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Sports Tech Deals – 2020 Edition!

Here’s a constantly updated page for the best sports tech deals out there. I’ve categorized them roughly by logical groups, along with some random stuff at the end.

Watches & Wearables:

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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 PriceAmazonClever TrainingSale Notes
Garmin Vivoactive 3$129⚡ Obviously this is the previous edition, but dang, it's still a good price for a great little GPS watch. This has mostly been on sale at this price range for a while now, however, I've included it in the list merely because if you're looking for a deal then this is probably one of the best deals out there.

Cycling Gear & Trainers:

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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:

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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 PriceAmazonClever TrainingSale Notes
GoPro Hero 8 Black - $100 off!$299⚡ This is a great deal - and the lowest we've ever seen the GoPro Hero 8 down to. Of course, I don't expect a new version anytime soon (GoPro always release late Sept/early Oct). But, the Hero 8 is my go-to cam these days.

Other Sports & Fitness:

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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.

Europe Deals:

These are deals specific to Europe, from European sports tech companies:

There are no deals currently.

DCR’s Random Gadget List

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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!

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100 Comments

  1. rzar

    Does this mean that the Edge 1030 is soon being replaced?

    • GLT

      All the people that know for certain are likely prohibited from making a definitive statement about new product release dates.

      There have been rumors for several weeks about an “Edge 1030 Plus” model based on product id values found in supporting software like Garmin Connect. Whether that means Garmin will ultimately sell a product called that and when is a matter of speculation. Current circumstances worldwide may delay things.

      What isn’t a matter of speculation is that the current Edge 1030 is a very capable unit with an apparently low defect rate. If I did’t already have a primary & backup I would buy another at the sale price.

      Maybe re-read Ray’s E1030 review and the subsequent comments and if it sounded like a winner at the old price, then it should sound more attractive at the sale price.

    • randy

      Yes, it will be soon. Here is published FCC request link to fccid.io and normally Garmin is releasing their products within one month from submission…

  2. Gary p

    A little off topic, but I was looking for deals on the 4iiii website and saw something peculiar. There seemed to be plenty of stock of the older Precision Pro, but every iteration of the newer Podiiiium was listed as “Sold Out.” Do you know if there’s a supply issue, a technical issue that’s caused them to temporarily withdraw the model, a new model coming, or something else?

    • mjciv

      I’m also very curious about this.

    • Christian

      I actually had bought a Podiiiium on sale in December but due to Covid-induced supply chain issues, the bike that I bought that for didn’t actually arrive until last week. Now that I contacted them again to get the crank to them and have the Podiiiium installed, they wrote this: “Unfortunately, due to a shortage of raw materials from one of our major suppliers, we are unable to proceed with Podiiiium installations at this time. We do not expect to have the shortage issue resolved in the immediate future.”
      They did offer to change the Podiiiium order to a Precision order, which is fine – I have had the Precision on other bikes for years and it works perfectly – but yeah, Podiiiium is currently off the table for the foreseeable future.

  3. Pete Parfitt

    Halfords has the Drivo 2 on sale at the moment in UK for £699 which also seems pretty solid.

  4. Sascha

    Is $179 really a good deal for the Ignite?

    • It’s $50 less than it usually is, so I think so.

      I always thought it should be priced $199 in the US (actually, so did Polar initially, then changed their mind). $179 is very strong for what it is.

  5. Steve

    Hi Ray- Since Garmin has officially dropped the price on the Edge 1030, I can only assume that the next gen top-tier edge is soon to be released? If you were a betting man, what is the 50/50 on when Garmin will release the next Edge unit? I’m in the market to replace an older edge (820) and was going to go 1030, but don’t want to regret it when all the cool kids have the new Garmin.

  6. Jules

    Clevertraining deals are not eligible for international shipping 🙁

    Any deals you know of for a Neo 1/2/2T or Kickr Core shipping to Belgium?
    Did not find anything on the web and the Wahoo refurbished ones are already gone.
    Thanks

  7. Sam Dumcum

    March 19, currently ALL Kurt Kinetic trainers are 30% off (for a limited time)

  8. Devlin Murray

    Hi Ray,
    Between the Cyclops hammer and the Elite Diercto X which would be the better buy. They both look to have great specs and are fairly similar and only $100 apart on price. Do you know which would have the better customer support if something pops up with the unit? Thanks and love the info I get from your site.

    • That’s a tough one. The original CycleOps Hammer is louder than the Direto X, but the road feel is much better and more accurate for ERG mode.

      Said differently – if putting it in a garage where nobody can hear you, I’d go Hammer. But if you’re in a space where noise is a consideration, I’d go Direto X.

    • Devlin

      Thanks Ray. The noise difference for me isn’t big I am currently on a dumb trainer so anything would probably be an improvement.

    • Also – not to complicate your life, but as of this morning REI deals just lit up with 20% off all trainers. Inventory-wise, these don’t tend to last more than a few days. I’ve just finished loading (in the last few seconds), all of the deals up into the tables above. Good luck!

  9. Keith

    Varia deal appears to be gone from Amazon as of 19 March.

  10. Max

    Hi Ray,
    No deal in Europe for the Home Trainer ? BTW, the Wahoo deals are all out of stock now 😉 Even the not refurbished one! Crazy …
    All the best 😉

  11. Susan worrall

    Hi, the MARCH20 code for clever training does not seem to be working. Is there another? Thanks.

  12. Susan worrall

    I’m trying to order the Elite Suito from clever training. I am a VIP member. When I follow the link from dcrainmaker, I get 10% off, and when enter MARCH20 for a coupon code, I get a message saying that it’s not valid for that item. Am I doing something wrong, or is this code no longer valid? Thanks.

  13. frank1e

    Hey Ray, Saris H3 at £595 on SportPursuit definitely worthy of a mention.

    Cheers

  14. DrPeperino

    Some offers for Europe please……………….

  15. Michael Navedo

    Awesome

  16. Dave

    no discounts on Wahoo trainers when click on links…

  17. Justin Horne

    Do you have to be a VIP member of clevertraining for the MARCH20 code to work on the Kickr Core? It says “This product is ineligible for coupons” on the product page.

  18. Just a note you might want to add to your list is that the Kinetic trainers are on sale as well but not sure for how much longer – link to kurtkinetic.com

  19. Andrii Kuzminskyi

    2h, 67km – 6 times 8 mins 105% VO2max

  20. R Wallace

    Thanks for the info.

    Just thought I’d mention that the above deal for the Elite Suito from Clever Training @ $639 seems only to apply if you are a VIP customer, which then costs another $20 odd dollars to join.

    • Hi R-

      Indeed, per the top of the post, all of the 20% sales require VIP or REI membreship. That’s due to manufacturer restrictions that don’t allow non-club discounting.

      The good news though is that DCR Readers get the VIP membership for a mere $5 here: link to clevertraining.com

      Plus, all of that goes to Girls On The Run, an awesome running-focused organization!

  21. Robert Wade

    I thought the Elite Suito was part of the 20% discount, but I don’t see it.

  22. Nick M

    “MARCH20” coupon doesn’t appear to work for the Wahoo Kickr Core this morning over at Clever. 🙁

    • Hi Nick-

      Did you remember to sign-in first as a VIP member? That’s required by Clever Training (as required in turn by Wahoo). I’ve added links up above, or here: link to clevertraining.com

      DCR Readers get the VIP membership for a mere $5 here. Plus, all of that goes to Girls On The Run, an awesome running-focused organization!

    • Nick M

      I signed up earlier this morning using your link. 🙂

      Was able to get the discount for Tacx Flux S, but after reading too many reviews about the noise issues that seem to continue to haunt the product I decided to look at WKC and no luck with discount.

    • Odd, you’re right, it’s currently broke on that item. Hang tight, talking with them now to see what’s broken. Fear not, it’ll be fixed shortly. Sorry!

    • Cliff S.

      Ray –

      The “MARCH20” discount code is not working for Wahoo Kickr on Clevertraining as of this morning. I have tried logging out of my VIP account a few times, emptied cart etc…and it still will not work. Has the 20% coupon already expired?

      Thanks.

    • Ok, the KICKR discount code issue should have been fixed yesterday evening – if folks are having an issue, definitely let me know, but looks good with a quick test I did. Thanks for the support!

  23. Mark Cohen

    All Polar Vantage watches (including Titan) are 25% off direct from Polar.

  24. Mark Cohen

    Just received an email from Polar re: 25% off on Vantage M, V, and V Titan.

  25. Steve

    I don’t know guys, but with these list prices, some at $600, these devices are over the top. I’d see more value in a blue tooth device communicating with an app on your mobile phone. It wasn’t too long ago that you could buy a decent road bike for $600. And you can buy mobile phones for less $300 that have GPS functionality.

    This kind of pricing is as bad as the GPS map chip I had to buy for my last car that cost me $700. Plus, I already paid several thousand dollars more more for an upgraded car model that had the Chinese ‘iPad’ knockoff sitting on the dashboard to display the maps. And, i could get the GPS functionality for less than $100 albeit with a tiny screen.

    Technology should be bringing these prices down not up.

    • “Technology should be bringing these prices down not up.”

      But it is?

      GPS watches are now $100 or less from various brands. And while you could have bought an entry level road bike for $600 a decade or two ago, you also could have bought a higher end road bike for thousands. No different than any other product category.

  26. Ashley Masen

    So I ordered something off Clever Training two weeks ago. They charged me and besides the order confirmation they have not responded to multiple emails and aren’t answering their phone. Is this once good company really this terrible now?

    • Hmm, I know there are some minor delays due to COVID-19 and office related closures, however it’s at worse only a day or two in some cases. I’ll follow-up. Sorry about that!

    • Ashley Masen

      Thanks Ray. I’ve had great experiences with them in the past and totally understand a couple day delay (or even more if there is a specific reason), but they’ve gone radio silence and aren’t responding.

      Sucks, I was looking to buy a trainer from them, but can’t justify spending more with them now.

    • MAJ

      Hey There – The same thing happened to me with Clever Training. I purchased from them as a first time buyer solely because of your recommendation. I purchased approx 2.5 weeks ago, they have my money and zero shipment. I’ve sent a few emails and called, no response. I totally understand there is a pandemic, however, the silence and lack of shipping and credit card charge is bad business.

    • Daniel

      Ditto. Ordered the Kickr Snap from CleverTraining in March. It’s now mid May. I’ve had to send multiple emails before I get a single reply. Which basically just said I could cancel the order if I wanted.
      If they’d just keep me informed it’d be fine. Something along the lines of “Sorry for the delay, we’re still awaiting our next shipment from the manufacturer. We hope to be able to fulfill your order by XX date. We’ll send another update in 2 weeks.” Instead, I have to debate canceling after almost 2 months in the order queue and possibly miss out when stock finally becomes available again. Not a good customer experience.

    • Ashley Masen

      Update. Clever Training finally delivered the item from this first post (speedplays Aero’s). After they became responsive around that, I figured they were back to being the good company we all used to know. So I went ahead and ordered A kickr Core I’ve had my eye on for a while now. 5 emails, 2 months later and no update, no response

      Now I understand Wahoo is backordered and everyone wants a smart trainer… But they could easily remedy this with a bulk email every couple weeks. I’m very disappointed with CT and how they continue to charge people for nothing… I product. No shipment. No customer service.

  27. anw

    Trisports.com has factory refurbished Vector 3 (dual sided) at $550. I got a pair from them a few months ago the last time they had this price and they are currently working fine.
    This is the lowest price I have seen these pedals on trisports.com over the past few months.

  28. Akiva W

    You can get factory refurbished Garmin Vector 3 (dual sided) at link to trisports.com (trisports.com) for $550 today.
    This matches the best price I have seen from them since I bought a pair at this price a couple of months ago. I got them and they are working perfectly. Seems like a good deal.

  29. Raphou

    Found a nice deal:

    Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire @ 350CAD (+/- 250 USD)

    link to mec.ca

  30. sabeard

    Tacx Flux 2 Smart Trainer – Normally $349? The link points to the new Tacx Flow review, so I am sure you meant Tacx Flow Smart Trainer.

    • Indeed, tried to do two things at once a few hours ago, and clearly can’t type two f-words correctly. 🙂

      That said, the Flux 2 is also 20% off, but I didn’t include it because it’s out of stock. That said, here’s the link: link to clevertraining.com

    • sabeard

      I got a Tacx Flux S back ordered from REI before they completely removed it. Got the tracking number on Saturday. So ff UPS is on time, I should have it set up beside my comutrainer for a Wednesday indoor training ride with my wife. 🙂

      Thanks for keeping track of all these deals!

  31. Jefeprimo

    Would be nice if the Clever Training discount codes, after registering as VIP, would actually work as of 3 pm Pacific on April 6th ……

    • Loubriel

      Same here

    • Hi Jefeprimo & Loubriel-

      There as a bit of a date confusion thing. One department at CT had said ‘thru Apr 6th’, while another had internally marked it as ‘to April 6th’. Which, ended up spitting the difference about half-way through the day before everything turned off.

      This broke it for the Wahoo & Tacx products specifically, the other products continue to work under a new SPRING20 code. That said, I chatted with CT and they want to make it up to you two. I’ll follow-up off-line and they’ll get you all sorted out with your original ordering plans.

      Super apologies here. Like most companies these days, they’re heavily impacted by COVID-19, and some things aren’t quite as well oiled as they usually are. That said, the warehouse side is pumping out hardware at unreal rates, so there’s that bit of silver lining.

      Apologies again!

    • Loubriel

      Understood!

      Great, Thanks!!!

    • Jeff Allen

      Hi Ray, thanks much.

      I decided to take a different route (guess my Buy trigger finger was very much too quick). Long winded, I know – on the 6th, I purchased a Tacx Flux S on Biketiresdirect.com as the deal was a screamer at $636 (when the 20% VIP was no longer accepted at CT). Yesterday morning I woke up and noticed the Spring20 discount and shifted over (including the return) and purchased a Tacx Flux 2 including the 20% off at CT prior to reading your review of the 2 (my mistake although the power accuracy issue may be resolved based upon the last comments under your review ?). Thinking of your review and realized I could “upgrade” to an Elite Drivo II at CT without a price difference. I have a note into CT last night asking about changing my order.

      For my capabilities, I am sure the Flux 2 or Drivo will be incredible.

      Probably fine unless I am making another mistake …..

      Thanks so much, great webpage and support as always.

      Jeff

    • RE: Flux 2

      Tacx believes that with the latest firmware the issue is solved. They believe that so much so that they’ve sent me a unit. Was supposed to show up today, but looks like it’ll be tomorrow morning.

      Given the engineers working on it know my concern rather deeply on this issue – and given it’s taken them over a year along with new hardware bits (technically this is the Tacx Flux 2.1), my guess is that they probably have solved it.

      Hope to know before the weekend for sure!

  32. Dave Myers

    Hey Ray,

    I tried (after the fact) to purchase the Wahoo KICKR Core from REI and they said it was not eligible for the 20% discount. I often have good luck getting the discount if I somehow missed the deadline just by calling them and asking nicely. The very nice customer service person mentioned the MEMPERKS2020 code. Since it looks like this post has been edited to remove the deals that are no longer running… could someone tell me if the “MEMPERKS2020” code was the one you posted? It could be that I just don’t have the right code.

  33. Bruce Burkhalter

    Ray –

    Regarding GoPro (and others), you think they are going to push out fall launch dates due to covid?

    Thanks!
    Bruce

    • My bet would be maybe to slightly. Ultimately, things like this sale are basically admissions that nobody is buying a GoPro because there’s practically no place to use a GoPro (I know, socially distant in there, but GoPro’s shine with people in them).

      So if things are mostly the same come September, I’d bet they slow the roll.

  34. Bruce Burkhalter

    Adorama has a bunch of GoPro Hero 8 packages.

    link to adorama.com

    This one is a Hero Black 8, two GoPro batteries, and a 32GB card for $299.

    link to adorama.com

  35. Nikola R.

    Ray,
    SPRING20 code works for Elite Drivo 2 that is on sale, so the actual price at the end is $720. You can update that. Also, given that with the SPRING20 code you can get Drivo 2 and KICKR Core for the same amount of money ($720), which one would you get? Or would you maybe still go for Saris H3 for $800. Just a simple choice of which one of these 3 would you get, without any detailed explanation would suffice.
    Thanks a bunch for everything that you do.
    P.S. Maybe pin this “deals” page somewhere obvious on your web page, like in the buyers guide menu. I realized that I posted similar comment in obsolete page for fall deals that I googled to instead of this one, so sorry for double comments 🙂

  36. Greg McClure

    Hi Ray,
    If the Saris H3 is still $799 at CT (code doesn’t seems to work today) would you go H3, Kickr Core or Elite Suito since price is negligible at that point? Noise difference not a factor for me as I am coming from a Kinetic fluid trainer that I added the inRide3 a couple of years ago. Being able to easily store is a bigger factor. I ride a 9 speed so have to buy a new cassette regardless.

  37. JB

    Any EU sales for GoPro? A bit crazy to compare these prices, even now the 299$ is much cheaper then the trade-up offer available from GoPro EU.
    Was thinking of buying a new one, but just feel paying too much at the moment in EU?

    Ray, also your Amazon link, goes to Amazon FR for 439€… while your table says 299$

  38. Robert Victoria

    Hi,
    Thanks for all you do.

    Do you know if there will be any Wahoo Kickr Climb deals for Memorial or Father’s Day?

    Thanks!

  39. Mike S.

    REI also has the same price discounts on the Garmin watches.

    I would be kicking myself, but I got the Fenix 6 Sapphire for 28% off a few months ago between a work discount and a sale. I love it!

  40. Mike S.

    Someday there will be something in the Random Gadget List.
    I just know it.

  41. Hessel

    I imagine you having a lot of fun over the “can’t look at gift horse in the mouth” one

  42. Daniel

    Ordered the Kickr Snap from Clever Training during the sale back in March. Order still ‘pending shipment’, product page says OOS as of May 18th.
    Clever Training has been basically radio silent, failing to respond to at least half of my Order Status inquiries. Really disappointed in the company. Would’ve payed more $$ for a different product if I could’ve gotten it sooner 🙁

    • Nick M

      Same, ordered Kickr Snap from Clever Training last days of March, was supposed to be delivered early May. Just be honest and let us know what the hold up is Clever Training, my guess is that it’s not you but Wahoo manufacturing. Not answering emails won’t earn you repeat business.

    • Yup, I agree, communications have been rough lately. I pressed the issue again today. I know with closures they’ve been down to a skeleton crew in customer service trying to answer e-mails. It sounds like they’ve been making progress, I believe phone CS lines were set to open back up this week.

  43. Jorge

    Hi all,

    Seems like Clever Training continues to take orders (when products are supposedly available) yet deliveries are not taking place. I’ve ordered products as far as 1 and 1/2 months ago and as recent as last week. Nothing delivered, status shows as “shipment pending” and money withdrawn from bank. I’ve seem some people having issues. The worst is that e-mails are not responded. Contact number says to send e-mails. Basically, radio silent. Clever training please address this.

    Thank you,

    Jorge

    • Hi Jorge-

      Agree.

      I’ve had a number of conversations with CT about it last night again, and hoping to see more clarity this week on it. Appreciate your e-mail and support.

      Cheers,
      Ray

  44. J Call

    Any chance that any of hear companies place their cycling computers on sale during the month?

  45. Sparts

    Can anyone else not access Clevertraining.co.uk? Has it shut down?

  46. Johnny B

    Cycliq FlyCE12 is on sale at 35% off. Can we also expect a new product soon?

    • They’ve been hinting at a new product forever (like, years). Not sure if we’ll ever see it happen.

    • matt

      May be related to the upcoming release of an updated Fly6, which they have been flogging heavily in breathy emails. The new Fly6 is supposedly smaller. No word on other capabilities. The emails talk about pairing the new Fly6 with “your Fly12.” Unclear if it’s targeted to those who own a Fly12 (I do) or not.

  47. Nick

    The Forerunner 945 is even cheaper on Garmin’s website – $479

  48. Nathan M.

    Hi Ray,

    The link to Amazon for the Fenix 6 has mysteriously been broken here in the US. From the Amazon US website even if you search the Fenix 6 it is missing and it looks as if they stopped selling the Fenix 6. Have any insight into this? Thanks!

    • Indeed, I noticed it as well. Super weird. I’ve never seen that ever before. Even when Garmin releases a new product they never kill off the old SKU/ASIN. It’ll last years – like, a decade or more in most cases.

      Which is what’s so weird about it. This isn’t out of stock or such, it’s like someone purposefully removed all of the official Fenix 6 ASIN’s except for random 3rd party bundles with screen protectors or such.

      I’m digging into it…

  49. jo

    Polar US has another 25% – 30% off sales for Vantage watches. From their email;

    “Enter code FLASH25 at checkout to apply discount. Code must be entered in all CAPS. Valid only on Polar Vantage M wrist units. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers. Valid in US only. Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last. Offer expires on 6/22/2020.
    **Offer valid only at polar.com. Enter code FLASH30 at checkout to apply discount. Code must be entered in all CAPS. Valid only on Polar Vantage V or Polar Vantage V Titan wrist units.”