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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.

20% Deal Heads-up: Both the 20% off deals for both Clever Training & REI require you do a one-time join of their VIP program. In the case of REI that’s $20whereas Clever Training is $5. Clever Training donates that to the Girls On the Run Charity. Either retailer supports the site here. Enjoy!

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.

Reminder: The 20% off deals listed below require a one-time REI Membership ($20) or Clever Training VIP Membership ($5). This is primarily due to manufacturer restrictions on discounting.

ProductSale PriceAmazonClever TrainingOther siteSale Notes
Elite Drivo II Smart Trainer - Normally $1,199 ($300 off!)$899This is roughly like a clearance event. Not technically, but effectively. Still a very solid trainer though.
Elite Sterzo Steering Wheel Block - Normally $69$55Clever Training 20% sale, use code SPRING20
Elite Suito Smart Trainer - Normally $799$639Clever Training 20% sale, use code SPRING20
Kinetic R1 Smart Trainer with Motion - 30% off$670Now, if you don't mind a bit of noise, and a bit of inaccuracy in the power data - then this is a steal for this trainer . Definitely the lowest price we've seen it to date. But, read the review first.
Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM - $50 Rebate (norm $379)$329Note, you still have to pay full price, but then on April 30th you can submit in you rebate form. Honestly, the least favorite type of sale out there. But hey, if you were going to buy one anyway - then woot! Just remember to put in a calendar reminder to submit the form!
Wahoo KICKR + CLIMB Bundle - $200 off!$1,599This is a simple bundle of the Wahoo KICKR 2018 + the KICKR CLIMB, for $1,599 (versus the normal cost of $1,799).

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
Suunto 7 Wear OS Watch - 20% off$399⚡ Clever Training 20% sale till supplies last use code MARCH20

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 TrainingOther siteSale Notes
GoPro Hero 8 Black Bundles (norm $399+)$349-$359⚡ There's some great deals in here. The base GoPro Hero 8 Black is down to $349, but many retailers for $10-$20 more are adding in a crapton of accessories you'll buy anyway like extra batteries, the shorty stick, etc... I've linked to a collection of them, my personal fav is linked in the second link, and has two extra GoPro battires, a 64GB microSD card, and then a USB card reader.

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.

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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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62 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.

  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.

  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 ……