Contour GPS Camera
New Zealand design company, DESIGN sense teamed up with Contour to develop the Contour GPS camera, a camera that offers real freedom to move.
Contour GPS is a hands-free, pocket-sized video camera that easily attaches to helmets, motorcycles or mountain bikes, ideal for capturing adventures where both hands are needed on the wheel.
This model is equipped with GPS and Bluetooth technology, allowing it to track a journey while shooting footage, and adjust settings and check viewfinder via users’ smart phones.
Design Director of DESIGNsense, Michael Denton explains, “Contour were wanting to put GPS into the camera so they could expand the user experience [to allow] the display of speed, distance and tracking, using Googlemaps to plot the path of the video shot.”
The first hands-free video camera to record full HD video with integrated GPS, Contour represents a remarkable step forward in the field; merging innovative technology with efficient design.
“The core concept for the camera was to keep the functional interface as simple as possible as in most cases the user is operating blind,” says Denton.
Contour GPS weighs just 147 grams, features an elegant brushed aluminium body and a lens capable of 180 degree rotation to guarantee a horizontal shooting angle even when mounted on uneven surfaces.
Winner of the 2011 Red Dot Award for Product Design, Contour GPS need never leave the adventurer’s side… or helmet.