|By Business Wire
|August 26, 2014 07:03 AM EDT
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced Cycling Dynamics
– revolutionary metrics on the dual-sensing Vector™ pedal-based power
meter that provide feedback to cyclists on their position and pedal
form. Cycling Dynamics’ initial advanced metrics include seated/standing
position, Power Phase, and Platform Center Offset for a comprehensive
picture of how cyclists ride their bikes. With Cycling Dynamics,
cyclists, coaches, bike fitters, physical therapists and more can
analyze individual data for precise prescriptive actions.
“There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for improving cycling
efficiency – bike fit, position effectiveness, and training techniques
all need to be personalized,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “Cycling Dynamics’ in-depth metrics for form and riding
style are intended to help save time and frustration during the typical
trial and error stage of assessing weaknesses and determining best
solutions so cyclists can ride longer, faster and more comfortably.”
Cyclists typically have a unique preference for position on the bike
during climbs and sprints. With Cycling Dynamics, Vector instantaneously
detects and flags riding position (seated or standing) during a ride by
comparing forces applied to the pedals. Current position, summaries of
how often and how long riders have been in the position, and power data
can be displayed in real time.
Post-ride, users can upload their data to Garmin Connect™ to view each
position, associated cadence and speed, compare time spent seated vs.
standing, learn how a position affects power output, and analyze climbs
and sprints. This data can be useful when determining position
effectiveness, and identifying any tendencies to move positions during
particular moments of a ride.
Power Phase (PP)
The Cycling Dynamics Power Phase provides a valuable description of how
a cyclist is currently producing power in a pedal stroke. Vector detects
where the leg is generating positive torque in a pedal stroke, where the
greatest concentration of positive torque is, at what angle these forces
begin and end, and where the concentration of power is produced. The
dual-sensing capabilities also allow cyclists to take their analysis one
step further and see if there are differences between the left and right
Platform Center Offset (PCO)
The Platform Center Offset measurement system allows Vector to identify
how force is distributed across the pedal platform during the pedal
stroke. Cyclists can view and evaluate where force is applied relative
to the center of the pedal platform and what the PCO distribution is
over a given period of time. Analysis of this data may assist in
determining proper bike fit, and be helpful with rehabilitation and
prevention of injury for cyclists.
Cycling Dynamics metrics will be available to dual-sensing Vector users
via a software update in late 2014.
About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a
subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite
navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed,
manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless,
outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd.
is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are
located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more
information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a
registered trademark and Vector is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its
All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Notice on Forward-Looking Statements: This release includes
forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such
statements are based on management’s current expectations. The
forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may
not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of
known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin,
including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2013,
filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission
file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.
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