EE launches the world’s first wearable 4G camera – the 4GEE Capture Cam
- 4GEE Capture Cam is the latest addition to EE’s connected device range, and is available today for consumers and small businesses from EE shops and the EE online store
- Lightweight, compact and wearable, the 4GEE Capture Cam is designed to capture everyday adventures and allows users to broadcast live using personal broadcasting service, Skeegle
EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced the availability of the 4GEE Capture Cam, the latest device in EE’s connected range. The lightweight, wearable 4GEE Capture Cam allows users to broadcast live over the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G mobile network and is available immediately for consumers and small business customers to purchase nationwide.
The 4GEE Capture Cam is a lightweight, wearable camera that allows users to stream high definition video of their day-to-day lives. Designed to be small and portable for everyday use, the camera weighs just 90g and can be easily clipped to a bag or jacket or fitted to a variety of mounts and accessories.
Simple to set up and use, the 4GEE Capture Cam can instantly broadcast video live from the camera with a single click of a button allowing businesses to stream video wherever they are to their customers, partners and colleagues; and consumers to share with friends and family, whether it’s a big night out or a quick kick about in the park.
The 4GEE Capture Cam features a high-quality 8MP camera capable of capturing still images and live video at a variety of resolutions and frame rates. It also includes 4GB of internal memory, which expands to up to 64GB with an external memory card, so users can capture hours of video and hundreds of images
The new camera is the latest addition to EE’s connected camera range, following the launch of the 4GEE Action Cam earlier in the year. EE plans to build on this range of cameras for businesses in the coming year, with more details to come in 2016.
Chris Traggio, Director of Connected Products, EE said: “We’ve designed the 4GEE Capture Cam to be lightweight and wearable, making it effortless to carry around with you wherever you go. Whether you’re streaming a family member or friend’s wedding, or a property viewing for a customer, EE has the innovative products and 4G network to keep you connected.”
The 4GEE Capture Cam’s companion app allows users to control all camera functions direct from their smartphone. The smartphone’s screen acts as the camera’s viewfinder, making it easy to set up great shots and capture videos on-the-go.
The companion app features a range of camera controls, including the ability to adjust camera settings, manage image and video files, buy additional data bundles, review data usage and download and share videos. The app is available for both iOS and Android smartphones.
Skeegle live broadcasting
Skeegle is a free, private live-streaming service that has been optimised for 4G and fully integrated with the 4GEE Capture Cam. Skeegle gives 4GEE Capture Cam users three key features: Broadcast (live streaming of video direct from the 4GEE Capture Cam), Catch Up (a personal programme guide containing all the Skeegle videos and streams shared with a user) and Groups (which can create and manage contact groups and allows users to share their streams with as many people as they like). There’s also the option to set up live streams for future events, and send push notifications to contacts to let them know when the next stream will start. Skeegle takes less than a minute to download and to sign up – and only needs a UK mobile phone number, a Facebook account, and an Android or iOS device with the Skeegle app installed.
A range of accessories will be available for the 4GEE Capture Cam from January 2016:
- Waterproof case
- Flexible universal mounting adaptor
The 4GEE Capture Cam is also fully compatible with the existing accessories available for the 4GEE Action Cam. Accessories available:
- Chest mount
- Helmet mount
- Adhesive set mounts
- Bike mount
- Surf mount
- Head strap
- Car suction mount
- The full range can be found at accessories.ee.co.uk
Pricing and Availability
Pay Monthly Plans
4GEE Capture Cam is available as both pay as you go and pay monthly plans. The 4GEE Capture Cam is available for just £10 per month with 1GB of data and £15 per month with 2GB of data, with an upfront cost of £9.99 for new customers and no upfront cost for existing customers on a 24 month plan.
Pay As You Go & Shared
PAYG customers can purchase a 4GEE Capture Cam for £129.99 with 2GB of data pre-loaded, for £149.99 with 6GB of data pre-loaded, or £199.99 with 24GB pre-loaded. Existing EE customers can also add the 4GEE Capture Cam on a Shared Plan for £10 per month.
For small businesses customers, pricing starts at just £15 per month with no upfront cost on 24 month plans, and data allowances range from 4GB to 16GB per month. 4GEE Capture Cam is also available on EE’s Business Connect, the UK’s most flexible business sharer plan from £15 per month.
For more information on the 4GEE Capture Cam, please visit www.ee.co.uk/capturecam
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EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 14,000 employees and 553 retail stores, and serves more than 31 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.
EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012 and is the first European operator to surpass the 10million 4G customer landmark. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 92% of the UK population, with unique double speed 4G reaching 75%. EE’s 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers around 80% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.
In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®; Best Network at the 2014 and 2015 Mobile News Awards; Best Network for Business and Best Consumer Network at the 2014 & 2015 Mobile Industry Awards; Best Network at the 2014 & 2015 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, and Best Network at the What Mobile Awards 2014; Fastest Network at the 2014 uSwitch Mobile Awards; Best Mobile Network at the 2014 Recombu Awards, and Winners of Best Connected Gadget at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2015.