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Sports Tech Deals for Black Friday 2020!

 

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.

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) - $50 off
$159
$99⚡⚡ This is the lowest price AirPods have ever been - this is solid! I use AirPods primarily when I'm travelling just to listen in airports, planes, etc... I don't tend to use these for workouts due to them falling out. Also, with the wireless charging case for $50 off. Personally, I just use the basic model.
Apple Airpods Pro - $80 off!
$249
$169⚡⚡ This is the lowest AirPods Pro has ever been, even lower than the Amazon Prime Day Deals. ***NOTE: YOU MUST ADD IT TO YOUR CART TO SEE THE $169 SALE PRICE****
Apple Watch SE - $50 off
$279
$229This is the first time we've seen the Apple Watch SE on sale, and $50 off is a heck of a solid deal considering the far more expensive Apple Watch Series tends to only be on sale for $15-$25 off at a time.
Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) - HOLY COW DISCOUNT!
$169-$179
$119⚡⚡⚡ Holy cow, this is an incredible deal for the Apple Watch Series 3, $119USD - it's never been anywhere near this low. This is the lowest price we've ever seen for the Apple Watch Series 3. While the Series 6 is the new one, the Series 3 has almost all the same features (and still gets all the updates). It's dipped a few times to $169.
Apple Watch Series 6 - (40mm)- $50 Off
$399/$499 (cellular)
$349This is now the best deal we've seen on the Apple Watch Series 6.
FORM Swim Goggles (with heads-up display) - $20 off$179⚡ We don't often see deals on the FORM swim goggle (last Black Friday was the last time). So if you're looking to pick this up, this is the time to do so!
Fitbit ACE 2 Activity Tracker for Kids - $20 Off$49
Fitbit Charge 4 - 33% off!
$149
$99⚡ This just came out earlier this year, so this is a pretty solid deal for sure!
Fitbit Inspire 2 - 30% off
$99
$69
Fitbit Sense - $50 off!
$329
$279This is the first time we've seen the brand new Fitbit Sense on sale. Not a bad deal at all!
Fitbit Versa 2 - $50 off$129⚡ If you don't need the new features of the Versa 3 (of which, there are almost none except for built-in GPS), then this is a great option.
Garmin FR935 - $100-$200 off
$499
$269⚡ Sure, it's not the latest edition, but the FR935 is the staple of many triathletes and runners, and it still an incredible solid watch. We saw this a bit lower last month on Amazon Prime Day ($239). Also, I say $100-$200 off, because the 'base' price fluctuates a bit these days. Sometimes retail is $399 sometimes $499.
Garmin Fenix 5X - 50% off
$599
$299⚡ Down to $299 is a substantial deal for the Fenix 5X (non-Plus), so don't expect much in the way of major firmware updates. But still, at that price it's solid - incredible really. Note: The Fenix 5X in this series actually does include mapping, whereas the other Fenix 5 (non-Plus) units don't have it.
Garmin Fenix 6 Series - $150 all models
$599-$1,149
$150 off⚡⚡ This deal is back! This is a great deal that showed up last spring, and it also includes the newly launched Fenix 6/6S Solar units from this past summer
Garmin Forerunner 235 Running Watch
$249
$119⚡Look, this isn't the latest generation watch (the FR245 is, released last year). But, in terms of a damn-solid running watch, the FR235 absolutely fits the bill. You'll find it on many runners wrists in running races (ya know, once those happen again).
Garmin Forerunner 245 - $50 off
$299/$349
$249Both the Forerunner 245 is on sale for $50 off. While not a huge sale, it's actually the lowest we've seen either product priced to date.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music - $50 off$299Both the Forerunner 245 Music is sale for $50 off. While not a huge sale, it's actually the lowest we've seen either product priced to date. The FR245 Music supports Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming platforms.
Garmin Forerunner 45/45S - $50 off
$199
$149If you're looking for a runners focused watch, there's no better deal on the market than this. Period. The FR45 basically packs all the features of the previous generation FR235...just now in the FR45 series. Seriously, this is a solid deal.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music - 51% off
$399/$449 (with music)
$219This isn't a bad price per se, but for $20 more you'll get so much more watch out of the FR935 deal. However, that doesn't include music, whereas this FR645 Music Deal Does. Also, the 51% off is per list, but realistically we're talking about $70 off normal prices.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
$349
$169⚡ If one were to have a 'Yo mama' joke in here somewhere, the FR735XT has been around longer than Yo Mama, however, at $169...that's compelling if you just simply want a basic triathlon watch that still supports more sports features than most of its competitors.
Garmin Forerunner 935 Tri Bundle- $100 Off$399⚡ Sure, it's not the latest edition, but the FR935 is the staple of many triathletes and runners, and it still an incredible solid watch. This bundle includes the HRM-TRI and HRM-SWIM chest straps.
Garmin Forerunner 945 - $70 off
$599/599EUR
$529This is a good deal, in fact, the best deal on the FR945 we've seen in 2020. I don't anticipate this either lasting long, or being bested this weekend.
Garmin Foreruuner 35 - $50 off
$169
$99If you're looking for a solid budget GPS running watch, it's hard to go wrong here. Sure, it's a few years old now, but it'll track your race just fine and upload to Garmin Connect and all the other Strava-like sites as well.
Garmin HRM-DUAL (ANT+/Bluetooth Smart Strap) - $15 off
$69
$56⚡ This is one of my go-to straps these days (ANT+ & two concurrent BLE connections). It's floated on and off being on sale, but this is about the lowest we've seen it.
Garmin HRM-PRO - 15% off!
$129
$99⚡ If you're in the market for the HRM-PRO, this seems like a no brainer to pickup on sale. Especially since it just came out and isn't actually on the 'approved' list of Garmin sale items, so I suspect this is a short-term Amazon one-off. Take it while its there!
Garmin Instinct - $80 off
$299
$149⚡ Sure, the new Solar variants came out this summer with a few new features, but at their core the Instincts are mostly the same. Still, $149 is the lowest price the Instinct has ever been at.
Garmin Instinct Solar - $100 off
$399/$449
$299This is the first time we've seen a deal on the Garmin Instinct Solar, and the best deal I expect we'll see for a while.
Garmin Swim 2 - $50 off
$249
$199This is only the 2nd time we've seen the Garmin Swim 2 on sale. And as part of my in-depth review I found it easily the most accurate openwater swim watch GPS-wise I've ever tested. Which, is good, since most pools seem to be closed these days. :-/
Garmin Tactix Charlie - $150 off$599The Tactix Charlie is essentially a Fenix geared towards military folks (Amazon Prime Days)
Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch - $100 off!
$299
$249This is about the lowest we've seen yet for the Garmin Venu GPS, which includes an AMOLED display as well as music (even Spotify offline). Solid deal.
Garmin Vivoactive 3
$129
$129⚡ Obviously this is the previous edition, but dang, it's still a good price for a great little GPS watch. This has mostly been on sale at this price range for a while now, however, I've included it in the list merely because if you're looking for a deal then this is probably one of the best deals out there.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music - $50 off
$169
$149⚡⚡ Very solid deal, and remember, this includes Spotify support too!
Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S - $65 off
$299
$235This is Garmin's current offering to compete with the Apple Watch series (alongside the Garmin Venu), and this is a good price, though, not as low as we saw for Amazon Prime Day at $199.
Garmin Vivofit Jr. 3 - 25% off$59Sale includes all Vivofit Jr 3 variants.
Jaybird Vista Wireless Headphones - 44% off!
$179
$99⚡ I like these headphones quite a bit, and tested them a while back. A very solid deal for sure here!
Nurvv Running Insoles - 30% off
$299
$199This is a pretty new product, just launched this past fall that sits inside your shoe and even has GPS built into the pod sidewalls. I'm still in the midst of testing it currently, and expect a review sometime in December.
Polar H10 Chest Strap (Dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart) - 19% off
$89
$72This is a great dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart (with two Bluetooth Smart connections) chest strap that you'll often find me using as a reference strap in heart rate sensor testing. We only tend to see deals on it around Black Friday, always topping out around 20%.
Polar Ignite GPS - $45 off!
$229
$183This is a very solid deal for this unit, and about the lowest we've seen it. Note that the price varies slightly based on the exact color band you select. But either way, it's a great deal.
PowerBeats Pro Wireless Sport Headphones - $75 off!
$249
$174⚡⚡ These are my daily driver headphones that I use for all my trainer rides, and anything else sport related. While they're not perfect (namely the charging case), it's what I keep going back to every day because of the seamless Apple ecosystem integration (iPad/Apple TV/iOS/Mac).
Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earbuds - 39% off$79This are obviously super popular, and having them be 31% off ought to make them even more popular. Wireless Charging Case included.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 - $60 off$339This is a pretty new watch, so $60 off is a solid discount!
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 - 28% off$179
Suunto 5 GPS Multisport Watch - 35% off
$329
$229⚡ A very strong deal for this complete multisport watch that I really like. Well nailed on price here.
Suunto 7 Wear OS Watch - 30% off
$499
$349⚡ This is now the lowest price this watch has ever been at - and definitely a price to pick it up if you were in the market for it.
Suunto 9 - 46% off!
$599 (non-baro is $499)
$346This is about a good a deal as we've ever seen in the US for the Suunto 9.

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.

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Garmin Edge 1030 - $150 off!
$499
$399-$469⚡ This is a pretty solid deal for this unit, especially since it's getting a number of the recently announced 1030 Plus features later this year. Note: This price keeps floating up/down hourly.
Garmin Edge 530 Cycling GPS - $50 off!
$299
$249⚡ This is the the lowest price we've ever seen on the Edge 530, and only from a handful of retailers. This is one of the main units I use for my day to day riding and testing. It's also an B&H specific sale and is highly unlikely to last long (B&H is the largest photo gear retailer out there, but also does a strong Apple & Garmin side business).
Garmin Edge 830 Cycling GPS - 8% off!
$399
$369⚡It's a rare day to see the Garmin Edge 830 on sale - so rare to date in fact that I don't have any record of it being on sale previously. This appears to be an Amazon-specific sale, so I don't expect it to last long.
Garmin Speed Sensor V2 - 18% off!$32This is Garmin's latest ANT+/Bluetooth Smart speed sensor, but notably, it's also one that can record your rides without being connected to a bike computer, making it perfect for tracking mileage on a commuter bike. I'm super tempted to pickup a few of these and outfit all our commuter/cargo bikes for 2021 to see what the mileage/breakdown by trip/etc looks like at the end of the year. Yes, I'm a geek.
Kinetic Smart Control Trainer Resistance Unit - 20% off$279So this is a smart trainer (ANT+/BLE) resistance unit that fits on *ANY* Kinetic trainer frame, even those ones that are like 15 years old. It's a great way to turn an old 'dumb trainer' Kinetic frame into a new smart trainer frame - especially for 20% off.
Stages Dash L10 - $75$75⚡ This is a fantastic price on this unit. This is a full featured power-meter supporting cycling GPS unit, packed with structured-workout features. Seriously, nothing comes close at this price.
Stages Dash L50 - $90 off!
$299
$209The Stages Dash M50 & L50 are both 30% off, in addition, all Stages Dash accessories are 30% off.
Stages Dash M50 - $75 off!
$249
$174⚡ The Stages Dash M50 & L50 are both 30% off, in addition, all Stages Dash accessories are 30% off.

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.

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
DJI Mavic Mini - 10% off
$499 ($549 combo)
$359
DJI OSMO Action (Action Cam) - Normally $329
$349
$199⚡ This is a very solid price for the DJI OSMO Action, and it's a very strong first contender from DJI to compete with the Hero 7 Black (realistically, except for the dual-screen, it simply doesn't compete with the Hero 8 or Hero 9). I really like a lot of elements on the OSMO Action, but especially the dual-screen. Check out my full review for comparative thoughts. While I would have said that maybe we'd see a new OSMO Action sometime this past spring (an annual refresh cycling), I'm pretty sure COVID19 has killed any chance of that happening for a while.
GoPro Hero 8 Black Camera Bundle - $70 off!$279-$299⚡ The Hero 8 is still a great camera, so if you don't need the extra bits of the newer Hero 9, this saves you a $100 in comparison. Plus, this includes an extra battery, shorty stick/tripod, head mount, and 32GB MicroSD Card. Note: Price seems to fluctuate a bit between $279 and $299.
GoPro Hero 9 Black - $50 off$399⚡ This is actually the first time we've seen the Hero 9 on sale. Note that if you're a GoPro Plus Subscriber, then it's a bit cheaper at $349 from GoPro directly, but otherwise, it's $449.
Insta360 One R Action Cam - 15% off$466The entire lineup of Insta360 One R action cams are 15% off, including the 1" and 360 variants. Overall it's a good cam with good picture clarity (I've mainly used the 1" 5.3K variant), but I find the software really lets it down.

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.

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Garmin inReach Mini Satellite Communicator (2-way) - $100 off$249⚡ This is a great deal on this unit which can send messages back and forth when there's no cellular service. It also connects to the Garmin Edge devices plus the Forerunner & Fenix devices for sending urgent messages sans-cell signals
NPE CABLE - $5 off!
$59
$44This sensor is rarely on sale...so take any cash off ya can! Note the base sale price is 10% off, and then you'll add coupon code THE5KRUNNER to get another 10% off that price.
NPE Heartbeatz - $10 off!$39This little pod will re-transmit out your Apple watch heart rate as standard ANT+/Bluetooth Smart, Note the base sale price is 10% off, and then you'll add coupon code THE5KRUNNER to get another 10% off that price.
NPE Runn Treadmill Sensor for Zwift - 19% off$80This sensor is rarely on sale, and my favorite for treadmill use. Love it. Note the base sale price is 10% off, and then you'll add coupon code THE5KRUNNER to get another 10% off that price.
Stryd V2 Running Pod - $20 off$199Stryd pretty much only puts their items on once a year at Black Friday, so if you're in the market for one, now's the time.
Withings Body WiFi Scale - 20% off
$59
$47I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Withings WiFi Scale, they were the first in this category a gazillion years ago, and frankly, they're still basically the best in terms of partnerships and simplicity. It just works.
Withings Body+ WiFi Scale - 30% off$69I've long been a fan of the Withings WiFi scales, especially since they can connect/push data to so many platforms, including Zwift! Note that the Body+ simply includes more data.
Withings/Nokia Health Body Cardio WiFI Scale - 20% off
$149
$119This is the highest end scale that Withings makes, which includes additional metrics - specifically heart rate. Though, honestly, I'm not sure why you need to know your heart rate standing on your scale.

Euro Deals!

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!

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Fitbit ACE 2 Activity Tracker for Kids - 44% Off44EUR
Fitbit Charge 4 - 29% off!
$149
119EUR
Fitbit Inspire HR - 44% off
$69
55EUR
Fitbit Ionic - 53% Off
$229
139EUR
Fitbit Versa 2 - 22% off139EUR
Garmin Edge 1030 - 40% off!
$499
299GBP⚡ This is a pretty solid deal for this unit, especially since it's getting a number of the recently announced 1030 Plus features later this year.
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus - 9% off
$599
468GBPThis is the first time we've seen a discount on the Edge 1030 Plus. Take it and run!
Garmin Edge 530 Cycling GPS - 7% off!
$299
239GBPIt's rare to see an Edge 530 sale. Not too bad!
Garmin Edge 830 Cycling GPS - 8% off!
$399
319GBP⚡It's a rare day to see the Garmin Edge 830 on sale - so rare to date in fact that I don't have any record of it being on sale previously.
Garmin Edge Explore - 35% off
$249
162EURHere's the thing - I really like this little unit. Sure, it doesn't have power meter support, but if you don't care about that, and you just care about navigation - it's an incredibly powerful bike computer. By far the most overlooked bike computer out there.
Garmin Fenix 6/6S/6X Pro - 30% off (Mainland Europe)
$599-$1,149
499EUR⚡⚡ Woah - solid deal here! This is by far the lowest price we've seen to date! Grab it while it's hot. 6X is 10EUR more, and 6 is 20EUR more
Garmin Fenix 6/6X Pro - 27% off (UK)
$599-$1,149
439GBP⚡⚡ Woah - solid deal here! This is by far the lowest price we've seen to date! Grab it while it's hot. 6X slightly ore.
Garmin Forerunner 245 - 25% off
$299/$349
189EUR
Garmin Forerunner 45/45S - 42% off
$199
116EURIf you're looking for a runners focused watch, there's no better deal on the market than this. Period. The FR45 basically packs all the features of the previous generation FR235...just now in the FR45 series. Seriously, this is a solid deal.
Garmin Instinct - 46% off
$299
161EUR⚡ Sure, the new Solar variants came out this summer with a few new features, but at their core the Instincts are mostly the same. Still, 161EUR is the lowest price the Instinct has ever been at.
Garmin Instinct Solar - $50GBP off
$399/$449
299GBPThis is the first time we've seen a deal on the Garmin Instinct Solar, and the best deal I expect we'll see for a while.
Garmin RTL515 Varia Radar - Save 23%129GBPThis is Garmin's latest popular Varia, and also the first time we've seen a deal on it!
Garmin Swim 2 - 39% off
$249
151EURThis is only the 2nd time we've seen the Garmin Swim 2 on sale, and by far the lowest price. And as part of my in-depth review I found it easily the most accurate openwater swim watch GPS-wise I've ever tested. Which, is good, since most pools seem to be closed these days. :-/
Garmin Varia RVR315 Radar - 23% off99GBPThis is Garmin's latest gen Varia radar, without the light portion. This is also the first time we've seen a deal on it.
Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch - 31% off!
$299
229GBP
Polar Ignite GPS - 30% off!
$229
141EURI like this deal, and this particular unit. A great price for it!
Polar OH1 Plus Optical Sensor - 33% off!
$79
53EUR⚡ I love this little sensor, and you'll see it in almost every one of my watch/HR sensor reviews as a comparison/reference strap. It's just so darn accurate and so easy to use. Every optical HR sensor (and app with it) should aspire to be what this thing is.
Polar Vantage M GPS Multisport Watch - 46% off
$279
151EUR⚡ This is a great little watch that includes full multisport mode (for triathletes), as well as things like full power meter support and more.
Polar Vantage V GPS Multisport Watch - 44% off
$499
279EUR⚡ This is a reasonably good deal for the Vantage V, which has seen a number of updates during its time in life. It's been replaced by the Vantage V2 a few months ago however.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 - 32% off309EURThis is a pretty new watch, so 30% off is a solid discount!
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 - 42% off192EUR
SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable External SSD - 42% off139EURThis is one of my DCR Gadget things that you'd see down in that section, but for Euro folks it's up here. This is the high speed drive I use to store the footage I'm actively video editing, so that I can edit it on both my iMac at the office, and then my MacBook when travelling or at home.
SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SD Cards - 37% off67EURI use the SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Cards exclusively for all my video/photo shooting on my Panasonic GH5 and Nikon cameras (video and stills), including up to 6K recording with the GH5. I've mostly used 128's, but more and more lately I'm filling up cards faster with higher bitrates, so this sale is gonna have me pickup a bunch of the 256GB ones instead. The 128GB/512GB/1TB ones are also on sale too viathe same link.
Withings Body WiFi Scale - 27% off
$59
43EURI've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Withings WiFi Scale, they were the first in this category a gazillion years ago, and frankly, they're still basically the best in terms of partnerships and simplicity. It just works.
Withings Body+ WiFi Scale - 32% off67EURI've long been a fan of the Withings WiFi scales, especially since they can connect/push data to so many platforms, including Zwift! Note that the Body+ simply includes more data.
Withings/Nokia Health Body Cardio WiFI Scale - 37% off
$149
94EURThis is the highest end scale that Withings makes, which includes additional metrics - specifically heart rate. Though, honestly, I'm not sure why you need to know your heart rate standing on your scale.

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!

ProductSale PriceAmazonSale Notes
Amazon Echo Dot - 35% off!$38We've got a couple of these, both at home, and the office, and mostly just use it to play music for the kids. I don't have a specific need to pickup another one this year, but it's kinda incredible what kind of technology they can pack into that price.
Amazon Echo Dot - 53% off$18I use these around the studio and home - and for $18, it's kinda incredible what kind of technology they can pack into that price.
Apple iPad - Latest Model 8th Gen (32GB) - 10% off$299I use my iPad primarily for TrainerRoad as well as Zwift when not with a larger display. I also occasionally use it for other apps, namely The SufferFest - but I pretty much test every smart trainer app on it. This is the latest iPad that was just announced barely two weeks ago, so not too bad to see it on sale already (US AMAZON DEAL ONLY).
Apple iPad - Latest Model 8th Gen (64GB) - $64 off!$334I use my iPad primarily for TrainerRoad as well as Zwift when not with a larger display. I also occasionally use it for other apps, namely The SufferFest - but I pretty much test every smart trainer app on it. This is the latest iPad that was just announced barely two weeks ago, so not too bad to see it on sale already (US AMAZON DEAL ONLY).
Google Nest Mesh WiFi Router - 18% off$139These are the WiFi mesh access points I use both at home and the DCR Cave. Love them - I don't need to dork with them, they just work.
Lacie 2TB & 4TB Ruggedized USB Drives - 27% off$109These are the drives I primarily use for large piles of storage with my laptop and daily use before offloading to a file server. I also sometimes edit videos off these too (though, for multiple 4K streams in video it can be a tiny bit slower than SSD drives). But still, definitely recommend these.
Manfrotto Compact Tripod (MKCOMPACTACN) - 34% off
$69
$51This is my main tripod I use day in and day out, and during all my travelling. It's probably got 500,000-800,000 miles of travel on it, and it still looks like new - despite the fact that I treat it like crap. It's out in the salt spray waves often, in the mud and rain, etc... It just rocks. I just bought another one to have one permanently setup in the studio (+ one for traveling).
Nest Cam Indoors - 23% off$99We have more Nest cam's than I can count. No really, we have half a dozen at the DCR Cave alone, plus more at home. We love them. Nest Cam's really only go on sale about once per year.
Nest Cam Outdoors - 10% off$185We use one of these and so far after I think just about three years, it's working great for us. Love it, and works better than trying to stick a regular Nest Cam out the window (since it'll reflect both during daytime and at night with the IR sensor).
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Digital Camera - $700 off!This is my main shooting cameras for video (they make great stills too, but I mainly got this for video), and I've bought two of them. $700 off is an awesome deal. In my case I got the kit. And in case it's even more of an endorsement, both GPLAMA & DesFit also use this camera too!
SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable External SSD - 39% off$169This is the high speed drive I use to store the footage I'm actively video editing, so that I can edit it on both my iMac at the office, and then my MacBook when travelling or at home.
SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SD Cards - 43% off$56I use the SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Cards exclusively for all my video/photo shooting on my Panasonic GH5 and Nikon cameras (video and stills), including up to 6K recording with the GH5. I've mostly used 128's, but more and more lately I'm filling up cards faster with higher bitrates, so this sale is gonna have me pickup a bunch of the 256GB ones instead. The 128GB/512GB/1TB ones are also on sale too viathe same link.
SanDisk 256GB MicroSD Card - 38% off!$29I use this card in both 128GB and 256GB variety, and it's perfect for all my drones and action cams, easily recording 4K/60 and 5K/30, as well as 5.7K without trouble. I often pickup these cards when on sale like this, so I have them for later in the year when not on sale.
Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ (Diskless) - $110 off$439I use Synology NAS units for all my file storage at the DCR Cave. This unit is a slightly smaller variant of what I use (DS1817), but mainly just with less storage space. The DS920+ linked here is a solid deal at $110 off, though, keep in mind if just using for simple storage, the DS418 is cheaper (but doesn't support expansion units). Also, remember you'll need to add disks. I currently find 8TB units are the sweet spot on price vs capacity. (P.S - Thanks to Jose down below in the comments for finding this deal and asking my thoughts - more discussion there.)

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.

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  1. Andreas

    Heard of any delas for European customers?

  2. RTellis

    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.

  3. JP Miller

    REI also has the Fenix 6 line on sale – is this the start of the Garmin pre-holiday sale?

    link to rei.com

  4. 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.

    • JP Miller

      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.

    • Gene

      I can confirm that it worked on my order @ REI for a Tacx NEO 2T.

    • Myck

      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.

  5. BDS

    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

  6. Robert

    Kickr Core worked for me through checkout.

  7. 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.

  8. Juan C Zorrilla

    Thanks! Jus got me a Kickr climb for Xmas

  9. Hobe Scholz

    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.

    • JP Miller

      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)

    • Heinrich Hurtz

      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.

  10. rz606

    Hey Ray – are these Wahoo AXIS feet recommended? Do they help with fatigue on the trainer?

    • Peter B

      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

    • Michael

      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.

  11. Richard M

    Wahoo! Had an order for the Flux S but def getting a Kickr core instead. Awesome and thanks for this.

  12. Scott Bentrup

    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.

  13. Kelsey

    No dice for me with the Kickr Core, it’s telling me that it doesn’t qualify.

  14. Neil

    Yeah, none of the trainers work for this code on REI. Probably should remove this post.

  15. Nighthawk700

    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.

  16. keni-jinga

    FYI Coupon code GEARUP2020 does not appear to be valid for trainers at REI.

  17. LETICIA VEGA

    Will ROI honor the trainer discount if it was purchased before it was pulled?

  18. Pubpedaler

    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!”

  19. John

    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.

  20. DZ

    Thanks!
    Do we expect deals on Garmin Forerunner 245 music on Black Friday?

  21. Rob Campbell

    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.

    Thanks,
    Rob

  22. Jeff Stuart

    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

  23. Mike S.

    I take it the Garmin Vector 3S is just a single pedal?

  24. Danila

    Hey Ray,

    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 🙂

  25. Peter Z.

    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.

  26. Ben B

    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

  27. stephen vallance

    Ray,

    Any chance the 945 is going to go on sale or should I grab a fenix 6?

  28. Sam Garchik

    Did I see the wahoo kickr on for 999 at rei?

  29. Joshua

    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.

  30. Brett Erickson

    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?

  31. Tom

    Hi Ray,
    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).

  32. jD

    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?

  33. Peter

    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 …

    • Robert B

      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.

    • Peter Vanleeuwen

      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?

    • Robert B

      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

  34. Hello

    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.

    Thanks

    • 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.

  35. Peter Z.

    Garmin just dropped “Flash Sale” on whole bunch of devices -Venu ($249), VA4 ($249), Instinct ($169!)

    link to buy.garmin.com

  36. Steve

    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

  37. Ben B

    @Ray, it seems both 20% REI and Backcountry links in the intro go to REI!

  38. James Bondr

    Just saw this: link to rei.com

  39. Samuel Garchik

    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?

    sam

  40. Kees

    Garmin Venu for 159 pounds equal to around 180 euros. Amazing deal.

    link to amazon.co.uk

  41. Colin

    Stages l10 only went to $104. Still a good deal, just not 75$ good 😩

    • Hmm, weird. I’ll ask, supposed to be $75.

    • J Fants

      $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.

    • Paul schumacher

      Still $104. Any update

  42. Pablo

    the garmin instinct is back to 150 in Amazon: link to amazon.com

  43. Lowlevel

    @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!

    • Lowlevel

      All right good to know thanks for extensive answer ✌️

    • Lowlevel

      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

    • Good find!

      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!

    • Z aka Zoltan

      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.

    • Lowlevel

      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)

  44. NottheonlyDave

    Varia 515 (rarely discounted) for £130 here vs normal £170:
    link to startfitness.co.uk

  45. Steve

    Garmin Fenix 6 Pro for £439 at Amazon UK – link to amazon.co.uk

  46. KomAndo

    Apple AirPods Pro at $169.00 right now – In stock on December 11, 2020

  47. KomAndo

    Here you go

  48. Alan T.

    $119 Garmin Forerunner 235 down from $149

    link to amazon.com

  49. MW

    Thanks for the updates! I tried the code for the NPE CABLE and it is invalid. Was there a specific timeframe for the discount?

  50. steve

    Hi,

    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?

    Suggestions?

    Thank you,
    Steve

  51. Kaz

    Amazon UK 25-27% OFF Fenix 6x/6x Pro/6s etc.

    link to amazon.co.uk

    So even the 6’s are highly discounted…

  52. Chris

    Just a few deals at Westernbikeworks that looked attractive. . .

    GARMIN HRM-Dual Heart Rate Monitor $47.99
    GARMIN Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire $349.99

  53. fitz

    There’s actually much better deal for the 530 in Germany at 230 EUR.

    link to probikeshop.com

  54. JR

    Hi,

    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?

    JR

  55. Cen

    Apple Watch 3 is on/off $119 on Walmart.com. Definitely works when on though as got one

  56. DocMax

    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