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Garmin Virb XE

Garmin Virb XE
alaScore 91

122 reviews

Jul, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Garmin Virb XE. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and durability also get good feedback. The zoom and reliability get negative reviews.

usability, durability, portability, battery, size

reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Garmin Virb XE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Virb XE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Garmin Virb XE from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and durability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the zoom and reliability.

usability, durability, portability, size, image quality

reliability, zoom

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2024

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Virb XE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Garmin Virb XE from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the portability and price. The battery and durability are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the image quality and size.

usability, durability, battery, price, portability

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2024

Expert review by : Lee Crane (

Garmin Virb XE HD Action Camera review


Garmin's versatile Virb XE is as advanced or as simple as you want it to be.

We found the Garmin Virb XE to have more functions than that average shooter will use. It does classic time-lapse images, shoots up-close candid stills, and rolls 1080p high-definition video at 60 frames a second. With thoughtful design, intuitive...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : James Morris (

Garmin VIRB XE


The VIRB XE is Garmin's latest action camera. Although it may seems odd that GPS manufacturers are now making camcorders, the erosion of their market thanks to smartphones, and the obvious connection between GPS technology and extreme outdoor...

Robust waterproof chassis ; 1440p and high-speed shooting options ; ANT+ and Bluetooth sensor connectivity

Loses video screen of VIRB Elite ; No 4K resolution ; Smaller battery than original VIRB

The VIRB XE is another capable action camera release from Garmin, with a robust build and the ability to superimpose GPS and sensor information onto your footage.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Ali Jennings (

Garmin Virb XE review


Garmin's GPS enabled action camera has evolved to capture every nuance of those blood pumping moments

Excellent quality footage ; Captures GPS and motion data ; Pro recording options

Proprietary USB cable ; Limited resolution and frame rate options ; Let down by the software

If you have other Garmin or ANT+ devices that are compatible with the Virb then it's an easy choice. Video quality is exception and although limited to 60fps at full hd the quality at 720p at 120fps is still very good. GPS and motion sensors add an...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on) - Pocket-lint


Garmin has unveiled its latest action camera in the VIRB X and top-end VIRB XE. It's a world apart from its first VIRB and aims to take on GoPro for

Apr, 2015

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Garmin VIRB XE review

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Billed as a successor to the VIRB Elite, the Garmin VIRB XE features a new design, and is one of the few action cameras that is waterproof without an enclosure. It records video at Full-HD quality, and includes image stabilisation as standard. But how...

Dec, 2015

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All Round Good Camera


Purchased this camera specifically for the GPS video overlays. I'll get to that in a moment but first would like to give my overall impressions of the camera. I have owned many POV cameras and have a very good idea of what I like and don't like. First...

Sep, 2015

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I like it


I have both the Sony actioncams and GoPro Heror 3 and 3+ Black. While I like both, I was looking for more. I think that the VIRB has it. I love the absence of another external waterproof case. I really like the menu's and displays. Picture quality is...

Aug, 2015

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Video and Audio (at low speeds) is great! Data is way off.


Here is a link to a video with lots of details on this camera: --------------------If you don't want to watch it, you can read the following:The video and audio (at low speeds) on this camera is fantastic!They data in the overlays is pretty badly off...

Aug, 2015

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