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Garmin VIRB Elite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 818 reviews of Garmin VIRB Elite. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the connectivity and viewfinder are different. Some have doubts about the color.

usability, portability, price, durability, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Garmin VIRB Elite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin VIRB Elite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Garmin VIRB Elite from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and battery. The price and portability also get good views. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while many are negative about the color and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, battery, image quality

viewfinder, color

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera with GPS and Wi-Fi - White/Black (16MP) 1.4 inch LCDGarmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera with GPS and Wi-Fi - White/Black (16MP) 1.4 inch LCD

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin VIRB Elite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 user reviews of Garmin VIRB Elite from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the price and battery are on the whole positive. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability. Reviews are divided on the color.

usability, portability, durability, battery, price

reliability, connectivity

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Virb Elite Action CameraGarmin Virb Elite Action Camera

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Garmin VIRB Elite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Garmin VIRB Elite from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.ca. Comments about the size and durability are on the whole positive. There are some mixed reviews about the portability and usability. Many are less positive about the reliability.

durability, size

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Virb Elite Action CameraGarmin Virb Elite Action Camera

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Garmin Virb Elite

 

The Garmin Virb and Virb Elite are functional, durable action cameras that aren't quite as durable or functional as their main competitor.

Rugged design. Good 1080p and 720p performance

Requires an optional dive case for shooting underwater. Video quality and resolution dwarfed by the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

Garmin is jumping into the action camera field staked out so thoroughly by GoPro with the Virb and Virb Elite cameras. These rugged, waterproof, mountable 1080p video cameras come with everything you need to shoot your latest ski run, skateboard line,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Garmin Virb

 

The Garmin Virb and Virb Elite are functional, durable action cameras that aren't quite as durable or functional as their main competitor.

Rugged design. Good 1080p and 720p performance.

Requires an optional dive case for shooting underwater. Video quality and resolution dwarfed by the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition.

The Garmin Virb series is a functional, sturdy action camera that offers solid performance both for high-resolution 1080p30 and high-speed 720p60. The Elite version has some useful extra features like its myriad sensors, but they won't justify the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin Virb Elite Review

 

This camera integrates nicely with other Garmin products to give you more features than other action cams. If you own a Garmin GPS, watch or bike computer, the Virb Elite might be the best action camera for you. However, there are action camcorders...

A built-in GPS means you can overlay your videos with speed and location data.

The design is more awkward and fragile than competing products.

The Virb Elite is best for those who own a Garmin bike computer or GPS watch since it connects easily with other Garmin devices. If you don't have another Garmin device, its fragility and average image quality lessen its appeal.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Garmin VIRB Elite Quick Review

 

We got our hands on another action camera and this time it's from Garmin. Announced late last year , the VIRB is the company's first time to join the sports camera category as the company decides to take a break from producing sat-nav devices. Could...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin Virb Elite

 

This Garmin Virb Elite allows you to overlay an unrivaled amount of data on your action videos. Learn more in this review.

It has ANT+ connectivity and a GPS chip, so you can overlay your video with an unparalleled amount of data

The design is clunky and significantly more fragile than competing cameras

If you own a Garmin bike computer or GPS watch, this is the best action cam you can buy because of its ability to connect with other Garmin devices. If you don't, its fragility and average image quality lessen its appeal.

Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin VIRB Elite Review

 

The Garmin VIRB Elite has three HD video modes, a long battery life, GPS, Wi-Fi, digital stabilization, photo capture and is water resistant. These features make it a versatile wearable camera for action sports, photography and family use.

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Garmin VIRB Elite Review

 

The Garmin VIRB Elite has three HD video modes, a long battery life, GPS, Wi-Fi, digital stabilization, photo capture and is water resistant. These features make it a versatile wearable camera for action sports, photography and family use.

The rugged design of the Garmin VIRB Elite makes it ideal for sports and vacation use, but with a variety of attachments and versatile software, it works well for families too. However, with a maximum three-hour battery life, it is not a good option...

Expert review by: Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

Garmin VIRB Elite review

 

An action camera with GPS built in

GPS data ; Simple operation ; Good quality footage

Limited depth waterproofing ; Tricky to swap microSD cards ; White case marks easily

The VIRB exploits Garmin's GPS expertise, and it's well designed with a simple slide switch to start and stop recording. It arrives with a GoPro mount adapter, and the whole package has been well thought out, though it's only waterproof to 1m without...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Garmin VIRB Elite review

 

There's a new kid on the action cams block – but does Garmin have the gnarly skills to take on GoPro?

Useful colour screen Easy to operate Colourful footage

Screen struggles in dim light Not as small as a GoPro Limited dynamic range

With a rugged form and new tricks aplenty, the Garmin VIRB Elite is our new favourite action cam

Feb, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin VIRB Elite

 

A top quality action cam with some interesting excercise tracking features

ANT+ sensor and remote connectivity ; WiFi functions ; Good image quality

No live Internet streaming ; No zoom

The bundle includes two mounts, although both are fairly similar. Both are adhesive, with one providing a flat surface and the other concave, so it will adhere more securely to a helmet. Two sets of fixings are included, too, so you can easily transfer...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Bike mount: Yes
Flat surface mount: Yes
Helmet mount: Yes
Universal mount: Yes

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