I just got a new set of Vector 3 (dual sensors) but power is lower than my calibrated Kurt Kinetic In-Ride by over 50%. Yes Kurt Kinetic In-Ride may not be 100% accurate (no power meter is) but the Vector 3s are not even in the ballpark.
Also to clarify, this issue is not isolated to Zwift, I’m getting same innacurate numbers on my Garmin Fenix 5s but seeing if anybody here has had similar issue.
I spoke to Garmin support already and said just to send them back for a new set but just want to make sure i’ve given it my best before throwing in the towel on this problem.
I have already:
- Synced with Garmin Connect
- Entered proper crank arm length (170)
- upgraded firmware to latest (3.00)
- torqued pedals to 34 N.m
- Calibrated on Fenix w/ no errors
- Confirmed on Fenix that both left and right pedals are connected under “About” field.
It almost seems like it’s only giving me half power despite Fenix confirming both pedals are connected and Garmin Connect showing them properly linked.
When riding at steady 150W based on Kurt Kinetic In-Ride, the Vectors are returning 70-80W. I’m healthy 34 male and can run sub 20min 5km and based on Kurt kinetic my FTP is around 200W after a 8 months of consistent training. To get my Vectors over 100W for a few minutes has my heart rate up in Zone 4 so I’m certain they’re wrong.
Any body else w/ similar issue or is it time for me to just turn them in for a new pair?