Garmin announced the launch of its VIRB 360 action camera today, which features fully spherical 360-degree, waterproof capabilities, that’s able to capture high-quality video up to 5.7K/30fps with four built-in microphones to ensure everything sounds as good as it looks in any direction.
According to Gamin, the VIRB 360 allows users to capture video with automatic in-camera stitching up to 4K/30fps, while videos can be easily uploaded for editing or sharing instantaneously. Taking advantage of its built-in GPS and numerous other sensors, the VIRB 360 also provides users with the ability to create customized G-Metrix data overlays in 360-degree format in what Garmin calls “augmented reality”.
“The VIRB 360 lets you relive personal experiences and share them with your friends – from a different point of view, every single time,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “VIRB 360 owners will no longer need to worry about trying to capture the perfect angle or setting up the perfect shot. The camera’s easy-to-use feature set will make even the most inexperienced users look like experts.”
Garmin offers a free downloadable VIRB Mobile App and desktop software to edit, stabilize, share and add data overlays to any VIRB 360 video content – features that make the VIRB 360 easier to use than most other 360 cameras.
Boasting conveniently simple one-touch button controls, the VIRB 360 also incorporates helpful voice control options to start and stop recordings, snap photos and more. And to make the most of “in-the-moment” experiences, the VIRB 360 features lifestream capabilities to post to YouTube or Facebook Live using a compatible smartphone or tablet.
In addition, the VIRB 360 offers a rechargeable, one-hour battery life while recording. So, whether it’s a family event or a rigorous journey, Garmin says the VIRB 360 “is built to withstand overheating and wet conditions.”
Above and beyond its video capabilities, the VIRB 360 can also take stitched-in-camera, 360-degree, 15 megapixel spherical photos, wherein the camera’s photo modes include single capture, burst shooting, and time lapse. Moreover, it’s equipped with a sunlight-readable display for users to identify battery life, storage capacity and video modes, while offering Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+ and NFC (one-tap connection with Android devices) connectivity.
Lastly, the VIRB 360 is compatible with industry-leading virtual reality headsets and live playback through the free VIRB Mobile App. Furthermore, the camera is compatible with Apple and Android devices, and comes with its own unique tripod/handgrip, while users can purchase replaceable microSD memory cards with up to 128GB of storage.
The price of the new VIRB 360 is $799.99, and it’s expected to be available next moth.
For more information, visit Garmin.com/VIRB360.
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