In the world of action cameras, GoPro isn’t the only highlight. There are many companies that make decent devices. One of them is Garmin. Famous mostly for its functional sports smartwatches, this company has plenty of devices for active people and travellers. And of course, Garmin also has a few action cameras, so we chose one of them for a review – it’s Garmin Virb XE Waterproof Outdoor Action Sport Camera.
This travel device is your portable assistant with everything you need from an action camera. First and foremost, the camera boasts a professional level of video recording. The highest supported quality is 1440p but it also records in 1080p or 720p. If you need a photo, the camera can do that too – a 12MP sensor is ready to take beautiful picture at 30fps. In fact, you can actually capture images while shooting a video. Plus, the camera is equipped with image stabilization system – motion sensors detect camera movements and keep the footage smooth and steady.
Garmin Virb Action Sport Camera
In addition, Garmin Virb XE is fitted with G-Metrix – a system that contains GPS, G-force and orientation sensors. As a result, the device can connect wirelessly to external sensors or other Garmin devices. Users can use various gauges or graphs for showing speed or acceleration in real time. What’s more, the camera has built-in Wi-Fi and it connects to the accompanying smartphone app. The app has a lot of functions, like lining up footage with live video preview, controlling the camera, editing the footage, and so on.
Lastly, Garmin Virb XE is perfect for outdoor activities. It withstands submerging to 50m depths, absorbs shock in case of drops, it can be easily attached to a bike or a helmet and it has simple installation. With this camera, the best moments of all your trips will be captured in all colours, so that you could tell a better story.