just typical November Garmin sales. The Fenix 6 was on sale last spring for $150 off.
Just a heads up — Sam’s Club has special on Fenix 5 plus for $330 — starting today.
I’m tempted to upgrade or perhaps waiting to see about a FR 945 (for no other reason than the weight difference).
** just noticed same price n free shipping at Amazon
Second time that there is a hefty discount on the Garmin Instinct. Is this more likely due to there likely to be a newer model soon, or that Garmin’s happy to sell them and then make money on the subscription?
What subscription for the Instinct? Not familiar with features that require it.
Yeah, there’s no such thing as a subscription for Garmin fitness/outdoors products. Garmin has historically discounted the Instinct lineup each Christmas and each May. Just as they do most product lines during those timeframes.
My mistake. Should have said InReach, not Instinct. InReach is the satellite communicator, which requires a subscription: link to discover.garmin.com
Is there any point in mulling a Fenix 6 vs Coros Pace 2? I have an additional benefit (that only applies to garmins) that would put the Fenix 6 at $100 CAD more than the Pace 2 …
Depends on what’s of value to you Peter. Do you need pulse ox? I didn’t.
Do you use maps? I did but only on foreign vacations, where I’d also take my phone, which I wouldn’t do at home in the UK. Lastly do you use music? I don’t, I like to hear what’s going on around me, like the time a riderless motorcycle came sliding up the road not two meters away from me.
So yeah I sold my F6 Pro and got the coros pace 2, mainly for it’s full support of my stryd power meter. But I’ve done pace based workouts with distance from stryd too and that also seems pretty stable. Sold my index scale and got a withings one that integrates with runalyze. I’m chuffed with the setup I have now.
Only potential negative if your unwilling/unable to pay for example Runalyze/trainingpeaks is that natively you do get far more info on Garmin connect than you do on the coros app.
Thanks Robert! That’s very helpful. Indeed the things you mentioned are my situation as well. I rarely listen to music ( though if I could somehow load an audio book ). I also rarely use Garmin connect. One thing I am curious about are the first beat metrics ( like body battery, all day hr tracking with high and low warnings, sleep tracking). Are those features worth the 100 extra? Or is that super Coros battery really win the day?
Hope I’m not too late for you to get a deal,
I pretty much never used any of the firstbeat features. As mentioned I outsource everything. However the readiness metric made me laugh. Some days I’d feel lousy and sluggish and it’d say +5, other days I’d feel great and it’d say -2. Your milage may vary when it comes to built in metric side of things but as said I laughed/took it with a pinch of salt. Both are good devices in their own way. But I train with power and coros hits it out the park
I was searching for last years deals to see if I can expect something on the DJI Mini 2. It seems that you code things in way that’s there is a « deal table » am I right ?
I keep seeing this latest deals table on other years page.
Correct, it’s a dynamic table in all locations. I do have historical information saved for the most part (better data on more popular products, less updated data on smaller/less popular products).
That said, I can pretty much answer that question off-hand. No sale on the Mini 2 this year. Instead, DJI is running a sale on the Mini 1, which kinda matches what they did last year with running older products on sale.
Garmin just dropped “Flash Sale” on whole bunch of devices -Venu ($249), VA4 ($249), Instinct ($169!)
link to buy.garmin.com
Thanks Peter for the heads up yesterday! Looks like we both got those e-mails about the same time. Got them all added in!
The Fenix 6 Pro is available for £450 from John Lewis in the UK, which I think is as low as it’s been.
link to johnlewis.com
@Ray, it seems both 20% REI and Backcountry links in the intro go to REI!
That’s less than ideal – thanks, fixed!!!
Just saw this: link to rei.com
Wow, that’s an amazing deal. Good find!!!
Well, that didn’t last long.
I wonder why they are doing this. Getting rid of product returns?
Ray – Im looking at getting a Varia 800 light, urban edition. The mount alone is like, what? 40 bucks from Garmin? and I think I can use it with my edge 1030? Am I wrong?
Do those ever go on sale? If so, do you recall where or when and at what price?
Also, iyho, how does that compare with the bontrager (ion RT and Flare) price not being an object (IE – I have a varia radar, and could use the same mount for the varia as the bontrager ion rt, etc..). ?
thanks and keep up the good work. What were those tacx neos on sale at rei for this am, btw?
Garmin Venu for 159 pounds equal to around 180 euros. Amazing deal.
link to amazon.co.uk
Stages l10 only went to $104. Still a good deal, just not 75$ good ?
Hmm, weird. I’ll ask, supposed to be $75.
$74.99 from Clever Training at the moment.
Order from their ebay store for free shipping at same price for just the unit itself (No $99 free shipping minimum as with their website).
Also Ray – lots of deals on Garmin watches from “Kohls” in the US. Pricing is the same or slightly higher than deals from other retailers running sales, but you get a not insignificant amount of “Kohls Cash” to spend on a future order (time period applies).
For example – $250 for Venu + buyer receives $75 in Kohls Cash to spend on whatever else they sell.
Still $104. Any update
the garmin instinct is back to 150 in Amazon: link to amazon.com
@Ray, do you have any idea to what price the Fenix 6S Pro should go in Europe? I see them around €560 now? Is that supposed to drop more?
Since there’s no MAP in Europe (Minimum Advertised Price policies), it’s the wild west when it comes to Black Friday…which is great for consumers. Whereas in the US, we know already that the Fenix 6 won’t be any lower than what we see, except if a retailer accidentally makes a mistake – since they’ll get a 6-month ban by Garmin for even going a cent lower.
In any case, earlier this year we saw them dip into the mid-500EUR range, so not much more below what you’re seeing them. My bet is we’ll see one of the Amazon’s (probably Amazon IT or ES) do a quick drop to something like 499EUR for a few hours. Stay tuned to Twitter!
All right good to know thanks for extensive answer ✌️
Garmin Fenix 6s Sapphire €590 @ Amazon.it, sharpest deal i’ve seen so far! Dont know how to change the link into one with Ray’s affiliation in it.
link to amazon.it
Starting tomorrow sometime the Europe deals page tracker will be lit up (well, table, it’ll be on this same page).
Also, you can always paste Amazon links here and they’ll automagically get converted to help support the site!
Insomnia means one can see Fenix 6x Pro l just for 510 euro. Just switch from the expensive France to cheap Germany and you can see it too.
There you have it: €499 @ amazon.de
link to amazon.de
Boom, thanks for sharing! Added to the newly created Euro deals list, and adding about 5-10 more deals as we speak in that section too.
But I’d be surprised if we see it any lower than 499EUR, or 521 for the Fenix 6 Pro (non-S).
(link to amazon.de)
Varia 515 (rarely discounted) for £130 here vs normal £170:
link to startfitness.co.uk
Varia RTL315 £96 here link to sigmasports.com
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro for £439 at Amazon UK – link to amazon.co.uk
Apple AirPods Pro at $169.00 right now – In stock on December 11, 2020
Here you go
Shame…gone. That said, I suspect we’ll see it back!
$119 Garmin Forerunner 235 down from $149
link to amazon.com
Thanks for the updates! I tried the code for the NPE CABLE and it is invalid. Was there a specific timeframe for the discount?
My understanding was from today. I’ll poke.
Looking for a tri smartwatch with a smaller size. Using a fitbit v2 now. Not a fan of massive sized watches. Like to find a garmin model if possible?
Amazon UK 25-27% OFF Fenix 6x/6x Pro/6s etc.
link to amazon.co.uk
So even the 6’s are highly discounted…
Just a few deals at Westernbikeworks that looked attractive. . .
GARMIN HRM-Dual Heart Rate Monitor $47.99
GARMIN Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire $349.99
There’s actually much better deal for the 530 in Germany at 230 EUR.
link to probikeshop.com
I’m about to buy Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire Titanium here in Europe.
So far the best price (28% discount ) I found is 667,58 € (link to bike24.com)
Can it go any lower? What do you think?
Apple Watch 3 is on/off $119 on Walmart.com. Definitely works when on though as got one
Wiggle has a few more deals for UK peeps.
Varia RTL515 for £129.99
link to wiggle.co.uk
Vector 3 (dual sided) for £599.99
link to wiggle.co.uk