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Firmware: V4.00 - V3.90 - V3.80 - V3.70 - V3.20 - V3.10 - V2.80 - V2.50

The following lists of changes are based on information provided by GARMIN. Changes or improvements which we consider important or especially useful are shown highlighted.

To view the current firmware version, complete the following steps:

  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Press the MODE button until the unit shows the menu option "SETUP".
  3. Scroll to the menu option "SYSTEM" and press the OK button.
  4. Scroll to the menu option "About" and press the OK button (Hint: press the "Up" botton twice).
  5. The watch displays the UNIT ID and the current software version.
  6. Press the "MODE" button to return to the previous option.

Each upgrade replaces the complete firmware, which means you need to install only the version you wish to apply. There is no need to install any intermediate versions.

Note: Your VIRB will update the next time it is powered on. Do not power off while green light is flashing.


Changes made from version 3.90 to 4.00:

  1. Added support for acceleration greater than 4g.
  2. Added support for mobile app improvements.
  3. Fixed issue with losing GPX logs when taking a photo while recording video.
  4. Fixed issue with missing accelerometer calibrations causing bad acceleration data to be recorded.
  5. Fixed some translations.
  6. Fixed several issues that could cause the camera to crash.

Firmware Upgrade V4.00 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 3.80 to 3.90:

  1. Added 15, 20, and 25 second photo timer options .
  2. Improvements to better synchronize overlay data with video.
  3. Fixed issue with basic units that showed the year as 2013.
  4. Fixed issue with reverting to internal microphone after reboot.

Firmware Upgrade V3.90 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 3.70 to 3.80:

  1. Fixed issue with slow boot-to-record times when using non-English languages.
  2. Remember A/V cable preferences across power cycles.

Firmware Upgrade V3.80 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 3.20 to 3.70:

  1. Added live streaming of viewfinder over Composite Video cable.
  2. Added support for PAL video modes (SETUP > VIDEO > Format > PAL).
  3. Elite Only: Improved Mode presentation when Wi-Fi is enabled.
  4. Elite Only: Fixed issue with temperature sensor data.
  5. Elite Only: Fixed issue with auto-record when card is full.

Firmware Upgrade V3.70 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20:

  1. Elite Only: Added support for ANT power meters.

Firmware Upgrade V3.20 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 2.80 to 3.10:

  1. Enables support for smartphone App - available now on the App Store and Google Play Store.
  2. Fixes potential lock up during video playback.
  3. Fixes potential crash when inserting HDMI cable.
  4. Fixes potential lock up when powering off.
  5. Elite Only: Adds support for more ANT cadence sensors.
  6. Elite Only: Fixes bug in accelerometer recordings when set to 'This Side Down'.

Firmware Upgrade V3.10 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.80:

  1. Improved software reliability.
  2. Improved photo capture performance.
  3. Fixed intermittent issue with entering mass storage.
  4. Elite Only: Improved ANT sensor stability.
  5. Elite Only: Fixed issue with Daylight Savings Time.

Firmware Upgrade V2.80 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.50:

  1. Improves Video Quality.

Firmware Upgrade V2.50 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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GARMIN VIRB Action-Kamera Compact and very robust action camera with high quality object lens, high resolution color display and replaceable, rechargeable battery for long operation time, see detailed description.

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