Garmin Vector 3 power meter pedals review

A long term review....

Garmin Vector 3
(Image credit: Cycling Studio)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Garmin Vector 3 pedals would have been the ultimate solution for riders keen to use one power meter across all bikes. Unfortunately, the hardware issues around the battery cover, resulting in water damage, juice draining and drop-outs, mean it’s hard for me to give these a shining review. It’s possible that users buying brand new pedals, with the new covers fitted and the latest software update installed, may have problem free pedals. But for me, and many customers, the whole experience has been far from smooth and trouble free. My experience is that the pedals work 'most' of the time, but there's just been far too many incidents of total failure to ignore.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Easy to transfer between bikes

  • +

    Extra metrics

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Endless battery problems

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This review of the Garmin Vector 3 pedals has been over a year in the making, with original testing beginning in November 2017.

The initial Cycling Weekly review was published in January, 2018 - and the pedals received a brilliant 10/10 for offering accurate power readings plus a host of other useful metrics in a package that made for easy swapping between bikes.

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