Mobile network, EE has its own smartphones, tablets and other device but has moved into a new area with its own action camera complete with 4G connectivity so you can live stream your footage. Here's what you need to know about the 4GEE Action Cam including release date, price and specs. See also: GoPro Hero4 Black review.
It seems the likes of GoPro are coming under increasing pressure with rival action cameras and from companies with little or no history in the category. EE is following in the wake of HTC with its Re Camera (which EE sells) and TomTom's Bandit.
4GEE Action Cam release date and price
EE's 4GEE Action Cam will go on sale in the UK on 16 June and there are various ways of buying the device just like if you were to buy a smartphone. You can get it from EE, Dixons Carphone, Amazon, Selfridges and Jessops.
The best deal is on Shared Plans with the device being completely free with a monthly cost of £10 – this is a limited time offer and will end on 12 July.
You can get the 4GEE Action Cam on Pay As You Go for £299 with 2GB of data or jump to £399 for 24GB. Existing monthly EE customers can pick up the 4GEE Action Cam with no upfront cost for £15 per month.
4GEE Action Cam specs, features and accessories
With 4G LTE connectivity built-in, the main feature of the 4GEE Action Cam is the ability to live stream whatever you're filming. This makes it a more high-end rival to popular apps like Periscope and Meerkat.
The 4GEE Action Cam can capture 13Mp still images and Full HD video at 30fps and you don't have to live stream if you don't want to but this feature will be provided by the new Skeegle app. The 4GEE Action Cam app lets you control the camera from your phone, download and share your videos straight away and manage your data usage and top up. Both apps are available for iOS and Android.
Included in the box is a lightweight case, a waterproof case and a Viewfinder Watch which lets you see what the camera sees for up to 1.5 hours continuously and is waterproof to 60m. Other optional accessories include a bike mount, chest strap and helmet mount.
The 4GEE Action Cam is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm processor and includes 2.5GB of internal storage. That's not much but there's a microSD card slot with accepts up to 64GB. The camera has an aperture of f/2.8 and the 2260mAh battery can provide up to three hours of continuous video recording. See below for full technical specifications.
Qualcomm MSM8926-2 1.2 Quad Core
External: Supports MicroSD up to 64GB
4G: Band 3 (1800MHz), 7 (2600MHz), 20 (800MHz)
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
Ultra-sharp f/2.8, 3.4mm
13MP (4:3), 10MP (16:9), 3MP (4:3), 2.4MP (16:9) with GPS tag
Burst mode: 13MP full size 8 fps
1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
720p HD video recording (30 or 60 fps)
720p HD live streaming (30 fps)
2260mAH Polymer Lithium-ion rechargeable
3 hours video recording
USB-PoGo cable for watch