Product Review

Garmin Vector Power Meter Installation

26 Feb , 2014  

Thanks to the extensive and comprehensive of D.C. Rainmaker’s Garmin Vector installation and in-depth review, I took it upon myself to try and install them. Finding the spare installation parts were easy – I got the torque wrench at Sears, crowfoot adapter on Amazon 😎

The installation took me about 15 minutes , and then an additional 15 minutes updating the firmware through my Macbook. I have a ton of old race t-shirts, so they have been repurposed as a placemat for the Vectors , lol

 

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Once you open everything up, you will see the pedals, cleats, manuals, pedal pods, ANT+ USB adapter, and washers. Really straight forward stuff.

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The next part was a bit trickier because in order to update the pedal’s firmware, you need to connect it to the computer. When you have the ANT+ stick plugged in and the Vector Update program running, you will need to take the batteries out of the pedal pods, then put them back in before the update can begin. But once the pedals were detected, the process was quick. I walked away and came back and it was all done.

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Overall, I had an easy time installing the pedals. I’ve been testing them for the past couple of weeks so stay tuned for a review.

Note: I installed the Vectors on my Slice so that I could compare power meters. Vectors VS. Quarq S975 – the result, almost identical average power! 

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