Garmin Vector 3S
Bike pedals with single-sensor power meter
Our take on the Garmin Vector 3S by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
Add power to your training mix
If you're serious — really serious — about taking your cycling to the next level, training with a power meter is a proven path to higher performance. And nothing makes it easier to add power to your arsenal of training tools than Garmin's Vector 3S pedal power meters. The sensor mounted in the Vector 3S pedals provides a convenient and accurate way to gather the data you need to improve.
Accurate, reliable info
Vector 3S measures total power output and cadence throughout your ride — some of the most valuable info you can have about your cycling perfomance. Since this is measured at the pedal, you can count on accurate info no matter the conditions. This valuable data can be viewed on compatible Edge cycling computers or on Garmin's Connect app.
Use on all your bikes
Got a pedal wrench? Then you're ready to install Vector 3S on any of your bikes — no bike mechanics or shop required. Vector's 3 slick design incorporates all the electronics and batteries into the pedal, so there are no external sensors or pods to fuss with.
Part of the Garmin cycling ecosystem
Vector 3S pairs up with compatible Edge cycling computers, plus other ANT+ and Bluetooth® training devices, including Forerunner® and Fenix®. And it works with popular training apps like Strava or TrainingPeaks as well. And when winter closes in, use the TrainerRoad app to develop personalized indoor workouts based on Vector 3's power readings from your rides.
- one pair of pedals
- measures total power and cadence
- integrates with Garmin bike computers
- updatable via ANT+ and Bluetooth devices
- Look KEO cleat compatible
- max rider weight: 230 lbs
- battery life: 120 hours
- weight: 316 gm/pair
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Left Vector 3S pedal assembly
- Right Vector 3S pedal assembly
- 2 Red cleats
- 6 Bolts (M5 x 7mm)
- 6 Rectangular washers (for cleats)
- 2 Round washers (for pedal)
- 2 O-ring gaskets
- Owner's Manual
- Important Safety and Product Information
Excellent product. Shipping was fast and delivered as promised. This might be right now the best power meter in the market.
Jose, Yabucoa, PR
Garmin Vector 3S Reviews
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Overview: The Garmin Vector 3S is a power meter that replaces the pedals on your bicycle, and helps measure your performance. As you ride, the Vector 3S measures the forces detected on the left pedal to calculate your approximate total power and cadence. 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 3S pedals is included in the box, along with two red Look Kéo cleats and installation hardware.
Performance Measurements: The Vector 3S System measures your performance data as you ride, and displays it on your connected device. The sensors, located in the left pedal, take hundreds of measurements every second as you pedal, measuring the amount of force and time. Power is expressed in watts. Your cadence, or rotational pedaling speed, is shown in RPMs.
Installation: The Vector 3S 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 shoes.
Batteries: The Vector 3S left pedal contains two user-replaceable LR44 (or SR44) 1.5-volt batteries. 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 3S 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, Forerunner 935
- Other: tactix Bravo, Varia Vision in-sight display
Garmin Connect: Data from Vector 3S 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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Why did you buy this?
This is one of the best power meters in the market today. [ Jose May 07, 2018 ]