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Measure Where it Matters

Measure Where It Matters

Garmin has broadened its line of fitness solutions with Vector and Vector S, innovative pedal-based cycling power meters that work seamlessly with compatible Garmin devices. Power is an objective measure of your cycling performance on any given day, independent of environmental conditions or how you feel. Using a power meter like Vector allows you to gauge your training intensity with precision and perform power-based training.

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.

Pedal-based cycling power meter

The concept behind Vector is powerfully simple — measure your power output at the pedal, where force is applied. Vector gauges 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 S measures forces on the left pedal only to approximate total power. On the dual-sensing Vector, 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.

In addition to total power, Vector records cadence and a variety of power metrics, which you can see on your compatible Garmin device and in Garmin Connect™, our free online fitness community.

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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.

Cycling Dynamics

New for Q4 2014, dual-sensing Vector owners will be able to benefit from revolutionary Cycling Dynamics metrics that will measure where the power is being applied throughout the pedal stroke, where on the pedal it is being applied, and detect when the cyclist is in the seated or standing positions.

This will be made available as a free software update to all dual-sensing Vector owners.

Easy to Buy, Install, Own

In the past, owning a power meter was a complicated process and involved some mechanical tradeoffs or considerations for your bike. Vector changes all that. Now you can walk into your local bike shop, walk out with a Vector power meter in hand, and then install it yourself in minutes. It’s also easy to update your Vector software as enhancements are made, and you can replace the battery (2032 coin cell) yourself.

If you are a Vector S owner and decide to upgrade to the dual-sensing Vector later to achieve direct left/right accuracy, left/right balance, and additional data features, you can simply purchase the upgrade pedal separately.

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Complete suite from Garmin

When it comes to cycling gear and training tools, consistency and compatibility is important. Now you can have a total training solution from one company — from your compatible Garmin device to your Vector power meter to the post-ride analysis at Garmin Connect. You can also rely on Garmin for all device and site support, software updates, accessories and warranty support.

To guide your training with power, compatible Garmin devices offer power-based training intervals. Complete your cycling training suite with post-ride analysis, route planning, segment competition, free training plans and sharing at Garmin Connect, available with a free subscription.

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Compatible Products

Edge® 500

  • Compact GPS bike computer
  • Button operation
  • Requires software update for Vector compatibility
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Edge® 510

  • Touchscreen GPS bike computer
  • Connected features*: live tracking, instant uploads to Garmin Connect, social media sharing, weather
  • Activity profiles store preferences for different cycling activities

*When paired with your compatible iOS or Android™ device.

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Edge® 800

  • Touchscreen GPS bike computer
  • Built-in basemap and optional detailed maps
  • Requires software update for Vector compatibility
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Edge® 810

  • Touchscreen GPS bike computer with maps
  • Connected features*: live tracking, instant uploads to Garmin Connect, social media sharing, weather
  • Activity profiles store preferences for different cycling activities

*When paired with your compatible iOS or Android™ device.

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Edge® 1000

  • Touchscreen bike computer for competing, connecting and navigating
  • In-ride competitions through Garmin Connect segments
  • On-road or off-road navigation and points of interest with preloaded Garmin Cycle Map
  • Connected features: incoming call and text alerts, live tracking, sending/receiving courses, social media sharing, weather
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Forerunner® 910XT

  • Mulitsport GPS watch
  • Records complete swim, bike and run metrics
  • Waterproof to 50 meters
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Where to buy

Learn more information about Vector, including product specifications and accessories. Available at select specialist cycling stores nationwide.

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Owners

For installation videos and software updates for Vector, visit our mobile-friendly owner’s site.

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