was awesome when it worked but hardware is faulty.
Fresh "Fresh", Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: Here we go...bought it because it was cheaper for an action cam and came with a lot of extras. Used maybe 5 times then decided to use as a dash cam. After about 2 weeks went to turn it on and the power button snapped lose inside. THOUGHT it was broken so called and emailed the company and they said: button often snapped loose inside, take flat head screw driver pop off old button and we will mail out new button ASAP.
Summary: Good features REALLY BAD QUALITY. I bought TWO of these. Stupid me. The socket where you plug in the Car or other charger is CHEAPLY attacked to the circuit board. I was VERY careful with this thing. Left it attached to my windshield with the cigarette lighter power adapter plugged in at all times. Never touched it. The simple weight of the wire over the course of a few months, ripped the socket from the circuit board. There is NO way to fix it.
Summary: camera work really well and picture is very clear. I do not like to use the sticky base on the dash unable to find cleaner to remove glue. With that being said, the price is competitive and it take awhile to figure out the different settings. The book needs more step by step instructions.
Below average usability and then the on/off switch broke
9 August 2013
Summary: Quality and sound are reasonable for the price. Usability of the device itself is an issue. If you are trying to set it up quickly and in bright light, it is easy to mess up and end up not capturing the moment. For example, it is too easy to accidentally turn VOX on. The single record button both starts and stops recording, which means sometimes you when you mean to start recording you stop it instead (having forgot to stop recording the previous session).
Summary: over all I love this little camera, the cuality of the cam itself and the movies, plenty of features even a remote. I don't have expirience withthe Hero, I admit, but I don't find a good reason to expend that much having this beauty. the only reason I take back 1 star is for its low light performance that could be improve. asking to much? specially for the price? Judege yourself.
Summary: In a market where rapid obsolescence is almost assured, this little device is a great value. From what I can tell, it performs just as well as far more expensive devices - which is to say, it isn't perfect but it gets the job done. Picture is fine, audio, as with competing devices, is terrible, but the biggest plus is that the package includes mounting accessories for just about any situation you might encounter.