Garmin VIRB to take a bite at GoPro market? (video)

Garmin announces VIRB, a small, rugged action camera that is already IPX-7 ready out of the box. Apart from the standard features that GoPro has, it has additional features. For example, for its elite version, it has built-in WiFi (that can be paired with an app) and GPS tracking.

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Check out this promo video.

From what I see, it is obviously focusing on what GoPro may have missed out. Here is the full specifications.

Dimensions

  • Unit size (HxWxD): 32 mm x 53 mm x 111 mm
  • Display size: 1.4″ (205 x 148)
  • Unit weight:
    • Without battery and battery door: 4.40 oz
    • Without battery: 4.79 oz
    • With battery: 6.26 oz
    • With battery and cradle: 7.16 oz
    • With battery, cradle and flat mount assembly: 8.31 oz

Video

  • Image sensor: 16 MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS
  • File Type: .mp4
  • 1080p HD video: 1920 × 1080; 30 fps
  • 960p HD video: 1280 × 960; 30,60 fps
  • 720p HD video: 1280 × 720; 30,60 fps
  • WVGA (slow motion): 854 × 480; 120,60 fps
  • Still photo resolution: 16 MP (4664*3496); 12 MP (4664*2632); 8 MP (3264*2448)
  • Photo burst: 6/s
  • Photo time lapse (seconds): 0.5,1,2,5,10,30,60

Audio

  • Internal microphone: Yes
  • External microphone: Optional USB to 3.5 mm stereo mic adapter

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth®: No
  • ANT+™ compatible: Yes (remote & sensors)
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • HDMI output: micro HDMI
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 bgn

Miscellaneous

  • GPS: Yes
  • Temperature range: -15° to 60° C
  • Memory: microSD™ card (up to 64 GB); card not included
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Altimeter: Yes
  • Water resistant: IPX7 (1 m/30 min)
  • Image stabilization: Yes (digital)
  • Lens distortion correction: Yes

Battery

  • Battery type: Removable Li-ion
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Battery life: 1080p (30 fps); up to 3 hrs
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Click Here to Garmin VIRB

From the PR, it will be available in US from September with VIRB MRP at US$299.99, and VIRB Elite MRP at US$399.99.

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