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Garmin VIRB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and image quality. The reliability and design also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the resolution and color, while there are some less positive opinions about the portability and value for money.

usability, design, reliability, image quality, battery

features, value for money, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Garmin VIRB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 71 reviews)

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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,...

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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 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


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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...

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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...

Product Specifications


Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type: No


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
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