The Gear Junkie Scoop: ContourGPS


By Stephen Regenold

In the I-didn't-know-we-needed-that category this month,Contour Inc. of Seattlehas unveiled the world’s first GPS-enabled helmet camera. The 1080p videocamera, called the ContourGPS, comes with a GPS built in to capture and recordyour location once per second while on the move. It is touted as ushering in a"new era of location-based video."

At the same time, the company ( islaunching a new part of its web site where ContourGPS users can upload videos,share stories, and track their recorded adventures on a map. The company toutsthe entire process as something like combining an easy-to-use video camera withYouTube and Google maps.

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