VIRB® Elite

Part Number: 010-01088-11
Recommended Retail Price: R 4 599.00
ICASA Certification: TA-2013/1091


VIRB® Elite Features:

Life. Camera. Action!

You are perfectly prepared to capture any type of outdoor action with the new high performance, true-HD 1080p action camera: the VIRB Elite. Featuring an outdoor-optimized, low power display for easy setup, video replay and viewfinder, the VIRB Elite is the ideal outdoor adventure HD camera. Its rugged housing and long-lasting power supply ensure reliable performance even during extended action adventures. Use it and mount it virtually anywhere with one of the many sturdy mount options - VIRB Elite has endless possibilities. VIRB Elite adds premium features such as Wi-Fi and GPS for action-triggered video recording and more.

True 1080p HD Action Camera with Wi-Fi, GPS

- 1080p HD video recording with 16 megapixel CMOS image processor
- 1.4 Chroma display
- High-sensitivity GPS, accelerometer and barometric altimeter
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (record up to 3 hours at 1080p)
- Rugged, durable, waterproof (IPX71) with an aerodynamic design

High Definition Recording

VIRB records true HD 1080p video that lets you relive every minute of your adventure in full, high-contrast, undistorted detail. Adjust resolution and filming speed for crisp, dramatic slow motion up to 120fps. And it´s all seen through our WideVü lens and processed through 16 megapixel CMOS sensor for the highest quality video, even before you start editing it. Set multiple HD video modes: 1080p@30fps, 960p@48fps, 720p@30/60fps, 848x480@120fps.

1.4 Chroma Display

Why mash a button and hope you got the shot when you can set-up, preview and playback video on a built-in, full-color Chroma display? The 1.4 display on VIRB Elite is also your window into the menu settings. Check your shot before you leap, choose slow motion, or even switch between video and still photography. It´s always on the screen, and the screen is always on (but uses minimal power).

Long-life Battery

VIRB Elite features a class-leading 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery that tested up to 3 hours recording at 1080p. Which means there´s a good chance you´ll tire out before the battery does. And with multiple charging options (sold separately) you´ll have plenty of juice. Extend your filming time by carrying a replacement battery (sold separately) on your all-day adventure.

GPS and Wi-Fi

VIRB Elite has high-sensitivity GPS for data stamping and GPS-based “smart” recording profiles such as Skiing Mode, which automatically records your downhill runs and stops recording while you´re getting hot cocoa or waiting in the lift line.

ANT+ and External Sensors

VIRB uses ANT+™ wireless connectivity so you can use a compatible Garmin device, such as fenix, Oregon and Edge, as remote controls. And because it has Wi-Fi, you can stop and start recording or take still images wirelessly with your smart phone or compatible Garmin device so you don´t have to take your hands off the handlebars or remove the camera from the mount for that perfect shot.

ANT+ also works with our external sensors. Pair VIRB Elite with our tempe (wireless temperature sensor), speed/cadence bike sensor or premium heart rate monitor to include revealing information in your videos. Show how fast your heart was racing on your last bike race or while peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon. VIRB Elite also has a built-in accelerometer and altimeter for data stamping and custom filming profiles.

Sleek and Easy-to-use

VIRB Elite was engineered for easy operation with a large, instant record slider switch on the side of the camera. The slide and click of the switch makes it easy to know that you are recording, even if you´re wearing gloves. The overall design of the camera is both sleek and rugged which helps you integrate VIRB Elite into your activity without having to work around a bulky camera body. So go ahead and ski, zip-line or bobsled, knowing you got the shot.

Digital Stabilization

With the Digital Stabilization feature engaged, VIRB Elite adds a little stability to bumpy rides and adventures so you can share a smoother video with your friends. Plus Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) works to enhance the quality of your video, even before you start editing.

High Definition Photography

VIRB Elite is a high-powered digital photo camera too. With 16 megapixel photo capture LDC to make your photos sharper, clearer and less distorted. Shoot 16 megapixel, 12 megapixel or 8 megapixel as a single shot (on-camera button or controlled remotely) or choose Photo Burst or Time Lapse at various intevals. And it´s all processed through a 16 megapixel CMOS processor for high quality images.

Video and Photographs at the Same Time

Don´t lose a moment of video just to capture a photograph. VIRB Elite lets you take still photos at the same time you are recording video with just a touch of the button on either your remote Garmin device or on the camera itself.

Editing Made Easy

VIRB Edit is free desktop editing software that you can download to your computer for intuitive, robust video editing that takes advantage of all the VIRB Elite external and built-in sensor compatibility and compatibility with other Garmin devices. Include a dashboard with your speed and heart rate with your motorcycle video, or the accelerometer and altitude data on your sky dive. Once you have the video you want to share, upload it on to your favorite share sites for all your friends to see.


The wide variety of VIRB Elite mounts allow you to firmly lock the camera in position, virtually anywhere. From curved and flat deck and dash mounts to handlebar, helmet, shoulder and multi-use strap mounts and more, VIRB mounts have you covered. Joints on VIRB mounts feature interlocking joints that grip in place instead of relying solely on tension. This provides a more rugged and durable, anti-vibration locking performance. We even offer an adapter that lets you use VIRB with other industry mounts.

Optional Dive Case

VIRB Elite is rugged and waterproof to (IPX7) right out of the box meaning the device will withstand incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter in depth for up to 30 minutes. For all activities that involve water immersion, the optional Dive Case is required. The Dive Case increases the waterproof rating to 50 meters and features a flat front lens for clear underwater imaging.

1Protected against water immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.
The term Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®


Technical Specifications


    Unit size (HxWxD): 32 mm x 53 mm x 111 mm
    Display size: 1.4" (205 x 148)

    Unit weight:
    - Without battery and battery door: 4.40 oz
    - Without battery: 4.79 oz
    - With battery: 6.26 oz
    - With battery and cradle: 7.16 oz
    - With battery, cradle and flat mount assembly: 8.31 oz


    Image sensor: 16 MP, 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Type: .mp4
    1080p HD video: 1920 x 1080; 30 fps
    960p HD video: 1280 x 960; 30,60 fps 48fps
    720p HD video: 1280 x 720; 30,60 fps
    WVGA (slow motion): 854 848 x 480; 120,60 fps just 120
    Still photo resolution: 16 MP (4664*3496); 12 MP (4664*2632); 8 MP (3264*2448)
    Photo burst: 6/s 3/s@16, 5/s@12 or 10/s@8
    Photo time lapse (seconds): 0.5,1,2,5,10,30,60


    Internal microphone: Yes
    External microphone: Optional USB to 3.5 mm stereo mic adapter


    Bluetooth®: No
    ANT+&8482; compatible: Yes (remote & sensors)
    Interface: USB 2.0
    HDMI output: micro HDMI
    Wi-Fi: 802.11 bgn


    GPS: Yes
    Temperature range: -15° to 60° C
    Memory: microSD&8482; card (up to 64 GB); card not included
    Accelerometer: Yes
    Altimeter: Yes
    Water resistant: IPX7 (1 m/30 min)
    Image stabilization: Yes (digital)
    Lens distortion correction: Yes


    Battery type: Removable Li-ion
    Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
    Battery life: 1080p (30 fps); up to 3 hrs

Technical Specifications


What's in the Box:

      - VIRB Elite action camera
      - Lithium-ion battery
      - Cradle
      - 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
      - Quick Start Manual

Accessories for the VIRB® Elite

Mini USB Cable
Part No: 010-10723-01

Soft Strap Premium Heart Rate Monitor
Part No: 010-10997-07

tempe Wireless Temperature Sensor
Part No: 010-11092-30

Vehicle Power Cable
Part No: 010-11838-00

Part No: 010-11921-00

Adjustable Mounting Arms Kit
Part No: 010-11921-01

Mount Base Kit (Curved/Flat)
Part No: 010-11921-02

Part No: 010-11921-03

Dive Case
Part No: 010-11921-04

Dive Case Lens
Part No: 010-11921-05

Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
Part No: 010-11921-06

Handlebar/Rollbar Mount
Part No: 010-11921-07

Vented Helmet Strap Mount
Part No: 010-11921-08

Shoulder Harness Mount
Part No: 010-11921-10

Tripod Mount
Part No: 010-11921-11

Wrist Strap Mount
Part No: 010-11921-12

Auto Dash Suction Mount
Part No: 010-11921-13

Audio-Video Cable
Part No: 010-11921-14

Small Tube Mount
Part No: 010-11921-15

Anti-Glare Screen Protectors
Part No: 010-11921-16

USB Power Adapter
Part No: 010-11921-17

External Microphone Adapter
Part No: 010-11921-18

Wind Block for VIRB Cradle
Part No: 010-11921-19