Garmin VIRB X, XE differences dictated by video quality

Garmin has decided to level up its action cam range by bringing two new models to market that will be able to compete even better with the likes of the GoPro. The new models in question are the VIRB X and XE with the main differences between the both to do with their video quality.

The Garmin VIRB X and XE action cameras do have one huge obstacle, and that is how to persuade you to go for one of these models rather than the GoPro, as we know those are the preferred devices for many consumers. However, Garmin has a neat trick, and that is to make these new cams work anywhere and be able to talk to anything, within reason of course.

The new design of both models allow them to be used underwater, even without a case, something the GoPro Hero 4 cannot. However, there are suggestions that the Hero 5 could be waterproof without the need for a case, and while this is a big deal, Garmin has beaten them to the punch.

Garmin VIRB X action cam

Main Garmin VIRB X and XE differences — The former offers 1080p and 30FPS, whereas the latter allows for 60 frames per second, and also comes with a Pro Mode, making it ideal for those most extreme sports

Head over to Garmin for an overview of the VIRB X and XE features, where you will be able to see which is the best one for you. The prices of these action cameras are $299 and $399 respectively.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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