Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 4K action cam unveiled with voice control
Garmin has introduced the VIRB Ultra 30, a rugged action camera capable of recording 4K/30fps footage. Despite its small size, Garmin packs a bunch of sensors and features into the camera, including GPS, voice control to start recording, a touchscreen display and a high-sensitivity microphone. The VIRB offers what Garmin calls 3-axis image stabilization, but it’s available up to 1440/60p, which leads us to believe it’s digital.
In addition to 4K footage, the new VIRB action camera can record 720p/240fps slow motion video and can capture 12 megapixel still images. Content is stored on a microSD card. The touchscreen display works when the camera is enclosed in its waterproof case, as does the microphone, according to Garmin. That waterproof case includes an anti-glare coated and water-repellant lens.
In addition to changing settings via the touchscreen display, the VIRB Ultra 30 supports Sensory TrulyHandsfree voice control. Commands like ‘OK Garmin, remember that’ for tagging moments and ‘OK Garmin, start recording’ are supported. Additionally, the camera can be controlled remotely using the VIRB app on a tablet or smartphone. The VIRB app is complemented by the Garmin VIRB Edit desktop software for post-processing.