Overview: The Garmin Vector 3 is a power meter that replaces the pedals on
your bicycle, and helps measure your performance. As you ride, the sensors
inside the Vector 3 measure your total power, left/right balance, cadence, and
other cycling dynamics. The power meter connects via Bluetooth or ANT+ wireless
protocol to a compatible Garmin device, such as Edge cycling computers or select fēnix and Forerunner units. A pair of Vector
3 power meter pedals is included in the box, along with two red Look Kéo
cleats and installation hardware.
Performance Measurements: The Vector 3 System measures your
performance data as you ride, and displays it on your connected device. Some of
the measurements taken include:
- Power: Vector 3 takes hundreds of measurements every
second as you pedal, measuring the amount of force, direction of force,
rotation of the crank arm, and time. Power is expressed in watts.
Measurements are taken independently on the left and right pedals to provide
a balance report.
- Cadence: The unit measures your cadence, or rotational
- Cycling Dynamics: Cycling Dynamics is a measurement of
how you apply power throughout your pedal stroke to help you understand your
particular way of riding so you can train more efficiently. Vector 3
measures the Power Phase, displaying in a circular arc the point in your
stroke where you start applying positive force and where you stop applying
pressure. The amount of power you generate distributed between left and
right pedals is indicated, with the total power shown below. The unit also
measures Platform Center Offset, or what location on the pedal platform
where you apply force.
Installation: The Vector 3 power meter pedals require you
to remove your existing pedals and replace them with the Vector components. A 15mm
pedal wrench is required, if you want to install them yourself. A set of Kéo
shoe cleats is also included, so you can use them with your favorite cycling
Batteries: The Vector 3 pedals contain user-replaceable LR44
(or SR44) 1.5-volt batteries (2 per pedal). The batteries provide up to 120
hours of riding time while measuring cycling dynamics. When batteries are low,
the LED on the end of each pedal will flash every 10 seconds, indicating you
have approximately 10-20 hours of battery life remaining. Changing the batteries
requires a 4mm hex key (not included).
Compatible Devices: The Garmin Vector 3 system is compatible
with the following devices:
- Edge: Edge 1000, Edge Explore 1000, Edge 1030, Edge
520, Edge 820
- fēnix: fēnix 3, fēnix 3 Sapphire, fēnix
3 HR, fēnix 5, fēnix 5S, fēnix 5X, fēnix Chronos
- Forerunner: Forerunner 735XT, Forerunner 920XT,
- Other: tactix Bravo, Varia Vision in-sight display
Garmin Connect: Data from Vector 3 is recorded in your
connected Garmin device, and can be uploaded to the Garmin Connect mobile app.
Through the app, you can share your data with your friends, as well as receive
software updates for the Vector system. The Garmin Connect app is compatible
with iOS (9.0 or later) and Android devices (version varies with the device).
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