Last week, Garmin unveiled the new VIRB Ultra 30 — a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for all kinds of different adventures, including underwater.
Thanks to its high precision sensors and GPS, the action camera automatically gathers data to show how far, how high, and how fast you are going. The VIRB Ultra 30 also introduces a suite of new features including voice control. You can now speak several straightforward commands to the action camera, such as “OK Garmin, start recording,” or “OK Garmin, remember that,” to tag specific moments from recordings to be reviewed later on.
Shooting rich Ultra HD video at 4K/30fps or securing slow motion video at 720p/240fps, is complimented by the action camera’s ability to capture crisp still photos using 12MP. In addition, smooth 3-axis image stabilization maintains steady footage regardless of the terrain.
The VIRB Ultra 30 accepts one microSD card and includes a high-sensitivity microphone that records even when the action camera is secured in the included waterproof case. The easy-to-use LCD color touchscreen is also designed to work in and out of the waterproof case to let you customize your settings and easily view what is being recorded. The waterproof case features a water-repellant, anti-glare coated lens to capture crystal clear video in water environments.
The free Garmin VIRB app turns your phone or tablet into a remote control (via WiFi) and also allows you to share high-definition VIRB Ultra 30 videos in real-time by streaming live to YouTube or to upload your video adventures on social media sites.
Garmin VIRB Edit is a desktop editing software that can auto-create videos automatically highlighting the best moments captured by the VIRB Ultra 30. Within the software you can also add preloaded music and animated data gauges to enhance your footage.
The VIRB Ultra 30 retails for $499.99 and ships with a complimentary waterproof case — available now.