True 1080p HD Action Camera Made Easier with Wi-Fi® and GPS
1080p HD video recording with 16 megapixel CMOS image processor
Chroma display: color, high-resolution; easier control of setup, playback and adjustments
High-sensitivity GPS, accelerometer and barometric altimeter
Wi-Fi connectivity; use with free mobile applications for iPhone® and Android
Rechargeable, 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery, record up to 3 hours at 1080p
The Garmin Virb requires a Class 10 Micro SD Card (Sold Seperately)
The VIRB Elite is a true HD 1080p action camera that combines enhanced HD video recording with Wi-Fi capability and advanced GPS functions like preset recording profiles. For example, the Ski profile automatically records during the run but pauses when you get to the bottom. VIRB Elite features a built-in 1.4” Chroma color display that stays on when the camera is on, but uses minimal power. The display lets you easily setup/preview/playback video and adjust menu settings without detaching it from its mount. Record at 1080p for up to 3 hours with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. And video enhancement features like Digital Image Stabilization and Lens Distortion Correction ensure footage looks great, even before you start editing.
Connect Wirelessly to Your Smartphone
VIRB Elite is equipped with Wi-Fi for wireless communication to your smartphone or computer. Wi-Fi enables you to see the image preview. Control for playback and adjust camera settings. Plus record and stop the camera as well as remotely snap still photos, even while the camera is filming.
Smartphone App for VIRB Elite
Turn your compatible smartphone into a WiFi® remote control for your VIRB Elite HD action camera. Simply download the FREE Garmin VIRB app from the App StoreSM or from Google Play™ and start controlling VIRB Elite from your smartphone.
- STOP/START RECORDING : Gives you the ability to stop and start recording from your compatible smartphone
- CAMERA SETTINGS : Control camera settings like resolution, frames-per-second and more
- PREVIEW VIDEO : Get live video preview with less delay (not available while recording)
- WIFI CONNECTIVITY : Pair wirelessly with your compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or some Android devices running Android 4.0 or later.
True High Definition Recording
VIRB Elite records true HD 1080p video that lets you relive every minute of your adventure in full, high-contrast, undistorted detail. In addition to 1080p@30fps, you can adjust resolution and filming speed for crisp, dramatic slow motion up to 120fps. And it’s all processed through a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor so you get the highest quality video and a more manageable file size for editing and sharing. Multiple HD video modes: 1080p@30fps, 960p@48fps, 720p@30/60fps, 848x480@120fps.
1.4" Chroma Display
Why mash a button and hope you got the shot when you can set-up, preview and playback video on a built-in, full-color Chroma display? The 1.4" display on the VIRB Elite is also your window into the menu settings. Check your shot before you leap, choose slow motion, or even switch between video and still photography. It’s always on the screen and the screen is always on (but uses minimal power).
Sensors, Sensors and More Sensors
VIRB Elite’s ANT+wireless connectivity also works with Garmin external sensors. Pair with the tempe wireless temperature sensor, speed/cadence bike sensor and the premium heart rate monitor to include revealing sensor information in your videos, like how fast your heart was racing on your last bike race or peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon. Elite also features a built-in accelerometer and altimeter for data stamping and custom filming profiles.
VIRB features a class-leading 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery that tested up to 3 hours recording at 1080p. Which means there’s a good chance you’ll tire out before the battery does. Recharging is as easy as connecting it to your computer or plugging it in to a wall. Extend your filming time by carrying a replacement battery (sold separately) on your all-day adventure.
Sleek and Easy-to-use
VIRB was engineered for ease-of-use with a large, instant record slider switch on the side of the camera. The slide and click of the switch makes it easy to know that you are recording, even if you’re wearing gloves. The overall design of the camera is both sleek and rugged which helps you integrate VIRB into your activity without having to work around a blocky camera. So go ahead and ski or zip-line or even bobsled knowing you got the shot.
Control VIRB Remotely
VIRB uses ANT+wireless connectivity to enable you to use your compatible Garmin product like fenix Oregon® and Edge® as remote controls. And late 2013, we’ll have a dedicated remote control device working with the same ANT+ connectivity, so you don’t have to take your hands off the handlebars or remove the camera from the mount to stop and start recording to take still images.
Digital Stabilization and More
With the Digital Stabilization feature engaged, VIRB adds a little stability to bumpy rides and adventures so you can share a smoother video with your friends. Plus Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) works to enhance the quality of your video, even before you start editing.
High Definition Photography
VIRB is a high-powered digital photo camera too. With 16 megapixel photo capture LDC to make your photos sharper, clearer and less distorted. Shoot 16 megapixel, 12 megapixel or 8 megapixel as a single shot (on-camera button or controlled remotely) or choose Photo Burst or Time Lapse at various intevals. And it’s all processed through a 16
megapixel CMOS processor for high quality images.
Shoot Video and Photographs at the Same Time
Don’t lose a moment of video just to capture a photograph. VIRB allows you to take still photos at the same time you are recording video with just a touch of the button on either your remote compatible Garmin device or on the camera itself.
Editing Made Easy
VIRB Edit is free desktop editing software that you can download to your computer for intuitive, robust video editing that takes advantage of Garmin inter-compatibility. For example, VIRB Edit can automatically match video and your Edge bicycle computer data to add speed and cadence to your cycling video or add heart rate to your sky dive. Once you have the video you want to share, upload it to your favorite share sites for all your friends to see.
Film The Run, Not The Lift Line
VIRB Elite features high-sensitivity GPS for data stamping and GPS-based “smart” recording profiles like Skiing Mode, which automatically records your downhill runs and stops recording while you’re getting hot cocoa or waiting in the lift line.
The wide variety of VIRB mounts allow you to firmly lock the camera in position, virtually anywhere. From curved and flat deck and dash mounts to handlebar, helmet, shoulder and multi-use strap mounts and more, VIRB mounts have you covered. Joints on VIRB mounts feature interlocking joints that grip in place instead of relying solely on tension. This provides a more rugged and durable, anti-vibration locking performance. We even offer an adapter that lets you use VIRB with other industry mounts.
Optional Dive Case
VIRB is rugged and waterproof to (IPX7¹) right out of the box. For deeper dives and more sustained exposure, the optional Dive Case increases the waterproof rating to 50 meters.