Summary: I'm having a difficult time deciding whether to give this 3 or 4 stars, because my feelings are truly mixed. Why the mixed feelings? Well, the biggest issue I've experienced so far came from having a memory card that was more than half full. Rather than recording continuous files as usual, my ROAM2 recorded random amounts of time before shutting off. One recording cut out after 30 seconds, the next after 5 minutes, despite having plenty of room on the card.
Solid Build Quality, Very Functional, Poor Video Performance.
9 October 2014
Summary: The build quality, durabilty and overall functionality are great. It's very simple and easy to use. For a motorcycle helmet (what I'm using it for) as well as other various action sports like biking / kayaking / etc this really is pretty great because the ease of use and versatility is all there. That being said, the quality of HD video you get is fair at best. Even if 1080p High Quality the video is very muddy and compressed.
Summary: Seems like a decent camcorder but I wish that I had done a little more research before I bought it. After I received the camera I discovered that Contour had gone out of business. I have been able to locate the required software to operate the camera so it;s been good so far.
Summary: One of the camera's works great. The other is a piece of sh**. I know it's probably not on the seller, I've been checking and there are a few chat sites that say its a manufacturers defect. It's still a pain in the butt.
Summary: I'm offering a review of the Contour Roam2 Waterproof HD camera. First: I have to express my disappointment in discovering I didn't need the iPhone app for Contour Camera, listed as Contour Connect in the app store, because this camera does NOT have Bluetooth capability. What a letdown. Also the camera will have to be configured via the Contour Storyteller software while connected to my laptop via a supplied USB cable.
Summary: As I am sure most of you know that contour is having some issues staying afloat but I am a fan of their Roam 2 camera. Easy to use and it works great at 720p-60 as I made about 2 hours worth of film with the unit mounted to my bike (not my helmet but my bike via a Minoura mount) in fact the versatility of mounting devices (side mounts or tripod) and lens rotation to me one of the single best point of difference vs the gopro.
Form and functionality meet with a river in the middle
21 May 2013
Summary: After returning my Hero3 black for various reasons, I decided to save a few bucks and try out the Contour ROAM2 instead. While not directly competitive of the hero3 Black, I felt that the price point and form factor would be better suited to my primary need as a motorcycle helmet cam. Prior to purchase, I honestly spent more time reading reviews of the Contour+2 than I did the ROAM2, but opted for the cheaper ROAM2 instead. That decision came back to bite me.
Summary: I bought the Contour Roam2 and the Polaroid XS100. The Polaroid has better video by far in low light condition. You can actually dive with the Polaroid unlike the contour. The polaroid comes with so much hardware to connect to anything that moves, with the Contour I had hard time even to get it on my helment. And btw you save $40 with the Polaroid. Go for the Polaroid.