EE launches the 4GEE Action Cam, a GoPro-rivalling 4G connected camera that can record your life and also share it live with family and friends wherever you roam.
The 4GEE Action Cam is a dinky camera that is rugged enough to take anywhere, thanks to the super-tough snap-on case that comes bundled with the device. It can even be taken up to 60 metres underwater, if you use the second water-resistant case that also comes bundled.
Check out our hands-on review of the EE Action Cam
EE is hoping that this rugged build is the Action Cam’s main appeal – after all, you can quite happily live-stream footage with your smartphone, but your trusty blower is unlikely to survive a trip down some rapids. And the Action Cam comes bundled with a rugged G-Shock style watch, which can be used to activate the camera and also streams a live feed to the face, handy if the Action Cam is strapped to your helmet or otherwise difficult to reach.
And with support for roaming, you can shoot and live share your adventures across the globe – providing you have a mobile connection, of course. Here in the UK, EE is dedicated to covering rural areas, with £500 million put aside for rural strengthening over the next three years.
The 4GEE Action Cam allows you to snap 13-megapixel stills or Full HD 1080p video, or you can also shoot video at 60 frames per second if a smooth playback is more important than resolution. And time lapse is also an option.
EE predicts that you’ll get three hours of battery life when streaming non-stop, and you can store your video on an SD card as well as live stream, up to 64GB in all.
The 4GEE Action Cam is IOS and Android compatible, with EE’s app allowing you to remotely control the camera if you don’t fancy rocking the watch. And you can also use the camera with EE’s new streaming service, Skeegle, which is like a more private version of Periscope.
The Action Cam will be in EE stores and available to buy from the likes of Amazon from June 16th (you can pre-order today). If you’re already an EE pay-monthly customer, the camera costs £99 and then £10 a month to add to your contract, or you can pay £15 a month if you don’t want an up-front cost. But EE’s special launch offer means no up-front cost on £10 a month, if you get a wriggle on.
For that price you get the camera, plus two cases (one rugged and one waterproof) and also the companion watch.
Check out our full EE Action Cam hands-on review