Garmin VIRB Elite specs

By James Morris


Key Features

  • 1/2.3-inch CMOS with 16Mpixels
  • MP4 recording at up to 21Mbits/sec Full HD
  • 1.4-inch non-backlit LCD panel
  • ANT+ Garmin sensor and remote connectivity
  • WiFi remote control functions for iOS and Android
  • Manufacturer: Garmin
  • Review Price: £309.00
Quick Glance
Weight 177
Lens Features
Optical Zoom 0
Digital Zoom 0
Video Recording
Recording Media SD card
Video Capture Format MP4
Max Video Res 1,920 x 1,080
Image Stabilisation Digital
General Features
LCD Screen Size 1.4
On-board Storage 0
On-board Microphone Mono
A/V ports
HDMI Micro
USB 2.0 Mini
Audio / Video Out No
Audio / Video In No
External Microphone Via optional USB adapter
Physical Specifications
Weight 177
Image Processor
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS with 16Mpixels
Image Sensor Quantity 1


January 3, 2014, 9:34 pm

OK... so I've already got a GoPro Hero HD (the second gen) and a Hero 3+ Black.
And I've got a Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS/Heart-rate watch for which either the heart-rate sensor or the watch's ability to receive heart rate... has crapped out (after less than 2 years of moderate use and no way to find out which part has failed without acquiring and trying a new HR sensor).

Is there any reason for me to want this Garmin camera? Anything it provides in the way of video or stills under any circumstances that the Hero 3+ can't do?

It doesn't sound like, but I might have missed something here.

I have used the Hero 3+ as a nature cam by my bird feeder, while sitting in the house and viewing/controlling from my Android phone or my iPad, over WiFi. There's a 2.5 second delay of the streamed video. Not great for triggering action photos.

I've used the Hero on the end of a pole to chase fishies around our back-yard pond. :-)
But the pond is frozen right now, so I can't do the same with the 3+ and video to the phone...


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