Fact #21. The Garmin Fenix 3 and Garmin Vector 2 Power Pedals. Expert level cycling data.


The Fenix 3 really revels in sophistication when you connect it with power pedals. Garmin Vector 2 power pedals are the flagship in the industry, and the information it relates will take your cycling to new levels. Once the pedals are installed on your bike, the connection with your Fenix 3 happens flawlessly. 

As you know, power reflects real effort that was exerted, irrespective of heart rate, or perceived effort levels. It measures your power in terms of statistical values, in this case, watts.

The power data fields are as varied as you would want them to be. Power is reflected in terms of power, average power, power zone, time in zone, pedal stroke, torque efficiency, pedal balance, power to weight and many more. Cycling dynamics such as cadence, lap cadence, last lap cadence etc. All of these can be mixed up in the usual configuration of 1 to 4 data fields, on multiple screens. The recorded power and cycling dynamics  will be reflected in terms of 23 statistical variables, even telling you for how long you were seated or standing up during your ride. In the end it is all about getting to know your weak and strong points, and improving and applying yourself accordingly. 

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Some of the options regarding power data fields.

The part that is really awesome, is that the Fenix 3 uses the power data in combination with your heart rate data to determine your cycling VO2 max. That will give you a solid indication of your body’s efficiency to carry oxygen to the muscles required for cycling.


My cycling VO2 Max as reflected by my Fenix 3.


Power data is a sure way of stepping up to new levels of training efficiency. Your Fenix 3 will assist you in getting it recorded, good and proper. 

Power and cycling dynamics as reflected on Garmin Connect.