Today Garmin announced a new pro-level 360-degree action camera.
Called the Virb 360, it is a new high-spec and serious action camera that can shoot 5.7K footage at 30fps.
While that may seem like an unusual and probably pointless resolution to shoot at, it actually makes sense. Garmin designed it to create enough square pixels to automatically apply the spherical stabilisation in order to output smooth 4K video, which is particularly important for an action camera.
This is all done via Garmin’s Virb Edit software.
This new camera also comes with built-in GPS, which is used to overlay data over the footage, with speed, altitude, and location data.
This can also show data that’s sent from any device with an ANT+ sensor over Bluetooth.
To top that off, it also features four microphones to create “360-degree audio” and it is waterproof to up to 30 feet alongside compatibility with the same mounts that you can use for a GoPro camera, instead of Garmin’s own, which is what they did previously.
And that’s not all, it also has WiFi inbuilt that allows it to live-stream footage on Facebook and YouTube, and it has a microSD card slot for providing up to 128GB.
Sadly the battery life is only rated at around an hour.
All that doesn’t come cheap, it will be available to pick up in the US next month for $799, we don’t know UK pricing yet.