360-degree cameras have been on the market for a number of years, with Samsung, LG, Ricoh, 360 Fly and Kodak the most popular brands, but almost all of them require external protective cases in order to be used for outdoor sports activities.
In the sports action camera market only Nikon has a suitably waterproof and rugged device with the KeyMission 360, but Garmin has now joined the with the launch of the VIRB 360, the company’s first ever outdoor 360-degree camera system that’s waterproof to 10 metres underwater.
With full spherical 360-degree coverage, the VIRB 360 is able to record up to 5.7K/30fps videos, plus the camera has four built-in microphones to ensure you capture the full audio experience as well. For a small action camera the VIRB 360 has some very impressive specs, including the ability to capture 15-megapixel photos, three stabilisation modes, voice control and WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and ANT+ (to sync with Garmin’s biometric sensors) connectivity and will fully stitch up to 4K 360-degree videos in-camera. Using the VIRB App for Android or iOS you can not only edit and share your adventure videos but add in data overlays like height and speed.
The Garmin VIRB 360 will be available in Singapore on 12th August for a suggested retail price of S$1,199.