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Changing from Powertap to Garmin Vector

Old 02-10-12, 09:39 AM
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Changing from Powertap to Garmin Vector

Hey guys,

I'd like to make the move to the vector powermeter platform later this year. My concern is that I would have to leave the saris software which I really like.

Which software are you using? Is it as good as the software that comes with the Powertap?

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Old 02-10-12, 09:51 AM
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I believe you can use power agent for whichever type of power meter you're using.
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Most folks are using WKO+ or Golden Cheetah.
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Old 02-10-12, 11:07 AM
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Most folks are using WKO+ or Golden Cheetah.
^ You aren't getting the full potential of a power meter unless you are using one of these. ^
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What am I missing by only using Powertap's software ?
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Hell, I didn't even know Powertap had software.

I use both gc and wko.
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Old 02-10-12, 12:38 PM
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What am I missing by only using Powertap's software ?
Not a whole lot. Off the top of my head I'd say quadrant analysis and performace manager type stuff.
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The PT software supports mean maximal charting? That's my main yardstick.
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Vector delayed until Summer......I am going to wait for the 2nd generation.
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Vector delayed until Summer......I am going to wait for the 2nd generation.
Source?

At CES in January Garmin apparently said they were still on target for March.

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/01/c...or-vector.html

BTW, not doubting you, just looking for updated info.
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Vector delayed until Summer...
Shocking. But yeah, GC (the one I use) or WKO+ are great tools. I get additional info from overlaying it with on-the-bike-video with Dashware because it shows the dynamics going on around me and my positioning in the group (e.g. do I hear wind or not). I'd also like to know my gearing, breathing and wind speed/direction at all times (where's that darn Chung on a stick?) but I guess that would be a bit overkill. GL
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