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Old 11-08-2013, 05:45 PM   #31
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Here's a quick video I shot with the VIRB on a suction cup windshield mount. It's not as steady as I would have liked but it's ok for now. You can switch the video to 720p in YouTube, for a better picture.

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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #32
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WebBikeWorld just updated their review with a comment that there's a new firmware (2.4) that improves video quality a bit.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...n-virb-review/
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #33
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WebBikeWorld just updated their review with a comment that there's a new firmware (2.4) that improves video quality a bit.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...n-virb-review/
I read that. He wasn't impressed.

Firmware's up to 2.6, at least it is on the Elite.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #34
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Another test video.

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Old 11-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #35
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Sorry Emmbeedee, but that is no test, in a cage!

Mount it on a bike fairing and head down a windy road or single track, go give it a real test.

At least the night shot shows good low light adaptation.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #36
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Sorry Emmbeedee, but that is no test, in a cage!

Mount it on a bike fairing and head down a windy road or single track, go give it a real test.

At least the night shot shows good low light adaptation.
Sorry, I'm not going out in snow and +2 C temps just to try that. I will eventually, but this is the best I can do for now.

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #37
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Thanks for this review. I've decided this is the camera for me. I also SCUBA dive and the housing looks great and the price can't be beat.

I do, however, question whether I will use $100 worth of the additions for the Elite. What are your thoughts on this?
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:27 AM   #38
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Thanks for this review. I've decided this is the camera for me. I also SCUBA dive and the housing looks great and the price can't be beat.

I do, however, question whether I will use $100 worth of the additions for the Elite. What are your thoughts on this?
I think you'll regret buying the basic model long after you've forgotten that the Elite model cost you $100 more.

Seriously - Garmin will probably add functions to the device but it's not too likely to be to the basic one.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #39
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Another test video: The Texas Stump Grinder Massacree...

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Old 11-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #40
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I think you'll regret buying the basic model long after you've forgotten that the Elite model cost you $100 more.

Seriously - Garmin will probably add functions to the device but it's not too likely to be to the basic one.
You're probably right. After I thought about it, I figured that though I may/may not use the ski setting, that setting would work for DH Mtn Biking as well. I decided last night to go for the Elite. After all, "If you're going to New York, don't get off in Chicago"
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You're probably right. After I thought about it, I figured that though I may/may not use the ski setting, that setting would work for DH Mtn Biking as well. I decided last night to go for the Elite. After all, "If you're going to New York, don't get off in Chicago"


Never heard that expression before but it's apt.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:35 AM   #42
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New update from Garmin for VIRB Edit today!

Here's the changelog for the Mac version:

Changes made from version 2.1.0 to 2.2.1:
Added overlay gauge templates.
Added separate preference for altitude units
Added option for nautical units.
Added capability to select which clips to import from a camera.
Added option to show satellite imagery on Bing maps.
Fixed a number of video export issues in 10.9 (Mavericks)

I was suffering from the Mac export problem and it is fixed now. The Gauge templates are really funky. And being able to choose which file(s) to import from the camera makes sense too.

Here's the changelog for the Windows version:

Changes made from version 2.1.1 to 2.2.0:
Added overlay gauge templates.
Added capability to select which clips to import from a camera.
Added separate preference for altitude units.
Added option for nautical units.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #43
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This is my first test of the new version VIRB Edit. Not interesting except to show the software works.

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:04 AM   #44
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I like the speed display. I read most of the review posted above (will finish in a bit) and what I notice is that they harp on the Virb but say that MOST of the adventure cameras share the same faults. I understand that the mount may not be the best, and it's a tad heavy, but I like that is sits with a little lower profile, the big power button, it works with my Montana (I think) and it has great battery life. The dive housing is about 1/2 of a GoPro housing as well. No camera is perfect but I like this one. I also like that Garmin is addressing known issues.

BTW, eBay is a great place to buy generic replacement batteries, usually at a lower cost.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #45
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I like the speed display. I read most of the review posted above (will finish in a bit) and what I notice is that they harp on the Virb but say that MOST of the adventure cameras share the same faults. I understand that the mount may not be the best, and it's a tad heavy, but I like that is sits with a little lower profile, the big power button, it works with my Montana (I think) and it has great battery life. The dive housing is about 1/2 of a GoPro housing as well. No camera is perfect but I like this one. I also like that Garmin is addressing known issues.

BTW, eBay is a great place to buy generic replacement batteries, usually at a lower cost.
Okay, this was the first day out with the VIRB on a helmet and it passed with flying colours! The temperature only went to a high of +8 C and I used the camera most of the day, using only one battery which had 20% left at the end of the day. I didn't record every minute but I did at least as much as I would have with a GoPro.

The camera itself was on the top of the helmet, Teletubbie style, but the wind drag was nowhere near as bad as the GP would be. I let my wife try it on her helmet the same way and she approved, and ordered me to get her one by next week at the latest so as soon as I got home, I ordered a second from GPSCity.

No better testimonial than that of SWMBO.

Video at 11:00!
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