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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 PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) - $30 off
$159
$119I use AirPods primarily when I'm travelling just to listen in airports, planes, etc... I don't tend to use these for workouts due to them falling out.
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) - $50 off
$159
$99⚡⚡ This is the lowest price AirPods have ever been - this is solid! I use AirPods primarily when I'm travelling just to listen in airports, planes, etc... I don't tend to use these for workouts due to them falling out. Also, with the wireless charging case for $50 off. Personally, I just use the basic model.
Apple Watch Series 6 - (40mm)- $50 Off
$399/$499 (cellular)
$349This is now the best deal we've seen on the Apple Watch Series 6.
Beats PowerBeats Pro Wireless Sport Headphones - $50 off
$249
$199⚡ These are my daily driver headphones that I use for all my trainer rides, and anything else sport related. While they're not perfect (namely the charging case), it's what I keep going back to every day because of the seamless Apple ecosystem integration (iPad/Apple TV/iOS/Mac).
Fitbit ACE 2 Activity Tracker for Kids - $20 Off$49
Fitbit Charge 4 - 33% off!
$149
$99⚡ This just came out earlier this year, so this is a pretty solid deal for sure!
Fitbit Inspire 2 - 30% off
$99
$69
Fitbit Sense - $50 off!
$329
$279This is the first time we've seen the brand new Fitbit Sense on sale. Not a bad deal at all!
Fitbit Versa 2 - $50 off$129⚡ If you don't need the new features of the Versa 3 (of which, there are almost none except for built-in GPS), then this is a great option.
Garmin FR935 - $100-$200 off
$499
$289⚡ Sure, it's not the latest edition, but the FR935 is the staple of many triathletes and runners, and it still an incredible solid watch. We saw this a bit lower last month on Amazon Prime Day ($239). Also, I say $100-$200 off, because the 'base' price fluctuates a bit these days. Sometimes retail is $399 sometimes $499.
Garmin Fenix 6 Series - $150 all models
$599-$1,149
$150 off⚡⚡ This deal is back! This is a great deal that showed up last spring, and it also includes the newly launched Fenix 6/6S Solar units from this past summer
Garmin Forerunner 245 - $50 off
$299/$349
$249Both the Forerunner 245 is on sale for $50 off. While not a huge sale, it's actually the lowest we've seen either product priced to date.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music - $50 off$299Both the Forerunner 245 Music is sale for $50 off. While not a huge sale, it's actually the lowest we've seen either product priced to date. The FR245 Music supports Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming platforms.
Garmin Forerunner 45/45S - $50 off
$199
$149If you're looking for a runners focused watch, there's no better deal on the market than this. Period. The FR45 basically packs all the features of the previous generation FR235...just now in the FR45 series. Seriously, this is a solid deal.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
$399/$449 (with music)
$257This isn't a bad price per se, but for $20 more you'll get so much more watch out of the FR935 deal. However, that doesn't include music, whereas this FR645 Music Deal Does. Also, the 51% off is per list, but realistically we're talking about $70 off normal prices.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT - $70 off
$349
$219This is still a really good deal for a full featured triathlon watch. Sure, it got down to $169 for Amazon Prime Day, but this is still a solid price.
Garmin Forerunner 945 - 5% off
$599/599EUR
$568Hey...some discount is better than no discount!
Garmin Forerunner 945 Bundle (with HRM-TRI & HRM-SWIM) - $80 off$669This is a good deal, in fact, the best deal on the FR945 we've seen in 2020. I don't anticipate this lasting long
Garmin Foreruuner 35 - $50 off
$169
$92If you're looking for a solid budget GPS running watch, it's hard to go wrong here. Sure, it's a few years old now, but it'll track your race just fine and upload to Garmin Connect and all the other Strava-like sites as well.
Garmin HRM-PRO - $10 off!
$129
$119
Garmin Instinct - $80 off
$299
$149⚡ Sure, the new Solar variants came out this summer with a few new features, but at their core the Instincts are mostly the same. Still, $149 is the lowest price the Instinct has ever been at.
Garmin Instinct Solar - $100 off
$399/$449
$299This is the first time we've seen a deal on the Garmin Instinct Solar, and the best deal I expect we'll see for a while.
Garmin Swim 2 - $50 off
$249
$199This is only the 2nd time we've seen the Garmin Swim 2 on sale. And as part of my in-depth review I found it easily the most accurate openwater swim watch GPS-wise I've ever tested. Which, is good, since most pools seem to be closed these days. :-/
Garmin Tactix Charlie - $150 off$599The Tactix Charlie is essentially a Fenix geared towards military folks (Amazon Prime Days)
Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch - $100 off!
$299
$249This is about the lowest we've seen yet for the Garmin Venu GPS, which includes an AMOLED display as well as music (even Spotify offline). Solid deal.
Garmin Vivoactive 3
$129
$119⚡ 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.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music - $50 off
$169
$149⚡⚡ Very solid deal, and remember, this includes Spotify support too!
Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S - $65 off
$299
$235This is Garmin's current offering to compete with the Apple Watch series (alongside the Garmin Venu), and this is a good price, though, not as low as we saw for Amazon Prime Day at $199.
Garmin Vivofit Jr. 3 - 25% off$59Sale includes all Vivofit Jr 3 variants.
Jaybird Vista Wireless Headphones - 12% off!
$179
$159
Polar Ignite GPS - 12% off!
$229
$201It's a good watch, and the 12% brings it down to roughly where it should be priced at anyway. :)
Polar OH1 Plus Optical Sensor - 20% off!
$79
$63⚡ I love this little sensor, and you'll see it in almost every one of my watch/HR sensor reviews as a comparison/reference strap. It's just so darn accurate and so easy to use. Every optical HR sensor (and app with it) should aspire to be what this thing is.
Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earbuds - 39% off$79This are obviously super popular, and having them be 31% off ought to make them even more popular. Wireless Charging Case included.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 - $60 off$339This is a pretty new watch, so $60 off is a solid discount!
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 - 28% off$179
Suunto 5 GPS Multisport Watch - 35% off
$329
$199⚡ A very strong deal for this complete multisport watch that I really like. Well nailed on price here.
Suunto 7 Wear OS Watch - 30% off
$499
$349⚡ This is now the lowest price this watch has ever been at - and definitely a price to pick it up if you were in the market for it.
Suunto 9 - 46% off!
$599 (non-baro is $499)
$346This is about a good a deal as we've ever seen in the US for the Suunto 9.

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.

ProductSale PriceAmazonSale Notes
Garmin Edge 1030 - $150 off!
$499
$399-$469⚡ This is a pretty solid deal for this unit, especially since it's getting a number of the recently announced 1030 Plus features later this year. Note: This price keeps floating up/down hourly.
Garmin Magnetless Sensors Cadence/Speed Bundle - 24% off$53This bundle includes both the dual ANT+/BLE Speed & Cadence sensors (V2), and is notable because the speed sensor not only transmits like any other, but also records your rides even when you don't have a bike computer/watch paired to it - making it perfect for commuter bikes. Both sensors are fully compatible with basically every app/watch/bike computer out there.
Garmin Speed Sensor V2 - 18% off!$32This is Garmin's latest ANT+/Bluetooth Smart speed sensor, but notably, it's also one that can record your rides without being connected to a bike computer, making it perfect for tracking mileage on a commuter bike. I'm super tempted to pickup a few of these and outfit all our commuter/cargo bikes for 2021 to see what the mileage/breakdown by trip/etc looks like at the end of the year. Yes, I'm a geek.

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 PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
DJI OSMO Action (Action Cam) - Normally $329
$349
$199⚡ This is a very solid price for the DJI OSMO Action, and it's a very strong first contender from DJI to compete with the Hero 7 Black (realistically, except for the dual-screen, it simply doesn't compete with the Hero 8 or Hero 9). I really like a lot of elements on the OSMO Action, but especially the dual-screen. Check out my full review for comparative thoughts. While I would have said that maybe we'd see a new OSMO Action sometime this past spring (an annual refresh cycling), I'm pretty sure COVID19 has killed any chance of that happening for a while.
GoPro Hero 8 Black Camera Bundle - $70 off!$279-$299⚡ The Hero 8 is still a great camera, so if you don't need the extra bits of the newer Hero 9, this saves you a $100 in comparison. Plus, this includes an extra battery, shorty stick/tripod, head mount, and 32GB MicroSD Card. Note: Price seems to fluctuate a bit between $279 and $299.
GoPro Hero 9 Black - $50 off$399⚡ This is actually the first time we've seen the Hero 9 on sale. Note that if you're a GoPro Plus Subscriber, then it's a bit cheaper at $349 from GoPro directly, but otherwise, it's $449.
Insta360 One R Action Cam - 15% off$466The entire lineup of Insta360 One R action cams are 15% off, including the 1" and 360 variants. Overall it's a good cam with good picture clarity (I've mainly used the 1" 5.3K variant), but I find the software really lets it down.

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.

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Garmin inReach Mini Satellite Communicator (2-way) - $100 off$249⚡ This is a great deal on this unit which can send messages back and forth when there's no cellular service. It also connects to the Garmin Edge devices plus the Forerunner & Fenix devices for sending urgent messages sans-cell signals

Europe Deals:

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

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
Fitbit ACE 2 Activity Tracker for Kids - 44% Off44EUR
Fitbit Charge 4 - 29% off!
$149
119EUR
Fitbit Versa 2 - 22% off139EUR
Garmin Forerunner 45/45S - 42% off
$199
116EURIf you're looking for a runners focused watch, there's no better deal on the market than this. Period. The FR45 basically packs all the features of the previous generation FR235...just now in the FR45 series. Seriously, this is a solid deal.
Garmin Instinct Solar - $50GBP off
$399/$449
299GBPThis is the first time we've seen a deal on the Garmin Instinct Solar, and the best deal I expect we'll see for a while.
Garmin Swim 2 - 39% off
$249
151EURThis is only the 2nd time we've seen the Garmin Swim 2 on sale, and by far the lowest price. And as part of my in-depth review I found it easily the most accurate openwater swim watch GPS-wise I've ever tested. Which, is good, since most pools seem to be closed these days. :-/
Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch - 31% off!
$299
229GBP
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 - 42% off192EUR
SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable External SSD - 42% off139EURThis is one of my DCR Gadget things that you'd see down in that section, but for Euro folks it's up here. This is the high speed drive I use to store the footage I'm actively video editing, so that I can edit it on both my iMac at the office, and then my MacBook when travelling or at home.
SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SD Cards - 37% off67EURI 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.

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!

ProductSale PriceAmazonSale Notes
Amazon Echo Dot - 35% off!$38We've got a couple of these, both at home, and the office, and mostly just use it to play music for the kids. I don't have a specific need to pickup another one this year, but it's kinda incredible what kind of technology they can pack into that price.
Amazon Echo Dot - 53% off$18I use these around the studio and home - and for $18, it's kinda incredible what kind of technology they can pack into that price.
Google Nest Mesh WiFi Router - 18% off$139These 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.
Manfrotto Compact Tripod (MKCOMPACTACN) - 34% off
$69
$51This is my main tripod I use day in and day out, and during all my travelling. It's probably got 500,000-800,000 miles of travel on it, and it still looks like new - despite the fact that I treat it like crap. It's out in the salt spray waves often, in the mud and rain, etc... It just rocks. I just bought another one to have one permanently setup in the studio (+ one for traveling).
Nest Cam Indoors - 23% off$99We 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 once per year.
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Digital Camera - $700 off!This is my main shooting cameras for video (they make great stills too, but I mainly got this for video), and I've bought two of them. $700 off is an awesome deal. In my case I got the kit. And in case it's even more of an endorsement, both GPLAMA & DesFit also use this camera too!
SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable External SSD - 39% off$169This is the high speed drive I use to store the footage I'm actively video editing, so that I can edit it on both my iMac at the office, and then my MacBook when travelling or at home.
SanDisk 256GB MicroSD Card - 38% off!$29I use this card in both 128GB and 256GB variety, and it's perfect for all my drones and action cams, easily recording 4K/60 and 5K/30, as well as 5.7K without trouble. I often pickup these cards when on sale like this, so I have them for later in the year when not on sale.

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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111 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. jon divine

    ,m

  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

      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!

  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?

    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.

  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.

    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 🙂

  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

    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!

  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,

    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

  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.

      Cheers!

    • 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.