Garmin® announces the Vector 3/3S – a completely redesigned pedal-based power meter

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Vector™ 3/3S, a completely redesigned pedal-based power
meter. Unlike previous versions of Garmin Vector power meters, the
Vector 3/3S does not have a pod and installs like any other pedal,
making it easy to transfer from one bike to another without professional
assistance. Once installed, the dual-sensing Vector 3 measures total
power, left-right balance, cadence and advanced cycling dynamics while
the single-sensing Vector 3S reports cadence and total power.

The Vector 3/3S features a sleek new design providing cyclists with
greater cornering clearance and improved stack height for smarter
ergonomics, while LED lights on the pedals display important setup and
maintenance information. The Vector 3/3S is a direct-measurement power
meter – the sensors are housed in the pedals – so it delivers reliable,
accurate data1 on every training session.

“As cyclists aim to beat their personal best on their next race or Gran
Fondo, the affordable and innovative Vector 3/3S will help them ride
farther, stronger and more often,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice
president of worldwide sales. “By redesigning the pedal and eliminating
the pod, cyclists have the ability to quickly transfer from bike to bike
and still receive advanced performance data that takes their training to
the next level.”

With the Vector 3 dual-sensing pedal-based power meter, cyclists have
the ability to see right and left leg power independently. Measuring
cadence, total power, left-right balance and advanced cycling dynamics,
the Vector 3 shows cyclists how and where they are producing power and
helps them tailor their training around their specific strengths and
weaknesses to improve their form. The Vector 3 tracks Seating/Standing
Position to determine when and how long cyclists are in each so they can
gauge position effectiveness, while Power Phases show how riders are
currently producing power with every pedal stroke, and Platform Center
Offset helps determine where power is applied on the pedal, ensuring
proper cleat position.

The affordable, single-sensing Vector 3S uses the forces detected on the
left pedal to measure cadence and approximate total power, and can
easily be upgraded later to the dual-sensing system.

The Vector 3/3S fully integrates with the Garmin cycling ecosystem,
including the Varia™ Rearview Radar, Varia UT800 Smart Headlight and the
new Edge® 1030. ANT+® technology not only lets
cyclists receive structured indoor training by pairing their Vector 3/3S
with power-based training systems like TrainerRoad, Zwift and more, but
they will also gain access to compatible 3rd party training
platforms including Strava and TrainingPeaks™. Meanwhile, Bluetooth® technology
allows post-ride analysis, data sharing, mapping, route planning and
more to be integrated into training through Garmin Connect™ – an online
community where people can connect and compete by joining challenges,
encourage each other’s successes and share their triumphs via social

The Vector 3/3S features up to 120 hours of battery life. The Vector 3
has a suggested retail price of $999.99 and $599.99 for the Vector 3S.
The optional Vector 3S upgrade pedal has a suggested retail price of

The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to
enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are
runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to
stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them
reach their health and fitness goals.

For decades, 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. For more
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1 Accuracy: +/- 1%

About Garmin International, Inc.

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, ANT+ and Bluetooth are registered trademarks and
Vector, Varia, Garmin Connect and TrainingPeaks are trademarks of Garmin
Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International, Inc. Stephanie Schultz, 913-397-8200 [email protected]