Garmin’s latest action cam, the VIRB 360, will be available in Singapore come August 12th 2017. The tiny device is capable of filming in 4k and automatically stitches the recorded clips into a 360 video in device.
If you’re looking for a state of the art action cam with plans for 360 views, the VIRB 360 is definitely a contender to consider together with the yet to be released GoPro Fusion, and Xiaomi’s Mijia 360. Garmin’s take on the 360 action cam scene comes with a premium for good reasons. Drawing from their previous editions of single lens action cams, they’ve included the cream de la creme of features in the VIRB 360.
Garmin VIRB 360 Features:
- Edit and share 360 videos with free VIRB mobile app and desktop software
- Voice control options – to start or stop recordings, snap photos using your voice
- Live streaming capabilities to YouTube or Facebook Live
- Captures stitched-in-camera 360-degree 4k videos
- WiFi, Bluetooth, ANT+ and NFC connectivity
- Compatible with latest VR reality headsets with live playback through the mobile app
- G-metrix overlays
- Dual lens 360 camera
- Waterproof to 10 metres
- Resolution up to 5.7K/30fps unstitched and 4K/30fps with in-camera stitching
- 4 built-in microphones capture 360-degree audio
- Continues filming when powered by external power bank
I’ve owned a unit for close to a month now and have had oodles of fun using it to film my PE classes. Personally I found the video quality stellar only if you use it under bright light conditions; such as bright sunny day or under the hot afternoon sun. The recorded files are huge in size as well so you’ll need a sizeable micro-SD card along with decent computer to view the 360 video seamlessly. Besides Garmin’s VIRB desktop software, I also use the GOM player which I found good enough for 360 video playback.
You can also upload the 360 videos to Youtube though you’ve got to watch your bandwidth usage if you’re on mobile data; it burns mobile data like a hot knife cutting through butter. One can also control the action cam with compatible ANT+ enabled Garmin devices.
The VIRB 360 ships with a nifty foldable tripod but you’ll have to purchase your own micro SD cards.
It’s a pricey camera at but it comes with G-Metric and to fully capture your adventures. The Garmin VIRB 360 will be available in Singapore from 12 August 2017 at a suggested retail price of SGD 1,199 at selected Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman outlets and authorised retailers. For more information, visit Garmin.com.sg/virb.
Source: Garmin Singapore