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The best consumer helmet camera on the market

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This helmet camera doesn't take any big steps forward with audio or video quality compared to the competition. Then again, with 1080p recording in a package this small, and a line-in for audio from whatever source you want, it could be argued there's not a lot of headway to make there. The improvements here lie elsewhere, with the addition of a fully waterproof case, better wireless viewing and control from mobile devices over Bluetooth, easy video sharing and an MSRP that's $100 cheaper than last year's model. While it's still about $100 more than the GoPro HD Hero2, the wireless functionality and GPS tracking here more than make up for that.

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$379.99

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Critic reviews

7.7
5 reviews
  • Video recording quality
    8.1
  • Audio recording quality
    6.0
  • Recording capacity
  • Battery life
    6.0
  • Durability
    6.8
  • Portability
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.9

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User reviews

9.0
2 reviews
  • Video recording quality
    9.0
  • Audio recording quality
    8.0
  • Recording capacity
    10
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Durability
    9.0
  • Portability
    10
  • Ease of use
    10
  • Design and form factor
    9.0
9.0
CNET Sep 7, 2012

The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line into one simple, powerful flagship model.

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7.0
Gizmodo Oct 4, 2012

The Contour+2 is not a bad product. Yes, we had a couple of problems, but it still offers great image quality in a versatile device.

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7.0
CNET AU Oct 26, 2012

The Contour+2 is ideal for action adventurers who want a helmet camera with a simple recording control. For other applications, the Contour+2 presents a frustrating user experience, which is disappointing, given its premium price.

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7.0
Reviewed.com Camcorders Oct 18, 2012

If you’re a Contour enthusiast who simply wants to know whether the Contour+2 is better than the original Contour+, then our answer for you is simple: Yes it is. By a huge margin. The Contour+2 performs better, is easier to use, and costs less than the Contour+.

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9.0
michaelmcnally michaelmcnally

I use this guy for skiing and biking. Works as advertised. The video quality and wide angle view are fantastic. I like the blue tooth connection to control it. I wish I could stream video from the camera to my iphone to the network so I could share live video with friends. The only beef I have...

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9.0
srogers srogers

Has worked great for me - downside is that Contour is in receivership, so the future of the cameras is uncertain.

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