Garmin Unveils iPhone Compatible 5.7K 'VIRB 360' Camera [Video]

Garmin Unveils iPhone Compatible 5.7K 'VIRB 360' Camera [Video]

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Garmin today unveiled the VIRB 360, a compact fully spherical 360-degree camera that is compatible with Apple devices.

The waterproof VIRB 360 is an easy-to-use camera that captures impressive 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. Whether users are kayaking down river rapids or mountain biking through rough terrain, the VIRB 360’s 4K Spherical Stabilization makes every video smooth and steady.

“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.”

The VIRB 360 features automatic in-camera stitching up to 4K at 30 fps. It also has built-in GPS and provides owners with customizable G-Metrix data overlays in a 360-degree augmented reality setting.

A free VIRB Mobile app and desktop software enable editing, stabilization, sharing, and the addition of data overlays to video content. Voice control can be used to start and stop records, snap photos, and more. You can also live stream to YouTube or Facebook Live with a compatible device. The VIRB 360 has a rechargeable battery that provides one-hour of recording.

Garmin Unveils iPhone Compatible 5.7K 'VIRB 360' Camera [Video]

Beyond video, the VIRB 360 can take stitched-in-camera, 360-degree, 15 megapixel spherical photos. Photo modes include single capture, burst shooting, and time lapse. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a sunlight-readable display for users to identify battery life, storage capacity and video modes. The VIRB 360 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+, and NFC (one-tap connection with Android devices) connectivity.

The VIRB 360 is compatible with industry-leading virtual reality headsets and live playback through the free VIRB Mobile app. It's also compatible with Apple and Android devices, and comes with its own unique tripod/handgrip. The VIRB 360 uses replaceable microSD memory cards of up to 128GB (sold separately).

Garmin Unveils iPhone Compatible 5.7K 'VIRB 360' Camera [Video]

Pricing and Availability:
The Garmin VIRB 360 has a suggested retail price of $799.99 and is available to order from the link below. It's expected to ship in June.

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Garmin Unveils iPhone Compatible 5.7K 'VIRB 360' Camera [Video]