Garmin VIRB XE

Retell your story in greater detail than ever before using Garmin's free mobile and desktop software and G-metrix. Add preset gauges, graphs and track shapes – automatically synched to your video and tailored for your activity – or build your own with our free Gauge Building Tool.

VIRB XE cameras feature built-in GPS based sensors as well as wireless connectivity to other Garmin devices for a whole new level of performance data collection. With the VIRB XE comes the ability to shoot stunning high definition video in 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p120, VIRB XE is ready to capture your experiences in vivid detail.


Capture more of your boating, sailing and fishing experiences with Chartplotters, Wind Sensors, and other compatible accessories:
  • Water Depth
  • Apparent Wind Angle
  • Apparent Wind Speed
  • True Wind Speed


Capture performance data beyond VIRB’s built-in sensors with Garmin accessories like heart rate monitors and cycling computers:
  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Heart Rate
  • Bike Speed
  • Pedaling Cadence


Capture performance data directly from your compatible Garmin avionics equipment:
  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Heart Rate
  • Bike Speed


Capture more of the moment with these wireless G-Metrix-compatible sensors:
  • Elevation
  • Tempe™: Temperature
  • Heart Rate Strap: Heart Rate


Capture true vehicle performance data with a supported Bluetooth®-enabled OBD-II tool:
  • Vehicle Speed
  • Engine RPM
  • Torque
  • Engine Fuel Rate
  • Track Shape

In the Box

  • Rechargeable battery pack
  • Charging/data cable
  • Flat and curved adhesive mounts
  • Standard and vertical mount adapters
  • Short and long extension arms
  • Short and long screws
  • Wrench
  • Manual

Garmin VIRB XE Technical Information

VIRB XE Physical Specifications
(W x H x D)
Display Size Unit weight Battery Type Battery Life Battery Capacity
3.0 x 1.6 x 1.4 in
(77.0 x 40.6 x 36.8 mm)
1 in (25 mm) 5.35 oz
980mAh Li-polymer
1080p (30 fps)
up to 2 hours
980 mAh
VIRB XE Video Specifications
Image sensor File Type 1440p HD video
1080p HD video
960p HD video
720p HD video
(slow motion)
12.4 MP
1/2.3 in CMOS
.mp4 30 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 100, 60, 50 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25 240
VIRB XE Audio Specifications
Internal microphone External microphone Bluetooth USB Wifi HDMI Output
Yes Optional rugged power cable or Bluetooth® audio 4.0 2.0 802.11 bgn Not available


  • GPS: Yes
  • Temperature range: From -20°  to 45°C (from -4° to 113°F) (operating); from 0° to 45°C (from 32° to 113°F) (charging); from -40° to 85°C (from -40° to 185°F) (storage)
  • Memory: microSD™ card (up to 128 GB); card not included
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Altimeter: No
  • Waterproof to 50 meters without a dive case
  • Image stabilization: Yes (gyro-enhanced)
  • Lens distortion correction: Yes
  • Still photo resolution: 12 MP and 7 MP
  • Photo burst: 12MP at 30 fps
  • Photo time lapse: custom up to 120 second intervals

Garmin VIRB XE Features

The VIRB XE action camera shoots rich, high-definition, wide-angle footage at 1080p60, 12 megapixel photos at up to 30 frames per second, and captures more of your action. Designed for the toughest environments, VIRB XE is able to dive to 50 meter depths without a case, allowing capture of cleaner and clearer audio. Powered by Garmin GPS, G-Metrix allows you to track and overlay how fast, how far, how high and how intense the moment truly was.

Product Features:

  • 1440p/30 fps; 1080p/30fps; 960p/30fps; 720p/60fps; 480p/120 with zoom levels
  • Built-in Garmin GPS and sensors track your movements in real-time and display it all in powerful gauges, graphs and more
  • 12 megapixels; burst up to 30 frames per second; time lapse
  • Exposed microphone for extremely clear audio even underwater; wireless HD audio from Bluetooth®-enabled headsets or microphones
  • Waterproof to 50 meters without a dive case

Professional Video Capture - With the ability to shoot stunning high definition video in 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p120, VIRB XE is ready to capture your experiences in vivid detail. Featuring a custom, all-glass lens, high resolutions, zoom levels and high frame rates up to 240FPS (480p), VIRB XE ensures you get the shots you need. Manual camera controls like white balance and exposure biasing unlock even greater flexibility in your video.

High-quality Photography - With a dedicated photo button and the ability to shoot wide-angle 12 megapixel photos at speeds up to 30 frames per second, VIRB XE is designed to get the image. You can even capture photos while recording video. VIRB XE can also be set to automatically capture photos over long periods of time at customizable intervals up to 120 seconds. With Extended Timelapse, VIRB XE will sleep between shots, allowing you to maximize your battery life for exceptionally long captures.

G-Metrix - Capture more than just video of the moment with G-Metrix. VIRB XE contains built-in Garmin GPS, G-force, orientation sensors and the ability to wirelessly connect to external sensors and Garmin devices to capture even more performance data. Play your experience back in higher definition than ever before by using Garmin's free mobile or desktop software to automatically overlay gauges, graphs and more, showcasing your speed, acceleration, heart rate (and much more) in real time.

Rugged and Dive Ready - VIRB XE is ready to dive deep (up to 50 meters) without the need for additional equipment or cases. Its tough, compact design is ready to withstand the elements with an exposed microphone that records clean and clear audio that cameras in cases just can’t pick up. Thanks to a hydrophobic, flat, glass lens, underwater shots are crystal clear while transitions in and out of the water stay unobstructed by droplets.

Image Stabilization - VIRB XE contains motion sensors to detect camera movements and helps keep your shot steady. Electronic image stabilization reduces camera shake and blur whether you’re bouncing over harsh terrain or gliding through calm waters.

Built-in Wifi® - Connect one or more VIRB XE cameras to the Garmin VIRB® Mobile App on your compatible smartphone¹ or tablet. This gives you the ability to line up your shot with live video preview, control and view multiple cameras, playback and edit recorded footage, overlay G-Metrix data and push your videos to the cloud. VIRB XE can even be controlled, configured and viewed from a compatible Garmin device.

Bluetooth-enabled HD Audio - Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, VIRB XE can connect directly to wireless Bluetooth headsets or microphones to capture audio in high definition. Whether you’re further away from your camera, or you’d rather capture your motorcycle commentary, VIRB XE ensures your audio needs are covered.

Remote Control Ecosystem - VIRB XE can leverage the powerful Garmin ecosystem to simplify and extend camera control. Monitor and control your VIRB XE with the optional VIRB Remote Control, smart devices, portable navigation devices, wearables, chartplotters, and other VIRB cameras.

Multi-camera Synchronization - Using the power of Garmin GPS, VIRB XE simplifies complicated multi-camera shots by automatically synchronizing footage with sub-frame accuracy using GPS timestamps. Use Garmin's free VIRB Edit to seamlessly switch between multiple camera angles with the click of a button eliminating time-consuming realignment and time codes.

One-touch Recording - VIRB XE was engineered for easy operation with a 1-touch record switch on the top of the camera and a dedicated shutter button for still photos in the same place. The solid click of the switch makes it easy to know that you are recording, even if you’re wearing gloves. The camera begins recording the moment you flip the switch, even if the camera is off.

Keep Going with Rugged Power - VIRB XE features weatherproof power contacts so you can connect to a vehicle battery or other power source to allow for long periods of uninterrupted recording in even the toughest conditions. VIRB XE also features a rechargeable/replaceable lithium-ion battery for maximum flexibility.

VIRB Tracking - VIRB Tracking lets you know the last known position of your camera so you can return and retrieve it. Use the VIRB Tracking function with a compatible Garmin device or compatible smartphone¹.

Incredible Video Without Hassle - VIRB Edit, Garmin's free desktop software, gives you the ability to review and edit your footage, adjust G-Metrix gauges, add music and seamlessly switch between camera angles. The result is a rich video experience that you can easily share and post online. VIRB Edit will also automatically keep your camera’s software up-to-date.

Mounts - A variety of versatile mounts let you firmly lock the camera in position. From curved, flat deck and dash mounts to handlebar, seatpost, helmet, chest and multi-use strap mounts, Garmin has you covered. VIRB mounts feature professional, non-slip, Allen head tightening, allowing maximum torque for vibration/impact resistance.

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Garmin VIRB XE
Price: $ 399.99

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