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Garmin VIRB Elite

Product Code: GVIRBE

Garmin VIRB Elite are action cameras for capturing video during sporting and leisure activities. The Garmin VIRB Elite includes a 1.4 inch colour screen and the unit is switched on by using an over-sized button. The Garmin VIRB Elite is both WiFi and GPS enabled allowing for wireless control of the unit and measurement of time and distance travelled.

There are numerous mounts available for the Garmin VIRB Elite so you can mount the camera just about anywhere. You can also record in many different modes with differing screen resolutions and frames per second for differing video image qualities. There is also numerous settings for taking still photos. There is a digital image stabilisation feature for better video recording. You can also adjust for lens distortion. View accessories here.



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The Garmin VIRB Elite is an action cameras for capturing up to 3 hours of video and still photos and it has a 1.4 inch Chroma colour screen which uses minimal power.

There are multiple mounts suitable for various activities including dash mounts, handlebar, helmet, shoulder, multi-use strap mounts and there are also adapters that allow the use of other industry mounts. The Garmin VIRB Elite is also built to be rugged and waterproof to IPX7 standards so you can use it in up to 1 metre depth of water for up to 30 minutes.

If you intend to use the Elite for activities that involve water immersion then it is advised that you buy the Dive case which allows you to use in water up to 50 meters in depth.

The Garmin VIRB Elite is WiFi and GPS enabled. The WiFi enables you to control the Garmin VIRB Elite with your iPhone or Android phone using ANT+ wireless connectivity with, for example, the Garmin fenix, Oregon and Edge devices. You can start and stop recording wirelessly and also take still photos without touching the VIRB at all. This is useful during many activities such as when riding a bike, skiing and when you cannot easily manually operate the Garmin VIRB Elite. The Garmin VIRB Elite also includes GPS technology that enables the unit to record your current location, as well as display and record information such as speed and distance. The GPS will also automatically set the correct time for the unit.

Video can be recorded in many different modes including 1080p at 30fps, 960p 48fps, 720p 30/60fps and 848x480 120fps. You can also record in slow motion for up to 120fps. As a guide, you can record up to 3 hours a 1080pixels. Extend the time you can use/record with the Garmin VIRB Elite by buying an extra battery.

You can also take photos with the Garmin VIRB Elite at either 16 megapixels, 12 megapixels or 8 megapixels. You can take photos one at a time, using Photo Burst (6/s) or Time lapse (various intervals). Also photos are taken with a 16 megapixel CMOS processor, providing manageable file sizes.

It is easy to know you are recording even if wearing gloves because there is a slide switch. Whats more there are preset recording profiles available. For example, in ski mode, the device will record during the run and then pause when you reach the bottom of the slope.

You can adjust the settings on the device using on-screen menu settings. There is a Digital image stabilisation mode which ensures you record a smoother video adjusting for bumpy conditions, for example. Lens distortion correction further helps to enhance the quality of videos.

The Garmin VIRB Elite can also be used with other devices such as temperature sensor, or accelerometer and altimeter.

Compatible with Garmin zumo 590LM

The Garmin VIRB is also compatible with the Garmin zumo 590LM motorcycle sat nav whereby you can control the Garmin VIRB Elite via the Garmin zumo 590 5-inch display.

Garmin VIRB Elite Features

‣1.4-inch Chroma colour display & 1080HD
‣WiFi & ANT+ connectivity
‣GPS technology
‣IPX7 water proof rating
‣Up to 3 hours battery
‣Requires Micro SD Max 64GB
‣Photo burst & time lapse
‣Oversized on/off switch
‣Record video in different resolutions and frames per second
‣Capture still image photos with either 16, 12 or 8 megapixels
‣Take photos in different modes: Photo Burst (6/s) or Time lapse (various intervals)
‣Digital image stabilisation
‣Lens distortion enhances quality of videos recorded
‣Pre-set recording profiles; skiing, etc.
‣Compatible with Temperature sensor, Speed/Cadence bike sensor, Soft Strap Premium Heart Rate Monitor or Accelerometer and altimeter.
‣1 year manufacturers guarantee


There are many mounts for the Garmin VIRB Elite. For example you can mount the Garmin VIRB Elite on the handlebars of your bike, on top of your head, on your shoulder, on a cars dashboard or windscreen and many more places.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin VIRB Elite action camera
‣Lithium-ion battery
‣Short link
‣Right angle link
‣Adapter to popular industry mounts
‣Flat surface mount
‣Curved surface mount
‣Removable flange base
‣Threaded collar
‣Knobs (3)
‣USB cable

Garmin VIRB Elite Accessories

Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin VIRB Elite handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including Garmin VIRB Elite anti-glare screen protectors, carrying case, temperature sensor and lithium ion battery.

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Garmin VIRB Elite Questions and Answers

Question: I just purchased a garmin virb elite. I am looking to now purchase something it to mount it to- either a shoulder mount or a stick/ tripod. I have no idea if it will fit regular action camera sticks or tripods and was hoping you could help advise me what, if anything, extra I need to buy to make sure it fits. Thanks!

Answer: We sell genuine Garmin VIRB Elite accessories.

Some parts have been discontinued by Garmin, others are either in stock or low in stock (less than 5).

Do you have a question about the Garmin VIRB Elite? Submit your question via our contact page.

Garmin VIRB Elite Technical Specification

‣Technology: Video Reording / GPS / WiFi
‣Display: 1.4-inch (1080 pixels)
‣Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
‣Battery: removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
‣Battery Life: up to 3 hours depending on usage and settings
‣Installation: Plug and Play
‣Power: Battery powered.
‣Dimensions: Width - 32mm, Height - 53mm, Depth - 111mm
‣Weight: 170g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin VIRB Elite manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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