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Contour GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of Contour GPS. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and price are generally positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the performance and connectivity, and there are some mixed views about the durability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Contour GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Contour GPS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The durability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the price.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Contour GPS Full HD Helmet CameraContour GPS Full HD Helmet Camera

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Contour GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and size are overall positive. The design and portability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the connectivity and battery. Reviews are divided on the durability.

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61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Contour GPS Full HD Helmet CameraContour GPS Full HD Helmet Camera

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Contour GPS HD Wearable Camcorder Camera 1400 review: Contour GPS HD Wearable Camcorder Camera 1400

 

Slotting in between the ContourHD and the Contour+ is the ContourGPS sports camera. This HD sports camera blends the ease of use of the entry-level camera with the most useful features of the top-of-the-line model in Contour's catalog.

The ContourGPS is compact and configurable, yet also extremely easy to pick up and use. Laser sights and a rotating lens help to aim the camera while mounted without the need for a viewfinder. The camera can connect to an Android or iOS device using an...

Using the live-view function with an iPhone requires a $30 Connect View card.

The Contour GPS sports camera is the sweet spot in Contour's sports camera lineup, offering most of the features that most owners will find useful, and at an affordable price.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

ContourGPS helmet cam review [updated]

 

Helmet cameras have now achieved the pinnacle of HD recording: 1080p. If you have the cash, a head, and a pastime worth filming you have a few choices

Same streamlined design ; Even easier to use with gloves on ; Good quality video

Wind noise ; Unable to configure camera w/o software

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Contour GPS review

 

Contour's GPS is a hands-free action camera that can capture video at 1,920x1,080 at 30fps and has a built-in GPS receiver so can overlay video with a map of your route, plus speed and elevation. There's also built-in Bluetooth, which means you can use...

As long as you don't expect quality to rival footage on BBC HD, the Contour GPS is a decent hands-free action camera

Jul, 2011

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

ContourGPS Helmet Cam

 

The ContourGPS HD camera is characterised by a clear language of form. The slender, rounded base smoothly flows into the slightly wider, cylindrical body of the camera. Via the TRail Mount System – two parallel grooves to each side of the base – the...

Expert review by: Giles Hill (reghardware.co.uk)

Contour GPS Bluetooth camcorder

 

Review Contour has been making a lot of noise recently about the new wireless viewfinder feature for its HD range of helmet cameras. With these units being necessarily small, the idea is that the viewfinder bulk is taken care of by using your phone's...

If Contour gets the app up to scratch, and maybe knocks a few quid off the price, it would be onto a stunning product. As it stands, the Contour GPS camera is only really worth the investment if you’re likely to give it frequent and varied use. ®

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Nick Barber (techworld.com)

Contour GPS review

 

The Contour GPS hands free camcorder crams a 1080p sensor, Bluetooth and GPS radios, removable storage and a rechargeable battery into a small, lightweight package. Designed for outdoorsy types and extreme sports enthusiasts, the video quality is good...

The ContourGPS is the company's flagship hands free camcorder with a feature set really aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts and people who lead very active lives outdoors. The video quality is good, the audio quality leaves a little to be desired, but...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: gadgetgeek12 (cnet.com)

"good product"

 

got mine from %s great website, check it out

easy to use, good camera lens

too many issues

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: photoguymacon (newegg.com)

Great camera

 

I am not sure what the other guy was saying about "Mine never recorded any GPS Settings...You also cannot see Speed or Altitude unless you upload the video to their site" not sure where he got his information but you dont have to upload ANYTHING to the...

Size, mounting options, bluetooth for android, HD w/GPS

Setup can be a bit of a chore, limitied video editing without losing gps data

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: SkiScuba&MntBike (abt.com)

Great action shooting on the go

 

This has been a great unit both above and below the sea. small size and lots of great stuff like GPS, iPhone remote screen and more. We have used the unit for Scuba and Mnt Biking and realy like it.

Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization

No External Mic Input

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: B.Russell (productreview.com.au)

Contour GPS failed after 80 hours use.

 

After purchasing a Contour GPS in 2010 for a N.Z. Mountain bike trip I was excited to record our expeditions but after several firmware updates prior to departure and several failed recordings during our trip I now have to conclude that after a maximum...

Great form factor and mounting equipment / accessories available

Persistent firmware upgrades that failed to deliver reliable performance.

Feb, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Sensor Size:1/2.5''
Smartphone Remote Control: No
Touchscreen: No

Connectivity

HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
PictBridge: No
USB:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera / Compact Camera
Resolution:Full HD
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
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