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Garmin VIRB Remote Control

Product Code: GVIRBRC

Buy this Garmin remote control to operate your compatible Garmin VIRB action camera from up to 10 metres away. This is ideal in situations where you are mounting the Garmin VIRB action camera somewhere that is not easy or safely to reach the units control, such as on your helmet, shoulder or on you bikes handlebars.

There are three controls on the remote control, these are start recording, end recording and take a still photo image. When not in use the remote control will conserve battery power to maximum the battery life, which is one and a half years with one hours use per day.

Also available to buy below are various different mounts and straps, which are designed specifically for use with the Garmin VIRB remote control.

Garmin part number: 010-12094-00

Compatibility: Compatible with Garmin VIRB, VIRB 360, VIRB Elite, VIRB Elite for Aviation Bundle, VIRB Ultra 30, VIRB X, VIRB XE, VIRB XE Aviation Bundle, VIRB XE Cycling Bundle.



Garmin VIRB Remote Control has been discontinued.

View Garmin VIRB accessories.
View Garmin VIRB Elite accessories.


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Garmin VIRB Remote Control

If you want to remotely control the Garmin VIRB action camera you'll need to buy this Garmin VIRB remote control. The rugged, compact and lightweight remote control allows you to control your Garmin VIRB from a distance of up to 10metres away. Whether you have your Garmin VIRB mounted on you bikes handlebar, your helmet or your shoulder, starting and stopping recording can be difficult. This is when the remote control comes into its own.

In addition four accessories are also available which enable you to mount the remote control where its accessible to you. For example if your are using your Garmin VIRB on your bike and you have your Garmin VIRB mounted on your helmet, there's a mountain bike mount available to mount the remote control on your bikes handlebars.

The VIRB range is equipped with ANT+ technology. Being ANT+ enabled allows the Garmin VIRB, VIRB Elite, VIRB X and VIRB XE to wirelessly transfer and collect data. Using ANT+ wireless connectivity you can pair the VIRB or VIRB Elite and remote control to work with one another. You will need to turn on the remote control capabilities within the menu of the Garmin VIRB. When paired correctly there will be a green LED light on the remote control. For more information please view the manual.

Using the Garmin VIRB Remote Control

When using the Garmin VIRB remote control there are three controls you can use. These are 1. start recording, 2. stop recording and 3. take a still photo image. You can also take photos whilst the VIRB is recording. When you are recording there is a red LED light that indicates the fact you are recording.

The Garmin VIRB remote control conserves battery power using its automatic sleep mode. The battery will last up to one and a half years based upon using it for 1 hour each day.

The remote control can be used in many situations and environments. Operating temperature ranges from -10 to 50 degrees Celsius (14 to 122 degree Fahrenheit) and it is waterproof to 50 metres which, realistically, means it is suitable for swimming is shallow water only.

The remote control comes with a mount, wrist strap and neck lanyard. There are further mounts available (see below) and an optional carabiner lanyard for use with a belt, backpack or jacket. You can mount the remote control to your body, bike and other objects.

Additional VIRB Remote Control Accessories

Take total control of how and where you use the Garmin VIRB remote with the following four accessories.

1. Mountain Bike Mount (pictured far right below) - Now discontinued, the mountain bike mount enabled the user to mount the Garmin VIRB remote control on the handlebars of your bike. So whether you have your Garmin VIRB or VIRB Elite mounted on your helmet, wrist, shoulder, etc, you have total control when you start and stop recording.

2. Road Bike Mount (pictured far left below) - enables you to mount your Garmin VIRB remote control to your bicycle's stem or handlebars.

3. Fabric Wrist Strap Kit (pictured middle right below) - enables you to attach your Garmin VIRB remote control to your wrist. The remote mounts directly to the strap, which accommodates all wrist sizes and clothing types - you can even wear it on top of a heavy jacket. The kit includes a hook-and-loop fastener, an extender strap and a mount.

4. Lanyard Carabiner (pictured middle left below) - keep your VIRB remote control within easy reach with this lanyard carabiner. Simply attach your remote to its mount (sold separately) then the lanyard, which securely holds the anodized aluminum carabiner to your belt loop, jacket, rucksack, etc. The Garmin VIRB Lanyard Carabiner has SOLD OUT.

Three of the above four accessories can be purchased from ActiveGPS, please contact us with requirements of which Garmin VIRB remote control accessory you require.

Key Features

‣Remotely control your Garmin VIRB from up to 10metres away
‣Remote control offers three controls - start/stop recording and take a still photo
‣Genuine Garmin Accessory

What's in the box?

‣Remote Control
‣Wrist Strap
‣Neck Lanyard

What is the Garmin VIRB remote control compatible with?

The Garmin VIRB remote control is compatible with the following Garmin VIRB action cameras:

Garmin VIRB, VIRB 360, VIRB Elite, VIRB Elite for Aviation Bundle, VIRB Ultra 30, VIRB X, VIRB XE, VIRB XE Aviation Bundle, VIRB XE Cycling Bundle.

Why buy from us?

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