Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 Sports Tech Deals Round-Up!

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

The typical ebb and flow of this time period is:

Pre-Thanksgiving deals: These are everything ahead of the US Thanksgiving (which is today, Nov 28th). These were pretty solid this year.
Black Friday deals: These are tied to Black Friday (BF), on Nov 29th. Some span this entire weekend, some even starts Thurs the 27th.  Generally speaking, most retailers have access to the same major deals (I.e. Garmin, Fitbit, GoPro, etc…).
Cyber Monday deals: These are on Monday, Dec 2nd. Occasionally they spill into that Tuesday the 3rd as well
General December deals: We tend to see ‘repeats’ of some deals in the mid-December time-frame (usually around the 10th-15th). These are rarely better than BF deals, but usually quite good if you missed something.

This year virtually every deal has leaked already for Black Friday, so don’t expect any surprises. However, what you will see is Amazon going wild occasionally and just offering astounding deals on new things (like 40-50% off deals). So keep your eye on my Twitter feed, I’ll constantly be listing the best deals.

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.

Current Deals

Product Sale Price Amazon Clever Training Other site Sale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker – Updated November 28th, 2019 @ 5:24 pm

Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) – $20 off $139 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.

Apple Airpods Pro – $15 off $234 Yup, these are the new noise-cancelling ones that don’t fall out of your ears. I haven’t tried them yet, but lots of people seem happy with them.

Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) $169 ⚡ This unit recently got reduced to $199, and now it’s down to $169. Walmart is also offering it for $129 on Black Friday weekend.

Apple Watch Series 4 – $100 off! $299 ⚡ This is a pretty darn strong deal. While the Series 4 doesn’t have the always-on display of the Series 5, it has everything else, including a heck of a lot better battery performance/life.

Apple Watch Series 5 – $20 off $379 It’s a note a huge deal, but I also don’t think we’re going to see any huge deals this season on the new Series 5.

Fitbit ACE 2 – $20 Off $49

Fitbit Charge 3 HR Fitness Band – $50 Off $99

Fitbit Inspire – $20 Off $49

Fitbit Inspire HR – $30 Off $69

Fitbit Ionic – $50 Off $199

Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition – $50 Off $229

Fitbit Versa 2 – $50 OFF! $149

Fitbit Versa Lite – $60 Off $99

Garmin Descent MK1 – $200 Off $799

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus (5/5S/5X) – $150 Off $449 ⚡This is a strong deal on the Fenix 5 Plus series. This is for all models/variants. Obviously, the Fenix 6 came out two months ago, so don’t expect major new feature updates on the Fenix 5 Plus – but still, it’s a strong option.

Garmin Fenix 5 Series – 50% off $299 and up ⚡Down to $299 is a substantial deal for the Fenix 5X (non-Plus), so don’t expect much in the way of major firmware updates. But still, at that price it’s solid.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music – 10% off! $315 ⚡ This is notable, as it’s not on any approved sale list, so it’s just Amazon going wild. Don’t expect this to last long. Note this is specifically the music edition, that’s normally $349

Garmin Forerunner 35 – $60 Off $99

Garmin Forerunner 45 – $15 off $185 This isn’t a huge sale, but it’s also an unexpected one – it’s not on any US sales lists for this holiday season. So hey, $15 is $15!

Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS Multisport Watch – Normally $349 $219-$236 ⚡ This is a fantastic deal right now. The price on Amazon is fluctuating a bit, but either way – by far the lowest we’ve seen. Awesome if you’re looking to get into triathlon or just want a really capable running/cycling/swimming watch.

Garmin Forerunner 935 – $100 Off $399

Garmin Forerunner 935 Tri Bundle- $100 Off $549

Garmin Forerunner 945 – $100 Off $499 ⚡⚡ This is a super hot deal – first time we’ve seen the FR945 on sale.

Garmin Forerunner 945 Bundle- $100 Off $649 ⚡⚡ This is a super hot deal – first time we’ve seen the FR945 on sale. Note: Includes HRM-SWIM, HRM-TRI, Quick Release Kit

Garmin HRM-DUAL (ANT+/Bluetooth Smart Strap)- $10 off $59 ⚡ This is my favorite chest strap these days (ANT+ & two concurrent BLE connections). It’s never on sale, so this is basically just Amazon offering it at a discount for fun. Take it and run – probably won’t last long.

Garmin HRM-RUN (with Running Dynamics) – $20 off $79 This is the odd (and unheard of) Amazon sale. This strap includes Running Dynamics, but is ANT+ only. Honestly, unless you really want Running Dynamics, I’d recommend getting the HRM-DUAL instead (it’s dual ANT+/BLE).

Garmin HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM Bundle (30% off!) $139 Another rare Amazon sale on the HRM-TRI & HRM-SWIM straps. Also individually for 30% off too at same link.

Garmin Instinct – $100 Off $199

Garmin Instinct Tactical- $100 Off 249

Garmin RD Pod (Running Dynamics) – 17% off $57 Allows you to get not just Running Dynamics metrics, but also running power, on Garmin devices.

Garmin Tactix Charlie- $150 Off $599

Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch – $100 off! $299 ⚡⚡ This is a very good deal – and the first time we’ve seen the Venu on sale. I’ve been using it for more than two months now, and it’s largely pretty stable for me at this point and working well. It’s Garmin’s first go at a high-end AMOLED display.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 – Normally $249 $129 ⚡⚡⚡

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music – 30% off $199 ⚡⚡ Very solid deal, and remember, this includes Spotify support too!

Garmin Vivoactive 4 – $50 off $299 ⚡ This is the first discount we’ve seen on the Vivoactive 4 since it launched about two months ago – so definitely a solid deal.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 – Normally $349 20% off ⚡ This is the first discount we’ve seen on the Vivoactive 4 since it launched about two months ago – so definitely a hot deal!

Garmin Vivoactive 4 First Avenger Smartwatch- $50 Off $349

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Legacy Saga Darth Vader – $50 Off $349

Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 – $20 Off $49 Sale includes all Jr 2 Disney and non-Disney variants

Garmin Vivomove HR – $50 Off $149

Garmin Vivosmart 4 – $30 Off $98 ** Amazon currently $98 ; Clever Training $109

Garmin Vivosport GPS Band – Normally $169 20% off

Polar OH1 Plus Optical Sensor – 14% off $68 ⚡ This is one of my favorites, and I use it constantly for HR accuracy testing comparisons. Note that the CT VIP deal is a better deal, but since you can only redeem that for one product – this is handy if you still want a nice little deal. Deal varies based on which color you get.

Polar Vantage M GPS Multisport Watch – Normally $279 $167 ⚡⚡⚡ Woah – this is probably the deal of the year for wearable tech. This is a great little watch that includes full multisport mode (for triathletes), as well as things like full power meter support and more. Very very solid deal.

Polar Vantage V GPS Multisport Watch – 30% off 316EUR ⚡ This is a reasonably good deal for the Vantage V, which has seen a number of updates over the last year (and more slated in December).

Polar Vantage V GPS Multisport Watch – 30% off $349 ⚡ This is a reasonably good deal for the Vantage V, which has seen a number of updates over the last year (and more slated in December).

RunScribe Plus Running Power/Efficiency Pods – 20% off $318 Coupon code: BFCM20 – While RunScribe stopped focusing on the consumer business earlier this year to work more with running companies/organizations, they actually found a boatload of consumers still buy their pods (they have a Garmin CIQ app also). This sale runs through Dec 3rd.

Stryd Wind Edition – $20 off $199 Coupon code: WinTheWinter – This is the newer pod that has wind support in it. Deal until Dec 2, 2019

Suunto 3 Fitness – $70 off $139 Note: All editions are discounted, including the copper/gold/etc ones. Those are down to $160 from $229

Suunto 9 G1 Baro GPS Multisport Watch – $170 off $419 In addition, other color/material variants are also $170+ off too!

Suunto 9 G1 GPS Multisport Watch – $120 off $279

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.

Current Deals

Product Sale Price Amazon Clever Training Other site Sale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker – Updated November 28th, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

Garmin Cadence Sensor Gen2 (Dual ANT+/Bluetooth) – $5 off $35 Note: This is a random Amazon deal that will probably disappear. But, it’s a great sensor for Zwift usage as it’s not just dual ANT+/BLE, but dual-BLE atop that (so it can do two concurrent Bluetooth connections and unlimited ANT+ connections).

Garmin Edge 1030 – $150 Off $449

Garmin Edge 1030 Bundle – $150 Off $549

Garmin Edge 1030 Bundle- $150 Off $549 Note: Includes Extended Mount, Standard Mount, Speed Sensor, Cadence Sensor, and Premium HRM

Garmin Edge 130 – $50 Off $149

Garmin Edge 130 Mountain Bike Bundle – $50 Off $199

Garmin Edge 130 Sensor Bundle – $50 Off $199

Garmin Edge 530 Cycling GPS – 11% off! $265 ⚡ ⚡ This is the first sale we’ve seen on this unit, which only came out this past spring. It’s also an Amazon-specific sale and is highly unlikely to last long. This is one of the main units I use for my day to day riding and testing.

Garmin RTL510 Varia Cycling Radar – $50 Off $149 ⚡⚡ These days this isn’t just a Garmin thing anymore. Wahoo and Hammerhead also support the radar, with Stages next week! Also, fun fact: This is *by far* the most ordered item on this page on the opening day (Friday, Nov 15th, 2019).

Garmin RTL510 Varia Radar Bundle (Radar + Display) – $50 Off $249

Garmin Speed Sensor Gen2 (Dual ANT+/Bluetooth) – $5 off $35 ⚡ This isn’t a huge deal per se, but it is my favorite speed sensor for a commuter bike as it just quietly tracks all your mileage in the background and syncs it to your phone. Also, this falls in the bucket of ‘random Amazon deals that will probably disappear’.

Garmin Vector 3 – $200 Off $799 ⚡ This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen Garmin Vector 3 at. I don’t expect a new version anytime soon – just a good holiday deal.

Garmin Vector 3S – $100 Off $499

Hammerhead Karoo – $150 off! $249 ⚡ This is very good deal. The Karoo is an exceptionally fast GPS navigational device (with a beautiful screen), and it’s come a long way. The only issue is there is no audible beeper, so if you’re not paying attention you won’t hear turn notifications. But for $249…

Kinetic R1 Smart Trainer with Motion (+ cassette included) – 20% off $759 Note: Clever Training is now including an 11-speed cassette in the bundle as of Nov 22nd. I’ve just begun my in-depth review testing on this unit, after a substantial firmware update and one more I expect in the next 24hrs or so. I hope to have more clarity in the coming days.

Power2Max NG Power Meter Sale – Free chainrings Power2Max is running a sale on their site where if you buy one of their power meter units you’ll get either free chainrings (which you’ll need), or 25% off electronics they carry (such as the Wahoo GPS units or Cycliq units).

Stages Dash L10 – 30% off $104 ⚡ This is a fantastic price on this unit. Well, I mean, 30% off always is, but especially for something so new.

Stages Dash L50 – 30% off $204 ⚡ This is a fantastic price on this unit. Well, I mean, 30% off always is, but especially for something so new.

Stages Dash M50 – 30% off $174 ⚡ This is a fantastic price on this unit. Well, I mean, 30% off always is, but especially for something so new.

Stages Power Meters (single-sided and dual-sided) 30% off

Tacx NEO Bike Smart – $700 off (brand new but scratched units) $2,499 ⚡⚡⚡ If you’re in the market for one of these indoor bikes, this is a steal of a deal. Normally $3,199 – Garmin/Tacx are marking $700 off after a batch of them got sent (brand new) across the pond with some “cosmetic” scratches. You can see the pictures in the sale link, and honestly, I’d take that $700 for a couple of very minor scratches. Plus, they ship within a few days.

Wahoo KICKR + CLIMB Bundle – $200 off! $1,599 This is a simple bundle of the Wahoo KICKR 2018 + the KICKR CLIMB, for $1,599.

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.

Current Deals

Product Sale Price Amazon Clever Training Other site Sale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker – Updated November 28th, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

DJI Mavic 2 Mavic 2 Pro – 20% off $1,379 This is a very solid drone, and realistically the best DJI has in terms of sports-focused active tracking (Active Track 2.0). Check my full review for complete details on how well it does.

DJI OSMO Action (Action Cam) – Normally $329 $249 ⚡ This is the lowest price we’ve seen on 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). I really like a lot of elements on the OSMO Action, but especially the dual-screen. Check out my full review for comparative thoughts.

DJI OSMO Pocket – $100 off $300 This is the tiny little hand-held gimbal. I actually use this from time to time at tradeshows to shoot b-roll primarily.

GoPro Hero 7 Black with 32GB- $30 Off $299

GoPro Hero 8 Black w/32GB card, GoPro Shorty Stick, Extra Battery, Headstrap- $50 Off $349 ⚡⚡⚡ This is an amazeball deal. You’ve got not only the new Hero 8 at $50 off, but the GoPro Shorty Stick (my favorite accessory, Then you get an extra battery, and a headmount you won’t ever use. Oh, and the 32GB card you might use before you buy a bigger card.

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.

Current Deals

Product Sale Price Amazon Clever Training Other site Sale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker – Updated November 14th, 2019 @ 5:40 pm

inReach Mini Satellite Communicator – $75 Off $274.99 ⚡ This is a great little deal on this unit, which now as of recently also connects to the Garmin Edge devices plus the Forerunner & Fenix devices for sending urgent messages sans-cell signals

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!

Current Deals

Product Sale Price Amazon Clever Training Other site Sale Notes
Copyright DC Rainmaker – Updated November 28th, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

Amazon Echo Dot – 56% off! $22 We’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 at

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones – $70 off! $129 These are my jam – and The Girl’s too. I know, they’re not the newest. Nor are they wireless. But that’s why I love them. They just work, all the time.

Nest Cam Indoors – 20% off $159 We 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. I’ll be picking up another with this sale, mostly to replace some much older Dropcam’s (Nest before Nest was renamed). Nest Cam’s really only go on sale about once per year.

Nest Cam Outdoors – 23% off $228 We use one of these and so far after I think just about two years, it’s working great for us.

SanDisk SD & MicroSD Cards – 50% off 50% off Look, I have a storage problem. As in, I constantly buy SD & MicroSD cards. Mostly because I’m constantly sticking new MicroSD cards in new cameras/drones/etc to test. So when I see deals like this for 50% off – I jump. Generally speaking I use 128GB cards for action cameras, and a blend as 128GB & 256GB cards for my main DSLR/etc cameras. I almost exclusively use SanDisk cards, though you’ll find a few other brands from time to time.

European Deals!

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

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

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

Note: On Amazon Europe deals, generally speaking, you can order from any Amazon European country site (I.e. Amazon France) and have it shipped within the EU (I.e. Spain). Thus, many times deals are duplicate across the sites.

Remember these days refresh each day for the most part, and usually only last a few hours. Jump if you see something you like!

Current Deals