Updating bluetooth firmware garmin
Obviously, you’d click yes if you wanted to update: My general practice with updating Garmin Vector pedals is to place my phone in between my two pedals on my water bottle cage.
I find this gives it the best signal for both pedals.
Vector 3 was of course announced last August at Eurobike, and then started shipping back in October (my in-depth review dropped in November).
That was slightly behind initial plans to ship in late September, but in the tech industry being only a few weeks late isn’t unheard of.
The second caveat is somewhat part of the first: Garmin says that the update might not show for 100% of people until tomorrow sometime, as it tries to stage them a bit more slowly.
In my case, I just used the Edge update method, which you can see here: The unit will prompt you to upgrade a split second after it connects to your pedals.
However, there is an interesting Bluetooth Smart tidbit here on Vector 3 that’s not on any other pedal based power meters: Vector 3 properly shows as a single power meter in Bluetooth Smart device lists.The only issue I have seen isn’t Vector 3 specific on the Hammerhead, but rather how it handles power meter zero value data points causing some incorrectly high values. Here’s what I suspect are probably going to be the most common questions: Ok, that’s nice and all, but when will Vector start shipping? As for ANT , it’s still just as popular as ever before (one only needs to look at the sold-out Symposium last fall to see that). Gone are the days where for purely heart rate only you ‘must’ have an ANT strap. It’s actually been shipping since October (Ironman Kona to be very specific, they had units there). Instead, now are the days where for advanced cycling metrics that are cross-manufacturer compatible, you want to use ANT . As with any tech, it’s a see-saw effect with competitors. It’s also why virtually all Garmin fitness devices announced in 2017/2018 also support Bluetooth Smart sensors too.In any case, getting your Vector 3 pedals updated is pretty easy.