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Garmin Virb XE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Garmin Virb XE. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and battery. The portability and durability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the zoom and reliability.

usability, durability, portability, battery, size

reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Garmin Virb XE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Virb XE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Garmin Virb XE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and durability also get good feedback, whereas the zoom and reliability get critical opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, durability, portability, size, image quality

reliability, zoom

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin VIRB XE HD Action Camera with Built-In GPS and Performance SensorsGarmin VIRB XE HD Action Camera with Built-In GPS and Performance Sensors

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Virb XE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Garmin Virb XE from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The durability and battery also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed comments on the image quality and size.

usability, battery, durability, price, design

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Virb XEGarmin Virb XE

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

Garmin Virb XE review

 

Garmin's GPS enabled action camera has evolved to capture every nuance of those blood pumping moments

Excellent quality footage ; Captures GPS and motion data ; Pro recording options

Proprietary USB cable ; Limited resolution and frame rate options ; Let down by the software

If you have other Garmin or ANT+ devices that are compatible with the Virb then it's an easy choice. Video quality is exception and although limited to 60fps at full hd the quality at 720p at 120fps is still very good. GPS and motion sensors add an...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

Garmin has unveiled its latest action camera in the VIRB X and top-end VIRB XE. It's a world apart from its first VIRB and aims to take on GoPro for

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin VIRB XE

 

The VIRB XE is Garmin's latest action camera. Although it may seems odd that GPS manufacturers are now making camcorders, the erosion of their market thanks to smartphones, and the obvious connection between GPS technology and extreme outdoor...

Robust waterproof chassis ; 1440p and high-speed shooting options ; ANT+ and Bluetooth sensor connectivity

Loses video screen of VIRB Elite ; No 4K resolution ; Smaller battery than original VIRB

The VIRB XE is another capable action camera release from Garmin, with a robust build and the ability to superimpose GPS and sensor information onto your footage.

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin Virb XE HD Action Camera review

 

Garmin's versatile Virb XE is as advanced or as simple as you want it to be.

We found the Garmin Virb XE to have more functions than that average shooter will use. It does classic time-lapse images, shoots up-close candid stills, and rolls 1080p high-definition video at 60 frames a second. With thoughtful design, intuitive...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: MikeS (bhphotovideo.com)

All Round Good Camera

 

Purchased this camera specifically for the GPS video overlays. I'll get to that in a moment but first would like to give my overall impressions of the camera. I have owned many POV cameras and have a very good idea of what I like and don't like. First...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Stagelites (bhphotovideo.com)

I like it

 

I have both the Sony actioncams and GoPro Heror 3 and 3+ Black. While I like both, I was looking for more. I think that the VIRB has it. I love the absence of another external waterproof case. I really like the menu's and displays. Picture quality is...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Brad H (bhphotovideo.com)

Video and Audio (at low speeds) is great! Data is way off.

 

Here is a link to a video with lots of details on this camera: --------------------If you don't want to watch it, you can read the following:The video and audio (at low speeds) on this camera is fantastic!They data in the overlays is pretty badly off...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:0.98
Battery life (max):2
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Rechargeable
Video recording time:2

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:2.54

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12 / 12.4

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Protection features:Water Resistant
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85
Waterproof: Yes

Packaging Content

Bike mount: Yes
Helmet mount: Yes
Included memory card size:16
Memory Card Included:miniSD
Strap mount: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):12 MP, 7 MP

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Accessories included:Cycling combo mount, Small and large tube mounts, Vented helmet strap mount, Flat and curved adhesive mounts, Standard and vertical mount adapters, Short and long extension arms, Short and long screws
Colour of product:Black
Video recording: Yes

Video

Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD-Ready
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:240 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1440 x 1080
Supported video modes:240p, 480p / 480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p
Video formats supported:MP4
Video Resolutions:480 x 234,480 x 272,720 x 480,720 x 576,960 x 540,1080 x 720,1440 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.68
Height :4.06
Weight:151.7
Width:7.7