Garmin VIRB sports/action camera, $74+Free Shipping [REFURBISHED]
Thread DetailsLast Edited by jdpatt June 16, 2016 at 12:40 PM
Not a bad deal for a 1080p sports camera. I'm in the market for one myself, saw this, and thought I'd pass it along. Still not sure if I want to get this on the cheap or splurge on the current generation (MSRP $300-400), but it's an attractive option for something I'll probably not use too often myself.
It's Garmin's first entry into the market, which is dominated by GoPro. It does some things better, some things worse, but if you're looking for fairly seamless integration of your "fitness telemetry" into your videos, this seems to be much better than GoPro. I've got a lot of Garmin units (Edge cycling computer, and a trio of Forerunner wrist units), and a slew of ANT+ gadgets (power meters, speed/cadence sensors, HRMs, footpods), so I would probably lean toward this over a GoPro myself...your mileage may vary, depending on your intended use.
Anyway, here's a great review of this unit by DC Rainmaker, one of the better sources of objective reviews of sporting goods for the tech geek (mostly running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon, but the review shows a little alpine skiing as well).
Here's some videos (from the above review) to show what the videos look like with the Garmin telemetry superimposed:
https://youtu.be/k7cSDR26TsQ - Cycling
https://youtu.be/35Bh3LIiV6w - Cycling
https://youtu.be/_9kgVc29ZxU - Running
https://youtu.be/t-uuDNvOzF0 - Skiing
https://youtu.be/uUhx0I7XI9w - Time Lapse Mode
https://youtu.be/SoYGBkHco_o - Resolution at 1080P
https://youtu.be/51UXbBNelxI - As a dash cam (driving)