Summary: This camera is superior than others in having the lcd screen and small profile camera head, but don't be fooled into purchasing anything from V.I.O. or it may cost you. Price: costs a LOT more than the competitors Accessories: you will need them and WOW will you have to pay top dollar to get them. $90 just for a mounting kit. Repairs: They don't do them. Something breaks, buy a new one. Firmware updates: You have to BUY them too!
Summary: I purchased this camera at Amazon and have used it for six months now. I have also used other helmet-mounted video cameras. This camera has a couple features that no other camera system under $500 has, so if you need those features you have to get this camera. However, many of the details about using this camera have been absolutely maddening and I've cursed VIO aloud many times.
Summary: Works awesome, allows me to free my hands up especially when recording tours over seas. It does not take the place of a handheld or a shoulder cam, but it allows for better mounting options. You can be a Warren Miller with this cam.
Summary: Love the rugged unit. Very easy to use. Love the loop mode so I don't have to record all day, just tag the good stuff. The wireless remote is the only detractor. You have to have it close to the unit so if you have the main unit in your backpack you have to get your wrist close to it in order to tag a loop. Very long battery life with rechargeable batteries. I would also recommend the extra mounting kit as it has many more mounts that will give you more flexibility.