Garmin formally announced the addition of a 360 degress action cam to their stable of recording devices. The new Garmin VIRB 360 is rugged, waterproof to 10 metres, and redefines a new standard for capturing 360 degrees video and audio.
Garmin VIRB 360 Features
- Resolution up to 5.7K/30fps unstitched and 4K/30fps with in-camera stitching
- 4 built-in microphones capture 360-degree audio
- 4K spherical stabilization² ensures a smooth video regardless of camera movement
- Built-in sensors provide G-Metrix™ data overlays in 360-degree augmented reality
- Easy-to-use, free VIRB® Mobile app and VIRB® Edit desktop software let you edit, stabilize, share and add data overlays to videos
- Constantly record for more than 1 hour on 1 charge4 — without overheating
- Dual lens 360 camera
- Waterproof to 10 metres
- Voice activated recording
Garmin is no newcomer to the world of action cams having produced noteworthy contenders such as the VIRB XE and VIRB Ultra 30. Their action cams have traditionally leveraged on their wearables as remote controls and allowed metrics such as heart rate to overlay on the videos post processing. Long story short, they know what they’re doing.
Last year, we saw Garmin’s VIRB Ultra 30 go head to head with GoPro’s Hero 5. The announcement of the VIRB 360 right after GoPro’s own 360 Fusion camera will do doubt put the two companies on another collision course.
The new Garmin VIRB 360 reduces post production video editing by automatically stitching 4k footage within the camera itself. Users can also further explore and capture 360-degree photos, burst shots, time lapse and Travelapse™ photo capture up to 15 megapixels — stitched in camera. To further entice you to get yourself a unit, the VIRB 360 can also be controlled via voice activation!