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Big Sports Tech Sales Return: 20-30% off Power Meters, Trainers, Watches, and Plenty More!

It’s that time of year again, when a boatload of sports tech things go on sale for a few weeks. No, not Black Friday, but rather, end-of-May. While the previous two years were a bit funky in that regard, historically speaking we’ve always seen a blend of 20% off sales mashed up against both Memorial Day + impending Father’s Day Sales.

The 20% off sales tend to cover the trainers and power meters, while the other holiday sales tend to cover watches and usually cycling tech. It’s predictably happened every single year for as long as I can remember.

In any case, I’ve consolidated the full list below for what’s available now. As you can see, many of the 20%-off sales are being driven by REI’s annual Anniversary sale coupon deal, which is notable because it provides a 20% member discount to items not technically listed for sale by itself (also, there’s other legit sale items too). For example, Garmin’s Rally power meter, or even Wahoo’s new Speedplay-based power meter that just came out. Same goes for trainers. Meanwhile, Garmin is also running deals on their running watches and Edge 1030 Plus units. And then we’ve got a sprinkling of other deals from various other manufacturers in there. As usual, this page dynamically updates when things get added.

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! 🙂

At present, these are almost exclusively US deals, but if I find noteworthy EU/UK/etc deals, I’ll add them in.

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.

There are no deals currently.

Cycling Gear & Trainers:

Got a bike? Then this section is for you.  Everything from bike computers to bike lights to trainers, it’s all here.  I won’t generally be adding things like brake cables or bike seats here, but if I find a good deal on a cassette to stack on that new direct drive trainer you just bought, I’ll probably list it here.

There are no deals currently.

Action Cameras & Drones:

Wanna record it?  No better way than an action camera.  Anything that’s action camera-related or drone-related you’ll find here.  That’s especially true of action camera mounts, which are often found for great deals around the holidays.  Same goes with drones and drone accessories.  Usually a great time to pick up an extra battery or extra props.

There are no deals currently.

Other Sports & Fitness:

Anything else that’s sports and fitness-related that I think is interesting will be here.  It may not be super techy – but it’s stuff that most readers will be using in pursuit of their running/cycling/swimming/hiking/whatever.

There are no deals currently.

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

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43 Comments

  1. Daniel

    Deer Ray and other fine folks- talk me out of buying a 945. My existing watch is dying and was planning on waiting for the 955 – but the 945@399 seems like a pretty dang good deal and instant gratification thanks to prime shipping.

    • Yeah, the 945 at $399 is a very solid deal for sure. Though, I’d be slightly more inclined to get the FR945 LTE for $50 more, even if you have no LTE plans, as it’s still receiving notable firmware updates/features, and is seen as a different generation than the FR945 base

  2. Saad

    Any idea if the tacx motion plates will be included in any deals soon? Thanks.

    • It’ll basically come down to REI listing them. At this point, they have listed them (kinda surprising to be honest). In much the same way that the new Garmin RCT715 isn’t showing as listed yet either for REI. If it does, it’d actually be considered on sale here too.

      CompetitiveCyclist.com also does 20% off sales usually around now (not yet though), but they usually exclude all Tacx items.

  3. Dave

    Currys in the UK had the Venu 1 for 70 quid in stores last week or so. Mate got one but sadly I was too slow…

  4. Bob

    20% off of Bontrager Wavecell helmets at REI using ANNIV22 coupon if you are a member.

    Just in time after a crash on my MTB

  5. Tim

    Question: is it time to replace my Fenix 5? I feel like the distance is markedly off from routes that I create on Strava and record on my iPhone.

  6. Todd Tannenbaum

    Zwift Store has a clearance sale with Elite Direto XR for $600, Suito-T for $480, and Sterzo for $75. Also if you prefer wheel-on, the KICKR Snap is $300. See

    link to zwift.com

  7. Otto

    Garmin Canada sent a promo email with a bunch of sale items: link to garmin.com

  8. REI has the Garmin 66i GPS with InReach on sale for 20% off – $600 list less $150.
    I don’t think I have seen the 66i on-sale before.

    Maybe I should have waited to buy my Saris now instead of the March sale. 🙁
    Ray, with the 30% off discount, and the state/saturation of the higher end trainer market, does this mean that Saris might be exiting?

    • No, I don’t think they’re exiting. My guess is they’ve just got a massive glut of inventory they want to simmer down a bit.

      Interesting catch on the 66i, I’ll get it added in.

  9. Randy

    REI lists the Kickr Climb at $700 thus a 20% discount is $560. Seems like the retail price jumped from $599 to $699 very recently. That’s a 17% jump. Kind of odd.

    Any idea why?

  10. Pete

    Garmin lists a mail in rebate on their website for certain products. I’m about to find out if they are stackable with REI’s discount.

    • RallyUp

      I was thinking the same thing. Conditions don’t seem to exclude someone else discounting them:
      “Rebate may not be combined with any other offer directly from Garmin.”
      Would love to hear if they stack.

  11. ubrab

    Hacking this comment thread for help – @Ray, IIRC the last Peloton bikes you bought you either went crazy in a Vegas hotel room with a multitool or had it delivered in Germany and then rode back to Amsterdam: are those the only options to get a bike in a non officially open country (in my case, France)?

    • Sadly still the only options. The CEO recently announced further planned international expansion, but no clear timelines on that, or to which countries. 🙁

  12. Johan

    I am in the market for a new Garmin watch. I got my old 935 in similar deal. But the watches these days…, i am not excited. They are showing their age, they will most likely not receive any major updates and I guess we will see a major push feature wise with the new models in June/July. Prices on the old watches are high even with these discounts, considering the hardware itself is most likely less than 50 $ and all the development has surely been written off completely over the time. It feels not completely right, more like “milking” it. 945 might be okay but 399 still feels very expensive for such an old model.

  13. James Dolen

    Any chance the Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar Tail Light will be replaced soon with an updated, improved model? I don’t see the value of the 715 for me.

  14. Hussam

    fenix 6 for $299 on Amazon should be listed, I think.
    link to amazon.com

  15. Pavel Vishnyakov

    Hi Ray,

    it looks like the rumors were right and there might be a new Forerunner coming soon after all.

    On an unrelated note – will we see a review of DJI Action 2? I know that you always refer to it as a dumpster fire of a camera, but surely it can’t be that bad in every aspect.

    • I don’t suspect I’ll do a full review of the DJI Action 2 at this point. But I do have a few small follow-up videos that I show recently on it, that I just need to finish editing (almost done actually).

      I still don’t recommend it. Even at $199 (a price far below the current price), I’d struggle to recommend it.

  16. Brad Wright

    Ugh, that’s a good deal on the 1030. Sure wish I knew when the rumored 1040 was coming out…lol.

  17. Wes Harrington

    The DJ Mavic 3 hyperlink links to your review of the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.

  18. Mike S.

    Hmm. Was hoping to pick up the Garmin Epix at a Black Friday sale for a few hundred off. Now i wonder if will even be on sale.

    • That’s a tough one. I could see it going either way. Historically we have seen $150 off sales for BF for the Fenix lineup (which Epix falls under). But whether or not the decide to do that this fall would really depend on how they’re doing in terms of not just stock/sales for the Fenix/Epix lineup, but also how they’re doing for chipsets/supplies to make other units. If things are tight, they might not put these devices on sale if people are going to buy them anyway.

  19. Mike S.

    ?? The Garmin 6 is on sale 38% off. The 6S is only discounted 9%!! What gives??

  20. Melissa

    I was also planning on waiting for the new forerunner 955, but this is tempting. Any idea when/if a new forerunner 955 will be coming out?

  21. Mike S.

    I just read that the GoPro Hero 10 Black with spare battery and dual charger is $399 at Amazon.

  22. Bart Vliegen

    There is a FR 745 at € 341,99 on TradeInn

  23. MrTahiti

    Garmin’ s Vivoactive 4 silver face is on sale at Amazon foe $235. Price goes up to $280 for the black version.

  24. pulibidda007

    Just pulled the trigger on the 945 LTE. I didn’t want to wait for the 955 as they are going to be more expensive than $449, I paid for the 945 LTE. The 945 LTE is not that old to stop receiving updates. I am going to keep it unless 955 is too compelling and not too expensive.

  25. HSH

    First non-trainer-based power meter. Thank you!

  26. Andy

    FYI, the REI link for the POWRLNK pedals is broken.