Power is an objective measure of your cycling performance on any given day, independent of environmental conditions or how you feel. Using power meters like the Vector 2 and Vector 2S allows you to gauge your training intensity with unprecedented precision. Working seamlessly with a compatible Garmin device, it helps you train smarter.
The Vector system not only changes how power is measured, but also changes how cyclists get power — making it extremely easy to buy and install. It’s available in a single-sensing model (Vector S) or dual-sensing model (Vector). With additional crank arm clearance — in thickness and width —Vector fits almost any bike. The standard pedal pods fit crank arms 12-15 mm in thickness and up to 44 mm in width. The large pedal pods fit crank arms 15-18 mm in thickness and up to to 44 mm in width.
The concept behind Vector is powerfully simple — measure your power output at the pedal, where force is applied. Vector measures the slight deflection of the pedal spindle through your entire pedal stroke, measuring the force vectors and using this data to calculate power.
The single-sensing Vector 2S measures forces on the left pedal only to approximate total power. On the dual-sensing Vector 2, the force sensors are housed in both pedals, so it can independently measure power from each leg and report total power as well as the balance between your right and left leg. The dual-sensing Vector 2 also provides access to advanced cycling dynamics data.
In addition to total power, Vector 2 records cadence and a variety of power metric. Dual-sensing Vector 2 models even provide advanced cycling dynamics. All of your data can be accessed from your compatible Garmin device and in Garmin Connect™, our free online fitness community.
Some of the power metrics Vector records:
- Left/right balance (dual-sensing Vector only)
- Power: average at various time intervals
- Training Stress Score™ (TSS)
- Normalized Power™ (NP)
- Intensity Factor™ (IF)
- Total power in watts
- Overall kilojoules
- Power zones
- Torque effectiveness (TE, dual-sensing Vector only)
- Pedal smoothness (PS, dual-sensing Vector only)
Training Stress Score™ - TSS, Intensity Factor™ - IF and Normalized Power™ – NP are trademarks of Peaksware, LLC.
Dual-sensing Vector 2 owners can take their training even further with revolutionary cycling dynamics that show you where power is being applied throughout the entire pedal stroke. It also indicates where force is being applied on the pedal, as well as when and how long you were in the seated and standing positions.
In the past, owning a power meter was a complicated process and involved some mechanical tradeoffs or considerations for your bike. Vector 2 changes all that. Now you can walk into your local bike shop, walk out with a Vector 2 power meter in hand and install it yourself in minutes. The new Vector 2 design simplifies the installation process even beyond that of its predecessor, removing the need to determine if additional washers must be added. This new design also makes it even easier to swap the power meter between bikes quickly. Software updates are easy to install as enhancements are made and you can replace the battery (2032 coin cell) yourself.
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When it comes to cycling gear and training tools, consistency and compatibility are important. Now you can have a total training solution from one company — from your compatible Garmin device to your Vector 2 power meter to comprehensive post-ride analysis at Garmin Connect™. You can also rely on Garmin to support your devices and data.
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Learn more information about Vector 2, including product specifications, accessories and where to buy.
For installation videos and software updates for Vector 2, visit our mobile-friendly owner’s site.