New Garmin Vector pedal-based power meter unveiled on Garmin microsite

New Garmin Vector Pedals Power Meter

The new Garmin Vector pedal-based power meter

Garmin has launched a microsite for its new Garmin Vector pedals, the company’s first attempt at a power meter.

On the new microsite, Garmin states:

“Garmin has broadened its line of fitness solutions with Vector, an innovative pedal-based cycling power meter that works 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.

“Vector not only changes how power is measured; it changes how cyclists get power — making it extremely easy to buy and install.”

The Garmin Vector measures power output through force applied to the pedal itself, with deflection of the pedal spindle – force vectors – being measured to calculate power.

Left and right leg power is measured independently, and installation is simpler than crank-based power meters. Naturally, the Vector pedals feed data to compatible Garmin devices and the Garmin Connect website.

The unit is described as offering:

  • Left/right balance: average at various time intervals
  • Power: average at various time intervals
  • Training Stress Score (TSS)
  • Normalized Power (NP)
  • Intensity Factor (IF)
  • Total power in watts
  • Overall kilojoules
  • Power zones

The price is quoted as US$1,699.99 with a lead time of 3-5 weeks. No UK or European prices are quoted at this time. Find out more at the Garmin Vector microsite.