Garmin is launching a testing programme linked to the launch of its new VIRB Elite action camera.
Here's what Garmin say about the project:
Garmin is actively seeking 50 people to test the VIRB Elite and share their feedback.
After a recruitment period, 50 official testers, chosen from various disciplines, will receive a free VIRB Elite camera to film and publish their own videos on the testing programme's dedicated site (information and registration at www.TryGarminVIRB.co.uk).
The testers will also provide feedback on six fundamental criteria for an action camera: image quality, battery life, durability/waterproofing, handling/ease of use, connectivity/additional features and editing software (VIRB Edit): a real-life consumer test designed to demonstrate all the capabilities of the camera.
For Garmin, this feedback is essential. The programme is open to anyone, without exception. With its range of features, the VIRB can adapt to whatever the camera is being used to capture: sport, a favourite pastime or an adventure on the other side of the world.
This large-scale programme will span several months, making it possible to observe the progression in the quality of the videos produced by the amateur filmmakers.
An all-purpose test for the VIRB
The VIRB camera was designed to appeal to a large audience. Street culture, skateboarding, BMX, skiing, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, motorcycling, football, rugby, trekking, trail, paragliding, gliding, sailing, diving, kiting… its range of application is limitless.
With this in mind, and in order to make the test as representative as possible, Garmin wants to make it possible for all communities to be able to fully evaluate this camera in the pursuit of their passion. This means that all sportspeople are welcome, with no exceptions.
Visit www.TryGarminVIRB.co.uk from 30th April 2014 to take part.