Garmin VIRB Elite Bridger Bowl Extreme Test By HRWC

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Garmin VIRB Elite action camera was put to the test in skiing extreme terrain at Bridger Bowl with world-class disabled skier Kraig Kempt and world vertical record holder Rusty Squire.

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We skied Football field off the shoulder of Saddle Peak, Z Chute into the South Bowl and a lot of Bridger's best terrain that runs 30 to 45 degrees plus...

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Garmin VIRB Elite got a great test on a big powder day in Schlashman's at Bridger Bowl with the Heart Rate Watch Company ski testers.

"We skied Football field off the shoulder of Saddle Peak, Z Chute into the South Bowl and a lot of Bridger's best terrain that runs 30 to 45 degrees plus," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "I had the camera on my helmet and disabled skier extraordinaire Kraig Kempt did a lot of the skiing ahead of the camera."

"It took us a couple tries skiing to get the helmet camera angles right," says Squire. He adds, "You don't realize it but the camera has to be pretty tipped up if you side mount it like we did, for helmet top mounts it probably is not quite as important but those kind of mounts look so weird to me and would certainly not be good in a head plant."

Camera Performance

"We filmed mostly wide angle at full 1080px HD so the camera battery was pretty well cooked by noon but at 2,000 mAh it'll last 40% longer than any GoPro," says Squire. He adds, "We filmed a good chunk of over 10 runs and an hour or more of footage."


"Setup was a snap, once the power was turned on we choose the display, resolution, remote sensors and then advanced the camera to Viewfinder," says Squire. He adds, "I just got the new waterproof case and am really looking forward to taking the Garmin VIRB to Hawaii with me for snorkeling and boogie boarding action in March."

Remote Control

"Garmin Tactix was paired to the camera and used as a remote control for the Garmin VIRB Elite," says Squire. He adds, "This was super handy and the new Garmin VIRB remote control is out now too in case you don't have a Garmin product, like Garmin Edge 810, fenix or Tactix, that comes with Bluetooth Smart."

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"Buying products from people that actually use, test and support the products they sell is huge - few companies ever use the products they sell and that is ashame and short changes you, the customer," says Squire. He adds, "If you'd like to talk to a real expert then simply call us at 866-586-7129."

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