The new Action Camera by Garmin presents a series of technical features that combine the peculiarities of a camcorder with that of a GPS.

 

 

The camcorder Garmin VIRB is able to record video in HD 1080p. for a stand-alone memory recording of 18 hours of footage at the same time and store the geographical coordinates of the exact spot where the action is taking place. Totally waterproof to IPX-7 standards (resistance to immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes), is equipped with 1.4-inch color display. The battery life is three hours in HD video mode (1080p). The Garmin VIRB is equipped with on-board video optimization, such as digital image stabilization and the lens correction filter; furthermore, VIRB allows to take high quality photos even during video recording. Two models are proposed: VIRB and VIRB Elite, the latter includes the GPS module, WiFi and also supports data transfer with Garmin fitness sensors via ANT+ protocol. In addition to high-quality video, VIRB can be used to take pictures up to 16 megapixels with sequential shooting options. The model VIRB Elite not only has all the features listed above, but is also equipped with high-sensitivity GPS with altimeter, accelerometer and WiFi antenna. This allows web surfers to connect to free apps for iPhone and Android and quickly share own movies. VIRB Elite enables to create custom profiles, so that users can keep track of the position, speed, altitude, and even heart rate. These data can be analyzed directly on the device, or may be included in the video during the editing process to bring the own experience with VIRB an even higher level. In addition to the optional remote control (which will be available from January 2014), after the software update the GPS 1000/810/510 Edge, GPSMAP 62c, GPSMAP 64, Montana, Oregon 650/600, Oregon 550/450, Dakota eTrex20 / 30, Fenix, Quatix, Tactix can check VIRB allowing users to start, stop recording and take pictures from the device via ANT + wireless connectivity. To complement VIRB Elite, Garmin launches an application for the preview (Virb Edit), playback and remote management capabilities on smartphones, along with a free software to upload and edit video shot. With this software users can easily edit movies, and add the recorded data and then share them with family and friends, or upload them directly to social networking sites.

 

VIRB and VIRB Elite are available at a suggested retail price of respectively Euro 299,00 and 399,00 Euro.

Also available three versions "bundle":

 

- VIRB Elite Cycling Bundle: action cam VIRB Elite with handlebar bracket, bracket for helmets

ventilated Kit adjustable arm, bracket kit-based adhesive flat or curved and 16GB microSD

included in the package, suggested retail price of 399.00 Euro.

 

- VIRB Elite Power Bundle: action cam VIRB Elite with Remote Control Kit arm

adjustable, spare battery and 16GB microSD included in the package, at a price

advised of 399.00 Euro.

 

- VIRB Watersport Elite Bundle: action cam VIRB Elite Kit with adjustable arm kit

brackets based adhesive flat or curved, Underwater Case 5 atm and 16GB microSD

included in the package, suggested retail price of 399.00 Euro.