Ive been looking to upgrade my Garmin 2s for a while, but could not justify the cost, until I found these. Competitively priced, portable, basically maintenance free, and very functional. The battery covers with this version appears to address all of the concerns voiced about the initial version. Having the cycling dynamics, and two-sided power is a game changer for training and racing. Changing the batteries is a snap.
I couldn't get it to work. The right pedal kept losing a connection. I changed the batteries and that didn't help. Apparently it was a known issue with this version of the product. BTD sold a refurbished model, which I knew was the case, that was supposed to have had the issue fixed, but not this particular unit. I first called Garmin, who explained that it was a known issue, and agreed to send me a kit that would resolve it. After two weeks, I still had no kit, and no confirmation of shipment. I called Garmin again, who said they were running behind, and they didn't know when it would ship. At that point, I called BTD, who sent me a return label and gave me a full refund, no questions asked, even though I had discarded the original packaging. I can't say more about how great BTD was. I wish I could say the same about Garmin. P.S., a month and a half later, the repair kit arrived.
I wanted a power meter that would easily transfer between bikes and provide data from both sides of the pedal stroke. These work great! I had trouble at first with pairing the pedals with my iPhone Garmin app but ultimately prevailed and completed firmware updates. Pedals just work now. I easily paired the pedals with Apple TV so I could Zwift on the big screen. Overall a great experience at a fair price - refurbished.
My road biking with advanced power meter provided by the pedals gives me meaningful information to adjust and manage rides greater than 30 miles of distance. I have an artificial hip replacement and managing rightleft power was missing the essential measurement capability until I purchased these pedals.
I purchased the original Garmin vectors which I've upgraded to version 2. Version 2 made moving them from bike to bike easier, but It still wasn't ideal. I love the vector 3 design. Very easy to move and no more angles to set. Battery life is good enough and easy to change. The pedal bodies don't feel as cheap as the exustar pedals did. At this price they are the best bargain in power meters today.
Ordered these to replace a Quarq Riken crank based power meter that stopped working. Had reservations about pedal based meters and now really glad I jumped on these. Unbelievable price and the factory refurbs look brand new. No problem transitionIng from Shimano SPD to the look keto style pedals. I actually like the engage and release a little better. Only ridden a few times but amazed at all of the data available. Be forewarned that to get the full Garmin cycling dynamics Data set you must connect through Ant and not bluetooth. That fact was buried somewhere and discovered after two rides with just left-right power on the display. Overall very happy with these and highly recommend to anyone especially at this refurb price!
I am very pleased with the Vector 3 power pedals they paired with my cycling computer easily. And after riding them for 30 seconds I finally had real numerical information about my power but more important to me my left - right power balance. I had hip surgery 3 years ago and have worked ever since to regain my strength and fitness. The Vector 3 pedals gave me factual data of exactly where my strength is at.
I really like the idea of this product. It's nice to be able to swap pedals from one bike to another so you don't need multiple power meters. However after starting out fine they only work about 50% of the time which really limits their usefulness.
-The WesternBikeWorks Team