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Old 11-10-2012, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Helmet cam

Im looking at buying a helmet cam and i was just looking for ideas on what to get. The only thing i really want it to have is a GPS. Just need ideas.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally have and love a contour gps model but the new contour (Contour 2) is even better. You can access your camera settings through a smartphone app and watch the videos after. I definitely recommend this one
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If all you want is a GPS, I have a Nuvi550 and have all the snowmobile trails in it! I has turn by by turn navigation!
But I have been touing with the idea of getting helmet camtoo, just wondering who should wear it?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I want the gps because most of the riding i do is off the trails.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So whats with the helmet cam?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Want the cam but i would like the cam to have a gps. are there any other cams that have a built in gps?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just so there's no confusion, helmet cams with gps are not used for navigation. The gps function embeds gps data into the video.

If you want gps for navigation you'll need to get a gps navigational device like a Garmin Nuvi
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think the contours are pretty slick, the gps is integrated to google maps so I believe and you can see entire rec. Trip on a map.. Ive got a go pro and love it!
Ive used it for 3 years, skiing, snowmobiling,rock climbing, mtn. Biking, dirt biking, kayaking, you name it! Never had a complaint.

I dont like the contour cause I like to keep my secret zones a secret! No mapped out route to get there


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* dont hold me to the google maps comment, they may have developed their own map program. ?

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Old 11-12-2012, 05:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If all you want is a GPS, I have a Nuvi550 and have all the snowmobile trails in it! I has turn by by turn navigation!
But I have been touing with the idea of getting helmet camtoo, just wondering who should wear it?
we need to mount a cam on thee hood of yours so we can see the oh shoot look on your face as you fly over the bars next time you hit a manhole, or maybe a telephone pole lol

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I personally have and love a contour gps model but the new contour (Contour 2) is even better. You can access your camera settings through a smartphone app and watch the videos after. I definitely recommend this one
The GPS model has the same feature... being able to access live video, and change settings, through your smartphone.

As for embedding GPS data in the movie files, as someone else suggested - that's not exactly what it does. It actually creates a separate data file that contains the GPS info. Their app syncs the two files as it plays the video, and in a separate window it plays the GPS track superimposed on a Google map.

I've had mine for a couple years now, and really like it a lot. You can even export the GPS track, and import it into any GPS unit that will allow you to import GPS data.
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