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Contour's wearable camcorder adds GPS, Bluetooth

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A wearable camcorder with GPS and Bluetooth.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp,  a report on gadgets and gear.      There’s more competition in the wearable camcorder space these days, but a pioneer in the field, Contour, is staying ahead of the pack with new features.    The latest model , says founder and CEO Mark Barros, adds GPS….

So we can show you speed, elevation, your path.  So if you ski, you can watch yourself go down the hill in video and watch yourself go down the hill on a map.”

The sturdy, lightweight camera can be mounted on helmets or on vehicles ….and includes Bluetooth as well…

“And with it we can actually connect it to your mobile phone.  So we turn your phone into a viewfinder.   So with hands-free cameras you don’t have a screen.  So now you actually take out your phone and you can see what your camera sees like a screen.”

Apps are on the way for iPhone and Android handsets.  The price, about 350 dollars.   There’s more info at Contour.com.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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