Life. Camera. Action!
You are well prepared for any kind of action with this high-performance true HD 1080p action camera with Wi-Fi capability and advanced GPS functions, the Garmin VIRB Elite. Featuring an outdoor-optimised low-power display for easy setup, viewfinder, and playback, with rugged housing and an enduring power supply (over three hours in 1080p), VIRB Elite secures reliable performance even during extended action adventures.
The VIRB Elite Action Camera.
VIRB Elite features high-sensitivity GPS for data stamping and GPS-based 'smart' recording profiles like Skiing Mode, which automatically records your downhill runs and stops recording while you're getting hot cocoa or waiting in the lift line. Use one of its many rock-solid mounts and put it virtually anywhere – the Garmin VIRB Elite has endless possibilities.
VIRB Elite was engineered for ease of use, with a large instant record slider switch on the side of the camera. The slide and click of the switch makes it easy to know that you are recording, even if you're wearing gloves. The overall design of the camera is both sleek and rugged, which helps you integrate VIRB Elite into your activity without having to work around a blocky camera. So go ahead and ski, zipline, or even bobsled knowing you've got the shot.
Attaches easily to helmets.
High-end video and photo
VIRB Elite guarantees high-quality video and stills captured at high resolution, delivering crystal clear images for all kinds of dynamic action environments while offering a great shot. The VIRB includes a 16 MP CMOS sensor/image processor for multiple HD video modes, including 1080p at 30 FPS, 960p at 48 FPS, 720p at 60 FPS, 848x480 at 120 FPS, and WVGA at 120 FPS. Alongside this, the VIRB provides high audio performance with an internal microphone.
The VIRB Elite includes a 16 MP photo sensor with up to 6 FPS burst for still image capture. It provides continuous photo/photo burst and time lapse options (0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds) in either 16, 12, or 8 MP. The wide-view lens enables different shooting modes (wide, medium, or narrow) and upside down 180-degree rotation. The VIRB Elite has optimised picture quality with DIST (Digital Image Stabilisation) and LDC (Lens Distortion Correction) to ensure footage looks great, even before you start editing. Don't lose a moment of video just to capture a photograph: VIRB Elite allows you to take still photos at the same time you are recording video with just a touch of a button on either your remote compatible Garmin device or on the camera itself.
The microSD card slot holds cards up to 64 GB (not included); one hour of recording at 1080p would use approximately 4 GB.
Reliable user interface
The VIRB Elite user interface is designed to be transparent and put you in each moment in full control over what, when, and how you record the next shot. The 1.4 inch chroma colour display stays on when the camera is not recording, but uses minimal power. The display lets you easily set up shots, playback video, and adjust menu settings without detaching the camera from its mount. To start filming, simply move the oversized slide switch forward.
Fits easily to handlebars.
Enjoy your adventures without forced breaks and constant concern about remaining battery life – enjoy over three hours of battery time and the certainty that the VIRB Elite has enough battery left to capture whatever may happen next. You can record at 1080p for three hours with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Rugged by nature – true action camera design
No need to hold back – push your activities to the extreme. Whatever may happen, be assured the VIRB Elite will survive sitting properly on the extra robust mounts and record your stunt. The Elite is rugged with an aerodynamic form, durable, and waterproof (IPX7 standards protect against water immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre). With optional dive case (not included), the VIRB would be waterproof to 50 metres. The vast array of VIRB Elite mounts allow you to firmly lock the camera in position, virtually anywhere. From curved and flat deck and dash mounts to handlebar, helmet, shoulder, and multi-use strap mounts and more, VIRB Elite mounts have you covered.
Joints on VIRB Elite mounts feature interlocking joints that grip in place instead of relying solely on tension. This provides a more rugged, durable, anti-vibration locking performance. Garmin even offer an adapter that lets you use VIRB Elite with other industry mounts.
Measure your heart rate as you record.
Fully embrace the world
Conserve your adventures in the most complete way and create a unique experience out of video, heart rate, location, speed, and more data to enrich your storytelling and let your friends and fans absorb the action.
VIRB Elite's ANT+ wireless connectivity works with Garmin external sensors. Pair with the Tempe wireless temperature sensor, speed/cadence bike sensor, and the premium heart rate monitor to include revealing sensor information in your videos, like how fast your heart was racing on your last bike race or peering over a mountain edge. Elite also features a built-in accelerometer and altimeter for data stamping and custom filming profiles.
Connect wirelessly to your smartphone
VIRB Elite is equipped with Wi-Fi for wireless communication to your smartphone. Wi-Fi enables you to see the image preview and adjust camera settings, plus record and stop the camera as well as remotely snap still photos, even while the camera is filming. VIRB Elite's ANT+ wireless connectivity also allows you to use your compatible Garmin products like Fēnix, Oregon, and Edge as remote controls.
Editing made easy
VIRB Edit is free desktop editing software that you can download to your computer for intuitive, robust video editing. It makes the most of all the VIRB Elite external and built-in sensor information, as well as that from any other Garmin devices you're using with it. It means you can include a dashboard with your speed and heart rate with your motorcycle video for example, or the accelerometer and altitude data on your skydive. Once you have the video you want, you can then upload and share it for all your friends to see.