Huge List of Spring 2021 Sports Tech Deals (US)

It’s that time of the year again, where we see a slate of sports tech deals out there. This typically happens each May, just ahead of Memorial Day in the US, and then carries through to Fathers Day. However, most of the 20% off deals with REI & Backcountry are only valid through Monday (May 31st).

As usual, I wouldn’t overthink any of these deals as a sign of impending newness. For example, virtually every year Garmin has been selling the Fenix series, they’ve put the Fenix series on sale ahead of Fathers Day. And every year Garmin has sold Forerunner watches, we see those usually on sale in the May timeframe too.

I’ve consolidated everything below. I don’t expect the indoor trainer deals (namely the Saris H3 and Elite Sterzo Smart ones) to last long. And the Wahoo Speedplay one is pretty big too – the first time we’ve ever seen that.

If you’re looking for hard to get trainers and other indoor cycling gear, use the Stock Alerting tool, to get notified the second a new trainer is in stock for purchase!

Finally, both REI & Backcountry are running 20% off sales right now on much of their gear.  While a lot of sports tech doesn’t qualify, there are tons of deals to be had elsewhere (like apparel, shoes, etc…).

  • REI’s big 20% off sale listing here
  • Backcountry’s big 20% off sale listing here

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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.

Product Sale Price Amazon Other site Sale Notes
Apple AirPods Pro – $ 50 off!
$ 249
$ 197
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case – $ 50 Off! $ 149 ⚡ 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. Personally, I just use the basic model.
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) – $ 30 off
$ 159
$ 119 I use AirPods primarily when I’m traveling just to listen in airports, planes, etc… I don’t tend to use these for workouts due to them falling out. Note: Price fluctuates daily between $ 119-$ 129
Apple Watch Series 6 – (40mm) – $ 50 Off
$ 399/$ 499 (cellular)
$ 349 A good, but mostly common Apple Watch Series 6 Deal.
Fitbit Charge 4 – $ 50 off!
$ 149
$ 99 Currently the best deal we’ve seen to date, matching only the Black Friday deal last fall.
Fitbit Versa 3 – $ 50 off
$ 229
$ 179 This is the first time the Versa 3 has been on sale.
Garmin Fenix 6 Series – $ 100 all models
$ 599-$ 1,149
$ 100 off ⚡ This deal is back! A variant of the $ 100-$ 150 off Fenix range deal shows up each May/June ahead of Fathers day, and this is no different. This also includes the newly launched Fenix 6/6S Solar units from this past summer
Garmin Forerunner 245 – $ 50 off
$ 299/$ 349
$ 249 Both 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 $ 299 Both 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
$ 149 If you’re looking for a runners focused watch, this is a pretty good deal, about 25% off. The FR45 basically packs all the features of the previous generation FR235…just now in the FR45 series.
Garmin Forerunner 945 – $ 50-$ 80 off
$ 599/599EUR
$ 519 Not a bad deal, the price seems to fluctuate between $ 50 off (official Garmin sale price currently), and $ 75-$ 80 off (unofficial sale price).
Garmin Instinct – $ 100 off
$ 299
~$ 199 Sure, the new Solar variants came out last summer with a few new features, but at their core the Instincts are mostly the same. $ 199 is still a good price for this watch (lowest was $ 149 last October).
Garmin Instinct Solar – $ 75 off
$ 399/$ 449
$ 325 ⚡ This is a solid deal on the Instinct solar family, though not the first or best time to date. Last November & December the units were $ 100 off. Still, it’s as good as you’re likely to get till next Black Friday.
Garmin Instinct Tactical- $ 100 Off $ 197 This is the lowest this watch has been ($ 100 off, and down to $ 197). Note that this is the non-Solar version, so do keep that in mind.
Garmin Venu SQ – $ 50 off
$ 199/$ 249 with Music
$ 149 This is by far the lowest price we’ve seen, at $ 149USD, or $ 199 for the music version.
Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S – $ 80 off
$ 299
$ 269 This is Garmin’s current offering to compete with the Apple Watch series (alongside the Garmin Venu), and this is a good price, though, it does go lower from time to time (not since Black Friday 2020).
Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 – Incl Disney/Avengers/Star Wars variants ($ 20 off)
$ 79
$ 49 These are Garmin’s kids activity trackers, and what both of my two oldest daughters wear daily (princess and Disney edition variants).
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 – 23% off $ 329 Not as good a deal as it gets (down to $ 238 earlier this May), but hey, a deal is a deal.
Suunto 5 GPS Multisport Watch – 40% 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 – $ 89 off
$ 399
$ 310 The Suunto 7 floats on and off sale occasionally, but usually not more than 22% off – which, this is exactly 22% off. 🙂
Suunto 9 Baro Series – 42% off
$ 599 (non-baro is $ 499)
$ 349 ⚡ This is as good as we’ll typically see for the Suunto 9 series and sales, sometimes Europe gets a touch bit higher to around 46% off, but 42% off is solid for sure.. Obviusly, the Suunto 9 Peak just came out a couple days ago, but at twice this price for the higher end variant.
Wahoo TICKR – 2020 Edition – 20% off
$ 49
$ 40 REI 20% sale. REI members use code ANNIV21

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.

Product Sale Price Amazon Other site Sale Notes
Elite Sterzo Smart – 20% off! $ 100 REI 20% sale, REI members use code MEMBER21
Garmin Varia Radar (RTL515) – $ 30 off $ 169 This seems to go on sale about once per year, and this be that time. If you’re looking to pick one up, I wouldn’t expect any further deals till probably Black Friday timeframe.
Saris H3 (Hammer 3) Smart Trainer – $ 200 off!
$ 999
$ 799 ⚡⚡ One of the top three trainers, but by far the top trainer on the market for ERG mode (so if you’re a TrainerRoad user – this be the one!). Last sale of the year likely. Click through and you can add the 20% coupon to reduce price to $ 799.
Saris H3 Bundle – $ 220 off! (In Stock) $ 879 ⚡⚡ Bundle includes pre-installed cassette, sweat guard, and ANT+ USB stick. Backcountry 20% sale, I do not expect this deal to last very long at all. Click through and you can add the 20% coupon to reduce price to $ 879. Given the scarcity of cassettes these days, if you don’t have one handy, I’d just get this bundle rather than buying one. It’s a wash price-wise then (plus you don’t need tools, and you get an ANT+ stick and sweat guard thingy).
Saris MP1 NFinity Motion Platform – $ 240 off! (In stock) $ 959 ⚡ REI 20% sale, REI members use code ANNIV21
Wahoo Headwind Fan – $ 50 off! (In Stock)
$ 249
$ 200 REI 20% sale. REI members use code ANNIV21
Wahoo KICKR AXIS Feet – $ 16 off $ 64 REI 20% sale – REI members use code ANNIV21
Wahoo Speedplay Comp Pedals – 20% off $ 120 ⚡ This is the first time we’ve seen Wahoo’s revamped Speedplay line on sale. REI Members use code ANNIV21 – act quick on this one!
Wahoo Speedplay Nano Pedals – $ 90 off! $ 359 ⚡ This is the first time we’ve seen Wahoo’s revamped Speedplay line on sale. REI Members use code ANNIV21 – act quick on this one!
Wahoo Speedplay Standard Tension Cleat – 20% off $ 44 This is the first time we’ve seen Wahoo’s revamped Speedplay line on sale. REI Members use code ANNIV21 – act quick on this one!
Wahoo Speedplay Zero Pedals – 20% off $ 184 ⚡ This is the first time we’ve seen Wahoo’s revamped Speedplay line on sale. REI Members use code ANNIV21 – act quick on this one!

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.

Product Sale Price Amazon Other site Sale Notes
GoPro Hero 9 Black – $ 50 off $ 399 ⚡ This is the camera I use for all my daily shooting during sports. Actually, I’ve bought a few of them. 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.

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.

Product Sale Price Amazon Other site Sale Notes
inReach Mini Satellite Communicator – $ 50 off $ 299 This is the third year in a row the inReach Mini has gone on sale ahead of Fathers Day. The only other time it was on sale was during Black Friday. Solid deal for a great little unit if you travel beyond cellular coverage. Plus, integration with Garmin watches has improved lately too.

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