Action cameras (like the GoPro) are a dime a dozen with new entrants every month. Now an unlikely competitor has decided to enter the ring and challenge the GoPro king. Garmin will release 2 new devices :
- VIRB for $299
- VIRB Elite for $399
Like all action cams, these will be rugged cameras that will record 1080p video at 30 fps (frames per second) and will take 16 megapixel still pictures. What Garmin hopes will set its devices apart from its competitors is:
- a 1.4" low power screen to configure the device and preview your blockbuster video
- optional digital image stabilization
- optional Gamin accessories (connected via ANT+)
The Elite version also comes with onboard positioning sensor and built in WIFI (to connect to its dedicated IOS and Android app). The app allows you to preview live footage and to perform basic configurations.
The devices will be available next month so start saving your money.