Update: 3 December, 8:25
News: And that's it. I hope you had a chance to do some interesting shopping. I must confess it's been a very exhausting week!
What is Cyber Monday?
And we've come to Cyber MondayA tradition that came as a response from Internet stores to the Black Friday of physical stores. Years ago it was those stores that organized "Black Friday", and there was no online presence.
At first you could only buy on Black Friday in physical stores (and for one day only, imagine the crowds...), and Cyber Monday exclusively on the Internet but only on that Monday.
In the end what has happened is that both channels have adopted the two days, and have extended it in time with more days of offers, now revolving everything around the Black Friday weekend or even the whole week.
One more year we arrive at the Black FridayAs you may know, Black Friday has become Black Friday week and, at the rate we're going, in a few years you'll be buying your Christmas items by eating paella from the beach bar. But then again, it's not a question of putting up a fight when prices go down, is it?
As every year I start to search the whole Internet to find you the best offers in sports technology (and some other offers that I find interesting and worthwhile). In all cases, all the offers that I include will come with a little indication or advice.
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I won't roll over anymore. I'll leave you with the best offers from all over Europe served up on a silver platter.
In the menu you will find the different categories in which I have been dividing the offers, so you can see all the offers one after another or jump directly to the section that interests you most.
In this post
- OUTSTANDING OFFERS
- BLACK FRIDAY running shoes and textile
- Best Black Friday Offers on Garmin GPS Watches
- Best Black Friday Offers on Polar GPS Watches
- Best Black Friday deals on Suunto GPS watches
- Best Black Friday Offers on Garmin Cycling
- Other Black Friday cycling opportunities
- Best Black Friday Offers in Sports Technology
- Black Friday in other interesting articles
- Expired offers
These are the most outstanding offers at the moment
- Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
- Garmin Fenix 5S Plus
- Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
- Garmin Vivoactive 3
- Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music
- Polar Vantage M
- Polar Vantage V
- Polar Vantage V Titan - Flash offer
- Suunto 9
- 4 months of Amazon Prime Music for £0.99 (perfect for use with compatible Garmin watches)
BLACK FRIDAY running shoes and textile
Best Black Friday Offers on Garmin GPS Watches
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus: Even cheaper than Black Friday
BOOM! Here it is, the star of Black Friday. It's never been so cheap. Its star feature is map navigation, something that works very well (exactly like on the Fenix 6), and you also have music playback or Garmin Pay.
Is it worth it before the Fenix 6? Well, at this price, yes, it certainly is.
The Garmin Fenix 5S plus is also discounted at the same price. It is the same watch but adapted to those with smaller wrists.
The performance is the same in both cases, the only difference is that the battery of the 5S Plus is slightly smaller, so it has a little less battery life, but both share screen size and resolution.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT: Stock Returns
It's back. 199 euros minus 10 euros that are discounted when the order is processed. Next to the Fenix 5 Plus, the other star of these offers (although it was cheaper at the beginning of the week).
It is the basic Garmin model for triathlon but it meets the requirements of almost everyone. The only thing I can miss is the absence of barometric altimeter, otherwise it is a great option for both training and competition.
Without a doubt, one of the classics of these days, the Fenix 5 continues to be a good option for those looking for a basic mountain watch.
But if you don't need a huge battery life, music or maps... go ahead with it (although it's not its best historical price).
Garmin Forerunner 45
It just arrived this year and we found it on sale... Well, it's already priced at what I think is interesting. That's the main objection I made when I tried it, so it's already saved.
It is far more capable than what has usually been the case with Garmin's low-end watches, and is available in both sizes: 45/45s.
It's not part of the Black Friday, but with a 37 euro discount it's something to keep in mind. I don't have the proof yet (although it's basically a Vivoactive 4 with a better screen, so you can read this one's), but it's on my wrist right now and I hope to have it ready by next week.
Garmin Vivoactive 3: Historical minimum price
- Sold out on all Amazon, stock left at RunnerInn
This is a very capable watch for both runners and sportsmen in general. Don't be afraid that it is not a Forerunner watch, it is perfectly suited to accompany you in training for any type of competition and even for marathons.
The version with music playback is also available at a slightly higher price.
The only difference between the two models is that the Vivoactive 3 Music plays music autonomously, saving the songs on the clock itself and is compatible with streaming platforms such as Spotify or Amazon Prime Music.
A simple watch for those who do not want complications, including optical pulse sensor.
If you don't want to get involved with multiple options and only want to have the basic data, this is the most recommended option.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music: At FR245 Music's price
The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is priced at the same level as the Forerunner 245 Music. This is a tough decision, because you have to choose between the two at the same price. It might seem that the top-of-the-line model is obviously better at everything... but it's not that simple.
The 645 has things like the barometric altimeter, Garmin Pay or steel bezel, but in the FR245 we find the new GNSS chipset from Sony with longer battery life (important with music playback) and the latest optical heart rate sensor. The choice is yours.
Garmin Forerunner 245: This is where it's cheapest
It is not entering "rotation", but many of you ask for it. Currently this is the cheapest option that, without being a bargain, is a good price. But it has to be the red belt (that if you are not convinced, it changes in 5 seconds).
As for the version with music, it is at the price of the normal FR245.
There is little I can tell you about Forerunner 245 that hasn't already been said... just that it is one of the main recommendations in the shopping guide.
Many of you have been looking for these models on sale at Black Friday, but either they haven't come in yet or the occasional offer from a seller has already run out, so at least I leave you with a link to the cheapest reliable options for each model.
- Garmin Fenix 6 Pro
- Garmin Fenix 6S Pro – Or in white/gold
- Garmin Fenix 6X Pro
- Garmin Forerunner 935
- Garmin Forerunner 945
You can find them cheaper on eBay or on pages in China, but I strongly advise against it for several reasons: They have no guarantee (in case of failure, you will have to send it to China), if you order a watch with maps they will not be the ones in Europe, the EMEA market watches are updated later and, as if all this were not enough, you will probably have to pay customs fees when you get them (VAT+tariff+management fees). As you can see... bad business.
Best Black Friday Offers on Polar GPS Watches
Polar Vantage V: The offer is back 309 euros
It has the same thing as the Vantage M above, but with a few more features, perhaps most notably that it is the only watch that allows you to display the power on the run without using any external accessories.
Polar Vantage M: The offer in Spain is back
It's one of my key recommendationsboth as a running clock and as an economic triathlon clock.
It had a complicated start, but with the updates it has received and above all with the last one that loads it with interesting functions (and that it significantly improves the performance of GPS as well), make it a very interesting option.
One of the best pulse sensors integrated into the watch (at least until the arrival of the Vantage).
The M430 is an easy to use watch that offers a lot for the money.
77 for a watch that, apart from its low-resolution screen, is very competent.
The optical sensor is of good quality and the customization possibilities are identical to the rest of the range.
The Polar smart watch is a great choice for anyone looking for a smartwatch, but who doesn't want to give up on sports.
The integration that Polar has done with its platform is very good and the optical sensor is the "very good" one from Polar.
Recommended if you have an Android phone and want the smart features it offers.
Best Black Friday deals on Suunto GPS watches
Suunto 9: Historical minimum price
There are two reasons why the offer is good. Firstly because it is a couple of euros cheaper than the last time it was on sale (so it is minimum price), but more importantly... at this price you can get any of the colours available.
In the past only black was on offer, but this time there are all the others, including yellow which is usually the most sought-after. This is the normal version, without a barometric altimeter.
No doubt a great watch (in every sense) that has improved in functions and GPS quality after the last update.
Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR: Minimum price
It's a wig, in every way. If you like big watches it's a good choice, if you have a small wrist it's not so good...
It does not have a barometric altimeter and is not as up to date as the Suunto 9, but the price is a historical minimum and you can be sure of the quality of construction of Suunto.
I think it is the most balanced version of the entire Spartan range, but at this price I think Suunto 9 is a better choice, even if it doesn't have a barometric altimeter.
The Spartans will no longer receive new updates, so this is a factor to be considered.
Suunto Ambit3 Peak HR: Best price ever
A classic. A super-reliable watch with extended range, altimeter, and proof against any adventure in the mountains. Another one that is at a minimum price.
One of the quintessential mountain watches. With a barometric altimeter and compass, the Suunto Core is a reliable and very rugged watch for those who "live" in the mountains but do not need what a GPS provides.
Suunto 3 Fitness is a rather special activity monitor, offering training programs that can guide you both in maintaining and improving your fitness, and this small model of the Finnish is unique in that.
Best Black Friday Offers on Garmin Cycling
Garmin Edge 1030 pack: Minimum price including all sensors
Very good price because it comes with all the external sensors (pulse, speed and cadence) which usually makes it very expensive. After receiving almost all the updates of the Edge 830 and Edge 530 (only missing the MTB maps, which in Spain do not have much performance), it is still the top of the range. To be considered especially if you are looking for a HUGE display.
It is not listed as a Black Friday offer and, although it is not at an all-time low for a matter of 6 euros, it is still an interesting option. As a bicycle headlight it is one of the best options available, especially because of the integration it offers with Garmin cycle computers.
Other Black Friday cycling opportunities
Favero's potentiometer pedals. Easy to install, very reliable and totally accurate. They're the ones I use, so I guess that tells you everything...
With the arrival of the 2T (with which there is not much difference), Tacx - or we can already say Garmin - has decided to give you a good discount on the 23%. I regularly use the original Tacx Neo and have nothing but good words for this roller. This is the cheapest price in all of Europe.
Best Black Friday Offers in Sports Technology
Garmin HRM-Dual pulse sensor: 30% discount
Garmin's new dual-connectivity pulse sensor sends heart rate data not only via ANT+ but also via Bluetooth, making it a great option not only for sports, but also for your Zwift or similar platform sessions.
Apple Watch Series 4: from 369
The previous model to the current one, starting from 369 ?. There are only two differences from the new one: it does not have the screen always on and it does not have a magnetic compass.
If you're not picky about sports performance or range, the Apple Watch is definitely the smartest watch.
A good handheld unit for route navigation, including full colour mapping, perfect for anyone who likes to venture off the beaten track.
Unlike the ETREX you see below, this one has a touch screen. Its last best price was 199 euros, so it's a very good deal.
This is a handheld GPS navigator with cartography, perfect for all your mountain outings. It doubles the amount of memory compared to previous models.
If you don't feel like paying what a Compex is worth, how about this Beurer model? It doesn't have as many modes of use as the more expensive versions, but it's perfect for getting those tired muscles back.
Black Friday in other interesting articles
Black Friday in My Protein: Now 40% discount on ALL
40% discount ALL with the code BFESwhether it's protein, bars, gels... like I say, everything.
63% discount for the small speaker with Alexa. Ideal to start caching in home automation environments or simply as a sound and radio player for any small office. In general, there are VERY discounted Amazon devicesI've already bought a couple of Echo models for Christmas.
20% discount on refurbished products: There are very interesting offers
Refurbished products receive an additional 20% discount that is applied upon completion of payment (not listed on the page, see below).
In my experience there are very good opportunities, especially those marked "Very good" or "As new". In those cases the 90% of the occasions I have received a new product to release with the box open or damaged.
Some interesting examples:
- Suunto 9 Baro HR - From 327 euros with good condition (small marks behind the clock)
- Polar Vantage M - From 120 Euros, marked as very good condition
- Polar Ignite - From 93 euros in different states
- Polar M460 - For 81 euros it is a basic GPS cycle computer, but with a screen and enough information for basic routes. Here's the proof of the M450.
- Aerohead Turn - For 151 euros. One of the best aero helmet for triathlon. Very comfortable and despite the screen is not too stifling or hot. It is the one I use and I am very happy with it.
- Thule trunk bike carrier - For 58 euros.
- Xlab frame bag - For bikes with screws in the horizontal tube (goats). It's very big, I carry tools, patches, a spare tube and a couple of gels.
These are the offers for the moment, but remember that this is just a warm-up... Get ready because this week is going to be loaded.
Don't forget to take a look at the specific article with the offers of running shoes and textiles.
Thank you for reading and above all, for collaborating with the site!
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- Xiaomi Mi 9 - Refurbished from 215
- Samsung Galaxy S10e - From 380
- 30% discount on Timberland boots - It's not a brand that usually launches many promotions... so when there are, it's a matter of taking advantage of them.
- Elite Direct - In terms of quality/price ratio, the Elite Direto is undoubtedly the rival to beat. It won't be the quietest, the fastest in ERGO mode or the most accurate certified... but for less than 600 euros I challenge you to find a better roller with potentiometer and direct transmission. No, don't bother, there isn't one.
- Apple Watch Series 3 - Refurbished from 175
- Salomon Agile Belt - Reconditioned for 20
- 🔥 Garmin Edge 820 pack - Edge 820 offer with the sensor pack for 259 euros, lowering its best price by 20 euros. If you want advanced navigation features the Edge 820 is the option to choose, if not with the previous Edge 520 you will have more than enough. You can see their differences in the 820 test.
- 🔥🔥 Garmin Fenix 6 Pro - OFFER 20% off. Run because it's going to fly. And after you buy it, if you want, you can read the proof. BUT BUY NOW, YOU FOOL!
- 🔥🔥 Also Fenix 6S Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 9 - If you're looking for a new mobile it's a piece of cake. 150 euro discount for one of the "flagship" from Xiaomi, with a triple 48mp camera, Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM.
- Wahoo ELMNT Bolt - Refurbished for 159
- Thule baby bike seat - Refurbished for 52
- Amfit protein bar - It's Amazon's own brand. I've tried them and they're good. Ideal as a snack or as a source of protein after training.
- Garmin Venu - Thanks to Rafa for locating it. It's not part of the Black Friday, but with a 60 euro discount it's a pretty noticeable drop. I don't have the test yet (although it's basically a Vivoactive 4 with a better screen), but it's on my wrist right now and I hope to have it ready for next week.
- Apple Watch Series 4 - The previous model to the current one, starting from 339 euros. There are only two differences from the new one: it does not have the screen always on and it does not have a magnetic compass. If you are not very demanding with the sports performances or the autonomy, without any doubt the Apple Watch is the best intelligent watch.
- Garmin ETREX 32x - Similar to the 22x, but has a camera and ANT+ connectivity for external sensors.
- Polar OH1+ - Refurbished from £45 as new. If I'm using an external optical pulse sensor, it's definitely the Polar OH1+. Fantastic not only for performance but because it's able to record data without an external device. You have all the details in the OH1 test.
- GoPro Hero 8 Holiday Pack - Chollazo that of this new Hero 8. Besides having a good discount (its price is 429 euros), it comes with a pack of original accessories -which are not at all cheap-, among which the Shorty, the extra battery or the spare battery stand out.
- Tacx exhibition stand - For £17.50, perfect for storing your bike