Garmin® Announces Vector™ 2 and Vector 2S – a Dual- and Single-Sensing Power Meter Featuring Entirely Redesigned Pedal Pods

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced Vector 2 and Vector 2S, the next generation of the company’s
innovative pedal-based power meters. Like their predecessors, Vector 2
and Vector 2S measure power directly at the pedal, where force is
applied, for reliable and accurate results. With an entirely redesigned
pedal pod, cyclists can install and transfer their power meter from
bike-to-bike without a hitch, and keep it running smoothly with newly
added LED lights on the pedal pods that display important setup and
maintenance information. In addition to easy installation, upgrading a
system is also simpler than ever. The single-sensing Vector 2S is fully
upgradable to a dual-sensing Vector 2 which allows users to view
left/right balance and cycling dynamics1, and existing Vector
owners can seamlessly upgrade to Vector 2 and Vector 2S with an
installation kit. 2

“The introduction of Vector and Vector S changed the way power was
measured, and made power metrics accessible to cyclists of all levels,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Vector 2 and
Vector 2S add valuable new features and improve key components to take
this to the next level. By redesigning the pedal pod and eliminating the
need for washers to address recessed crank faces, adding LED light
displays and offering the most advanced metrics for training, it’s
easier than ever for cyclists to install, maintain, upgrade and track
power for a better ride.”

Vector 2’s dual-sensing pedal-based power meter measures cadence, total
power, left/right balance and displays cycling dynamics, revolutionary
metrics that provide feedback to cyclists on their position and pedal
form. With cycling dynamics users can tailor their training around
specific weaknesses and strengths by viewing exactly where they are
generating power throughout the pedal stroke. Cyclists can also view
where force is being applied on the pedal itself to ensure proper cleat
position, as well as when and how long they were seated versus standing
during a ride to gauge position effectiveness.

The affordable, single-sensing Vector 2S system reports cadence and
measures forces on the left pedal to approximate total power. By
measuring the deflection in the pedal spindle as users pedal and
comparing that measured deflection to a factory calibration, Vector 2S
can determine how much force is being applied to the pedal. An optional
right-side upgrade pedal allows users to take the next step in
monitoring power output whenever they choose.

During a ride, both systems measure and send data to compatible Edge®
cycling computers, Forerunner® multisport watches or other ANT+® enabled
devices for viewing.2 Post-ride analysis, data sharing,
mapping, route planning and more can also be integrated into training
through Garmin Connect™. Viewing power metrics and graphically displayed
cycling dynamics in Garmin Connect can help cyclists evaluate all
aspects of a ride to train more efficiently.

Vector 2 and Vector 2S will be available Q2 in Standard (cranks 12-15 mm
thick, up to 44 mm wide) and Large (cranks 15-18 mm thick, up to 44 mm
wide) for a suggested retail price of $1,499.99 and $899.99,
respectively. The optional Vector 2S right-side upgrade pedal will be
available for $699.99, the Vector to Vector 2 upgrade kit will be
available for $149.99, and the Vector S to Vector 2S upgrade kit will be
available for $99.99.

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and
wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live
an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units,
including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
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1 Metrics and cycling dynamics may be limited by head unit.
Visit your compatible Garmin device owner’s manual for a full list of
available data fields at

2 Upgrade pedal, Vector to Vector 2 and Vector S to Vector 2S
upgrade kits, and head units sold separately.

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, Edge, Forerunner and ANT+ are registered trademarks.
Vector and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. Or its

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Garmin International Inc.Amy Nouri, [email protected]