The 2017 Black Friday Sports Tech Deals Page

It’s that time of year again when there are tons of sales on all sorts of sports technology items.  Everything this year is pointing to earlier sales than normal, as manufacturers and retailers alike try to lock in your dollars ahead of time.

The typical ebb and flow of this time period is:

Pre-Thanksgiving deals: These are everything ahead of the US Thanksgiving, on November 23rd. These are and will be more pronounced this year than in past years.
Black Friday deals: These are tied to Black Friday (BF), on November 24th (though many are now also Nov 23rd). Some span that weekend.  Generally speaking, most retailers have access to the same major deals (I.e. Garmin, Fitbit, etc…).
Cyber Monday deals: These are on Monday, November 27th. Occasionally they spill into that Tuesday the 28th as well.
General December deals: We tend to see ‘repeats’ of some deals in the mid-December time-frame (usually around the 10th-15th). These are rarely better than BF deals, but usually quite good.

Most deals aren’t announced until a few days prior, if any prior announcement at all.  Some deals have a specific quantity of items attached, which may be a few or a ton.  And others are very time-limited, like Amazon deals.  Note that while many deals are US-focused, in recent years we’ve seen Europe really get into the Black Friday/Cyber Monday side. So definitely good news there!

Here’s what’s currently active.  The ones I feel are the best bang for the buck, have a little * at the front of them.  Of course, many of these are great deals if you’re in the market for it already.  It’s just the ones with the stars are exceptionally unusual.

This year I’ve split them into categories of products, to make them a bit easier to sift through.  Oh, and the list is updated constantly (upwards of 20-30 times a day during Black Friday weekend!).

Watches & Wearables:


This covers anything you can wear that’s watch-like or activity band-like.  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 drone 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.

DCR’s 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
HoverAir X1 Drone - $80 off!$349Note: There's virtually always a $80 coupon that can be clicked on the Amazon page.

European Deals!


What’s that? You’re not in the US and still want a deal?  No problem!  First off, you should note that some retailers do send some items overseas.  For example, Clever Training can send many products overseas, and do so at a flat-rate $29USD shipping cost.  You’ll want to check the individual item.  For some deals, that could be a huge savings!

Beyond that, I’ll be tracking Euro-specific deals here.  These will include both Clever Training Europe (UK) as well as Amazon European deals.

Woot – important! The Clever Training Europe deals below can be combined with the DCR 10% discount coupon code DCR10BTF.  Boom! So yes, another 10% savings on top of these prices!  Plus free shipping in Europe for orders over 75EUR (almost everything in the list from CT).

Note: 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 duplicates across the sites.

There are no deals currently.

Didn’t find what you wanted?


No worries, you can still save a bundle, or help support the site.  With Clever Training you can get 10% off everything they sell (except most sale/clearance items).  You’ll just use the DCR coupon code DCR10BTF and boom, good to go!  Plus, you’ll get free US shipping over $75.  For a handful of items you may need to use the DCR/CT VIP program to get points back instead, but it only takes a moment to sign-up.

In addition, you can support the site with purchases from any of the below three retailers – no matter if it’s sports tech, or toilet paper.  Just click on the link and you’re off!


Thanks for reading and supporting the site!  And remember to keep checking back regularly.  I’ll be posting updates to Twitter, so that’s probably the best place to follow for new updates.

Also – feel free to post sports-tech specific deals down below, however, if I think they’re spammy – I’ll zap them.  Good? Thanks!

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  1. Jean-Marie Billon

    Hi Ray, Thank you for putting this list together and sharing it. Very helpful. I am also interested by the Bose headphones so I clicked on the
    LINK. It sent me to Amazon Canada website for the item. Did you mean to do that? Also, from that web page, I saw that there was a material price difference between the headphones for Samsung/Androids connected devices and Apple/IOS devices. I read the Q&A section on the page for the item and it seems that the difference would only affect some functionality of the remote that would come with the headphones which, in my case, would not be big deal. Do you understand this the same way? Also,
    do you know if the deal included in the list will be for Apple devices as well or it doesn’t really matter? Thank you for your time, help and advices. Happy holidays to you and the family. Jean-Marie

    • Correct, it’s specific to the remote functionality. I’m with you in that it doesn’t much affect my use case either 95% of the time. My understanding is it’s both deals offered. I know Amazon actually offered it again yesterday too.

      As for Amazon Canada, it auto redirects to your country. I presume you’re in Canada? Admittedly the challenge there is things like this which are only available on Amazon.com it kinda goofs up. :-/


    • Jean-Marie Billon

      Hi Ray,
      Thank you for your responses. To answer your question, your are “close but no sigar”. As my name implies, I am from a French origin. I am from the French speaking region of Belgium but I actually live in Florida (not sure why the link didn’t redirect me to the US website based on my location). What is funny, is that I moved to the United States with my family about 25 years ago, never moved back to Belgium, but I haven’t been able to hide my French accent. I took the opportunity that we were living close to a private university (Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois) to discuss that and found out that people seldom lose their native accent. Anyway, I will look for the headphones on the US website. I hope they will still have them ….. Thank you again for your help.

    • Interesting – appreciate the heads up, it definitely shouldn’t be redirecting you to Canada. Fwiw – it’s back on sale again today. Here’s a direct link: link to dcra.in


  2. Andrew

    Hi Ray,
    Whilst these are not specific black Friday deals Amazon (Germany), has a few deals on Suunto.
    eg from Spartan range
    Spartan Sports Wrist HR – 133 Euro (27%) off
    Spartan Sport – 200 Euro (40%) off
    Spartan trainer – 36 Euro (13%) off
    Spartan Ultra – 250 Euro (36%) off
    Spartan Baro -75 Euro (13%) off

    • Thanks! I was trying to figure out if these were normal discounted prices though? On the Amazon France page they seem to be the same ballpark?

    • Andrew

      I couldn’t tell either, I wondered if Suunto are countering Garmin black Friday /cyber Monday deals. Sports with HRM is same price as Fenix 3 one day deal!
      The odd thing is these prices came up Friday last week and are only in Europe.
      UK and USA didn’t have these prices over the weekend.

    • My understanding is that Suunto hasn’t provided any retailer discounts in Europe for BF as far as I know. So I suspect this is just Amazon rolling the dice.

  3. Chris Kadera

    Hi Ray!

    First, congrats on the new product tester model!

    Also, thanks a ton for putting this together. But I’m having a hard time finding the Polar M430 for the 25% discount you’ve said should be active. At $230 list, a 25% discount would total about $173. Both links you’ve given total 11% discounts. Backcountry.com has a 20% coupon that works for that watch, and Clevertraining.com had one until yesterday, but that’s the best I’ve seen.



  4. Martin

    no discount on Wahoo Bolt? I was waiting for their response to a deal on Garmin 820
    Will they fight back this week?

  5. fiatlux

    Thanks for doing some scouting for us, Ray!

    I too agonised about which mesh system to select and ended up going for the TP Link Deco M5: good reviews, good price and easily available in Belgium (the Google system was not yet widely distributed back then and the eero still isn’t) – no, I haven’t moved to Florida yet 😉

    I’m quite happy with it for now even if the Orbi seems to be a significant step above in throughput (and price).

    The 3-pack is currently 225.99$ at Amazon.com (25% off).

  6. Jeff K

    Ray, I’m looking at those mesh systems as well, so I’ll be interested to see what you get. I’m leaning towards the Orbi based on the Wirecutter recommendation. The reviews on wirecutter (for wireless routers) seem pretty rigorous but I’ll be interested in your thoughts. link to thewirecutter.com


  7. Anth

    Thanks for this Ray. Will your Runscribe Plus review be posted before the deal expires? I’ve been looking at Stryd and the Garmin Running Dynamics Pod and would like to know how this compares.

    Also, Runscribe have free international shipping on orders over $139 from 20th-27th.

    • I honestly doubt I’ll finish I’ll finish RunScribe before the 27th. My goals are (in this order): Wattbike, 2017 Gadget Guide, Vector 3…then Runscribe Plus.

      That said, I’m liking it.

    • ekutter

      Same boat here. Really considering the Runscribe Plus. I would have pulled the trigger on the Stryd if the 25% off was on one, but I have no need for two. Then I noticed the Runscribe for around the same price and it looks more interesting.

      Does the Runscribe Plus give the same instant pace advantage as the Stryd compared to just GPS alone? Would you have any reservations ordering the Runscribe at this point? And how well does it work on the treadmill?

    • RunScribe says they’ll light-up the ANT+ footpod piece on/about Nov 29th. BLE footpod just went live already. So I can’t comment on pace yet.

      Though, I suspect the pace will be just like other footpods and that it stabilizes well. I think in general people have put far too much value in Stryd specifically as a footpod. Yes, it’s great. But honestly, so it every other footpod since ever when it comes to instant pace stability. Even the $29 Milestone.

  8. Joe Lemery

    I know you love clever training, and I like them as well. I’m know you can’t fix this but you are basically their signature online supporter so I’m going to relay my experience. I tried to take advantage of their 20% sale, and was ready to purchase a power meter (garmin vector 3). It was the 18th, and it was late in the evening (9PM CST) but nonetheless, still the 18th and the deal ran through the 18th. At purchase, It said the deal was over. I called customer service and spoke with a helpful and pleasant man who told me they’d get someone in contact with me within 24 hours. Never happened. I was impressed that they even had a guy taking calls that late, but disappointed that there was no call back. Just passing it on. I will still use them if they have the best deal.

  9. Nighthawk700

    You might want to review your comment for the Garmin Vivoactive 3, or maybe I’m totally misunderstanding it. But you say $50 off, thus $279, however, that only looks like $20 off. If you are talking Best Buy, it’s $249. (pg 26 of their Black Friday ad)

    • Currently there’s a $20 off sale, but then the $50 off sale kicks in on Thursday/Friday (across all retailers). I didn’t list the $20 off one because I didn’t want folks buying that only to kick themselves in the nuts a few days later when it dropped again. 😉

    • Mike Richie

      He is talking about your comment of $50 off thus $279 – the base unit is $299, $50 off would be $249, which is what Best Buy is reporting. Will that be everywhere?

    • Ahh, I see. No, my sidebar notes comment assumed I could do mental math. Whenever I did that, that assumption was a failure.

      It’ll be $249, available everywhere, on BF.

    • Mike Richie


  10. JB

    Ray, if I order on Amazon.de (Germany) do you get anything from it? Starting from your amazon link. Just want to support…

    • Yup indeed! Just start off with that link (the ‘Germany’ one on the sidebar under the big Amazon logo), and you’re good to go!

    • Andrew

      I hope Ray gets something, because that is what I did. With a dying battery on my FR620, I was looking for a replacement and I couldn’t resist the Suunto prices..


  11. Curt Bentley

    Any thoughts about a sensor for someone just looking for accurate instant pace (indoor and outdoor) and indoor (i.e. treadmill) distance? I was kind of hoping to see a deal on Stryd, but would go with other, cheaper options as well. Don’t really think I need, or am terribly interested in, running power at this point…


  12. Eli

    Team Zwatt’s Zpider is 10% off with “Zpidersun10” on their web site for EU customers till the 30th

  13. Gregory L.

    Ray – With the price reductions for the Fenix 5 and FR 735XT, do you expect Garmin will lower the price on the FR 935 as well?

  14. Frank Eeckman

    Suunto just announced 30% off Spartan and Spartan Ultra. Other deals too.

  15. gearoid

    Looks like great prices on the Suunto Ambit 3 Peak at the moment as well – would you still recommend as you did back in the winter 2016 gadget guide over say Fenix 3. I’m not interested in a Fenix 5?

  16. Mike Richie

    The Amazon link for the DJI Spark is for only $60 off, the DJI website says the sale is from the 22nd to the 27th, so maybe your dates are wrong? On another note, you had said that the 820 sale might only run till the 27th, but list it here until Christmas. I’m hopping that is correct, can you verify?

    • Yeah, the Amazon dates are confusing at best on DJI Spark. I’m seeing some retailers are authorized starting today, some Wednesday, and some Thursday. My bet is that the ones that said today were incorrect and that the 22nd is the right date. Either way, it’s an authorized sale across all.

      The Edge 820 deal is definitely only till today unfortunately (just fixed that date). Though, historically we see Garmin deals re-appear in the holiday season. I don’t know if that’ll return as better or not.

    • Mike Richie

      Yikes, better order now. Quick question, on a sale like this that doesn’t use the the DCR discount on Clever Training, is it better for you if I order through Amazon or CT?

    • Generally speaking it doesn’t much matter. There’s minor nuances within various product categories on Amazon, but I’ve long since given up on tracking the slight differences.

      Whatever makes your life better – I appreciate it!

      (And sorry for the wrong date, but thanks for catching it!)

    • Mike Richie

      Ordered from Amazon, since they had a bundle that adds the remote for just $33, pretty good deal for $333 all in. Thanks!

    • Very nice price for the remote indeed! Thanks for the support!

    • Mike Richie

      Yes, makes the 520 vs wahoo bolt decision moot, and the remote kind of gets rid of the disadvantage of touch screen when it’s wet. Too bad it’s today only, but maybe some more will jump on it. By the way I came to this page from your twitter feed but it is not showing up on the main or blog listing page (yet?).

    • Yeah, it (the Edge 820 deal specifically), had been piled into the larger Fenix 5/20% of trainer/power meter sale post from about 10 days or so ago.

      I haven’t done a post that flows into the regular feed/page for the Black Friday deals yet. I’ll probably do so Tues or Weds, that essentially points to this page.

  17. Edwin Aerts

    Hello Ray

    It seems that the link ‘European Deals!’ on Garmin Wearables doesn’t work (at least for me).
    Thanks for checking.

    Kind regards

  18. dcrunner

    I was going to wait to get the Vivoactive 3 for $250 on BF, but the Vivoactive HR is down to $153 on Amazon. I’m just a recreational runner in a city (10-20mi/week, occasional track workouts, limited trail running, I swim in a pool but not enough to care about the watch tracking it). If they were close in price it was clear the Vivoactive 3 is the better smart watch, but for $100 difference, it seems harder to justify. Anyone have guidance?

  19. Edwin Aerts

    Hello Ray

    The Garmin Forerunner 935 is ‘on sale’ on Amazon for € 499.
    In your opinion is it a buy or will we be seeing a price drop for this watch in the upcoming weeks?
    Compared to the Suunto Spartan Sport Baro (€ 462 on Amazon) it is more expensive: worth it?
    Thanks for answering.


    • Sorry for the delay here!

      Nah, that’s not a great deal to be honest. It’s normally 531EUR on Clever Training, but you can apply the DCR 10% discount, which takes it down to 477EUR. Plus free shipping.

      Just my thinking…

  20. Marc D.

    Fenix 5 also on sale in Canada. – Rebates are between 179$ and 200$ (canadian $)

    (available on amazon.ca)

  21. Alex

    It looks like Best Buy will be offering the Fitbit Blaze @ $149 on Black Friday, any chance Clever Training will match that?

  22. _tido_

    2 stryd for 300$
    Need to find someone close to Lyon, France, if you are interested.

    link to store.stryd.com

    • giorgitd

      Hmmm…$150 each, if you can split with someone and not incur shipping costs. Still, I’m more interested in the RunScribe (I think). And for what it can do and what it costs, it seems like the Milestone Pod should be on everyone’s shoe…

    • Stefan Gutehall

      If I wasn’t happy with My Polar Foot Pod id go for the Stryd (or maybe New runscribe since it sounds interesting).
      I know Polars Pod is huge compared to others, but I used it for a year and the only issue I had is an empty battery – my own fault for not keeping track of the battery status.

  23. Stefan Gutehall

    Thanks for the tip, just ordered Polar M430 Christmas gift upgrade from my M400 – Saved USD28.50 despite international shipping!

  24. Thijs Rieken

    You can actually get a clearance 920XT for $199 now at CT… That’s a massive, massive deal on a very good multisport watch!

  25. Tim

    The Garmin 735xt is on sale at Amazon UK today for £234.99 or £244.99 with the HRM Run.

  26. Steve

    Amazon UK have the 735XT on a daily deal for £234.99 – generally between £290 and £310.

  27. MAGNUS

    Interesting that Amazon lists the Garmin Varia Radar as the ‘2016’ unit. Does that meaning a 2017-2018 version is on the horizon?

  28. Andres Duarte

    is Garmin 935 too new to get discounts?

    • No, nothing planned for this year that I’m aware of.

    • Rajkumar

      Ray, Amazon has a deal for 935 for 470$. Is that worth it?


    • If you can save $35 bucks, then go forth! link to amzn.to

      It looks like it’s fulfilled by some entity called Deals USA (using FBA, whereby they can stick Amazon labels on the packages, many retailers do so). I’d wager they’re just going for it, since they’ll likely get whacked by Garmin for it (since it’s not authorized and they’d serve a 6-month suspension of FR935 stock). Still, once you’ve got a unit, you’ve got the unit – for the most part it doesn’t matter where it came from. And as much as Garmin may whack them for it, Amazon will whack them far more badly if they don’t have stock of it.

    • Aravind

      I’d rather get this from CT with 10% back as store credit/points (or whatever it is called). CT is an authorized retailer.

    • Justin

      I purchased the watch, and it was an Asian model. It’s not a huge deal, but it’s delayed on firmware updates. Garmin advised that I return it.

    • There’s always a catch I suppose with going with non-authorized. I wouldn’t have expected them to source from Asia, but that does make sense. And indeed, the Asian models are always horribly behind on firmware updates.

  29. Gilbert

    Hi Ray,
    Are you aware of any Black Friday sales this year on PowerTap pedal based or Stages crank arm power meters?

    Thank you,

    • There was a 20% off sale that went from Nov 10th to 20th, but that just ended.

      However, perhaps check back in about 10 hours and 48 minutes to see what else might get listed…always worth to keep checking back!

    • Gilbert

      Thank you, I certainly will. Happy holidays!

    • Sheradon

      Hi Ray, incase you’d like to mention this somewhere, there’s a closeout sale for Stages Power meters since they’re rolling out Ultegra R8000, the Ultegra 6800 single cranks are going for $399.99usd. Competitive Cyclist, and Power Meter City seem to be selling them at this price.

  30. Patrick

    Garmin Fenix 3 HR at Best Buy for $299.99. link to bestbuy.com

  31. Nedim

    I have no hands-on experience with the Eero or Orbi, but I can vouch for the google WiFi mesh. I have seen it in four different applications and it. just. works. With the newer firmware rock-solid signal, really fast throughput. Super-simple setup too.

    Important to note is that it is a fire-and-forget, don’t-play-with-it kind of solution. Things like prioritizing traffic or turning off devices are all possible, but with limitations and somewhat illogically presented in the app.

    • Random: Can you create a separate guest WiFi network with different DNS settings?

      We use a VPN-like solution to watch Hulu and Netflix, and ideally want to do it at the router. Today, I actually have a separate WiFi router just for that. Ideally I’d pull it all into one but have a separate WiFi name to connect to for devices that want that (i.e. Apple TV).

    • Ryan M.

      On Google Wifi there isn’t a ton of customization in the guest network page. You set the network SSID and Password, and can grant guests access to certain devices (eg if you want guests the ability to chromecast or airplay to the TV), but not separate DNS settings.

      I don’t have an Eero or Orbi to check (although have put Orbi’s into some homes and people love it). I’ve got an Amplifi which is terrific, but also doesn’t give the ability to separate out the DNS settings between main/guest network.

      Happy to answer questions you might have on wifi. You answer tons of questions on Running/Bike tech, and networking is something I have a good amount of experience with.

    • Nedim

      I just tested this. Short answer is, no, you can not have separate network settings like VPN and DNS.

      There is an option to enable access to certain devices (say for streaming) and turn it on/off. One interesting thing is that it creates a local On Here page (as in http://on.here) where these shared devices can be seen. I was not aware of this before.

      Probably sounds like 2 different networks in one house, splitting after the gateway.

    • Thanks – appreciate the check!!!!

  32. Dani

    Just sharing another deal. Recon jet glasses in Amazon for 299. I got a pair for 229 but that deal is now out of stock.

    • Yeah, I’d be super wary there. Intel shut down Recon Jet’s division, among other wearables divisions, back in August. There’s no more employees there, save a handful of support folks.

  33. Michael Chamberlin

    How do the Bose QC25’s work on a trainer? I’m considering the QC20’s for the trainer (LeMond Revolution), but they aren’t on sale.

  34. Hello,

    Thanks for this list.

    Any good deals on deep (50 to 80mm) Carbon Wheelsets

  35. Max

    Hi guys, could you help me to recommend which watch should I get ?
    Currently, there are so many GPS watches out there that are currently on discounts and I’m looking for a new GPS watch for running.
    My average mileage per week is 130km ( I run almost every day).
    Usually I run marathon twice a year and race at least 10 events (from half marathon to 10k races) each year.
    In training, I do interval run, tempo run and long run.
    What is the watch do you recommend for me ?

  36. Johan

    Thank you for your helpful breakdown of the deals.

    Regarding the Wahoo Kickr Snap 2017: Missed the 20% Clever Training sale—am I correct to assume that the best I’ll get is 10% off?

    • Maybe? I’m not sure. Sometimes we see a couple of online sites that will end up having some random Wahoo KICKR’s/SNAP’s (not a huge quantity) that offer 20% off. But it’s hard to know, I don’t know of any at this point in the queue.

      That said, I’d still check back tomorrow to see what might show-up anyway. Probably around 8AM US EST would be a good time.

  37. Rob

    My 2 cents:

    Black Friday offers in Europe link to loebeshop.dk ( Danish Web Store in Nordic Countries, dispatches to all Europe) – This store has localized sites for Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland

    Garmin Forerunner 735XT – 1399 DKK or €189.00
    Garmin Forerunner 735XT Bundle (HRM-Run Band) – 1699 DKK or €229.90
    Fenix 3 Saphire – 2669 DKK or €269.00
    Garmin VivoSmart 799DKK or €123.00

    I got to know about these store and the deals last year’s Black Friday, I hope someone takes advantages of these deals as I did (I got a GF 735XT Bundle =))


  38. JB

    Looks like the VivoActive 3 is to 249$ in US, that would make around 210€ over in Europe, so far it stays around the 300€ mark for Europe.

  39. The_Sasquatch

    Grabbed a Vivoactive 3 for the SO, thanks Ray!

  40. Kyle

    Not sure if this is ever where but Heart Rate Monitors USA has the Garmin 1000 for only $229 for Black Friday. Seems like a great deal. link to heartratemonitorsusa.com

  41. Rob

    Want a cheap V800 watch, buy the horse version.

    link to amazon.co.uk

  42. mariuscr

    Suunto just announce 30% off Spartan Ultra in Europe

  43. James

    Ray, Thanks for this. The Amazon link you’ve given doesn’t give an option to go for the Fenix 5 sapphire. Does this fall outside the deal or am I just looking in the wrong place? I’m in the UK (where prices appear worse than the States) so this may have something to do with it. James

    • Yeah, it’s Amazon US unfortunately. If you’re on Amazon US from this page, then at that point you can honestly just re-search for the Sapphire variant and it still supports the page (the cookie stays). It’s tough cause there are so many iterations (I think 14 off the top of my head), so I just link to the main set.

      Thanks for the support!

  44. Nokia Health / Withings has some Black Friday deals: link to health.nokia.com

  45. Martin

    Should I buy a fenix 3 hr for £275 or splash out for the Fenix 5 for £469. I don’t know if the extra £200 smackers is worth it!!

    What to do, what to do…….???

  46. Alessandro

    Can’t see any new european deal….

  47. JS

    Does anyone have a specific treadmill recommendation for distance running (marathon and ultra training)? There are a lot of Black Friday deals out there, but I’m interested in longevity. I’m also more concerned with the running aspect of the machine than the other gadgets (I.e. tv, Bluetooth, etc.). Of course, a deal would be nice, too! Thanks!

    • Alan T.

      ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill is what we have and we like it. BTW – If you plan to assemble it yourself, beware of the XX-day satisfaction guarantees offered by these companies. They often state that the machine must be returned as it was delivered in the original packaging. That is impossible to do as many of the parts are secured into the shipping box with a self-molding foam that has been blown into the box so it is wrapped around the parts. If we were to purchase another treadmill, then I will have it delivered already assembled or have the retailer assemble it for me at our place.

  48. Hey, I am getting a “Invalid coupon” error when I try to apply the “DCRBLACKFRIDAY” coupon code to purchase the DCR Analyzer.

  49. natus

    Wahoo Elemnt on german Amazon with 15% off.
    Nothing crazy, but still something

  50. Sam

    Not quite sure what the criteria is for deals but surely this is the cheapest DF power meter deal in the UK?:
    probikekit.com 4iiii 105 £248.99

    • Steve

      The WatTeam powerbeat single at CleverTraining beats it once you apply the DCR 10% off 🙂 Handy if you already have e.g. Ultegra cranks and don’t want to drop down to the 105.

    • I’d say though that 4iiii would be more accurate than WatTeam from what I’ve seen. But yeah, the crankset selection is a bit greater on WatTeam. Nice find.

  51. Ingo

    Hi, i use Orbi with one satelite and it works very well. It is attached to my Swisscom Router so it just takes care about the Wifi Network at home. It just works…

  52. Steven

    The Amazon.com SD card link is not working? I’m in the USA. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the growing family.

  53. Jeff

    Hey Ray!
    Thanks for putting together this info!
    Question about smart trainer: Which would be better if I don’t want to have to upgrade in next few years, The Direto discounted 20% to $720 or Wahoo kickr 17 for $1199 +tax? Is the Kickr the better experience plus the ability to upgrade to the climb and using the wahoo bike computers? The Kickr is a LOT more money, but not having a lot of experience with smart trainers I just don’t want to get the middle of the road great buy when the upper end trainer has much more potential. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    • I don’t think the difference is worth $500, if you ask me.

      Especially if you’re not planning on getting CLIMB (in which case, if it were me and I didn’t want to spend like $1800, I’d go SNAP + CLIMB for a reasonably similar road-feel experience to Direto).

      But it sounds like CLIMB is pushed back further, now till late January or early February. 🙁

  54. Max

    I’m interested on Fenix 3 HR in Amazon and I’m curious to know if the price of the watch would going down further on Cyber Monday.

  55. Eli

    Lezyne bike computers are 32% off (so $86 for a bike computer that does turn by turn gps directions)
    link to probikekit.com

  56. Tim

    Garmin forerunner 235 is £164.99 and Fitbit Blaze is £106.99 at Amazon UK

  57. GoPro Hero 5 bundle (3-way + battery) at 359 EUR on Amazon.de. Seems like a really sweet deal, too bad they do not deliver to Romania 🙁

  58. Rich

    No more Last year models of the Kickr at CT for $799?

  59. Rich

    Thanks DC!! 🙂

  60. Zoltan

    Fenix 3 HR is discounted not just on amazon.fr, but also on amazon.it. The price is exactly the same.

  61. Mike

    The link to Vivosmart 3 – One Day Sale Only in the European deals refers not to the Vivosmart, but the Vivofit unfortunately:(

  62. Andrea Bortolosso

    Ray, the link fornthe 2016 wahoo kickr doesn’t work!!!
    I’ve been waiting for that deal for weeks….

  63. Sam

    Just purchased coros linx helmet on Amazon US for $119

  64. David Sherrod

    Looks like TrainingPeaks is offering a Cyber Monday discount of 25% on both a subscription and on the WKO4 software. But it may be live now? From their website http://www.trainingpeaks.com and link to trainingpeaks.com respectively.

    • Steve

      Was hoping they would! Thanks!

    • David Sherrod

      The WKO4 software deal is available now. Just purchased w/discount:
      Today Through Cyber Monday
      Save 25% On WKO4 Software. This one time offer ends November 27th. Optimize your training with next level metrics and insights including individualized training levels, optimized interval targeting, and advanced run and pedal metrics.

      Use coupon code: cyberwko25 at checkout.

  65. Colin

    Sorry, confused.

    Clever Training VIP sale of 20% off: Only for the US site, not the UK? Will Wahoo trainers be included? This page seems to contradict itself.

    Thank you!

  66. Josh


    Spartan Trainer black or with silver bezel?

  67. Jake

    Polar V650 Cycling GPS are also on at probikekit for anyone interested.

    For any CDN’s out there it’s probikekit.ca. $211 CDN for V650 alone and $251 CDN with HR Monitor. With first time purchase coupon they provided I got add’l 10% off. CDN Amazon, as at 11/24/2017, has V650 with HR for $337 CDN + tax; MEC has it for $430CDN + tax. Even with Duties / Taxes added to the Probikekit price still will be significant savings.

  68. JB

    Woohoo, ordered Vivoactive 3 through Amazon.it, strangely on the webpage it showed 249€, paid in the end 245€, also go an extra protective screen protector for it.

  69. Bogy

    I am trying to get the Wahoo Element Bolt from Clever Training and neither the BFVIP not the DCR10BTF copon codes work…. Is there no discount for the Bolt? Can anyone else confirm please?

  70. Just ordered GoPro Hero 6 at 427EUR from Amazon.it! Yuhuuuu!

  71. Wiggle.co.uk has the Tacx Neo Direct Drive Smart Trainer 20% off!

  72. Jacek

    GoPro Hero6 is for EUR 427 (so that EUR 142 or 25% off) at Amazon.it .


  73. Mike

    Love the site and all the info posted. I have a question about the trainer sale. I’m interested in the Stac Zero. It’s 20% off right now would I be able to take another 20% off with the VIP discount?

  74. Juan

    Based on the deals page, we are getting the VivoActive HR for my wife, as an upgrade for her VivoActive 2.
    I just have one question, I have a Fenix 2 unit and I get a ton of info while cycling, and she wants something similar. I read the review, and we now the functions it gets, but one that is not clearly explalined is if it is possible to see your HR (either via strap or the optical) as a page while cycling. I hope you understand me, and help me. We (me and my wife) would like to obtain her HeartRate while cycling so that she can focus on training using HR zones. Any advice will be really appreciated.

  75. Kevin Capiau

    Seems like this is a good deal Ray? Description says 5S but I think it’s the Fenix 5? link to amazon.de

  76. vivlis

    wahoo elemnt bolt 199E
    link to mantel.com

  77. Tom

    I’m about to buy some Oakleys at Clever Training, is there a link to buy that helps you/this site?
    Also, a link to be get Clever Training VIP?

  78. Huw

    Hi Ray, is the Edge 520 this low price just for today or has it been for a while?
    I’m so so tempted as it’s a big discount!!

  79. youpmelone

    link to bike24.com

    Now that is a great deal for a NEO

  80. Neil

    Off topic I know but which VPN do you use Ray, want it for Netflix only.

  81. Hi,

    Here’s a link to the Watteam PowerBeat at the cheapest price I’ve found, starting @ 207,20$.

    link to powermetercity.com

    If there is any cheaper, please tell me!

  82. Scott H

    Hi Ray!

    Do you consider the Powertap P1 Pedals to be a better choice at (25% off) than the Assioma DUO side with 20% off?

    Also can anyone tell me what Quarq DZero system would be compatible with a 2018 Specialized Diverge Carbon Comp, it has a Praxis Alba 2D, BB386. It looks like I could only use the Carbon DZero’s due to the BB386, but I’m not sure how to determine BCD? I assume the spindle would be the BB30?

    • It’s tough. From a tech standpoint (i.e. ANT+/BLE type stuff), both are equal. The P1 has the advantage of doing advanced metrics to their own app, which positions them better for the longer term conversion to using standardized cycling dynamics.

      Honestly though, it probably just comes down to which you prefer from a look standpoint. Both are great accuracy wise.

      As for spindles and such, I suck at that and thus end up having a drawer full of bottom bracket adapters. 🙁

  83. Just as a super quick heads up – I’ve been told there’s now a single 2016 KICKR available via CT for the $799 price.

    Someone apparently didn’t ask their husband/wife for permission and had to cancel to their order. Go forth and conquer! link to clevertraining.com

  84. Jonah

    GPS City currently has Fenix 3 HR at $279, and with $10 off coupon (FLASH171) valid tomorrow starting at 10am

  85. Wouter Gardeyn

    Terrific deal in Europa for Vivoactive 3 only 247 eur on amazon.it;
    link to dcra.in
    (Only in black, looking for white version)

  86. natus

    Standard Wahoo Elemnt for 177 pounds (-33%)
    link to dcra.in

    Any ideas why Elemnt is in general more expensive than Bolt (which is newer, lighter, more aero)?

  87. Francis Laliberté

    Is it just me or Clever Training won’t ship (Stac zero bike trainer) to Canada ?

    • Hmm, I’ll figure out why. There may be some thing about not shipping either the trainer, or perhaps there’s some distribution limitation.

      Though, my guess is that specific deal says ‘Free two-day’, which is probably US-specific. If you choose other shipping options, does it work out?

    • Mark

      Won’t ship to Germany, too, no matter what.

      I guess it’s the weight.

    • Francis Laliberté

      Problem is there is no other shipping options proposed …

    • Francis Laliberté

      Got a reply from Clever Training. Stac (as Wahoo) are only shipped in the US.
      There is 10% discount on Stac zero trainer until monday midnight (code BF2017). Deal done !

    • Mark

      Francis, the code doesn’t work on staczero.com for EU customers. It’s a US-only deal.

  88. Chris

    Amazon UK:
    Vivoactive 3 GUNMETAL 249,- pounds
    Vivoactive 3 BLACK 229,- pounds

    While for the black this equals almost the Amazon.it deal, for the gunmetal version this is the cheapest deal in Europe right now. Most shops sell it for way above 300€.


  89. Chris

    Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with Built-In Sports Apps and Wrist Heart Rate – Black link to dcra.in

    Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with Built-In Sports Apps and Wrist Heart Rate – Gunmetal link to dcra.in

  90. Marek

    There is black Suunto Spartan Trainer on Amazon.it and es for EUR 219,99

  91. Tom

    bike-components lists the Tacx Flux Smart for EUR 649..is this a good deal? I read that several people had problems (“burning smell” etc) with the tacx flux, do you happen to know whether these are resolved or still onoing?

    Thanks a lot!

    • So-so deal. I wouldn’t worry about the burning stuff these days, I think I’ve only seen one or two reports of that since last spring/summer. Certainly, the odd manuf defect can happen, but nothing like last winter.

  92. Mathieu

    There is a great deal on the Garmin Index Scale for € 99: link to dcra.in

  93. Athleteshop.de has the Elite Rampa trainer at 377 EUR with payment and shipping options included.
    And Time Atac Easy cleats for about 9 EUR.

  94. For those in the UK, Blacks have the Fenix 5 for £400 – which i think is the best price of all the prices listed here for this watch.

    John Lewis will price match also (I know, cause they have for me!)

    link to blacks.co.uk

  95. Torreyho

    I haven’t seen this mentioned, but the Garmin Edge 820 is $259 on Wiggle. link to wiggle.co.uk

    Since they also list the Edge Explore 820, I think this is the real deal and looks to be the best deal out there.

  96. sny

    sigmasport.co.uk is selling cycleops hammer for 855€.

  97. erik

    If you have been thinking about an SRM check out their end of year sale, I would have saved 300€ if I bought my PC8 now… And I could have a powermeter with cadence magnet, which I sorely miss. To late for that now though.

  98. Just as a heads up to folks, there’s a new deal with WatTeam for 20% off, which brings a single-sided Gen2 unit (the latest) down to $207USD + Free Shipping. Linkage: link to clevertraining.com

    The dual is also available, just select the drop-down. Enjoy!

  99. Scott H

    Quadlock is having a 30% off sale on their site.

    Ray – did you decide on a mesh network system? I ordered the Netgear due to it having separate radios for the backhaul connections but reviews are very mixed on Amazon. Also, your link is to the more expensive version that has Ethernet ports on the satellites. The Eero seems to be $349 not $249.

    Thanks for all the great info!

  100. Ali

    Very low price on Shimano CM-2000 Action Camera at Probikekit – Only $85.49

    link to probikekit.com

  101. Ben

    The slate gray – yellow band Fenix 5 is 12% off at amazon.co.uk now for £439.98 (€492), not as big a sale as friday, but still a good deal.

    link to amazon.co.uk

  102. José

    In your youtube video, I thought you mentioned the Polar heart rate strap was on sale. I’m not finding it here. Did I miss understand the video? Also, any thoughts on the Polar versus Garmin straps?

    • Unfortunately the Polar deals only went through Nov 25th (yesterday).

      A wash between Polar and Garmin straps. Personally I’d just pickup a TICKR since then you’ll get dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart. Whereas with Garmin you’d get only ANT+, and Polar only Bluetooth Smart.

    • José

      What if you are just looking for replacement straps, not the sensor/pod. I assume the straps are still interchangeable between Polar and Garmin.

  103. Jim Painter

    Great article….very helpful.

  104. bob

    No heart rate straps? I’m looking for one to pair with my Garmin 935. The optical heart rate doesn’t work well.

  105. Jenny Lopez Jaramillo


    I’m very interested in buy things related with the cycling

    thanks for advices ans suggestions


  106. Jason Murray

    Hi Ray,

    amazon.com has the Garmin Forerunner 935 for 449.99 (10% off). At this time there just 8 left. They’re going fast!

    link to amazon.com

    • Not too bad, though just as general awareness, I don’t believe that’s an authorized seller. Usually doesn’t make much of a difference via Amazon for support in all honestly, but purely FYI.

  107. Sergey

    Hi Ray,

    why did you remove Garmin VAHR from the table?
    It’s still a good deal – $125.

  108. Mathieu

    Garmin Forerunner 235 at Amazon €188: link to dcra.in

  109. Daniel

    Garmin index scale , 30% off , amazon.de

  110. Vladimir

    Hi Ray,
    just found this cool deal on Garmin Fenix 3 HR Sapphire edition on Ebay. Price for watch only is 279 USD which is the lowes price I saw for a new pair.
    link to ebay.com

  111. Paul

    Backcountry.com has 10% off the Wahoo kickr snap today with free 2 day shipping.

  112. Rob

    Garmin FR 935 is $449.00 on Amazon today.

  113. giorgitd

    SanDisk link to Amazon US is ‘[age not found’.

  114. Dan G

    Amazon have the Fitbit Ionic at £250; £50 off. Halfords and Sigma Sports (both UK shops) have the Tacx Neo for £999 — if you’re in London, you can buy and collect the Neo at that price from the Sigma stores.

    Sigma also still have the CycleOps Hammer at £750 — that’s got to be the best deal on a top-line smart trainer.

  115. Michal

    In case you’re in the market for a Mavic or Spark drone, Target in US has an additional 15% off today for Cyber Monday (includes a lot of things). This is on top of the $100 off that has been running since last week. Hence you can get a super deal on either one, note that they don’t carry the fly more package but even if you buy the items separately it’s still a nice savings. Not sure if there’s a way to help this site going this route but figured I’d throw it out there.

  116. Eli

    So the Climb isn’t shipping yet but listed as on sale.

  117. Tom

    Tacx trainers 20% off in the US @ Western Bike Works.

    link to westernbikeworks.com

  118. Tom

    Garmin Vector 2 for $549 @ westernbikeworks.com

  119. Eli

    Blueprint for athletes is 50% off with cyber50 code

    Not in my state yet so 🙁

  120. BrianD

    Hi DC,

    There is no 20% discount on Clever Training Europe for the powerbeat power meter, like in the Clever Training .com store?


  121. José

    What if you are just looking for replacement straps, not the sensor/pod. I assume the straps are still interchangeable between Polar and Garmin.

  122. Edge 520 £167.99 link to amazon.co.uk

    Had one in their warehouse open box sale with another 20% but it had gone by the time I went and re-read Rays review!!

  123. MB

    Shhhhh. I went into my local REI store this weekend – they had a sign up that said $50 off all Garmin Forerunner Heart Rate Monitors. The FR 935 was still showing up on their app at $500, and even though they checked and verified that the FR935 was not included in the sale, they honored the sign and I picked 2 up for $450 each. (Merry Christmas to me and the hubby!)

  124. Peter Grewar


  125. Duncan Martin

    25% off certain power meters in the UK here:
    link to probikekit.co.uk
    Includes P1 pedals, 4iii left side cranks, and some Quark cranks

  126. okrunner

    Wattteam powerbeat at incredible prices on Clever Training

  127. Jeff

    Hi, Ray – Already picked up a few things but I really need a new watch. What I *want* is the Spartan Sport HR Baro, but unfortunately isn’t a part of the 30% Suunto sale (or I’d have already picked it up). Before I get myself drunk and decide to spend the money on it anyhow instead of the non-baro that is discounted, what are the chances that it goes on sale at all in the near future? Thank you much; appreciate everything you do!

    • I don’t expect to see it go on sale soon. It was unfortunately one of the few exclusions.

    • Jeff

      Thanks, Ray. Guess it’ll be beers until I can pull the trigger, then… Much appreciated.

    • Jeff

      Wait… So the beers are working, but your 10% code doesn’t on these either? Really? WTF?? (I know it isn’t your fault/problem, just find it extremely aggravating…)

    • 10% code should 100% work on that – no question there. Let me find out why it’s breaking. One way or another they can get you covered there.

    • I think I know what’s going on here. I think the master product is the one on sale, but in this rare case one of the child products isn’t on sale. My guess is the coupon code logic is being accidentally blocked by the master product sale (Suunto Spartan Sport), and not realizing a child isn’t for sale (Baro variant). Hang tight, should get this fixed easily.

  128. Jean-Marie Billon

    Hi Ray,
    Any idea as to when we could expect to see a good deal on the Garmin Edge 1030 in the USA?
    Thank you.

  129. Mitch W

    Heads up folks….PowerTap Winter deals:

    C1 Chainrings: $349
    P1 (reconditioned): $549
    DT Swiss alloy wheels w/ g3: $549

    I just ordered some P1 pedals…..WOOT!

  130. Mitch W

    Hi Ray,

    Not sure if you erased my comment, or if something weird just happened, but PowerTap Winter sale. P1 Refurbished pedals down to $549. Available on PowerTap’s website.

    Let me know if I did something wrong posting about it here?

  131. David Chrisman

    Ray–which router did you end up with? I’ve got eero (working fine). My boss just got the orbi (loves them) so just curious.

    • I bought a lot of gadgets and gizmos, but ultimately couldn’t decide. I’m sorta hoping they come back on sale in the next few weeks (usually we see refresher sales around the 10th or 12th for many gadgets).

      I also realized that with a shift in the DCR Cave coming soon (to a bigger space), I’ll likely end up on a single level and may not need a mesh system. It’s really the underground piece that’s hosing me up right now with so much concrete/ground that’s so darn thing.

    • John

      The lack of IPv6 support across the entire eero line is baffling. They have said they are “excited about the technology” for a couple of years, but… none of their updates ever seem to get around to addressing it. Something to be aware of for those who might be in the market.

  132. Bailey

    Do you think I would benefit more from dual-sided running power meters (i.e., RunScribe Plus) or a dual-sided bike power meter (e.g., PowerTap P1).

    Just some background about myself. I’m mostly a runner (most marathons, but I do do trail running and plan to get into some ultra running in 2018). I cycle and swim for cross-training and dab a little in triathlons as a result.

    I realize this isn’t much info to go off of, but hoping you could just give me your gut feeling about which would benefit me more. If money were no object, I’d get both, but alas I don’t have a money tree or a golden goose. I know that since I’m mostly a runner the RunScribe Plus might seem like a no brainer, but I’m a bit uncertain since it doesn’t measure force directly like cycling power meters. I also know this is an apple to oranges question, but hoping you’ll still entertain it 🙂

    • Eli

      One is on a really good sale (P1 pedals) the other is not. If you just want running power there are cheaper options (but don’t do as much other data)

      Which will give you the most fun?

    • Bailey

      Hi Eli, thanks for your feedback. I didn’t add to my post that I use a Garmin 920XT. In that case, what would the cheaper option for running power be? Stryd at $199?

      Both would be fun TBH. I guess I am more comfortable with the P1 since it’s direct force compared to the current state of running power of estimating power…

  133. ReHMn

    Ladies and Gentleman,

    Take a deep breath, the price of the Garmin Edge 520 is still dropping…
    200 EUR is very general price nowadays across EU, but the lowest in the UK. First time in history under 200.

    As a 910XT and 920XT owner I feel, that I am being seduced…

  134. Eli

    Guessing Clevertraining got overwelmed. Ordered the Varia Radar on the 22nd and USPS tracking makes it seem like they may get here tomorrow so 10 business days instead of 2-3 🙁

    The funny part is how they sent me an email early yesterday saying they hope I’m enjoying it and a link for submitting a review. Shouldn’t they know that I didn’t get it yet since out of state deliveries usually are more then one day?

  135. Jay Cahow

    Here is a link to the latest Shimano Sport camera at over 70% of if you want to add it to your list of deals.. It is a decent Cycling camera as I have a couple of the previous generation models and this is an inprovement.

    link to probikekit.com

  136. Peter Kundrat

    U wiould not complain about Micro USB too much – i applaud them for finally abandoning dreadful Mini-USB (still present on Virb Ultra 30). Yes – would be much better as more and in the not so distant future it will be more common to carry a usb-C cable than micro usb.
    But Ray, i dont get the part where you talk about laptop compatibility. USB-C cable works just fine when plugged into regular USB-A port – you dont need to plug it into PC USB-C port only – you just dont get the benefit of new features.

  137. Jonny

    Fenix 3 HR sapphire is £329.99 at cyclestore.co.uk. Blacks.co.uk will price match this and beat it by 10% bringing it to 297, which I thought was a good price for UK.

  138. Ron Steffy

    Just getting into the techie side of this sport. You look like you do an outstanding job.

    thank you

  139. Tomas

    Today’s deal – Garmin Forerunner 735XT – 244eur – Amazon.de

  140. Great work with all you do! Living the dream!

  141. Georgijs

    Garmin Fenix 5 Slate Grey 449 EUR on link to amazon.de

  142. Bob Krauth

    Enjoy reading about new watches and gadgets.

  143. Jacek

    Today (December 29) Garmin Forerunner 235 is for EUR 199 at Amazon.fr .