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Garmin VIRB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and design are on the whole positive. The color and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas the features and value for money get less positive views.

usability, battery, build quality, portability, color

value for money, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Garmin VIRB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for Garmin VIRB


alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Garmin VIRB from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vented Helmet Strap Mount for VIRB and VIRB EliteGarmin VIRB / VIRB Elite compatible Powerful Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Gomadic Brand Battery Pack - High Capacity Portable Charger with upgradeableGarmin Cradle Mount for VIRB and VIRB Elite

Expert review by:

Object of Desire: Garmin VIRB Action Camera


A new entry in the action, POV cam category that offers a three-hour battery life, ANT+ compatibility and more.

The pair of POV cams shoot in 1080p HD video via a 16-megapixel CMOS image processor and a nine-element glass lens. They utilize simple, one-click recording, but separate themselves from other action cams by including a 1.4-inch display and boasting a...

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Garmin Virb


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

Video quality is nice and smooth, though you’ll have to step down to 720p to get full 60 frames per second compared to 1080p’s 30 frames. For lots of action, that’s a must to reduce blur or stuttering. The 1080p test video I recorded looked bright and...


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Where to begin, this is a winner from the start


I bought this camera after a great deal of research and comparison between the Garmin and GoPro. What it came down to for me was: 1) GPS integration 2) ease of use 3) battery lifeThe GPS was a no-brainer, I want to know where I did all of these cool...

GPS, ease of use, battery life

Nothing so far

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Great For Garmin Users


I use this mainly for cycling and must say it works very well. I also have the Garmin Edge 1000 and the ability to use my remote with both pieces of equipment is a really nice touch. I like the compact size. Be aware that the unit does not come with a...

Ability to interconnect with other Garmin devices


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Ideal for Cycling


Reasonably intuitive set up and use...more so than what I experienced with a Go Pro. Ideal for cycling but great for any situation. Integration with Edge 810 cycling computer also provides info on heart rate, cadence, speed, and more as an overlay on...

integrates with Garmin Edge series cycling computers

pricey...aren't they all

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
Smartphone Remote Control: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type: No


Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication: No
PictBridge: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera
Resolution:Full HD
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
RAW Format: No
Shutter Priority: No