As the GoPro continues to power through the action camera market, Garmin has been carefully being working tirelessly behind the scenes to create what might take the mantle. We are not going deep into all the specifications, as popularity in this market continues to surge, we assume our readers know all the nitty-gritty features of action cameras. We are going to launch into the more interesting and unique features this beauty has to offer.
Just like our long-time friend Siri and Google Now, the VIRB Ultra 30 has brought that friend over to action cameras with voice control. Now you can instruct your Garmin to take photos and record videos. This is extremely useful in cold environments where gloves would make the touch-screen almost redundant to use. The big difference point from its competitors is the provision of sensor and data overlay support. This allows users to see data metrics such as speed, altitude and distance. It has the ability to integrate information from external sensors which can be overlaid in video footage. Users can record up to 4K at 30 fps, using its built-in three axis optical image stabilisation system, shooting at 12-megapixel. To top it off, Garmin has implemented a live streaming mode using YouTube, where users can send their friend a link to private access and stream their footage. And this can be done at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixel) with a30 fps capture rate.
This is truly the next level for action cameras. If you’re a casual or a camera enthusiast, this is a must for all.