It certainly pays to diversify one’s portfolio, and imagine if Garmin as a company were to rely on their dedicated GPS navigation devices alone, chances are they would have ended up as obsolete and irrelevant. Hence, it is always a pleasant surprise to know that they have diversified their portfolio by making a foray into the world of action cameras, and here we are with the announcement of a couple of models that might just pique your interest – the Garmin VIRB X and the Garmin VIRB XE action cameras.
Regardless of which particular model that you decide to bring home, both of them are more than capable of shooting rich, high-definition, wide-angle footage, where the Garmin VIRB X and XE will boast of an all-new form factor that paves the way for additional mounting options – and indirectly, offer you new and creative ways of capturing video, now how about that?
They are also waterproof up to 50 meters, and the updated camera design happens to be even more rugged, not to mention that they do not need to have an external case when it comes to underwater shooting. Not only that, there are also enhanced video and audio modes, alongside a slew of built-in sensors and wireless functionality options, which can be made use of via the new G-Metrix feature for a wide range of data overlays as well as a richer viewing experience.
The Garmin VIRB X and XE will be able to deliver the best user experience, in addition to the best viewer experience, too, regardless of the activity that you are indulging in at the moment. It does not matter if you would like to analyze your power output by overlaying Vector data, or to show off high G-loading during an aerobatic flight, or to re-live the runs made and vertical feet covered during a powder day with the help of fēnix 3, or even to check out the acceleration and highlight top speed on the racetrack, both the VIRB X and XE will be more than up to the task.
As for the asking price, the Garmin VIRB X and XE will be out later this summer for $299.99 and $399.99, respectively.