Garmin VIRB XE

Garmin VIRB XE

The Garmin VIRB XE is one of the cameras that offers quality recording. It provides easy access to the users. It offers several photos capturing that is suitable for all your needs.

Whether you take part in fast actions like wing walking or sport, this camera is perfect for capturing all your memorable moments. It has a new feature called G-Metrix. This function is not available in many action cams.

Garmin VIRB XE

Garmin VIRB XE

DESIGN

As I mentioned above, the VIRB XE is no different from VIRB X, so the size of both devices is similar. Its weight is 151g with a dimension of 1.4 x 3 x 1.6 inches. The small size indicates the easy use. The action camera is said to be facilely wearable if it’s not bulky as no one can ever imagine going on an energy trip with a cam that is hard to wear. Such types of cameras are nothing, but a burden on the head.

If we look at the appearance, this portable action camcorder has a sleek look and black in color. It has an LCD of 1 inch. The construction of this cam is tough that make it shockproof.

Garmin VIRB XE

Garmin VIRB XE

FEATURES

Image stabilization

In all the action our body keeps moving or shaking that make it difficult for the camera to capture the images. This camcorder has a stabilization technology that takes every shot clear without any blurriness.

Burst and Time-lapse mode

These are the two modes that can be switched to capture photos. For capturing fast actions, the burst mode is the best as it takes 30 photos in a second. When you turn on the cam, it automatically comes on the time-lapse mode that captures photos at a particle interval; 0.5 seconds to 2 minutes.

Waterproof design

You don’t need to a buy a protector for the device as it had a rugged construction and designed to go with you in the water up to 164 inches. Any other camera hardly offers this range. If you want to go in water deeper than this, then you can purchase a dive case to extend the limit.

VIRB Editing and Tracking

The editing software can be downloaded on your PC to edit the footage. This is free software from Garmin. With this, you can write the content, set the G- Metrix gauge, made changes in camera angle, and also add music. When the content is ready, you can share your experience with friends and family. The tracking lets you know the last location of the camcorder.

Single button

You can press the button that is on the top of the action camera to switch it on. The shutter button lets you capture the still photos of the moment. The same button also allows you to start recording the action.

Garmin VIRB XE

Garmin VIRB XE

WiFi Connectivity

This connectivity lets you connect the device to your tablet or smartphone. You can preview the videos, edit it, make some other necessary changes, and also add some effects to enhance your footage. After the edit, you can easily share it on the social networking sites.

G-Metrix

This action device has integrated GPS and sensor. Plus, it has a capability to external sensors wirelessly and other devices add more data. It adds the speed, heart rate, and many other factors. The additional information with the footage allows you to share your complete experience.

VIDEO QUALITY

As compared to the “X model”, it offers a slight change in resolutions. The various resolutions are designed for different sceneries and environment. You can switch to the one that best suits the moment. The resolution mode includes 1440p at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 960p at 100fps, 720p at 120fps, and 480p at 240 fps (for slow motion).
Besides the vast range of video resolution, it also captures the photos at 12 megapixels. It adds a professional touch to all the pictures.

LIGHT AND SOUND

It has a proper light that gives a sharp image and high-quality video. It also works fine even in dim light, so you can enjoy the action without getting worried about the footage quality.

The sound system of this highly portable action cam is of top-notch quality. The internal microphone records a clear audio. It only captures exceptional audio of your action as it has a technology that reduces the distortion and noise. Moreover, it has a port to plug in the microphone or wireless Bluetooth.

BATTERY

This camera has a Li-polymer rechargeable battery of 980 mAh that claims to work 2 hours on HD recording. This claim is proven to be true by customer reviews. The battery life is also similar to the previous model of Garmin. An action is completed within 2 hours, but if you like to continue doing several activities in a day, then this life is probably not good enough for you. No need to be sad about it as it has a replaceable battery.

You can purchase some extra batteries for all day long activities so that when one battery finishes, you can replace it with a new one and continue your action.

ACCESSORIES

When we open the box of any product, we will be pleased to see the included accessories as these are the items added by the manufacturers to enhance the performance of the product. Same goes with this action camcorder; the accessories contained in the box are the rechargeable battery, mounting hardware, long extended arms, flat adhesive mount, standard mount adapter, short, extensive arm, curved adhesive mount, vertical mount adapter, data/charging cable.

If you need more accessories like mounts, tools, bags, and cables, then you can buy these required items separately. It also supports a memory card of 128GB that is not included in the box.

Garmin Virb XE

Garmin VIRB XE performance action camera shoots high definition footage at 1080p/60fps. Specifically built for rough conditions, VIRB XE provides gyro based image stabilization and stunning clear 12MP photos at up to 30fps.

PROS:

Excellent Video Recording

With Image Stabilizer

Good Battery Life

CONS:

Doesn’t record at 4K