Garmin Goes Pro With New Cams

by editors on April 21, 2015

We liked the old Garmin Virb cameras for a couple reasons: they were streamlined, they rolled in GPS data easily, and they worked. Unlike our GoPro 3+ (which requires that the battery be removed up to five times before it will even turn on) the Garmin Virb had a switch — flip in and it was recording. The only problem was that the lipstickish shape of the Virb meant it was impossible to mount the camera on a chest strap. There were some other mounting issues as well. Garmin has changed all that with their new Virb XE action cameras. They’ve placed the camera in a similar form factor to the GoPro (conventional camera shape), but with all the Garmin bells and whistles. Truth is, this may be a favorite new action camera. We’ll let you know when we get to try one out.

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