Garmin VIRB XE Built-in GPS Waterproof Action HD Camera

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brychan
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Garmin VIRB XE Built-in GPS Waterproof Action HD Camera

Postby brychan » 26 May 2018, 3:56pm

I have just ordered the above camera from this company https://www.spesa.co.uk

Does anyone know anything about the camera or have ordered anything from the company

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RickH
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Re: Garmin VIRB XE Built-in GPS Waterproof Action HD Camera

Postby RickH » 26 May 2018, 5:24pm

No idea about the company.

I've got the 1st generation Virb & have been pleased with it. The XE should give at least as good results & has more features (& will link to external sensors). There's a good in-depth review at DC Rainmaker. The free Virb edit software is very good for tidying up your video afterwards & lets you overlay data embedded in the video (I have to import it with my original Virb). Having a camera that is waterproof without extra casing is useful on the bike & the X/XE charging cable should let you power/charge without opening anything up. I've used mine plugged into a battery pack on a wet day without problem but that involves leaving a rubber flap open which isn't ideal.

This is a short sample of footage, with just a couple of data overlays, from my Virb when we took the tandem to the Peak district for the weekend. The camera was mounted on the handlebars & I used the in camera stabilisation.