Holiday 2021 Sports Tech Deals List!

Here’s your complete Holiday 2021 sports tech deals list, organized by category, and constantly updated. As a general rule of thumb, if you see a deal you want that seems too good to be true, grab it quick! You can always change your mind and cancel an order or return it later. Some deals only last minutes or hours, especially on Amazon. And if you follow on Twitter, you’ll be the first to know of any super-hot short-lived deals.

Most links here help support the site – which I greatly appreciate! These four DC Rainmaker partner sites here are also running huge Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on sports gear to supplement your sport tech addition – Backcountry.com, CompetitiveCyclist.com, REI, and Wiggle:

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
Amazon Halo View - 38% off$49Look, this thing isn't even shipping yet and it's already 38% off. But hey, if you want a good deal on a pre-order product that we don't know much about yet, then here ya go! I have ordered one, and will review it once it comes in.
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) - $44 off
$114These aren't quite the newest generation (those came out a month or so ago), but they are $44 off, and the one I personally use myself.
Apple Airpods Pro - $53 off
$197Though, this price fluctuates as low as $159, so double-check the latest price to be sure it's now ower right now.
Apple Airpods Pro - $60 off
$159⚡ By far the lowest price to date for this unit. Previously hovered around $179-$199
Apple Watch SE - $40 off
$239This isn't quite the lowest price, but is close for the Apple Watch SE. And perhaps more interestingly, my testing over the last year (I continue to use it, including much of the late summer/early fall timeframe), shows that Apple has clearly worked on improving accuracy of it, with it being far more accurate in GPS than a year ago (HR continues to be very good as it was a year ago).
Beats PowerBeats Pro Wireless Sport Headphones - $70 off
$179⚡ I like the PowerBeats Pro with the over-the-ear design, for more security in workouts. I use these as well as my Beats Studio Buds (and have used the PowerBeats Pro ones longer). $70 off is a solid deal.
Fitbit Sense - $100 off!
$199This is the lowest price to date for the Fitbit Sense, and makes it a deal you should definitely consider versus the Fitbit Versa 3 for the same price (no, really, there's no reason to get the Versa 3 at the same price).
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar Series - $250 off!
$549⚡⚡ All of the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar series watches get an additional $50 off - so a total of $250 off, making it easily the best prices we've ever seen on a Fenix solar-series watch. This deal continues!
Garmin Fenix 6 Series - Up to $150 off
From $394This isn't quite the awesome deal of Black Friday, but it's still solid, depending on the exact model you want.
Garmin Forerunner 745 - $100 off
$399⚡ This is a solid deal on a very capable watch. More notably, it's also the watch I primarily use as my daily sports tracking watch. While it doesn't have the onboard maps of the FR945, since I'm not traveling as much, it doesn't bother me. Of course, keep in mind that with all the Garmin units on sale, the price differences to map-inclusive units aren't very much.
Garmin HRM-DUAL (ANT+/Bluetooth Smart Strap) - $15 off
$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-SWIM Strap - $45 off!$54This is the slightly older pool-focused HRM-SWIM strap. It's really just designed for the pool and to get accurate HR data. These days it's been replaced by the HRM-PRO, though even that doesn't quite have the same stickiness level as the HRM-SWIM did.
Garmin Instinct - $85 off
$165⚡While this isn't quite as good as the $149 prices we saw a week or so ago, it's still pretty solid. Note that different colors vary slightly in prices.
Garmin Instinct Solar - $87 off
$312There's also the non-solar version for $169, but keep in mind that's got significantly different features. In many ways, the Garmin Instinct Solar is kinda like a Garmin Instinct 2.0.
Garmin RD Pod (Running Dynamics) - 11% off
$62Ok, this is a pretty minor deal, but I noticed it so...figured I'd pass it along. Allows you to get not just Running Dynamics metrics, but also running power, on Garmin devices (not all devices, but most devices).
Garmin Venu 2S - $50 off$349This is the first time the Venu 2 has been on sale since its announcement this past spring. It's not a huge deal, but hey, $50 is $50.
Garmin Venu SQ - $30 off!
$199/$249 with Music
Garmin Venu SQ - $70 off
$199/$249 with Music
$129This is by far the lowest price we've seen, at $129USD, or $179 for the music version.
Garmin Vivoactive 4 - $70 off
Garmin Vivoactive 4S - $80 off$219
Polar Grit X - $110 off
$340This is for certain editions (namey the white ones at the moment). Keep in mind the Grit X Pro came out a month or so ago, so that may limit new features for the Grit X going forward.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Wireless Earbuds - 33% off$99
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic - $50 off$299This is the latest edition that came out this past summer/fall, now on Wear OS, and the first time we've seen a notable sale on it. While the Watch 4 Classic has a few quirks, I'd argue it's the best wearable Samsung has made to date.
Suunto 5 GPS Multisport Watch - 40% off!
$179⚡ A very strong deal for this complete multisport watch that I really like. Well nailed on price here.
Suunto 7 Wear OS Watch - 42% off
$229⚡ This is basically the lowest sale price we see for the Suunto 7 Wear OS powered watch. At this price, I'd say it's worth picking up, assuming you know the battery limitations and Wear OS version end of life limitations (meaning, this unit won't see any new versions of Wear OS).
Suunto 9 Baro Series - 40% off
$599 (non-baro is $499)
$369At this point the Suunto 9 Baro has been surpassed by the Suunto 9 Peak. Still, if you prefer a bigger watch, it got most of the firmware updates of the Suunto 9 Peak anyway.

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 - 14% off$258This includes the Shimano DuraAce, Ultegra, and 105 units, at between 11-14% off depending on which exact model you select.
Elite Direto XR Smart Trainer- $140 off! (In Stock)
Elite Suito-T Smart Trainer - 10% off!
$799 (incl cassette)
$722Note: The Suito-T is the same exact trainer as the Suito, except without the cassette pre-installed.
Elite Tuo Smart Trainer - 7% off
Garmin Varia RVR315 Radar - $25 off$125This variant doesn't have a taillight, so it's a bit smaller as a result. Same radar tech though, and compatible with Garmin/Stages/Hammerhead/Wahoo bike computers.
Little Tikes Pelican Explore & Fit Cycle - 15% off$134So, the Three Peanuts (girls ages 2/4/5) have been testing this the last week, and so far, they love it. It's silly simple (there's no real connectivity here), and the videos they ride with are also absurdly laughable. Yet, they love it. Seriously, they fight over it. In-Depth review coming very very shortly. Until then, it's on sale.
NordicTrack S22i Indoor Cycle Bike - $700 off$1,499This is considered the primary competitor to Peloton, and is generally rated/reviewed very highly. Note that I have not reviewed this bike, or ridden it. But I figured I'd mention it here in case folks are looking for a deal on it. With Peloton's new pricing, the base prices are basically the same - $1,495 for the Peloton Bike. Sorta like politics, people prefer one brand or the other. Also like Peloton - it DOES NOT support any open standards for apps like Zwift, TrainerRoad, etc... Do NOT buy it (or Peloton) for that purpose.
Saris H3 (Hammer 3) Smart Trainer - $240 off!
$860⚡⚡ One of the top three trainers, but by far the top trainer on the market for ERG mode (so if you're a TrainerRoad user - this be the one!).
Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer - $150 off! (In Stock)
$1,249⚡ This is a very rare sale for this trainer, if you're in the market, I wouldn't wait around for these units to disappear. Note it was slightly less on Black Friday at $200 off, but hey, a deal is a deal at this point.

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 Fly More Combo Kit - 24% off$399
GoPro Hero 10 Black - $50 off
$449Amazon now has the Hero 10 Black for $50 off the retail price of $499. This does *NOT* require the GoPro subscription (previously called GoPro Plus). However, if you want to subscribe to that, then you can get the camera for $399 instead. Food for thought. Either way, the Hero 10 has become my daily action cam (well, actually, I bought two of them).
GoPro Hero 9 Black - $50 off
$349This price makes it a reasonably good deal, and about $100 cheaper than the lowest GoPro Hero 10 price (if you're not a GoPro subscriber). The changes between the Hero 9 and Hero 10 for most people are fairly minor. Whereas if you're pushing the limits (either spec-wise or sport-wise), then the Hero 10 can be worth it.
Insta360 GO2 Action Cam - 13% off$269Both the 32GB and newer 64GB versions are on sale, with the 32GB version being $269 as opposed to the usual $299
Insta360 One R Action Cam - 15% off$467The 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.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 256GB MicroSD Card - 39% off!$43⚡I use this card in both 128GB and 256GB variety (but mostly 256GB nowadays), 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 pick up these cards when on sale like this, so I have them for later in the year when not on sale. // Update: Since this sale has begun, I've bought 6 of these cards to stockpile for future action cam/drone testing.
Skydio 2 - $400 off
$949⚡⚡ This is a pretty incredible deal. First, because it's really the first time it's been on sale. Second, because it's $400 off. And third, because it's actually in stock. It's by far the best drone for sports action footage, as it's fully autonomous. It's less ideal for general drone cinematography, however. So you kinda have to decide what you want out of a drone. But for sports, this is the one.
Wiral LITE Cable Cam with Remote - $100 off$299I've been using this nifty cable cam system for years with various action cameras, phones and small mirrorless cameras. It's not an everyday use item, but I do pull it out a handful of times per year for very specific/special shots through the trees (or the studio) where drones can't easily go. Defnitely more in the photo-geeky camp, but that's the camp I live in.

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 PriceAmazonSale Notes
Little Tikes Pelican Explore & Fit Cycle - 15% off$134So, the Three Peanuts (girls ages 2/4/5) have been testing this the last week, and so far, they love it. It's silly simple (there's no real connectivity here), and the videos they ride with are also absurdly laughable. Yet, they love it. Seriously, they fight over it. In-Depth review coming very very shortly. Until then, it's on sale.
NormaTec Pulse 2.0 Leg Recovery System - $100 off!$799While this isn't something I've personally used, I know a ton of you do very much love it. Go forth!
Withings Body WiFi Scale - 12% off
$52I'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.

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.

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Garmin Swim 2 - 45EUR off!
205EURThis is a pretty solid deal.
Tacx NEO 2 SE (Special Edition) - 25% off (Europe)
£899This is a gooddeal! The Tacx NEO 2 SE is basically just a NEO 2 but with added native thru-axle compatibility. That's it. The UK price is 25% off, whereas the EU price will vary from about 21% off based on exact country.

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
Google Nest Mesh WiFi Router - 30% two-pack$200These 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. Ironically enough, I literally just installed another one at home tonight (Nov 20th, 2021) to provide better coverage in a dead spot in our 100 year-old home, for realz.
Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Outdoor Portable Pizza Oven - 20% off$279⚡ I love this thing. We use it for more than pizza too, notably steaks (to get a really crispy sear). But a lot of pizza. It's completely portable, even easily fitting on our cargo bike. Note that I went with this model, the cheapest one they make, as I realized that buying the higher-end models that that support gas didn't make much sense for me. I have a gas grill already (and could easily just put a stone on it). Similarly, while a large 16" is appealing, realistically I've found this 12" more than enough for pretty substantial personal pizzas (and it makes it easier to handle). Full in-depth review pretty soon.
Rode Microphones Wireless GO II Mics - 20% off$279These are the mics that I use day in and day out for virtually everything, but most notably, when out running/riding (and all my crazy drone wind tests). I used to use the Wireless Go (original) system, but this is great because it has memory in it. So I can record audio on this, and then match it up with the footage later - ideal if I've got GoPro's or drones or such that may not have great on-board audio by themselves. Note that Amazon says this is 20% off, but I think it's more like $20-$30 off the regular price, unless the price has gone up substantially. Either way, I love them.
Samsung T7 Portable SSD 1-2TB - 24% off$129I use a small fleet of these T7 SSD's for various video projects, alongside the Sandisk SSD's. I literally have one of each color, just to keep things simple. They work great for quick storage.
SanDisk 1-2TB Extreme PRO Portable External SSD - 50% off$129⚡This is one of the two the high speed drives 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 traveling or at home. The 2TB version is $229 (50% off).
SanDisk Extreme Pro 256GB MicroSD Card - 39% off!$43⚡I use this card in both 128GB and 256GB variety (but mostly 256GB nowadays), 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 pick up these cards when on sale like this, so I have them for later in the year when not on sale. // Update: Since this sale has begun, I've bought 6 of these cards to stockpile for future action cam/drone testing.

I’ll continue to add deals as I find them.

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  1. Peter Z.

    Can the maps on 530 Europe version be swapped for North American ones so unit can be used here in States? Astonishingly cheaper.

    • Yup! You can either download them from free 3rd party sites (a guide is here on the site), or, you can pay Garmin $19 for the maps that also include all the popularity routing data ($19 for the entire North America set). Personally at that price I’d just pay Garmin to have the heatmap data.

    • Chris

      Just bought the Euro deal 530, amazing price thanks for the listing! However I can only seem to buy the normal cycling maps which don’t seem to have heat map data, only OSM GBP25.99 per region. Where am I going wrong? Also can’t see anything for Asia, assume not covered? Cheers

    • These ones here have the heatmap data built into them, it’s called “Popularity Routing” in Garmin lingo, but they include it: link to garmin.com

    • Greg Kaplan

      Is is possible to copy maps from one device to another when connecting to a laptop? Eg, from an Edge 520+ to a MBA and then to an Edge 530?

    • Paid maps or free maps? If free maps, then it’s easy. But if paid maps, that’s a big ball of mess, as it’s locked to that device from my understanding.

  2. Funmi

    The Assioma powermeter pedals (both the uno and duo) are currently discounted at Favero: link to cycling.favero.com

  3. Iamchrisone

    Saris H3 £575 at ProBike kit
    link to probikekit.co.uk

  4. Martin T.

    I’d add there Forerunner 245 for 160Eur at Amazon.de (it is similarly good deal as Forerunner 245 Music you’ve listed)

  5. Chris

    amazon.de in EUR:
    189 Apple Watch 3 38mm, Space Gray, sport
    77 Huawei Watch GT2e
    159 Huawei Watch GT2 Pro
    104 Polar M430
    152 Polar Vantage M
    219 Polar Vantage M2
    265 Polar Grit X
    353 Polar Vantage V2

  6. Ravocs

    Tacx Neo 2 (T2850) for €899 at Futurumshop.nl

  7. fiatlux

    That Edge 130 deal is insane, that’s much less than what I paid for an Edge Explore a year or two ago.

    That Fenix 6 Pro is darn tempting too…. I was set on FR945 but the difference is almost 100€… in favor of the Fenix! If I was reasonable I would pass and keep using my trusty FR920XT for one more year but … damn… who invented Black Friday? 😉

  8. David

    Oura Ring Gen 3 is on sale for $50 off today.

  9. PeterF

    The Euro price for the CORE temperature sensor is excluding taxes. For The Netherlands the CORE costs €194.61 (why not €188?) and taxes is an additional €40.87 Shipping is free though.

    I am intrigued, but I’ll let it slide; maybe next year.

  10. Aaron

    link to themagic5.com

    Black Friday Week! SAVE 30% on singles (code: BFCM30) and 20% extra on bundles (code: BFCM20).
    The 20% discount stacks on top of existing discounts to the combo deals. The 30% only applies to single items.
    These swimming goggles are custom designed to fit your own face (3D printed) using a face scanning app that you access via your mobile phone selfie camera as part of the purchase process.

  11. Matt D

    Hi, Ray, I noticed the sale on the Suunto 7, but my impression of your review is that the watch is basically not worth purchasing as a fitness device — it’s a great looking watch but that’s about it. Just curious if you feel I’m off-base in my interpretation of your review. Thanks for posting this information and for all of your hard work. Hope you have a great holiday season with your family.

  12. Steve

    The Garmin Varia RTL515 is £116.91 today* only (including 10% off code):

    link to startfitness.co.uk

    Been after one for a while, decided to take the plunge at that price.

    (*today = 00:01 GMT – 23:59 GMT, Nov 26, according to their T&Cs)

  13. acousticbiker

    Any idea why no deals on Apple Watch 6? Given the lack difference between AW6 and 7, was hoping for some great deals but haven’t seen any except for continued deals on the red version and the random cellular deal (neither of which I want)

  14. Robert M.

    I am considering getting an Assioma Favero PM. Do you know how long this sale should last (through cyber monday maybe, or just today)? Also, should I go with the duals at $550 or the singles at $340? The dual sided cycling dynamics I will get a use out of. That being said I am not too concerned about L/R power differentials unless somehow it creeps into my subconscious to push more on my left side.

    Also my family is considering getting my dad a Peloton treadmill, is there any screen shake while running? I tried it at the peloton store and didn’t notice but some people online claimed there was.

    • I can’t find any details either on when the Favero ends. But I can say you should go with the dual.

      As for the Peloton, no screen shake on my newly purchased one (base Peloton Tread). One of the things they changed after recalling them was the screen attachment. Previously it was held together by a single bolt (seriously).

  15. Simon J. Rhodes

    Saris H3 for £550 at Probikekit

    link to probikekit.co.uk

  16. Torbjorn

    Hi Ray, I tried asking this on Twitter, but I’ll ask here instead: do you have any information on when Garmin will release the 840/540 etc? To help people make good purchasing decisions on these 30-series now..

  17. Jedi Tuff

    The Sandisk Extreme pro portable 2TB is showing $319 at the link you posted. Is there another link where it can be had for $229?

    • I show it at $229 for the 2TB version (same as posted above): link to amazon.com

      Is that showing now? Sometimes we see very brief blips in Amazon pricing throughout the day. For example, the Beats Studio Buds blipped for about 30-45 minutes yesterday where it dropped price, then disappeared, then came back at a lower price.

  18. 4iiii much cheaper at ProBikeKit

  19. Tom Lowe

    Probikekit now at £550 in the UK and $833.99 in the US, not sure why the prices above are called out , maybe he gets kickback from those retailers but not PBK even though they’re cheaper.

    • I don’t see 550GBP on the H3, I see it as £739.99 (attached).

      Nor do I see $833USD for the H3 using the US site (it shows the $1,000+ price). If I use the UK site, then I get the $833USD offer, shipping from the UK. But, I’ve got a super-long-standing policy of not posting deals that are cross-ocean for trainers specifically (I post them for everything else), because history has told us numerous times that if something breaks on your trainer, then it’ll cost you more than the savings to ship it back across to the retailer/vendor.

      I’ve included countless deals above that don’t have any affiliate aspect to them, including cross-ocean ones. But I’ve seen far too many people disappointed when something has gone wrong with their trainer and then have to spend $150-$200 to ship a trainer back across the ocean. Thus, I’ve found the middle ground as leaving these deals in the comments, but not highlighting them above.

      Finally, I’d ask that when you comment, you use the same name each time. Commenting once under Tom, then another time under Andy, makes one look more like spam than anything else.

    • Andy

      Except Andy and Tom are different people as that’s my comment above?

    • Hmm…odd. My backend tools show it came from the same IP subnet (which is true), albeit astoundingly, a couple digits apart. As in, like, someone on your same street. Small world!

      In any event, I’ve managed to get the PBK Saris H3 UK deal to show up about half the time, so I’ve added it to the list above. If it works for someone, great!

  20. md

    Finally upgraded from Forerunner 45 to Fenix 6 Pro, nothing missing now I guess 😀

  21. Fred2

    For European residents who prefer avoiding UK sellers and Amazon, bike24.com is selling the Tacx NEO 2T for 988.23€. Bike24 adds shipping and handling to that, but I think it’s still a good deal.

  22. Peter Z.

    Curious your thoughts on Sapphire crystals. You use a lot of watches and use them a lot – do you notice issues with the “normal” glass versus Sapphire or much difference? Sale makes it it more interesting.

  23. Mark

    Any deals on Garmin Rally XC conversion kit (Reg $250)?

  24. Jonathon

    Training peaks at 25% off for the annual subscription right now

  25. Claus Jacobsen

    Was contemplating either a new 745 or an apple watch (as i’m growing really tired of Garmin’s UI and i’ve found out i’m allergic to some of the bands for their watches) – but found a 44mm series 6 apple watch in RED for about 360EUR (which is basically a steal here in Denmark. We are the second most expensive country in europe for apple products. Only overtaken by Sweden).

    Also Scosche Rhythm 2.0 and 24h at about 62-69 EUR at scosche.eu (with a 15eur fee for sending in europe)

  26. Black Friday

    Elite Direto XR-T 555.55€ at Rabe Bike

  27. gideon

    thanks for all the effort you must have made to put this list together…much appreciated

  28. Skier

    Are there any good deals in Europe for Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire Titanium with orange silicone band?

    Best one what I found was 599€ with shipping within Europe. There were some better deals but no shipping within Europe.

  29. Matt K

    Seems like the Garmin Edge 530 deal on Amazon has ended – such a shame! However, the Edge 130 plus is still on offer at £99 for us UK folk, have bought one just now!!

    • I still see the 159EUR deal for the Edge 530 as live this second (and people are still picking it up). Are you looking at Amazon Germany?

    • For me it shows as back in stock in December 11 but I can order it for the same price.

    • Matt K

      Oh sorry I was looking at Amazon UK where it had sold out – I was unaware you could buy from abroad. Would this have any limitations when it came to statutory rights/ returns?

    • Not meaningfully in this case. The EU is 2 years for warranty, and a mandated 14 days for returns of any reason (same as UK).

      Amazon.de has a 30-day return policy for just about everything (except things like downloads and such, obviously).

  30. jk79

    Tbh, not very happy with the “4iiii Viiiiva Heart Rate Strap” – the “bridging” function does not work properly for the Tacx Neo’s power reporting – reporting total bogus power numbers over the Viiiiva. And since that was the only reason I got the strap (as I already have a perfectly fine working “basic” HR strap with the H10 from Polar), the Viiiiva is useless to me. Not sure how they can be selling this stuff for years, when it does not work properly..

    • Hmm, that’s odd. I haven’t heard anyone else report that.

      Out of curiosity though, what scenario would you use the Viiiiva to relay the Tacx NEO over BT? Since the Tacx NEO supports BT by itself (as well as cadence and control), even in an Apple TV scenario, that’s only one channel for all that, and one channel for HR (so you’re good, unless you’re using steering).

    • jk79

      I wanted to have both power from Tacx Neo and HR sent to both, my PC (and the BKool training app running on it), as well as my Garmin Fenix 5 – because BKool does not save the session intermittently, and thus if the app hangs/crashes mid-session, I’ve lost my training recording – and in such a case I would at least have the recording from my Garmin Fenix 5.

      It sort-of works, usually, even as is, but the Polar H10 does not officially support talking to 2 concurrent ANT+ devices, and thus, occasionally, I got some dropouts, either in BKool, or in the Fenix 5 recording – and I thought I could solve that, to get 100% reliability, with the Viiiiva bridge function.

    • Thanks.

      Yeah, in the case of ANT+ transmission and reception, it’s always unlimited to unlimited. Meaning, there are no limits there. So assuming your PC is connecting on ANT+ to the NEO, that doesn’t take up any channels. But even if it’s connected via BLE, that also only takes up the BLE side, whereas your Fenix 5 can connect on the ANT+ side.

      For example, when I Zwift/TrainerRoad/etc… I’m almost always taking up the Bluetooth Channel. But the ANT+ channel is what I connect to my watch to record the session (just like you, except for other purposes).

      Same goes for the Polar H10, it supports unlimited ANT+ connections, but only two BLE connections.

      So in theory, I don’t think the Viiiiva adds anything here (unless I’m missing a key part of the scenario). Now, if you’re seeing drop-outs, that could actually be the double-hoping happening here. Or, it just could be something in the air near your setup. :-/

    • jk79

      OK, thanks for the clarification Ray.
      I guess I have a Viiiiva to give away then, and some troubleshooting with my current setup to be done.

  31. Hernando Bermudez

    FYI the insta360 one x2 is on sale at adorama and b&h link to adorama.com

  32. Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Amazon Germany deal seems to be sold out. There is still 6S & 6X (same watch in different size) available, but cost €437.99 & €488.99 respectively.

  33. Nighthawk700

    Amazon has several Garmins on their “Cyber Monday” deals. Some Prices slightly lower than last week (e.g. vivoactive 4s). link to amazon.com The 935 is at a very nice price… but I want maps.

  34. Jim O

    KOM Trainer Desk sale looks like it has ended.

  35. Bruce Burkhalter

    Ray –

    Any chance you can make the login sessions last longer? Checking your site between my phone, iPad, and computer, it seems like I’m always re-logging in with one of them. Not a huge deal but yours is one of the few sites that I have to do this for.

    Thanks for all the hard work tracking the deals!


    • Hi Bruce-

      Huh, that’s odd. I’ll definitely check. It should be quite a long time (I think at least a month+).

      Thanks for being a DCR supporter!


    • Mark H.

      I find the same thing – I get logged out on my phone perhaps once a week (just a gut feel, haven’t tracked it exactly but it feels much more often than monthly).

  36. Bart Girdwood

    Ray, Have you done a review of the Withings Sleep Tracking Pad? I can’t find it on the site if you have.

    • I have their older sleep one, which is the same pad, but just attached to a clock thingy – for many years (the Withings Aura). I keep meaning to buy one of these and do a full review of it.

  37. Mac

    Hi Ray. Having just picked up a Fenix 6 Pro in the sales, I’m considering using it as my main bike computer with the QuickFit Bike Mount and getting rid of my Edge 130 Plus. Apart from screen size are there any other downsides or features I’d be losing – comparing the features on your Comparison Page it looks like I should be getting upgrades most places? I know I’d need to wear my heart rate chest strap as I’d lose heart rate from my Fenix. Thanks

  38. Mike

    About to order a Fenix 6 Pro Solar for $550 (still!) from Backcountry. Also going to return my Oura Ring 2 for a refund and decline their offer of a Gen3 replacement. Oura has lost my business for good due to absolutely awful customer service with endless conflicting information and no solutions about exchanging my Gen2 for Gen3, even though there’s no point because all of the new Gen3 features are locked. Garmin just makes things easy.

  39. Daniel Estabrook

    Just got a Garmin HRM Dual from here:
    link to heartratemonitorsusa.com

    One of the few places I’ve seen where I could get the sensor only, since my strap is in pretty good shape. With shipping it was less than $45.