Garmin launches Cycling Dynamics

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, is delighted to announce the launch of Cycling Dynamics – revolutionary metrics on the dual-sensing Vector pedal-based power meter, providing important feedback about a cyclist’s position and pedal form.


Cycling Dynamics’ initial advanced metrics include seated/standing position, Power Phase, and Platform Center Offset for a comprehensive picture of how a cyclist rides their bike. With Cycling Dynamics, cyclists, coaches, bike fitters, physical therapists and more can analyse individuals’ data, allowing them to provide the cyclist with precise prescriptive actions. 


Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager for fitness, comments, “There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for improving cycling efficiency – bike fit, position effectiveness, and training techniques all need to be personalised. Cycling Dynamics’ in-depth metrics for form and riding style are intended to help save time and frustration during the typical trial and error stage of assessing weaknesses, and determining the best solutions so cyclists can ride longer, faster and more comfortably.”


With Cycling Dynamics, Vector instantaneously detects and flags the riding position by comparing forces applied to the pedals. Current position, summaries of how often and how long riders have been in the position, and power data are displayed in real time. The ‘Power Phase’ provides a detailed description of how a cyclist is producing power in a pedal stroke. Vector detects where the leg is generating positive torque, where the greatest concentration of positive torque is, at what angle these forces begin and end, and where the concentration of power is produced. The ‘Platform Center Offset’ measurement system allows Vector to identify how force is distributed across the pedal platform during the pedal stroke. This helps to determine proper bike fit and can be helpful with rehabilitation and prevention of injury for cyclists.


Post-ride, users can upload their data to Garmin Connect™ to view each position, associated cadence and speed, compare time spent seated vs. standing, learn how a position affects power output, and analyse climbs and sprints.


Cycling Dynamics metrics will be available to all dual-sensing Vector users via a free software update. For more information, please visit:




For further Garmin press information, please contact Beki Knowles or Kate O’Sullivan on 01460 241641 or email [email protected] or [email protected].


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PRF 04 (August 2014)