Description of Garmin Vector 2 Plug & Play Pedal-based Power Meter
Garmin Vector - Measure where it matters
Dual-sensing pedal-based power meter
Measures total power, left/right balance and cadence
Displays cycling dynamics showing how and where power is produced
Installs in minutes and quickly transfers between bikes
Pedal pods include an LED light to display important setup and maintenance information
Presentation of the Garmin Vector 2 pedal-based power meter:
Pedal-based Power Meter with optimized Cycling Dynamics:
Power is the most reliable way to gauge cycling performance on any given day, at any given time. Vector 2 revolutionizes how power is measured and how cyclists get that power data. Unlike other power meters, Vector 2 measures power at the pedal, where force is applied. It’s a direct-measurement power meter that delivers reliable, accurate data. And because the force sensors are housed in each pedal, Vector 2 gives you the unique ability to see right and left leg power independently.
Train Smarter with Cycling Dynamics
Factors like fatigue, fitness, injury and recovery all affect the way you ride. Revolutionary new cycling dynamics lets you tailor your training around your specific weaknesses and strengths by showing you exactly where you’re generating power throughout the pedal stroke. It also indicates where force is being applied on the pedal itself so you can ensure proper cleat position, as well as when and how long you were seated versus standing so you can gauge position effectiveness.
Easy to Install, Transfer
In the past, power meters were difficult to install and often involved making mechanical tradeoffs for your bike. But with Vector 2, you can install it yourself in minutes. There’s no need for a mechanic, or no downtime while your bike is in the shop. There are no complex drivetrain or wheel tradeoffs, or no external sensors to install. Plus, unlike its predecessor, there are no tricky washers to worry about. That means you can even swap it between bikes quickly if you desire.
Complete Cycling Suite
Vector 2 works in tandem with a compatible cycling computer or other fitness device to take your training to the next level. While you ride, Vector 2 measures total power, left and right leg power, cadence and cycling dynamics, and sends the data to compatible ANT+® enabled devices¹ for viewing. Post-ride analysis, data sharing, mapping, route planning and more can also be integrated into your training through Garmin Connect™.
Exact watts measurement with left/right leg force distribution (balance)
Enhanced Cycling Dynamics functions (Power Phase, Platform Center Offset, etc.)
Easy assembly in minutes
Quick and easy change from bike to bike, for example, between training bike and competition bike. Now even faster by revised pedal pods.
Status LED in pedal sender indicates important installation and maintenance information.
Fully pedal-based means no conversion of other components (crank, wheel, etc.) necessary
Robust and durable thanks to protected, in the pedal body of developed piezo pods.
Minimal more weight (50 g) compared to current standard pedals
ANT+™ technology for data transfer to compatible devices
Effective training with the Garmin Vector 2 pedal-based power meter:
Battery life: 175 hours
Weight (approximate, per pedal):
pedal: 156 g
pedal pod: 23 g
cleats and hardware: 38 g
total per pedal: 179 g (not including cleat and hardware)
Pedal Body and Assembly:
Lightweight composite body
Stainless steel wearplate
CNC machined, hardened stainless steel spindle
LSL bushing and sealed cartridge bearings
Adjustable tension binding
User-replaceable battery (2032 coin cell)
Minimum of 175 hours of active cycling operation
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 also available)
Performance and watt values: current, average on 03/10/30 s,
average, total, per lap, zone, power KJ
Watts per kilogram (current)
Cadence: current, average, per lap
Functional Threshold Power™ (FTP)
Normalized Power™ (NP): current, per lap, final lap, total
Intensity Factor™ (IF)
Training Stress Score™ (TSS)
Platform Center Offset (PCO): current, average, per lap
Power Phase (PP): current, average, per lap, peak, peak of lap
Rest & stand phases: total, per lap
Balance (L/R): total in average, average in 3/10/30 s, per lap
With additional crank arm clearance — in thickness and width — Vector 2 fits almost any bike. The standard pedal pods fit crank arms 12 to 15 mm thick and 44 mm wide. The large pedal pods fit crank arms 15 to 18 mm thick and up to 44 mm wide.
The maximum weight limit of the cyclist using the Vector 2 system is 200 lbs (90 kg). Cyclists over this weight limit risk personal injury and property damage.
Fact Sheet of Garmin Vector 2 Plug & Play Pedal-based Power Meter
Garmin Vector 2 Plug & Play Pedal-based Power Meter
Die Pedalen kommen mit Pedalplatten inkl. Montagematerial, zusätzlichen Unterlagscheiben, Ersatzschrauben für die Montage der Pods, Aufsatz für Drehmomentschlüssel und ANT+ USB-Stick.
Gemäss Anleitungsvideo müssen die Pedalen nicht unbedingt mit dem Drehmomentschlüssel angezogen werden. Allerdings kann ein zu geringes Drehmoment die Messwerte beeinträchtingen, ein zu hohes jedoch nicht. Nach der Installation unbedingt den Abstand zwischen Pod und Kette messen. Ich musste zwei Unterlagscheiben verwenden, damit die Kette den Pod nicht berührt. Das Pairing mit dem Garmin 920XT funktionierte erst, nachdem ich in beiden PODs die Batterien getauscht und über den Garmin Vector Updater die Software aktualisiert hatte. Danach problemlos!
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