The Garmin VIRB Action Camera With Built In Chrome Display


The Garmin VIRB is a HD 1080p action camera with built in Chrome display. It boasts up to 3 hours of battery life and is rugged and waterproof, a godsend for adventure travelers. Without having the limitations of other cameras, this camera films for longer and without all that grain thanks to built-in auto-enhancers.

Catch your action, up close and personal or big-picture panoramic. Their 9-element glass lens shoots in three modes: Wide, Medium and Narrow with built in high-tech features like Digital Stabilization and Lens Distortion Correction which can improve every frame, automatically.

Why just videotape when you can capture four dimensions? ANT+ connectivity lets you pair VIRB with other Garmin products to record your heart rate, cadence, as well as outside temperature. VIRB Elite adds accelerometer, altimeterand high-sensitivity GPS, allowing you to include the data that matters to you. While Sky Diving, chart your pulse before, during and after a jump. A pilot can chart altitude and speed. A custom recording profile called “Ski mode” can use the sensors to automatically film the run, not the lift line.    

VIRB is designed to withstand every adventure, misadventure, double dog dare, near miss, epic feat and moments of glory on the road.  Best in class 2000mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery is included which lasts up to 3 hours, recording at 1080p. And if you’re still moving, this power pack swaps out easy so the show can go on.  
Aerodynamic and built tough to survive bumps, drops and hits in air, on land and in water – incidental immersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. An optional dive case protects to 50 meters. Hi-res color screen shows exactly what you’re filming with easy set up for preview and play back. The display uses the sun’s light and stays on while the camera is on, but barely sips your battery. It’s also your window to the menu, making quick work of setting changes.  

 You can leave the camera in its mount when you start and stop recording. ANT + connectivity lets you control VIRB remotely with compatible Garmin devices, like cycling computers, watches and accessory remotes. VIRB Elite adds Wi-Fi connectivity for control via smartphone, too.
We have NOT reviewed this device in depth yet but are eager to give it a whirl in the field on one of our trips in 2014 once we can get our paws on one.
Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

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