Wed, Apr 02, 2014
An Aviation-Specific Addition To The VIRB Action Camera Family
Garmin's VIRB is the first true HD 1080p action camera to offer the aviation market new capabilities brought on by several new accessories, the company says. The VIRB Elite features a unique 1.4-inch Chroma color display, which makes setup and playback simple and ensures pilots capture the in-flight footage they desire. VIRB Elite offers up to three hours of HD video to be recorded on a single charge and offers built-in GPS, WiFi and ANT connectivity for added functionality with a variety of Garmin products.
The VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and Aviator Action Pack offer a new stereo headset audio cable, so pilot-to-pilot communications and air traffic control transmissions can be heard and embedded within the video. Also new to VIRB, a propeller filter reduces propeller distortion created while filming video in-flight. Even while taking high quality still photos with VIRB, propeller distortion is reduced from the photo when the prop filter is attached. The prop filter conveniently screws on to the front of VIRB, allowing pilots to easily remove the filter when filming other activities.
The Aviator Action Pack includes all of the accessories in the VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and adds the D2 Pilot Watch. The D2 Pilot Watch can wirelessly connect to VIRB, adding to the convenience of filming and taking photos in-flight. When VIRB is paired with D2, pilots may start/stop video and take photos, all controlled from the D2 Pilot Watch.
In addition to the new headset cable and prop filter for aviation, Garmin is adding a suction cup mount, 16G Class 10 microSD card, and a free six-month trial to Garmin Pilot, to both bundles. The VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle offers the most popular accessories used by pilots.
Select Garmin dealers will offer the VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and the Aviator Action Pack at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, April 1-6th in Lakeland, Florida. Additionally, select dealers will have the VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and the Aviator Action Pack available at AERO Friedrichshafen, April 9-12th.
(Image provided by Garmin)
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