Garmin has introduced the Vector S, a single-sensing pedal-based power meter; measuring forces on the left pedal to approximate total power, the Vector S reports power, cadence and more with the option for users to easily upgrade to a dual-sensing system.
Working by measuring the deflection in the pedal spindle as users pedal the single-sensing system provides cyclists with reliable, accurate data, measuring power output at the pedal where force is applied, giving them the chance to track and improve their fitness. The Vector S calculates power (watts) at various time intervals, measures cadence with its built-in accelerometer, and sends the data to compatible Edge cycling computers or other ANT+ enabled devices. An upgrade pedal can be purchased which, when paired with the Vector S, makes a complete Vector power meter system, delivering direct left/right accuracy and providing more advanced metrics.
Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager for fitness, comments: ‘Power metrics are more accessible than ever with the Vector S’s affordable and flexible single-sensing system. It allows cyclists to start receiving the benefits of tracking power output right away, while its upgrade pedal gives them the opportunity for unique additional metrics – without having to invest in a whole new system.’