Monthly Archives: March 2014

Review: Garmin VIRB Elite preserves your high adventure memories in high definition

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In a world of smartphones with built-in GPS chips and cars with included navigation systems, what’s a navigation device manufacturer to do? If you’re as smart as Garmin, you diversify, that’s what.

Sure, Garmin still makes standalone GPS receivers. They even make my favorite iOS navigation app, Navigon. But what’s even more exciting is the way Garmin is reaching out into other areas, bringing its mapping expertise to other cool devices.

Like cameras. Sure, GoPro is getting a lot of the buzz now, but Garmin’s VIRB Elite is versitile, rugged and feature-packed “ruggedized” camera — a fancy way of saying it can take pretty much anything you can dish out on your most extreme outdoor adventure, and play it back to you in stunning 1080p high definition video.