What Is Garmin Up To? A GPS Camcorder?

Well yes. Garmin, the world’s top GPS brand is doing video too. The action and adventure niche is getting a lot of attention and Garmin wants to take a piece of the pie too.

Named the Garmin VIRB, it records 1080p HD video at 1920 x 1080 30fps, 720p HD video 1280 x 720 30 fps and 60 fps, and time lapse options. Although Garmin might be late to the game, but the new VIRB still has lots to offer. There are 2 models. The Elite version comes with GPS and Wi-Fi which allows it to connect to your smartphone.

Garmin VIRB

The sleek, aerodynamic design makes it look really cool and tough. It is built to withstand the elements and is waterproof up to one meter of water. There is also an optional 50m deep dive case. The battery life is impressive at three hours, much better than GoPro’s Hero 3. It is also designed to work with Garmin’s ecosystem of devices. If you own a the Garmin Edge 810, Oregon 600 series or the Garmin Fenix  you can use it to control the VIRB and set up sensors.

The two variants are priced at $299 (regular) and $399 (Elite).