Garmin Virb Ultra 30

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4K Action Camera with Voice Control and Data Overlays

Ultra HD 4K/30fps footage with 1.75-inch touchscreen display that lets you see what is being recorded
3-axis image stabilization captures smooth and steady video, no matter the terrain
Shoot hands-free using voice control¹ to start/stop recording, take photos or remember moments
Built-in sensors and GPS capture G-Metrix™ data to prove how far, how high and how fast you went
High-sensitivity microphone captures clear audio in and out of the waterproof² case

Can your action camera do this — record on command? VIRB Ultra 30 can. This waterproof3 ultra HD action camera features voice control so you can tell the camera to start, stop and “remember that.” That means more hands-free selfies when you’re looking fearless — and easier editing when the action’s all done. It’s small, weighs next to nothing, and it’s ready to take on any dare or adventure, thanks to the included waterproof case.
Stabilized Ultra HD Video

This best-in-class camera shoots up to 4K/30fps video action to show all your adventures in crisp, brilliant detail. VIRB Ultra 30 also features 3-axis image stabilization4, so whether you’re snowboarding, cycling or off-roading, footage won’t come out shaky.
Control with Your Voice

You still need to operate your camera when it’s out of reach, mounted on your helmet or when your hands are simply busy doing other things. That’s why VIRB Ultra 30 action camera features voice control¹ using Sensory TrulyHandsfree™ technology. Use simple commands such as “start recording” or “take a picture” to operate the camera hands-free. You can even tell VIRB Ultra 30 to “remember that,” and it will tag footage for you to easily recall later.
Prove It

Your active lifestyle is about more than just video and audio. Capture relevant performance data with G-Metrix technology, including speed, altitude, G-force and even heart rate5. Built-in Garmin GPS (10 Hz) and other sensors automatically record data so you can easily overlay gauges and graphs onto your footage to prove how far, how high and how fast you went. Other compatible Garmin sensors and devices pair with your VIRB to extend camera control and provide detailed, measurable data tailored to your activity. Check the Compatible Devices and Accessories tabs for a list of compatible products and sensors.
Share the Experience with Live Streaming

With the free VIRB® Mobile app, you’re just 1 touch away from sharing your high-definition footage with the masses by live-streaming on YouTube®6;. So the next time you’re owning the mountain on your bike or standing first row at an incredible concert, you don’t have to wait to share the experience.
Our Most Connected Camera Yet

When you’re not broadcasting to the world, you can still take advantage of wireless capability by connecting your VIRB Ultra 30 to the VIRB Mobile app. With this free app on your compatible smartphone or tablet7, you can prepare the perfect shot, control multiple cameras, edit and even share footage. Wireless casting is also available with Miracast-enabled devices such as Roku® and others.
Easy Operation

We’re making it easier than ever to capture life’s incredible moments with VIRB Ultra 30 action camera. The bright LCD color touchscreen lets you see exactly what is being recorded. Its intuitive touchscreen works in and out of the included waterproof case, and simple menus let you easily adjust settings if needed. Turn the camera on and off swiftly with 1-touch buttons, or snap a quick photo during the action.
Create and Share Videos

The free VIRB Mobile app not only lets you live-stream video footage — you can also use the app to view, edit and share videos that automatically highlight the best moments in your footage. Apply G-Metrix data overlays, and then share with friends on social media. VIRB® Edit desktop software offers an easy-to-use, feature-rich editing program that lets you auto-create videos, add music, trim video clips, incorporate transitions and perfect your video.

¹Voice control works for English only
²Up to 40 meters
³Up to 40 meters in the included waterproof case; see
4Image stabilization applies only up to 1080/60fps
5When paired with compatible Garmin sensors or Garmin devices that offer heart rate monitoring
6When paired with your compatible Apple device.
7Requires Bluetooth®-enabled mobile device; check for compatibility.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. YouTube is a registered trademark of Google Inc. Apple, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. microSD is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.

Physical Dimensions

Unit size (WxHxD): 2.3” x 1.8” x 1.2” (57.5 x 45.9 x 31.3 mm); 3.1” x 3.0” x 1.6” (79.0 x 75.5 x 39.9 mm), with waterproof case
Display size: 1.75” (44.5 mm) diagonal
Unit weight: 3.1 oz (87.9 grams), with battery; 2.3 oz (65.2 grams), without battery
Waterproof: yes, to 40 meters with included waterproof case
Memory (requires Class-10/UHS-1 microSD™ card): Up to 128 GB microSD card (not included)
Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion (1250mAh)
Battery life: Up to 2 hours 15 minutes at 1080p/30fps; up to 1 hour, 15 minutes at 4K/30fps


Performance: 4K/30fps; 2.7K/60fps; 1080p/120fps; 720p/240fps and 480p/300fps
High sensitivity microphone: yes, excellent even in waterproof case
Image stabilization: 3-axis (up to 1080p/60fps)
Manual camera control: yes, with live preview
Maximum bitrate: 60 Mbps
Expansive view (extremely large field of view): yes
Video highlights: Automatic and manual
Automatic video creation: yes, via desktop app


Resolution: 12 megapixel, 8 megapixel
Burst frames: Up to 60fps
Manual camera control: yes, with live preview
Night shots: yes

Recommended Memory Cards

VIRB Ultra 30 uses 1 replaceable microSD™ card (not included). This device is compatible with a variety of microSD cards, and our list of recommended cards is below. Please format your microSD card regularly to ensure optimal performance. Make sure you have copied all of your data on microSD card before you format the card.

Lexar 633x UHS-I U1 16 GB (LSDMI16GBB1NL633R)
Lexar 633x UHS-I U1 32 GB (LSDMI32GBB1NL633R)
Lexar 633x UHS-I U1 64 GB (LSDMI64GBB1NL633R)
Lexar 1000x UHS-II U3 128 GB (LSDMI128CBNL1000R)
Samsung Pro UHS-I 16 GB (MB-MG16EA/AM)
Samsung Pro UHS-I 32 GB (MB-MG32EA/AM)
Samsung Pro UHS-I 64 GB (MB-MG64EA/AM)
Samsung Pro Plus UHS-I 32 GB (MB-MD32DA/AM)
Samsung Pro Plus UHS-I 64 GB (MB-MD64DA/EU)
Samsung Pro Plus UHS-I 128 GB (MB-MD128DA/AM)
SanDisk Extreme UHS-I 16 GB (SDSQXNE-016G-GN6MA)
SanDisk Extreme UHS-I 32 GB (SDSQXNE-032G-GN6MA)
SanDisk Extreme Plus UHS-I 64 GB (SDSQXSG-064G-GN6MA)
Kingston 128 GB (SDCA3/128GBSP)
Transcend Ultimate 633x 64 GB (TS64GUSDU3)
Toshiba Exceria 64 GB
Toshiba Exceria Pro 64 GB

Formatting your microSD card can be done on your device: Setup > System > Format Card menu.


External sensors: ANT+, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth Audio: yes
Mobile app (control, edit, share): yes
Live streaming is available when VIRB is wirelessly paired with Apple® iPhone® and iPad® devices (ver 9)
High-def live streaming on Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 in 720p30. Must connect VIRB to Wi-Fi network with internet access.


One-touch control: yes
Remote control: Garmin devices, mobile app
Multi-camera sync: Automatic
Video highlights: Automatic and manual
Voice control: yes
Color touchscreen: yes
Viewfinder (see what you are recording): yes
Playback (see what you recorded): yes, with audio


High-Sensitivity GPS: 10 Hz
Accelerometer: yes
Gyroscope: yes
Altimeter: yes
Compass : yes

In the box:

VIRB Ultra 30 action camera
Waterproof case
Lithium-ion battery
Charging/data cable
Flat and curved adhesive mounts
Standard and vertical mount adapters
Short and long screws
Short and long extension arms
Anti-fog kit
Garmin VIRB sticker
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