Exactly my point!SROC3 said:well, people can't buy it cause its not out yet
Garmin would not have bought the company if this was vapourware. There is no doubt that they are working very hard, that the prototypes exist and that the prototypes work. I imagine that turning a one-off prototype into mass production is harder than they projected. That's an area where Garmin can help enormously. The team appear to be committed to solid engineering and excellent data quality/integrity/calibration. I really think that the end product will be worth waiting for.al0 said:Classical vapourware case?
EMB145 Driver said:Metrigear was planning to sell it for $1000 with stainless steel Speedplay Zeros included ($200ish). I wonder how much more it will cost with a Garmin logo?
So, it's spring 2011 now. Where the hell are they? There have been no news of any kind since they've been bought by Garmin...SROC3 said:
Hah, thanks, this is at least something! Targetting release in the second half of this year, that'd be nice.squareslinky said:This thread got me sidetracked into the Garmin blogs where I came across this: http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2011/01/100-days-later-an-update-on-vector-the-pedal-based-power-solution-for-cycling.html
My guess would be that he didn't know anything, but wanted to feel like he knew something that you didn't.ragweed said:I asked a Garmin rep about this at at fitness expo last month and the guy was a total a$$hole -- wouldn't confirm release date before xmas, wouldn't nod his head to the previously reported price point of ~$1K, wouldn't say that the pedals will be Speedplay based also as report. His attitude made me want to rub his nose in my 705. Just venting here . . .
Well, I kind of agree (although I am not beyond considering switching pedal systems if that's what I have to do). However, on MetriGear's old website there was talk last fall of also supporting other pedal systems. Given how their system is set up (strain gauge sensors inserted into a hollow axle), it's not so easy to imagine how they would adapt to pedals from other manufacturers, that may not come with hollow axles. But, yeah, I'd much prefer to keep my Look Keo cleats.pablotn said:it will suck if this product is limited to only a specifc pedal manufacturer, ie Speedplay.
and you guessed it, I am not Speedplay user.
If it comes in at 1k it will bet a steal considering the only non-wheel alternatives such as SRM and Quarq are much more expensive.AdamM said:Wow, just what the category needs, another $1k power meter.