Frustration is setting up the new helmet cam with visions of capturing a killer ride on video only to discover upon playback all that was recorded was blue sky.
Dialing in the various hands-free, point-of-view cameras on the market takes time and usage. And even then knowing what is actually being recorded can sometimes be a guessing game. But a cool new twist to “helmet cams” is being developed by the folks at Contour.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Contour announced new Bluetooth technology built into the ContourGPS cameras allowing users to view a live stream of what their cameras are seeing on their mobile phones.
The apps needed to use with the built-in Contour Bluetooth technology are not too far from being released. The company says applications are currently being developed for the iOS and Android platforms. Customers on the iOS platform will need to buy the Contour ConnectView accessory card to pair with the device. The iOS app is pending approval and the Android is set for spring 2011.