Friday, 13 May 2016 09:17

Action Cam Can Stream Direct

Using built-in LTE connectivity, this action cam from LG can stream directly to sites such as YouTube Live without the aid of a smartphone.  It also offers remote access via 3G and LTE that enables it to be used for home monitoring or as a dash cam for your car. 

The LG Action CAMLTE is protected from dust, sand, and can be immersed in up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes.   An optional waterproof case, to be available this fall, extends the cam's usefulness to water sports like scuba diving and surfing.  If you want to use the cam on a helmet or bike, or in your car, you'll also have to purchase the optional mount.  Built in GPS, accelerometer, and gyroscope provide location and position information to go along with your footage.

The cam becomes available in South Korea in June, with a launch in North America and Europe to follow.  Price and full specs won't be available until the launch, but here are the key specs:

  • Camera: 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP / 1.55 x 1.55㎛pixels
  • Connectivity: LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / USB Type-C 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.1
  • Video Recording: UHD 30fps / FHD 60fps / HD 120fps
  • Video Live Streaming: HD 30fps
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Size: 35 x 35 x 77.9mm
  • Weight: 95g
  • Battery: 1,400mAh
  • Others: IP67 / GPS / Accelerometer / Gyroscope
  • Color: Light Gray
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This new smart watch from Garmin is their first using Mio Heart Rate Technology to monitor heart rate at the wrist, alleviating the need for a chest strapped based sensor.  The watch's color display shows your heart rate zone and beats per minute at a glance while also keeping track of your steps, calories burned and distance traveled throughout the day.

As a Forerunner 225 owner you have exclusive access to Garmin Connect, where you can track your progress and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. You can also join online challenges and connect, compete and compare with friends and family.  Suggest price is $299.99 USD and is available now for pre-order.

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