ContourHD wearable camcorder delivers 720p video, shoots lasers

While not as rugged as its competition, the ContourHD features video quality and user-friendliness that is far better than any other helmet cam we've tested.

ContourHD pictured with optional windshield mount
Check out our full review of the ContourHD wearable camcorder. Josh P. Miller/CNET

The ContourHD by VholdR is a tube-style camcorder designed to be worn as a helmet camera for recording extreme activities. But this is Car Tech and I'm a car guy, so I mostly tested the camera using the optional suction cup windshield mount. After reviewing the footage, I'm rather impressed.

The ContourHD features an attractive design, but a limited feature set. Unlike its competition from GoPro and Oregon Scientific, the ContourHD isn't submersible and doesn't feature a still-photography mode or a viewfinder, optical or digital.

But what the ContourHD lacks in bullet-pointed features, it makes up for with fantastic performance. It is one of the few helmet cams on the market to record in 720p high definition. Its idiot-proof two-button interface makes this camera the easiest of the bunch to use on the go, even while wearing gloves. With a pair of integrated laser sights, the camera is easy to adjust and aim while attached to your head, your bike, or your car, eliminating the need for a viewfinder. Quite frankly, I wish more devices came with lasers. They just make life easier.

Check out our full review of the ContourHD wearable camcorder .

 

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