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Garmin Vector: Measure Power Where it Matters The accurate, reliable, simple to install and simple to use pedal-based power meter from Garmin. Confidential
A cyclists power is determined by their pedal force and their pedal cadence: 1. If a rider puts more force through the pedals at the same cadence, their power output increases. 2. If a rider pedals at a faster cadence with the same force through the pedals, their power output increases. So, power is directly related to cycling performance. Simply put, the more power a rider can generate, the greater their potential is for getting good results. Power is an immediate and true measure of the effort a rider is putting in. It is not affected by environmental factors such as wind, gradient or heat, and is comparable across days. What is power? And why measure it?
The Garmin Vector: How Does it Work? Vector is a high-precision force meter, measuring the forces that a cyclist applies to each pedal. Vectors patented system measures force vectors – both the magnitude and the direction of force as the cyclist pedals the bike. Piezoresistive force sensors are permanently installed in the spindle and individually calibrated at the Garmin factory. The system measures the microstrain on the spindle throughout the pedal stroke, combines that with the distance that the crank has traveled over a period of time, and accurately calculates power (watts).
Easily switch between bikes. Auto calibration + cadence measured without additional sensors Easily switch between bikes. Auto calibration + cadence measured without additional sensors Easy to Own Pedal-based = No impact on crank, wheel or bottom bracket choices or disassembly of components to worry about. ANT+ = multiple head unit options Easy add-on sale to new bike purchases Easy to Buy Reliable and Accurate. Sensors mounted inside the pedal spindle for long life. Works consistently in broad range of user environments. The Garmin Factor Huge installed Garmin Edge 500 / 510 / 800 / 810 / 910 user base. Strong brand recognition and launch platform with Team Garmin association. Works out of the box. No need for a mechanic. Minimal incremental weight User replaceable batteries Easy to Install More than Power Captures total power figure and independent left / right leg data. Future: additional pedalling mechanics / effectiveness to be introduced over time. Why ride with Garmin Vector?
Why Vector? #1: Easy to Purchase Unlike other direct measurement power meters on the market today, a cyclist can walk in and walk out of their local bike shop with a Vector in hand No complex drivetrain, crankset, or wheel tradeoffs to consider No build to order process to go through See and feel before you buy -- Vector can be stocked in bicycle shops If you buy a new road bike that is not equipped with pedals, this allows the purchaser to decide to include power or not
No mechanic involved – you can do it yourself Few cyclists are comfortable removing cranks, and the mere thought of it takes many of them out the power meter market as a potential customer Vector is a pedal-based power meter, so no change to any critical components (cranks, drivetrains, wheels) No external sensors to install – Vector accelerometers automatically measure and report cadence Nearly all cyclists are comfortable removing and installing pedals, if not, then it is easily learned. Why Vector? #2: Easy to Install
Easy to move between bikes Dont need to purchase multiple power meters for multiple bikes or different types of events (e.g., training vs. racing) Easy to take with you when traveling – to cycling events, when renting bikes, etc. Lightest direct measurement power meter on the market Communicates via ANT+, works with the broadest range of cycling head units Vector firmware can be updated by user as enhancements are made Automatically detects sensor orientation – dont need to fuss with the installation of the pedals or pedal pods to align in a specific orientation with the crank arm Why Vector? #3: Easy to Own
Vector is a direct force method and measures power where it matters – accurately, reliably, consistently. Garmin and the Vector team have worked industry experts to ensure the most relevant and advanced metrics and analysis: Interval / Lap summary page (Edge 510 / 800 / 810): Designed to improved power-based interval experience Keeps a rolling list of intervals Integration of the latest Training Peaks metrics: NP (Normalized Power) – Indicates effort intensity, accounting for the variability in an effort. IF (Intensity Factor) – Quantifies intensity against rider ability. IF = NP / FTP (Functional Threshold Power.) TSS (Training Stress Score) - Quantifies overall training load, evaluating IF and duration of effort. NP, TSS, and IF are trademarked by Peaksware, LLC. Why Vector? #4: Reliable and Accurate Power
Vector measures power where it matters, so is able to report more than total watts. Most torque-based systems in the crankset or hub cant do this. Balance - Left and right power. Independently measures the cyclists power in each leg. Left / right balance can be measured over varying periods: Entire session Smoothed (3, 10, 30 seconds) Current or Last Lap Why Vector? #5: More than Power
Garmin Connect graphically illustrates data
Strong, trusted bike brand, with established + loyal targeted audience: Over 500,000 power compatible Garmin devices sold in North America since Edge 500 / 510 / 810 and Forerunner 910XT widely recognised as market leading training aids Garmin Connect Established, loyal Garmin audience that have a proactive relationship with Garmin. Over 3.5 million users / 3 billion miles of activities / 300,000 activities uploaded every day. Team Garmin Sharp Title sponsorship of Pro Tour Cycling team. Established, recognised and respected team will be using Vector = strong product advocacy + awareness Why Vector? #6: The Garmin Factor
The pack will consist of 2 pedals, 2 cleats, 2 pedal pods, an ANT+ USB stick Pedals will be Garmin-branded and will be compatible with LOOK Kéo cleats. The Garmin Vector: Whats Included?
EDGE Forerunner 310XT + Basic total power display EDGE 500 / Forerunner 910XT Adds: + L / R Data Field % EDGE 800 / 810 / 510 Series Add: + L / R Data Field % + Power-focused interval lap display. (Auto pop up / key last lap data) The Garmin Vector: Garmin Device Compatibility
The Garmin Vector: High-Level Specifications ANT+ compatible power meter, measures and reports Total power (watts) Left/right power balance (%) Cadence (rpm) Transmits via the ANT+ protocol Battery Life 175 hours Vector system weight (approximate, per pedal) Pedal: 152 grams Pedal pod: 23 grams Cleats + hardware:38 grams Total per pedal:213 grams Pedals Lightweight composite body Stainless steal wearplate CNC machined, hardened stainless steel spindle LSL bushing and sealed cartridge bearings Adjustable tension binding LOOK Kéo compatible* Pedal pods ANT+ transmitters User-replaceable battery (2032 coin cell) Minimum of 175 hours of active cycling operation Cleats High durability thermoplastic with anti-slip rubber surface pads Rubber button to reduce free float action between shoe and cleat 6 degrees of float (0 degree available as accessory) LOOK Kéo compatible* Available Accessories/Replacement Parts Pedal bodies, including cartridge bearing Pedal pods Cleats (6 degree and 0 degree) MRP: $1699 USD *LOOK and Kéo marks are the property of LOOK Cycle International