Garmin have delayed the release of their Vector pedal-based power meter until further notice.
The “high-precision pedal based power meters” were unveiled on Garmin’s blog last August, and promoted with an accompanying video, and had been set for release this summer.
Yesterday (10) Garmin released a statement announcing a delay in the release of the units, which have been developed to work with LOOK Keo pedals and to communicate with Garmin’s Edge series of GPS computers via the ANT+ protocol.
“After testing our latest advanced prototypes of the Vector system, we are still not satisfied with the results,” a spokesman said.
“As you can imagine, Vector is a complex, precision measurement instrument and as of yet, we are unable to ensure that this device will meet the expectations of the cycling community.
“Presently, we cannot estimate a delivery date but we do not expect the product to be ready in the summer of 2012, as previously targeted.
“We understand that this is a highly anticipated product within the cycling community, but Garmin’s commitment to quality necessitates this additional delay.”
The Vector’s power measurement system is actuated by four strain gauges in the body of the pedal to measure the deflection of the pedal axle and compare it with a factory-calibrated deflection.
Since its release, you can now read our full review of the Garmin Vector Power Pedal here.