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Gear: Lightweight but rugged Garmin video camera is ready for action

Gear: Lightweight but rugged Garmin video camera is ready for action
The Garmin video camera comes in two models--VIRB and VIRB elite. Both are lightweight, high-res cameras that can be attached to a variety of "perches": your head, your shoulders and more. (Garmin)

Garmin is entering the action camera market with verve — or rather, VIRB, a rugged, water-resistant, 1080p little powerhouse of a video camera.

With optional mounts and straps, the Garmin can shoot from your bike, your head, your shoulder and other places. The optional Dive Case extends its range to about 160 feet underwater.

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The 4.7-inch-by-2.2-inch-by-1.6-inch-deep video camera weighs a little more than 6 ounces and has a 1.4-inch high-res color LCD.

It comes with a rechargeable battery (USB cable included) that lasts up to three hours at the highest video resolution. The camera automatically adjusts for shaking (think crashing waves, rocky terrain and skydiving).

The spiffier VIRB Elite has more sensors that can collect and display data on speed, altitude, G-Force and heart rate.

You also get GPS and geo-tagging capabilities, plus Wi-Fi connectivity for control with a smartphone.

Info: Garmin VIRB costs $299.99, VIRB Elite, $399.99.

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