Huge List of Spring 2021 Sports Tech Deals (US)

It’s that time of the year again, where we see a slate of sports tech deals out there. This typically happens each May, just ahead of Memorial Day in the US, and then carries through to Father’s Day. However, most of the 20% off deals with REI & Backcountry are only valid through Monday (May 31st).

As usual, I wouldn’t overthink any of these deals as a sign of impending newness. For example, virtually every year Garmin has been selling the Fenix series, they’ve put the Fenix series on sale ahead of Father’s Day. And every year Garmin has sold Forerunner watches, we see those usually on sale in the May timeframe too.

I’ve consolidated everything below. I don’t expect the indoor trainer deals (namely the Saris H3 and Elite Sterzo Smart ones) to last long. And the Wahoo Speedplay one is pretty big too – the first time we’ve ever seen that.

If you’re looking for hard to get trainers and other indoor cycling gear, use the Stock Alerting tool, to get notified the second a new trainer is in stock for purchase!

Finally, both REI & Backcountry are running 20% off sales right now on much of their gear.  While a lot of sports tech doesn’t qualify, there are tons of deals to be had elsewhere (like apparel, shoes, etc…).

Most links here help support the site – which I greatly appreciate! These four DC Rainmaker partner sites here are also running deals on sports gear to supplement your sport tech addiction- Backcountry.com, CompetitiveCyclist.com, REI.com, and Wiggle.co.uk:



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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
Amazfit Cheetah Pro - $30 off!$269
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen with USB-C) - $60 off$189I've been using these the past few months, after years of using the Beats Studio Buds...man, these things rock. My wife has already started stealing them, which means she'll probably get a set for Christmas so she'll stop sealing them.
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) - $40 off!
$89These aren't the latest anymore, that's the newer 3rd gen units. But if budget is in mind, it's hard to beat these. It's still what my wife uses as her daily driver, including tons of time on the indoor trainer/bike.
Apple Watch SE (2022/2nd gen) - $70 off
$249/$299 (cellular)
$179⚡This is now the lowest price we've ever seen the Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) - a very solid deal, especially with the new WatchOS 10 features adding in offline topo mapping, power meter support, and plenty more.
Apple Watch Series 9 - $70 off
$399/$499 (cellular)
$329This is Apple's latest Apple Watch model, and did quite well in my review when it launched about two months ago. Especially notable is all the new sports/fitness features it got this year, such as cycling power meter/sensor support.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 - $70 off!$729This is really the first slate of sales we've seen on the Apple Watch Ultra 2, and the lowest price to date. Note: It'll show $739, and then to get the full extra $10 more off, you have to check that 'Apply Coupon' button under the price.
CORE Body Temperature Sensor - 20% off$227Both myself and my wife used these this past summer and fall, in particular as she was training for Kona and preparing for the heat.
FORM Swim Goggles (with heads-up display) - $70 off!$179This includes both the goggle, and a 1-year membership to their training/coaching platform.
Fenix 7 Pro Solar Series (7S/7/7X Pro) - $200 off!
$599⚡ This is the first time we've seen the new Fenix 7 Pro series on sale, and it's a nice strong sale. The smaller Fenix 7S Pro watch has become my wife's go-to watch since it came out, for all of her training and 24x7 usage.
Fitbit Charge 6 - 38% off!
$99Given this is barely two months old, this is a pretty substantial deal - especially if you don't utilize the built-in GPS side of the device.
Fitbit Sense 2 - $50 off$249This isn't quite the biggest sale we've seen, so I'd expect it to go a bit lower over Black Friday.
Garmin Epix (Gen 2) - $350 off!
From $449⚡⚡⚡ This is a crazy super strong deal, with Amazon having it as low as $449 (insane). Note that the Epix Gen 2 has continued to receive virtually all of the Epix Pro new features firmware updates. Also note: This deal is *STILL* available. Sometimes you'll have to click to show other retailers (on the right side), but it's still live.
Garmin Epix Pro Series (Sapphire Editions) - $200 off!$799⚡ This is the first time we've seen the new Epix Pro series on sale, and it's a nice strong sale. I'd say this is probably my go-to watch these days (middle-sized one), with the singular reason I tend to choose it over the Forerunner 965, being the built-in flashlight for night.
Garmin Epix Pro Series - $200 off!
$699⚡ This is the first time we've seen the new Epix Pro series on sale, and it's a nice strong sale. I'd say this is probably my go-to watch these days (middle-sized one), with the singular reason I tend to choose it over the Forerunner 965, being the built-in flashlight for night.
Garmin Epix Sapphire Titanium (Gen 2) - $400 off!$449⚡⚡⚡ This is a crazy super strong deal, with Amazon having it as low as $499 for Sapphire edition (insane). Note that the Epix Gen 2 has continued to receive virtually all of the Epix Pro new features firmware updates.
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Series
$329[Note: This is a renewed unit] Obviously, the Fenix 6 isn't the latest anymore, but these are still very capable watches and frankly, at $329, there's absolutely nothing from any of their even brand-new competitor watches (COROS, Polar, Suunto, etc...) that can even remotely compete with the features here. Heck, not even Garmin's own pricing for their Fenix 7 Pro can compete with this. Fwiw, all Garmin renewed units go back to the same factory original units came from. Frankly, there's virtually no difference. If you're on a budget, this is where it's at.
Garmin Fenix 7 Pro Solar Sapphire Series (7S/7/7X Pro) - $200 off!
$699⚡ This is the first time we've seen the new Fenix 7 Pro series on sale, and it's a nice strong sale. The smaller Fenix 7S Pro watch has become my wife's go-to watch since it came out, for all of her training and 24x7 usage.
Garmin Fenix 7 Series (All Models/Styles) - $200 off!
$499⚡This is a strong deal if you don't care about the new optical heart rate sensor (including ECG) of the newer Fenix 7 Pro, especially given the Fenix 7 series has received virtually all of the Fenix 7 Pro's new software features, keeping them essentially identical.
Garmin Forerunner 255/255S - $100 off$249This is Garmin's mid-tier running watch, and is a very polished option with good multi-band GPS, and of course, a boatload of running metrics.
Garmin Forerunner 255/255S Music - $100 off!
$299This is Garmin's mid-tier running watch, and is a very polished option with good multi-band GPS, and of course, a boatload of running metrics. This model also includes offline music such as Spotify and Amazon Music.
Garmin Forerunner 265 Series - $50 off!
Garmin Forerunner 55 - $30 off
$169This is a good little running watch, though, it also supports plenty of other sport types as well.
Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar: $100 off!
$499This is one of Garmin's most popular running watches, and this is now the lowest price we've ever seen on it. I often use this in my accuracy testing comparisons when validating other watches, due to it's very strong GPS performance. This is the SOLAR edition.
Garmin Forerunner 965 - $50 off!$549This is the first time we've seen the Garmin FR965 on sale since launch. While it's not a huge sale, it's something!
Garmin HRM-PRO Plus - 25% off!
$97This strap is one of the two straps I use constantly for other HR sensor accuracy comparisons (alongside Polar H10)
Garmin Instinct 2 Series - $50 Off$299This is a good deal, especially considering the Instinct 2 series got Training Readiness and a host of other new features over the course of just this year alone.
Garmin Instinct 2S Solar $100 off!$199This is a great deal at $199 for the smaller 2S units, especially considering the Instinct 2 series got Training Readiness and a host of other new features over the course of just this year alone. Plus of course all the existing triathlon/power meter/etc support it has built-in.
Garmin Instinct 2X - $100 off!$349This is the first time we've seen the Instinct 2X on sale, and since announcement it's received a huge slate of firmware updates and new features. It's best thought of as an Instinct 2.5, as it has almost enough features to really be more of an Instinct 3 (which doesn't exist at this point).
Garmin Tactix 7 Pro - $200 off!$1,099This is the first time we've seen the Tactix 7 Pro on sale. Note the other Tactix 7 Pro units/variants are also on sale for $200 off too!
Garmin Venu 3 - $50 off!
$399This is the first time we've seen this unit on sale since it launched a couple months ago, so this is a solid deal!
Garmin Venu SQ - 40% off
$199/$249 with Music
$149This is a so-so deal, previous 2021 and 2022 Black Friday's have put it all the way down to $119USD. So...I'd hold.
Google Pixel Watch 1 - $100 off$250While the new Pixel Watch 2 just came out a month ago, the Pixel Watch 2 got almost all the software features two weeks ago via software update. The Pixel Watch 2 does have a slightly better optical HR sensor, and better battery life, but otherwise is relatively similiar.
Oura Ring Products - Up to $100 off$269Oura has various products on sale, at various discounts, starting from $269, and up to $100 off depending on the model.
Polar Grit X Pro - $70 off
$449This isn't realy the best deal we've seen for this watch, as it was down to $338 last year for Black Friday. Maybe we'll see it go lower this year.
Polar H10 Chest Strap (Dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart) - 24% off
$67This 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%. Note, the medium- size is the one on sale.
Polar Ignite 3 - $75 off!
Polar Pacer - $70 off!$169This is about as low as it gets price-wise for the Polar Pacer (base unit).
Polar Pacer Pro - $70 off!
Polar Vantage M2 - $100
$197This appears to be the lowest price I have on record for the Poalr Vantage M2, which makes it pretty compelling as a starter triathlon watch!
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 - $20 off$279
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic - $70 off$330This is a reasoanbly solid deal for this watch, which came out this past summer.
Suunto Vertical - $100 off!$529This is the first time we've seen the new Suunto Vertical on sale, and especially notable given the huge firmware update it got this past week with tons of new features from the also-new Suunto Race watch.
Wahoo RIVAL GPS Watch - 50% off
$99⚡ At some point, everything becomes a steal. While the Wahoo RIVAL struggles to be comepetitive with higher-end watches, at $99, it's a pretty crazy deal - especially for triathletes where Wahoo does some cool stuff around automatic transitions.
Whoop 4.0 with 1-year subscription - 17% off$199This brings down the 1-year price to $17/month, which is the lowest it's been (only way to get that is normally a 24-month membership).

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
4iiii Precision Ride-Ready Power Meters - $100 off!$235This is for their non-drive power meter, in either the 'Ride-Ready' config (they send you a completed unit), or $50 off for the factory-install (where you send in your crank arm). The Ride Ready option is really a solid deal, considering you get a reliable power meter for $235. Ride Ready R7000 - 30% off Ride Ready R8000 - 20% off Factory Install - 20% off
Garmin Edge 1040 - $50 off$549This is a modest deal, but hey, a deal is a deal.
Garmin Edge 1040 Solar - $50 off$699This is a modest deal, but hey, a deal is a deal.
Garmin Varia Radar (RTL515) - $50 off$149This is Garmin's standalone radar+taillight option, and $149 is pretty much the standard sale-price.
Hammerhead Karoo 2 - $140 off!
$259⚡The Karoo 2 is down to $299 ($100 off), but you can use DCR coupon code DCRAIN40 to get an additional $40 off, bringing it down to $259!!! A very solid deal given all the software updates it's received!
Lasko High Velocity Pro-Performance Fan (U15617) - 23% off$73This is one of the most popular indoor trainer fan companies out there, which rivals the Wahoo Headwind fan but cost a fraction of the price. Of course, it lacks ANT+/Bluetooth integration, but realistically if you really want that you can add a smart outlet for $10 to toggle it on/off from your phone if need be. I've actually got this fan in the DCR Cave recently on advice of many people.
Stages Power Meters - Most 20% off units$267Stages is offering 20% off most of their non-drive-side power meters.
Wahoo BOLT V2 - $50 off
$229This is a good little deal on the Wahoo BOLT V2.
Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM V2 - $80 off
Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO (Dual-sided) - $200 off!
$799⚡ This is a very solid deal that happens twice a year, if you were looking at the Wahoo power meter pedals, grab these before this disappears (and it usually disappears). As with the Garmin Rally pedals, I continue to use Wahoo power meter pedals for accuracy testing of other brands/units.
Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO (Single-sided) - $130 off!$520⚡ This is a very solid deal that happens twice a year, if you were looking at the Wahoo power meter pedals, grab these before this disappears (and it usually disappears). As with the Garmin Rally pedals, I continue to use Wahoo power meter pedals for accuracy testing of other brands/units.

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 PriceAmazonSale Notes
DJI Avata Bundle - $300 off!$899The DJI Avata is DJI's smaller form factor FPV drone, and one of my favorites to fly. I don't use it all the time, but more for very specific things requiring a bit more agility (whereas most of the times I'll use the DJI Mini 4 Pro, Air 3, or Mavic 3 Pro).
DJI Mini 2SE Drone - $40 off!
$499 ($549 combo)
$299There's definitely something cool about seeing a sub-$300 drone. And there's nothing wrong with this drone, it's very good. Just be careful though, because it's lack of 360* obstacle avoidance means it's pretty easy to get yourself in a pinch for a beginner drone.
DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo with DJI RC - $100 off!$699
DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo with DJI RC-N1 Bundle - $60 off$659
DJI Mini 3 Pro with DJI RC - $150 off!$767Up till the Mini 4 Pro came out, this was my go-to drone. It's what I shot almost all my drone footage from, and is great for both cycling and hiking (or trail running with a hydration pack to hold it), as it's super lightweight and includes everything you need.
DJI Mini 4 Pro Fly More Combo with DJI RC2 - $140 off!$959⚡ This is the first time we've seen the DJI Mini 4 Pro on sale, for a product DJI rarely discounts so soon after release. This is a great drone, and my go-to unit now for most trips.
GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini - $100 off
$249This is the lowest price we've seen on the GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini to date!
GoPro Hero 12 Black - $50 off!$349This is the first time we've seen a sale on the GoPro Hero 12 Black. It's not massive, but hey, it's a good start!
GoPro Hero 12 Black Bundle Combo Kit - $100 off!$349This is a solid little bundle, with the GoPro Hero 12, two Enduro batteries, a floating handle, a head-mount, and a carrying case.
Insta360 Go 3 - $20 off$379I actually quite like the Insat360 Go 3 and the combo of tiny form factor when you want it, and screen-box when you don't. I'm not sure $20 off is a sale worth jumping out of your seat for, but hey...a sale is a sale.

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 2 Mini Satellite Communicator (2-way) - $100 off$299⚡ This is my defacto satellite communicator when out of coverage area, and I've used it on a number of major treks over the past two years when well outside of cellular service, both in a 24x7 tracking mode for friends and family, but also there in case of emergency. Would strongly recommend for anyone doing anything in the wilderness.
Garmin inReach Messenger - $50 off$249
Hydrow Rowing Machine - $500 off$1,995This is one of the other more popular display-laden rowing machines. I haven't tried this, but my sports-tech reviewing buddy DesFit has (linked at side) and liked it.
Hyperice Normatec 3 Leg Recovery System - $100 off$699While this isn't something I've personally used, I know a ton of you do very much love it. Go forth!
Peloton Row - $250+ off$2,745Peloton has the Peloton Row on sale, both this base unit here, but also various bundled units as well. This is the first times we've seen the base unit (non-bundled) on sale.
Therabody Theragun Elite - $30 off$289This is arguably my wife's favorite sports tech gadget. She uses it pretty much daily. Thus, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention this deal. Also, please don't tell her, she might just buy another one...
Therabody Theragun Prime - $110 off!$189My wife uses the Theragun Elite, which is just slightly more expensive than this model at $299 on sale right now. But hey, I hear good things about all of these.
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.

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  1. RMTL

    Thanks Ray ! No deal good enough to grant a ⚡⚡ or even a ⚡⚡⚡ this time ? 😉

    • Hahaha, yeah, only the Saris H3 one, cause frankly, I don’t think that’ll last the night.

      And actually, I added the double ⚡⚡ to the Saris H3 bundle too just now.

      I’d say the Speedplay ones would get 1.5X⚡ if I could, since that’s super rare. But hard to give it a full ⚡⚡. Nothing for the triple right now though.

  2. RMTL

    Oups, only one ⚡⚡

  3. John

    No 745 on sale. Do they except people to buy it if the 945 is only $20 more? Seems to be just about the anything never on sale.

    • Yeah, I thought we might see the FR745 on sale right now, as you said, the FR945 is only $20 more. Though, that’s technically not a Garmin official $20 more sale, that’s Amazon saying ‘screw it’ and going lower than MAP (Minimium Advertised Price policy). Still, given it’s been that way a while, it’s effectively setting the baseline for the product.

  4. Dave

    Garmin 1030 seems to be on sale link to amazon.com, and the 830 and 530 were on sale oddly for about 4 hours last week, not sure if that was a mistake

  5. Mike

    The Garmin 945 is $509 at westernbikeworks.

  6. Joseph

    NOTE REI members: REI has the Garmin Rally (powermeters) which the coupon can be applied.
    Example: With Garmin Rally XC200 would have $240 savings making total before tax at $960.
    Offer ends May 31

    • Dennis

      What coupon?
      Rally side listed now on reinstating at $1200 us

    • Very nice catch! I just added it to the list above.

      It looks like they tried to slyly hide the normal coupon code text (likely at Garmin’s request), but under the covers it’s still valid. Nice!

    • Joseph

      Kind of disappointing… April 2020, I used a similiar REI coupon code and bought the Tacx NEO 2T smart trainer with a $280 discount. This year code excludes smart trainers and bike simulators. I am wondering if REI updated it because the physcial stores are now open.

    • Nah, Garmin basically pressured them to add the ‘no trainers’ language last mid-year. Wahoo had long pressured REI to add it, but REI didn’t really care about Wahoo. Now though with Garmin onboard owning Tacx, REI has to care more (which is why they always had a “no device with GPS technology” in it phrase).

      Ironically, companies like Elite and Saris didn’t care about the 20% off, but they were casualties here. From their perspective, if REI (and fill in the blank other companies), wanted to eat 20% of their margins, that was their problem – and only increased sales of their trainers.

  7. Alex P

    Thanks for putting this together! Would you buy a Suunto 5 at this price or the Coros Pace 2?

    • That’s a tough one. Undoubtedly, I think the Suunto 5 looks prettier, but it’s really hard to beat the COROS Pace 2 with respect to on-watch features.

      App-wise today, I’d have to say I think COROS might actually win that one – at least aside from the mapping/navigation bits, which Suunto (even on the Suunto app vs the older Movescount) does better/smoother than COROS.

    • Tim Wils

      But… the Coros Pace 2 has no mapping/navigation bits at all, right? Not even breadcrumb afaik

  8. Tien Chai

    Edge 1030 plus for $100 off on Garmin.com!

  9. Garrett

    Surprised you didn’t mention the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus being $100 off, nor any mention of your prediction of a new flagship device any time soon? 2021? 2022?

    • Me too! And then I looked and realized I managed to make a typo in the sale start date, and thus, my magical database said ‘Nope’, and did nothing. Sigh.


    • Garrett


      Although I was kinda hoping you were going to say this is a sign that something new is coming. The battery in my original 1030 (purchased shortly after release, so it’s pretty old) is nearing end of life and I’d hate to “upgrade” to a 1030 Plus and have something new come out 2 months later. 😕

  10. Dennis

    What coupon?
    Rally side listed now on reinstating at $1200 us

  11. Steve Smith

    Ray, not that you could say but maybe your readers have seen rumors, my internet searching has turned up no info, would Garmin be refreshing the Inreach Mini anytime soon? Not that I am looking for any new features, but 2 years new hardware might be nice. Thanks as always for your awesome page!

    • Yeah, I honestly don’t really follow the patterns of the inReach product life cycle. I suppose there isn’t a ton of history to go on there. I’d agree in theory it’s a bit older these days, though they’ve actually done a lot since release in terms of compatibility across their other devices with it.

      Thanks for being a DCR Supporter!

    • Hi Ray. While Inreach mini is a great device and I really like it, it has one big problem. The GPS chip is kinda 10 (15?) years old. It could take an enormous time to get GPS coverage, I mean even on a clear sight it can take 5-10-30 minutes to obtain coordinates (while not moving of course); in the woods it could take even longer.

      If Garmin updates inreach in the same small small factor but with a newer technology, I would definitely upgrade.

      They have made available Montana 700 a year ago, but that it is too large for trail running…

    • Interesting, mine doesn’t take that long. It’s not short, I definitely agree, but it’s not horrific either (which, is 5-10-30 mins).

      That said, totally agree there’s things they *could do*, primarily Garmin-izing-it it more to match the rest of their lineups, and making the menu less sucky.

  12. Francis

    Do you heared any rumors about the new fenix 7? Should i wait for it? I dont konw if it worthes!

  13. Jason Wilson

    It is strange that all the Forerunners are on sale but the 745? We keep hearing that a FR 55 & 945 LTE, don’t get that one, are coming this week. I’m hoping someone has missed a 255 and 955 cause it just doesn’t make any sense.

    I know Ray can’t comment, but, we will see soon enough.

    I hope the rumours are wrong and a new 955 is coming. I see no value in a LTE Forerunner and I believe Ray would agree. Or maybe he too will be surprised. Can’t wait to see this week.

  14. Ihsan


    Any possibility of a Fenix 7 Q4/21? Wife has quite small wrists so the F6S’s smaller lugs are tempting, but she doesn’t want to buy one if F7 is “just” around the corner.

    • I’d be surprised if we don’t see a new iteration of Fenix in 2021. Garmin’s goal has been to iterate roughly every 14-18 months (or faster if allowed). One can debate whether or not last year’s Solar addendum for the 6S/6 is considered iterations, or maybe just given a COVID-pass.

    • Ihsan

      Thanks Ray!

  15. Scott Harding

    Do you think we’ll ever see a new pedal PM from SRAM/PowerTap?

  16. Garrett

    Have to decide if the Wahoo Headwind is worth it now… I hate getting up to turn my fan on! If they added control through Sufferfest rather than the Wahoo app it would be a no brainer. Hmm.

  17. Peter B

    Any updates in terms of firmware and accuracy a few months out on the Garmin Rally pedals? I’m looking for an SPD option for my gravel bike (Trek Checkpoint and so crank arm isn’t an option sadly) and the SRM X-Power are still a mirage it seems…

    • Joseph

      I would not wait on firmware. It does the job. It may not be perfect but it is the best option out there. The savings is hugh. I bought a second set for my other bike, too lazy to switch pedals and it is nice to have backup option. Note: if you don’t act soon you may have wait 7+ months before REI has another 20% discount. Garmin could also force REI to not offer discount on power meters later.

    • No, there’s a beta I’m running on one set to fix the quirky no-call issue I saw moving outdoors to indoors (which is easily fixable by just doing a calibration). But given it’s a beta, I’ve found this particular beta less optimal than the production build, so I’ve kept my other set on production. And in that case, totally happy with it (I’m happy with both sets, if I ignore the specific beta bug that was introduced.).

      Like Joseph said, I’d grab them now with the discount, as you won’t see it again till fall, and it wouldn’t surprise me if REI’s ‘No-can-do’ list magically excludes power meters next time. 🙁

    • Joseph

      Forgot to add: The link below is a spider/crank base power meters for gravel bikes. You will have to most likely have replace your your crankset (chainrings and crank) because of compatiablity issues. If you have shimano then look at the ALDHU versions. There are two different versions NG and NGeco. The NG has more cycling metrics and more expensive about $1200. The NGeco is less expensive has upgrades available but the cycle metrics are limited and not as complete as the NG version. I believe the dual sided Garmin Rally does capture more clycling dynamics. If you have questions, concerns, or compatiablity issues, their customer service is prettty responsive. It is a more permanent solution, meaning it is not a viable or quick solution for two bikes. But you will not have to worry about damaging it with pedal strikes.

      link to power2max.cc
      link to powermetercity.com

    • Peter Blair

      Awesome – thanks Ray and Joseph. I went ahead and pulled the trigger. I’ll keep my 4iii left crank for a while to see how often I end up switching the pedals, and if it’s every time that’ll basically bring the price difference down to a one sided power meter!

  18. Kevin Marshallsay

    Its not REI however KOM Cycling have 20% off everything this weekend including their new Rocker Plate

  19. Jason

    Ray, do you think With the Elevate v4 Garmin would think of making a oHR accessory to wear on bicep or wrist to pair with their watches for track and sync similar to HRM Pro. I see this as a Whoop style band and for when I’m doing strength workouts for better placement on my bicep or winter running when I wear my watch over my jacket.

    Would love your opinion.

  20. Chad

    I’m in the market for each of these so what are your thoughts on new Fenix or Edge added to Garmin’s 2021 lineup?

  21. Diego


    Thanks for these lists, and for all your reviews, great resources for enthusiasts like me. Any thoughts about new Garmin Edge units being released in the near future? I’ve been thinking about upgrading mine, and as of today the deal on the 1030 plus seems like a good option, but I’d hate to buy it, and see a new improved version of the 830 coming out a month from now….


  22. Volker

    Where is your Forerunner 945 lte review? 🙂

  23. Gonzalo

    The future seems promising for next Fénix 😋

  24. Katri

    Will there ever be any noteworthy European deals?

    • There, but usually not adhoc. We see them around Amazon Prime Day (especially), and around Black Friday – often better deals than the US.

      The main thing to keep in mind is that Europe allows discounting, whereas companies in the US generally don’t. As such, a Garmin priced at $599 *WILL BE* $599, otherwise that retailer gets their supply cut-off for 6 months (even if one penny low). Whereas in Europe, you’re basically paying 10-20% below list all the time.

  25. Francois

    I bought the GoPro cloud subscription to reduce the price of the Hero. However, the upload speed for video footage is incredibly slow. Is there a way to use the cloud or is it just a waste of money? I feel that a NAS is cheaper and more efficient.

    • It’s definitely slow. For me, I use it primarily as a backup, and occasionally – like right now – it’s syncing clips to the cloud from my swim, that later tonight I’ll grab at home (from the cloud) for Instagram stuff. It just save me time sitting there connecting to it, etc…

      But I agree, I wish there was better connectivity options there. I wish I could have it sync to at least Dropbox (which, I’ll happily pay them for), or to a NAS.