Garmin is a company some of you guys might associate with navigational devices, or in more recent times, wearable devices like fitness trackers and smartwatches. However last year the company decided to dabble in photography by launching the Garmin Virb 30, a rugged action camera that seemed to directly compete with GoPro.

However it seems that the company isn’t content with just competing with regular cameras as they have since launched a new camera in the form of the Garmin Virb 360. This is a digital camera that as the name implies, allows users to capture content in 360-degree mode which would be ideal for VR platforms.

On top of that, the Virb 360 is a rugged camera which means that you can use it in outdoors environment and not have to worry about it getting wet or damage as it appears that it should be able to withstand a drop or two, or a dunk underwater. It is capable of taking 15MP still images and video in 5.7K resolution at 30fps.

However it is rather pricey at $800 which is above the competition, but we guess if there are features about the camera you think are lacking from other 360-degree cameras, then maybe the price can be justified. The Garmin Virb 360 is available this coming June so do keep an eye out for it.

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