Garmin VIRB Elite Test Hiking The Napali Coast With HRWC

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Garmin VIRB Elite action camera and Garmin Tactix were recently put to the test on the Napali Coast trail visiting the 300 foot Hanakapi’ai waterfall with Rusty Squire of the Heart Rate Watch Company.

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Garmin Tactix With On Screen Track Back Was Used To Remote Control VIRB

At the end of our 4 mile journey in was the 300 foot Hanakapi’ai waterfall, which as you can see from the video is just spectacular....

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VIRB Elite is the new action camera extraordinaire according to the Heart Rate Watch Company and they tested it recently on the Napali Coast on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.

“The test involved using the Garmin Tactix to map the adventure, which was an 8 mile hike, test the track back feature and using the watch as a remote for the Garmin VIRB Elite camera”, says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, “My 18 year old daughter Danielle leaves for college next year and I wanted to make some memories we could memorialize on film for our family”.

The Napali Coast

“Hiking along the Napali Coast is one of the world’s great adventures and in the winter time 30 foot plus waves can be crashing on the shore”, says Squire. He adds, “The spectacular views of the Pacific ocean all along the first 2 miles of the trail are breathtaking”.

Garmin Tactix accurately measured the distance, elevations and even alerted us upon reaching way points that signified a change of direction”, says Squire. He adds, “I marked the way points on the way in and used them as markers on the way out, along with track back”.

“We posted the maps for the hike on our blog at Heart Rate Watch Company and uploaded the data to Garmin Connect in the event anyone wanted to try this if they got to visit Kauai”, says Squire. He adds, “In addition to the Garmin VIRB Elite video we give you detailed maps recorded by the Tactix, so it is a ready-made adventure in a box, good to go and “Rusty certified”.

300 Hanakapi’ai Waterfall

“At the end of our 4 mile journey in was the 300 foot Hanakapi’ai waterfall, which as you can see from the video is just spectacular”, says Squire. He adds, “Between the falls and the Napali coast the scenery is simply breathtaking”.

Modern Technology Meets Island Time

“Our primary testing grounds for these products has primarily been the Rocky Mountain west and Montana in particular, so the chance to share some spectacular island adventures is a real change of pace for us”, says Squire.

Call The Experts

“If you would like to talk to a real expert regarding fitness electronics that can catalog your adventures from Hawaii to Everest than just give us a call at 866-586-7129”, says Squire. He adds, “We use and test these products and can advise you based upon real-life experience”.

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