POWER METER
QUICK STARTUP GUIDE

Set the power meter using the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist.

  1. STEP 1 01

    Install E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist on your smartphone.

  2. STEP 1 02

    Create a SHIMANO ID and log in.

    1. Tap [sign up].
  3. STEP 1 03

    Connect E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist with your power meter via Bluetooth® LE.

    * Before operating E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist, press the button on the power meter control unit to enter the waiting for Bluetooth® LE connection state.

    1. Tap [+].
    2. Tap [Register] for the power meter you want to connect.
    3. Tap [OK].
  4. STEP 1 04

    Update the power meter firmware to the latest version.

    1. Tap the [UPDATE] tab.
    2. Tap the power meter panel.
    3. Tap [UPDATE].
  5. STEP 1 05

    Select a communication method suitable for the device used from
    [Force Vector], [Cycling Power], and [Bicycle Power].
    The recommended settings are shown in the table.

    Recommended settings
    Device used ANT+®/ANT® Bluetooth® LE
    Smartphone (E-TUBE RIDE) - [Force Vector]
    Garmin® device [Force Vector] * [Cycling Power]
    Wahoo device [Force Vector] -
    • Check here for models that support communication with the power meter using Bluetooth® LE.
    • A Garmin® device and smartphone (E-TUBE RIDE) or a Wahoo device and smartphone (E-TUBE RIDE) can be connected to the power meter at the same time.
    1. Tap the [CUSTOMIZE] tab.
    2. Tap the display field for the communication method.
    1. Recommended smartphone
      (E-TUBE RIDE) settings
    2. Recommended Garmin®
      device settings
    3. Recommended Wahoo
      device settings
    1. Tap [APPLY].
  6. STEP 1 06

    Update the power meter firmware to the latest version.

    1. Tap the [CUSTOMIZE] tab.
    2. Tap [Magnet calibration].
    3. Place the bicycle as indicated, then tap [START].
    4. Rotate the crank forward, stop at the position where the LED light of the power meter starts to shine and tap [NEXT].
    5. Tap [TAKE PHOTO].
    6. Hold your smartphone parallel to the crank.
    7. Shoot the crank from the front.
    8. Adjust the angle so that the crank arm fits inside the frame.
    9. Tap [zero offset calibration].
    10. Place the crank arm in the indicated position and tap [START].
  7. STEP 1 07

    Disconnect your power meter from E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist.

    1. Tap [Disconnect].

Setting up a device that receives power meter data (smartphone)

Check again that the communication method of the power meter is set as recommended in (5) in STEP 1.

  1. STEP 2 01

    Install E-TUBE RIDE on your smartphone.

  2. STEP 2 02

    Start E-TUBE RIDE and log in with the SHIMANO ID registered in STEP 1.

    1. Tap [LOGIN].
  3. STEP 2 03

    Add a power meter as a sensor.

    * Before operating E-TUBE RIDE, press the button on the power meter control unit to enter the waiting for Bluetooth® LE connection state.

    1. Tap [Add].
    2. Tap [Add] for the power meter you want to add.
    3. The power meter has been added.
  4. STEP 2 04

    Power meter-related displays are available on the E-TUBE RIDE screen.

    * Please select the power meter-related item in the customization setting of the display item.

    This completes the setup.
    Ride the bicycle to see if the data is displayed and logged correctly.

  5. STEP 2 05

    Start recording the driving log.

    1. Tap the start log icon.
  6. STEP 2 06

    Connect E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist with your power meter via Bluetooth® LE.

    1. Tap the pause icon.
    2. Tap [Exit].
    3. Tap [Save and stop].

Setting up a device that receives power meter data (Garmin®)

Applicable models: Edge® 1030, Edge® 1030 Plus, *2 Edge® 1000, Edge® 830, *2 Edge® 820,
Edge® 530, *1 *2 Edge® 520 Plus, *1 *2 Edge® 520
*1: Applicable models only support recording for Force Vector.
*2: Applicable models do not support Bluetooth® LE communication with the power meter.
No information is displayed in the individual data fields (all items related to power, cadence and left-right balance).
Display it in the data field of Force Vector Viewer or record the activity and then check the data in SHIMANO CONNECT Lab.
Check again that the communication method of the power meter is set as recommended in (5) in STEP 1.

Setting up Force Vector on a Garmin® device is a two-part process.
Part One — (1) to (7) in STEP 2 are for setting up Force Vector data through "Connect IQ™ Store" call Force Vector Viewer. This part uses the ANT+®/ANT® sensor from the power meter.
Part Two — (9) in STEP 2 is for setting up standard power data through Bluetooth® LE sensor in the power meter.
Both parts are required to receive all power data on the Garmin® device.

  1. STEP 2 01

    Install "Connect IQ™ Store" on your smartphone.

    * Pair your Garmin® device with Garmin Connect™ Mobile before installing the app.
    If you do not have Garmin Connect™ Mobile installed, see here.

  2. STEP 2 02

    When it is not the latest firmware, please perform one of the following operations to update it:

    - Use the PC application (Garmin Express™)
    - If the device supports Wi-Fi setup, update the firmware with this function to automatically update.

     

  3. STEP 2 03

    Start "Connect IQ™ Store" and search with "Shimano Force Vector".

    ● Sign in with your Garmin® account.

    1. Tap [Search].
    2. Search "Shimano" and "Force Vector".
  4. STEP 2 04

    On the search result screen, download "Force Vector Viewer".

    * Customers using Edge® 520J, download "Force Vector Viewer for Edge® 520J".

    1. Tap [Install].
    2. Tap [ALLOW].
  5. STEP 2 05

    Tap the sync icon on Garmin Connect™ Mobile to sync Garmin Connect™ Mobile with your Garmin® device.
    When synced, "Force Vector Viewer" is downloaded on your Garmin® device.

    1. Tap the sync icon.
  6. STEP 2 06

    In the display settings on the Garmin® device, select "Force Vector Viewer".
    "Force Vector Viewer" is in [Connect IQ™] in the category selection.

    * The operation differs depending on the device used.

    1. Scroll down until [Connect IQ™] is displayed.
    2. Select [Connect IQ™].
    3. Select [Force Vector Viewer].
    4. Select [✓].
  7. STEP 2 07

    To utilize Force Vector with Garmin®, there is pairing to apply with ANT+®/ANT® and Bluetooth® LE.

    Pair your Garmin® device with your power meter with ANT+®/ANT®.
    While your Garmin® device is set on Force Vector Viewer page, rotate the crank to start the power meter.
    Your Garmin® device will detect the sensor and automatically pair to it.
    You will know that the pairing was successful
    when the Force Viewer page begins to display the power meter information in the data fields.

    1. Before pairing
    2. After pairing is completed
    • Pairing cannot be performed from the sensor settings of your Garmin® device.
    • If paired with a different power meter, go to the Force Vector Viewer settings (see (8) in STEP 2) and change the power meter. Enter the correct ANT® ID or enter 0 to reset, then try pairing again.
  8. STEP 2 08

    The Force Vector Viewer settings can also be configured with Garmin Connect™ Mobile.

    • Average [sec]: Set the number of seconds for averaging the displayed information. The default is set to 1 second (no averaging).
    • Sensor ID: The power meter to be paired can be changed with one of the following methods.
      Normally, the paired ANT® ID is displayed.
      • Enter the power meter ANT® ID directly to specify the power meter to be paired.
      • Enter the default value [0] and pair with the power meter that is detected first.
    1. Tap [Activities,Apps&More].
    2. Tap [Data Fields].
    3. Tap [Force Vector Viewer].
    4. Tap [Setting].
    5. Select the setting item.
  9. STEP 2 09

    Add your power meter as a sensor that provides Bluetooth® LE information.

    • Press the button on the power meter control unit to enter the waiting for Bluetooth® LE connection state, then select your power meter in the sensor settings on your Garmin® device.
    • Check here for models that support communication with the power meter using Bluetooth® LE.

  10. STEP 2 10

    Power meter-related information can be displayed on the Garmin® device display.

    • The Force Vector Viewer data field can be selected as a data field placed on the training page. Display the Force Vector Viewer data field by one of the following 3 methods; (1) replacing the existing data field on the training page currently displayed, (2) increasing the number of items and adding the data field, and (3) increasing the number of training pages.
    • If multiple activity profiles that use a power meter exist, ensure that the Force Vector Viewer data field is set to at least one of the data screens for each profile. Otherwise, your data may not be logged.
    • The information displayed on the Force Vector Viewer data field varies depending on the display size. To display all the items available, set the number of split screens to 1 to display in full screen. Also, multiple data fields can be displayed on the same training page or on different training pages.
    • Power, cadence, and left-right balance received from the power meter connected in [Force Vector] mode are displayed only on the Force Vector Viewer data field. Note that specifications do not allow them to be displayed in normal individual data fields (all the items related to power, cadence, and left-right balance). The information received from the power meter in [Cycling Power] mode or [Bicycle Power] mode can be displayed in normal individual data fields.

    This completes the setup.
    Ride the bicycle to see if the data is displayed and logged correctly.

  11. STEP 2 11

    Start recording an activity.

    * To upload your ride log to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab from this ride,
    perform (1) to (4) in STEP 3 before you start logging your ride.

    • Start the timer with the data field set with Force Vector Viewer displayed on the screen of the Garmin® device. If you start the timer when it is not displayed, the Force Vector information will not be recorded.
  12. STEP 2 12

    Stop recording an activity and save the ride log.

 

If you have not installed Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Installation and pairing for Garmin Connect™ Mobile

  1. 01

    Install Garmin Connect™ Mobile on your smartphone.

  2. 02

    Create a Garmin® account and log in.

    1. Tap [Create Account].
  3. 03

    Pair your Garmin® device with Garmin Connect™ Mobile.

    1. Tap [Add].
    2. Select your Garmin® device.
    3. Tap [Start].
    4. Select your Garmin® device.
    5. Tap [Pair].
    6. Pairing is complete.

Setting up a device that receives power meter data (Wahoo)

Compatible models: ELEMNT BOLT, ELEMNT ROAM, ELEMNT
Confirm that the communication method of the power meter is set as recommended in (5) in STEP 1.

  1. STEP 2 01

    Add a power meter as a sensor that provides ANT® information.

    * Press the button on the power meter control unit to enter the waiting for Bluetooth® LE connection state, then select your power meter in the sensor settings on your Wahoo device.

    1. ・Press the left side power button on your Wahoo device to navigate to the setting page.
      ・Press the right-side buttons up and down to navigate to [ADD SENSOR].
      ・Select [ADD SENSOR].
    2. Move the device close to the power meter and wait.
    3. Select [SAVE].
  2. STEP 2 02

    Configure the settings so that the information from the power meter is displayed on the data display screen (Data Field) of your Wahoo device.

    * Once the sensor settings have been configured, the display setting screen opens automatically.

  3. STEP 2 03

    Power meter-related information can be displayed on the data display screen.

    This completes the setup.
    Ride the bicycle to see if the data is displayed and logged correctly.

  4. STEP 2 04

    Start logging your ride.

    To automatically upload your ride log to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab from the next ride, perform (1) to (4) in STEP 3 before you start logging your ride.

  5. STEP 2 05

    Stop logging your ride and save the ride log.

Transferring your data to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab (smartphone)

  1. STEP 3 01

    On the Ride Log List screen, select the ride log you want to upload.

    1. Tap the ride log you want to upload.
    2. Basic data display
      Graph/vector display
  2. STEP 3 02

    Upload the ride log to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab.

    1. Tap the blue upload icon.
    2. Tap [Yes].
    3. Enter your ID and password, then tap [Submit].
    4. Review the information you entered, then tap [Submit].
  3. STEP 3 03

    Display the SHIMANO CONNECT Lab web page on your PC.

    https://connect-lab.shimano.com/signin

    • The analysis screen of Force Vector does not support the display of smartphones. Please check from your PC or tablet.
  4. STEP 3 04

    Use your SHIMANO ID registered in STEP 1 to log in.

    1. Click [Log in with your SHIMANO ID].
    2. Enter your ID and password, then click [Submit].
  5. STEP 3 05

    Select "Force Vector supported power meter".

    1. Select [Force Vector compatible power meter], then click [OK].
  6. STEP 3 06

    View and analyze the ride log.

Transferring your data to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab (Garmin®)

  1. STEP 3 01

    Display the SHIMANO CONNECT Lab web page on your PC.

    https://connect-lab.shimano.com/signin

    • The analysis screen of Force Vector does not support the display of smartphones. Please check from your PC or tablet.
  2. STEP 3 02

    Use your SHIMANO ID registered in STEP 1 to log in.

    1. Click [Log in with your SHIMANO ID].
    2. Enter your ID and password, then click [Submit].
  3. STEP 3 03

    Select "Force Vector supported power meter".

    1. Select [Force Vector compatible power meter], then click [OK].
  4. STEP 3 04

    Link to your Garmin® account on the setting screen.
    Set your Garmin® account.

    1. Click [Link].
    2. Enter your Garmin® account ID and password, then click [Sign In].
  5. STEP 3 05

    Once the ride log is saved, it is uploaded to Garmin Connect™ Mobile automatically.
    When the ride log is uploaded to Garmin Connect™ Mobile,
    it is uploaded to the linked SHIMANO CONNECT Lab.
    After performing (1) to (4) in STEP 3, use your Garmin® device to log your ride
    and check that the log can be uploaded to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab correctly.

    • Specifications allow the power meter data in [Force Vector] mode to be saved in a special format; therefore, information such as power and cadence is not displayed on Garmin Connect™ or linked third-party services.
      To view the data, transfer the data to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab from Garmin Connect™.
    • Data can be transferred from SHIMANO CONNECT Lab to Strava, TrainingPeaks, or Today's Plan where you can view information such as power and cadence.
    • Specifications allow Force Vector-related information to be logged and displayed every 2 seconds. Other information such as power, cadence, power balance, and pedaling efficiency is logged and displayed every second as usual.
  6. STEP 3 06

    View and analyze the ride log.

    • If it has not uploaded the travel log successfully, check the following items.
    • If you click the bell mark at the top of the screen, does the message "Transfer" or "Analysis" appear?
      If it is displayed, it is being processed in the cloud, so hold until the processing is completed.
    • If it is transferring from Garmin Connect™, are the travel data displayed on Garmin Connect™?
      Check the setting screen if it is linked. If it is not linked, download the travel log from Garmin Connect™ and click [UPLOAD] at the top of the SHIMANO CONNECT Lab screen.
    • If it is uploading automatically from Garmin® Edge®, are the travel data displayed on the smartphone app?
      Uploading from your smartphone may not have been carried out. Please confirm.

Transferring your data to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab (Wahoo)

  1. STEP 3 01

    Display the SHIMANO CONNECT Lab web page on your PC.

    https://connect-lab.shimano.com/signin

    • The analysis screen of Force Vector does not support the display of smartphones. Please check from your PC or tablet.
  2. STEP 3 02

    Use your SHIMANO ID registered in STEP 1 to log in.

    1. Click [Log in with your SHIMANO ID].
    2. Enter your ID and password, then click [Submit].
  3. STEP 3 03

    Select [Force Vector compatible power meter], then click [OK].

  4. STEP 3 04

    Link to your Wahoo account on the setting screen.
    Set your Wahoo account.

    1. Click [Link].
    2. Enter your Wahoo selection ID and password, then click [Log in].
  5. STEP 3 05

    Once the ride log is saved, it is uploaded to Wahoo Fitness automatically.

    When the ride log is uploaded to Wahoo Fitness, it is uploaded to the linked SHIMANO CONNECT Lab.
    After performing (1) to (4) in STEP 3, use your Wahoo device to log your ride and check that the log can be uploaded to SHIMANO CONNECT Lab correctly.

     

    • To enable the ride log to be uploaded to Wahoo Cloud service, your Wahoo device must be connected via "ELEMNT" (Wahoo Fitness app) or "Wi-Fi".
  6. STEP 3 06

    View and analyze the ride log.

    • If your ride log is not uploaded successfully, reconnect your Wahoo device to "ELEMNT" (Wahoo Fitness app) and check if your ride log is displayed on the history screen of the app.