Contour Contour+ 2

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83

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Contour+2 review: the best consumer helmet camera on the market

Summary

Contour's latest POV camera is the one we'd choose for helmet-required action sports.

from $299+
Pros
  • Great, discreet designRotatable lensWireless connectivityQuick, accurate GPS
Cons
  • Middling audio qualityStill pricey
Contour+2 review: the best consumer helmet camera on the market
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Contour+ helmet cam goes official, bringing 1080p video with wider viewing angle

Contour+ vs. GoPro HD Hero2: through the desert and into the skies

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It's been a little while since the two major players in the helmet cam industry, Contour and GoPro, refreshed their wares. Contour launched its Contour+ and Roam models last summer, while GoPro delivered the HD Hero2 late last year. As our extensive testing can attest, both companies put out great cameras, but with Sony about to get in the game with its $199 Action Cam, the pair need to raise their games -- and that's exactly what Contour is doing with the Contour+2.

This logically named follow-up to the Contour+ is a big step forward on many levels, still delivering 1080p recording while offering many design and software improvements, including the ability to use your smartphone not just as a viewfinder, but to start and stop recording, too. Plus, at $400, it's $100 cheaper than last year's offering -- and that's despite coming with a fully waterproof case. Join us as we put it through its paces.

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Scores

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83
 

Breakdown

Video recording quality
8.0
Portability
8.0
Battery life
6.0
Durability
6.8
Design and form factor
8.8
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Specs

Contour+

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld
Media type
Memory card
Recording time
150 mins
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Specs

Contour+

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld
Media type
Memory card
Recording time
150 mins
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