1-Apr-2014 Source: Garmin
Garmin is excited to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB action camera family. VIRB, the first true HD 1080p action camera offers the aviation market new capabilities brought on by several new accessories. 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, allcontrolled from the D2 Pilot Watch. The seamless integration between VIRB Elite, D2, and Garmin Pilot along with all of the accessories, gives pilots everything they need to easily capture videos and photos in-flight in a single package – for a great price!
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.
VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle $549.00
Aviator Action Pack $899.00
The VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and Aviator Action Pack offer pilots a comprehensive package to takeoff and go flying. Cross product compatibility with VIRB, D2, and Garmin Pilot offer pilots more functionality, which comes with the same reliability and superiority pilots trust with their Garmin avionics. Existing VIRB action cameras are compatible with the new headset audio cable and prop filter and may be purchased separately. The prop filter is available for $49.99 and the headset audio cable is also $49.99.
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.