Garmin's Vector 2 system measures power at the pedal, making it easy to install and ensuring you get the most accurate reading of your training data.
MEASURE WHERE IT MATTERS
Power is an objective measure of your cycling performance on any given day, independent of environmental conditions or how you feel. Using power meters like the Vector 2 and Vector 2S allows you to gauge your training intensity with unprecedented precision. Working seamlessly with a compatible Garmin device, it helps you train smarter.
The Vector system not only changes how power is measured, but also changes how cyclists get power — making it extremely easy to buy and install. It’s available in a single-sensing model (Vector S) or dual-sensing model (Vector). With additional crank arm clearance — in thickness and width —Vector fits almost any bike. The standard pedal pods fit crank arms 12-15 mm in thickness and up to 44 mm in width. The large pedal pods fit crank arms 15-18 mm in thickness and up to to 44 mm in width.
PEDAL-BASED CYCLING POWER METER
The concept behind Vector is powerfully simple — measure your power output at the pedal, where force is applied. Vector measures the slight deflection of the pedal spindle through your entire pedal stroke, measuring the force vectors and using this data to calculate power.
The single-sensing Vector 2S measures forces on the left pedal only to approximate total power. On the dual-sensing Vector 2, the force sensors are housed in both pedals, so it can independently measure power from each leg and report total power as well as the balance between your right and left leg. The dual-sensing Vector 2 also provides access to advanced cycling dynamics data.
In addition to total power, Vector 2 records cadence and a variety of power metric. Dual-sensing Vector 2 models even provide advanced cycling dynamics. All of your data can be accessed from your compatible Garmin device and in Garmin Connect™, our free online fitness community.
Pedal-based Power Meter
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
SOME OF THE POWER METRICS VECTOR RECORDS:
Left/right balance (dual-sensing Vector only)Power: average at various time intervalsTraining Stress Score (TSS)Normalized Power (NP)Intensity Factor (IF)Total power in wattsOverall kilojoulesPower zonesTorque effectiveness (TE, dual-sensing Vector only)Pedal smoothness (PS, dual-sensing Vector only)
Training Stress Score - TSS, Intensity Factor - IF and Normalized Power – NP are trademarks of Peaksware, LLC.
Dual-sensing Vector 2 owners can take their training even further with revolutionary cycling dynamics that show you where power is being applied throughout the entire pedal stroke. It also indicates where force is being applied on the pedal, as well as when and how long you were in the seated and standing positions.
In the past, owning a power meter was a complicated process and involved some mechanical tradeoffs or considerations for your bike. Vector 2 changes all that. Now you can walk into your local bike shop, walk out with a Vector 2 power meter in hand and install it yourself in minutes. The new Vector 2 design simplifies the installation process even beyond that of its predecessor, removing the need to determine if additional washers must be added. This new design also makes it even easier to swap the power meter between bikes quickly. Software updates are easy to install as enhancements are made and you can replace the battery (2032 coin cell) yourself.
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)
In The Box:
Vector 2 pedals
2 pedal pods
Cleats and hardware
Crowfoot installation tool
USB ANT+ Stick
Garmin Vector Compatibility
More About The Manufacturer Garmin
Garmin Ltd., incorporated in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is the parent company of a group of companies founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao (hence the name GarMin), that develops consumer, aviation, and marine technologies for the Global Positioning System. Its subsidiary Garmin International, Inc. serves as headquarters for the Garmin Limited companies and is located in Olathe, Kansas in the United States. The largest operating subsidiary and primary production facility of Garmin Limited is Garmin (Asia) Corporation, located in Sijhih City, Taiwan, a district of New Taipei.