Garmin VIRB Action Camera Arrives Says HRWC

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Garmin VIRB action cameras should begin shipping October 23rd with the VIRB Elite to follow a week later according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.

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For Skiing Big Lines In The Back Country No Camera Matches Garmin VIRB

Garmin VIRB offers 2000mAh while GoPro Hero3 is 1,200mAh which means 40 percent less recording time per battery than the VIRB.

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Garmin VIRB is a new true 1080px HD action camera with a 16 megapixel CMOS processor from Garmin and will be shipped October 18th according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.

"This is exciting because it is an aerodynamically profiled action camera with all sorts of mounting accessories for everything from downhill skiing to race cars to mountain biking," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "The lens distortion correction and digital image stabilization significantly enhance image quality."

Longest Battery Life

VIRB has the longest battery life of any action camera on the market and can run three solid hours of recording on a single charge. "With an optional spare battery pack, you can literally go all day; and because VIRB auto-pauses footage when no motion is sensed, you don't waste battery."

"Garmin VIRB offers 2000mAh while GoPro Hero3 is 1,200mAh which means 40 percent less recording time per battery than the VIRB," says Squire.

Higher Resolution

"GoPro Hero3 only has a 12 megapixel CMOS processor so the Garmin VIRB, at 16 megapixel, is at the next level above," says Squire. He adds, "Plus, it is more aerodynamically profiled, although it does weigh a couple ounces more than the Hero3."

Playback Right On the Camera

Garmin VIRB has a 1.4 inch display that is 205px x 148px so you don't have to wait until you get home to playback your footage to see if it needs to be shot again," says Squire. He adds, "Plus with Bluetooth Smart it can transfer the footage instantly to your Smartphone, it's one smart action camera."

VIRB Elite

"We think Garmin will give GoPro a real run for its money, especially with the VIRB Elite which connects to ANT+ sensors for heart rate or cycling data onscreen," says Squire.

Where to Buy

The Garmin VIRB will be in next week at the Heart Rate Watch Company with the Garmin VIRB Elite due in the following week. "You can simply call us at 866-586-7129 if you have any questions and we'll give you the run down on the most exciting new action camera's on the market."

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