Sports Tech Deals – 2021 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:


This covers anything you can wear that’s watch-like or activity band-like, including sensors.  Generally speaking, you’ll mostly find deals here that are on things I’ve written about in the past.  So you won’t find a deal on some random non-sports tech watch here, or on socks.  Unless the socks have some crazy sensor or something in them.

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

Cycling Gear & Trainers:


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

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

Action Cameras & Drones:


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

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

Other Sports & Fitness:


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

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Garmin inReach 2 Mini Satellite Communicator (2-way) - $100 off$299⚡ This is my defacto satellite communicator when out of coverage area, and I've used it on a number of major treks over the past two years when well outside of cellular service, both in a 24x7 tracking mode for friends and family, but also there in case of emergency. Would strongly recommend for anyone doing anything in the wilderness.
Garmin inReach Messenger - $50 off$249
Hydrow Rowing Machine - $500 off$1,995This is one of the other more popular display-laden rowing machines. I haven't tried this, but my sports-tech reviewing buddy DesFit has (linked at side) and liked it.
Hyperice Normatec 3 Leg Recovery System - $100 off$699While this isn't something I've personally used, I know a ton of you do very much love it. Go forth!
Peloton Row - $250+ off$2,745Peloton has the Peloton Row on sale, both this base unit here, but also various bundled units as well. This is the first times we've seen the base unit (non-bundled) on sale.
Therabody Theragun Elite - $30 off$289This is arguably my wife's favorite sports tech gadget. She uses it pretty much daily. Thus, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention this deal. Also, please don't tell her, she might just buy another one...
Therabody Theragun Prime - $110 off!$189My wife uses the Theragun Elite, which is just slightly more expensive than this model at $299 on sale right now. But hey, I hear good things about all of these.
Withings Body+ WiFi Scale - 30% off$69I've long been a fan of the Withings WiFi scales, especially since they can connect/push data to so many platforms, including Zwift! Note that the Body+ simply includes more data.

Europe Deals:

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

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
9th Gen Apple 10.2-inch iPad (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - $100 off!$229⚡ This is an awesome deal. I use my iPad primarily for TrainerRoad as well as Zwift when not with a larger display. I also occasionally use it for other apps, namely Wahoo SYSTM, Rouvy, and Peloton. But I pretty much test every smart trainer app on it. For all these cycling apps, the graphics capabilities is really pretty irrelevant, so having the absolute top-end/latest model won't make any difference. I prefer the budget options.
Apple AirTags (4-Pack) - 20% off!$79⚡I make no secret how much I utilize AirTags, mainly, cause they've saved my butt numerous times already. We have them in every suitcase, and every backpack, and every bike bag. They're also hidden in most of our bikes (sometimes two of them). We were able to get our cargo bike back when it disappeared, as well as figure out when all our suitcases went missing during an annual family vacation where they were (for 5 days!), and plan appropriately. Seriously, just get them.
BOB Revolution Flex Running Stroller - 20% off$439There's just no competition in our minds on the best running stroller - it's what we used with all three of our kiddos for everyting from intervals to 20-mile long runs. In fact, we actually have two of them - one at home in Europe, and one with family in Canada that we picked up used. Go Bob Go!
Google Nest Cam Indoors - 30% off$69We have more Nest cam's than I can count. No really, we have half a dozen at the DCR Cave alone, plus more at home. We love them. Nest Cam's really only go on sale about 1-2x per year.
Google Nest Mesh WiFi Router - 55% off two-pack$119These 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. Sure, there are fancier 'Pro' versions now, but really, I just have zero issues.
Jackery Portable Power Station - $85 off!$154This is something I use frequently when shooting out and about and I need to re-charge a crapton of drone batteries, action cameras, or just cameras and such. I also use it on trips to Eurobike and elsewhere to keep equipment charged. I've even bought a solar panel to hook up to it (surprisingly effective). Heck, I've even powered a KICKR trainer ride from it!
Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee & Espresso Kit - 30% off$118⚡ Let's be honest: This place runs on Nespresso (or, well, the knock-off pods we buy). But, the machine is Nespresso. Without it, reviews most definitely would not get done (and certainly not on time). This is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me!
Nest Cam Outdoors - $60 off$119We use one of these and so far after just about five years, it's working great for us. Love it, and works better than trying to stick a regular Nest Cam out the window (since it'll reflect both during daytime and at night with the IR sensor).
Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Outdoor Portable Pizza Oven - $105 off!$244⚡ I know, I know, I still owe everyone a review. Nonetheless, 2+ years later, 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...probably. Also, $244 appears to be the lowest price ever.
SONOS Roam - 25% off$134We have a few SONOS speakers around the house and DCR Cave (the Ikea variants at DCR Cave), but by far our favorite is the Roam, which we take outdoors into the garden during the summer, beach vacations, AirBNB's, etc... It has a battery in it, and also connects to both WiFi and Bluetooth. Love, love, love
Samsung T9 SSD (1-4TB) - up to 43% off$109I use a literal flotilla of these small SSD's for all my photo/video projects until they get moved off to the NAS system (Synology) for longer term storage. I have T5/T7 units, and are picking up a few of the larger T9 ones given the sale prices. Love them, incredibly fast and reliable.
SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SD Cards - 52% off$29⚡I use the SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Cards exclusively for all my video/photo shooting on my Panasonic GH5 and Nikon cameras (video and stills), including up to 6K recording with the GH5. I've mostly used 128's, but more and more lately I'm filling up cards faster with higher bitrates, so this sale is gonna have me pickup a bunch of the 256GB ones instead. The 128GB/ 512GB/1TB ones are also on sale too viathe same link. Note that usually I wait till these are about $40-45, so this is a fantastic deal and I'll be filling up.

Finally, note that some of the links on this page do help support the site. Notably including Amazon, REI, Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, and Wiggle links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These don’t cost you anything extra, but do help support all the content here.

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  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.

  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.


  14. DrPeperino

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

  15. Michael Navedo


  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?


    • 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. jon divine


  30. Raphou

    Found a nice deal:

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

    link to mec.ca

  31. 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!

  32. 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


      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.


    • 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!

  33. 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.

  34. Bruce Burkhalter

    Ray –

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


    • 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.

  35. 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

  36. Nikola R.

    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 🙂

  37. 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.

  38. 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$

  39. Robert Victoria

    Thanks for all you do.

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


  40. 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!

  41. Mike S.

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

  42. Hessel

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

  43. 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.

  44. 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,


    • Hi Jorge-


      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.


  45. J Call

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

  46. Sparts

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

  47. 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.

  48. Nick

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

  49. 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…

  50. 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.”

  51. Siddharta1979

    Given the circumstances, is there going to be any Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal on smart trainers this year?
    I didn’t jump on the wagon last March/April, and since then it doesn’t look there’s been any…

  52. Peter Z.

    Garmin 735XT on sale at REI for 249.99. Model getting pretty old, but might be worth it at this cost? Actually not that much discount from Amazon listed standard price of $279.

    Ray, thoughts?

    • Hi Peter-

      Actually, that’s overpriced. It was $169 this past weekend, as well as $169 two weeks ago for Amazon Prime Day.

      I’d definitely wait again. To me it says that Amazon has a shedload of these, and is using as a sales driver, which means we’ll almost certainly see it again over Black Friday.


    • Peter Z.

      Thanks for clarifying I thought the $169 was more rare

    • Yeah, it was more rare till about a month ago, but now that we’ve seen it twice in three weeks, that follows the Amazon pattern for how they set pricing floors/new levels. I expect that’ll become the new norm for sales for them.

  53. Ben S

    Any idea if Tacx Galaxia rollers will get the BF treatment? I never see these things on sale

  54. Jake

    Is it worth buying Garmin Vector 3 right now with REI’s 20% off or do you think a 4 is just around the corner? It’s been a while since they updated and I heard about some new metrics being patented (albeit for mountain biking).

    • The patents I saw previously have been around for years. So it’s unclear if that’s something planned, or just doing the usual corporate patent thing.

      In general, I don’t really see major advances between iterations of power meters these days. The field has matured enough that the advances are mostly going to be cosmetic/compatibility/battery type things.

      Thus, if you were looking or Vector pedals, getting 20% seems like a good option to me.

    • Jake

      Awesome, thank you! I got the Nordictrack s22i and I need something to track my stats. I was going to build a script to export them from the machine it but the app it runs off is so buggy that it restarted 4 times in a 1/2 he ride. Shoulda gone with Peloton but I thought this would be somewhere between a Peloton and a Wahoo Kickr w Climb… oops.

  55. Example: Wahoo Kickr Core 544€
    Europe: link to mydealz.de

  56. Nighthawk700

    FYI: The REI sale catalog, in the US, is showing their November sale (Nov 12-22, 2021) has all Garmin fenix 6 GPS watches for $200 off. I was (and still am) hoping for a sale on the Forerunner 945. If not, I may look at the 6 pro since the features I mainly am looking for are maps and multisports.

  57. JZ_Van

    Found a slightly better deal for Vertix1.

    link to costco.com

  58. Chris

    It might be nice to be able to buy a new Garmin Edge unit, as my 520 is very much past its prime. I know this isn’t a rumor site, but holy heck, it’s way off cycle, it seems.

  59. Andy Long

    Kickr v5 is down to £849 in wiggle post Xmas sale!