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aespidol 01-03-2013 08:15 AM

Upgrade Contour Roam 2?
 
I'm debating between getting the roam 2 and the original roam. Is the roam 2 worth the upgrade or am I just being cheap? Also I'm considering the Sony cam but it doesn't seem people have been too happy about it.

MikeCL 01-03-2013 09:30 AM

in the same boat.. but given that the older contour roam is cheaper I might get that instead, the extra frame rate stuff for me does not matter for me.

aespidol 01-03-2013 09:42 AM

That's what I was thinking as well. Wasn't sure if the extra fps was worth it. Also I remember a hack for the original roam floating around to record in 60fps. But I don't know if it is blocked by the current firmware.

MikeCL 01-03-2013 09:44 AM

Hmm first I heard of a hack.. off season I would be mounting it in the car.

onel0wcubn 01-03-2013 09:53 AM

I have my Contour GPS I'll sell you. The GPS is a great feature imo.. map out your runs and speed/altitude.

MikeCL 01-03-2013 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onel0wcubn (Post 560516)
I have my Contour GPS I'll sell you. The GPS is a great feature imo.. map out your runs and speed/altitude.

I've always wondered how the GPS one worked, the mapping stuff I take it uses a external program?

onel0wcubn 01-03-2013 10:07 AM

theres a whole bunch of software that can incorporate the gps file that comes with the videos. Contour storyteller does it pretty well too.. here are some vids I did with mine that mapped it out..

https://contour.com/videos/watch/mar...ummit-main-629

https://contour.com/videos/watch/the-arch-at-cabo

https://contour.com/videos/watch/lake-fairfax-trails--2

MikeCL 01-03-2013 10:11 AM

That's pretty cool

poutanen 01-03-2013 10:13 AM

Hmmm around me the roam and roam 2 are still the same price. I owned the Roam, and sold it for $150 when I saw the roam 2 coming out, now I'm waiting for it to come down a little.

The 60 fps thing is what was drawing me to the roam 2.

I thought about getting the GPS or +2 (which includes GPS) but I want a track of my entire days runs, not just when I'm filming. So I have a garmin forerunner 410 that I wear on my forearm under my jacket. Cost $160 just before xmas. And if/when the roam 2 comes down in price I'll probably pick one up again.

I might actually wait for the next gen and see if they can ram 120 fps in there...

onel0wcubn 01-03-2013 10:14 AM

i think so..

i wasnt a fan of the roam series because of the battery.. i dont like the concept of not being able to remove the battery.


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