Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter Pedals

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter Pedals and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 53 (out of 100)
User Rating: 2.1 stars 
Expert Rating: 4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 16

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Some reports of the data being accurate when compared to other models.

Expert Reviews

  • Setting up the pedals is easy and fast.
  • Compatible with both Garmin and Fenix watches.
  • Pedals have cleaner and sleeker look than previous models.
  • Easily movable when needed.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Multiple reports of the right sensor not recording data.
  • Multiple issues with the battery housing set-up.
  • The right sensor doesn’t record data.
  • Messaging error “right power sensor missing” occurs, meaning the connection gets lost.
  • Multiple design issues with battery doors.
  • Even after replacements, the replacements fail.
  • System works only until first battery change due to the power drop outs.

Expert Reviews

  • Must wear Garmin cleats to get the most accurate reading.
  • Multiple reports of battery problems that didn’t get fixed.


The Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter Pedals are easy to set up and that’s where the good news ends. The multiple issues with battery life, battery door mechanics, right pedal disconnections, and data connection problems make this an unreliable product that we would not recommend for any level of cyclist, especially since it is an expensive choice for a widely criticized product.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4.