Top Line: Contour+ comes with a Bluetooth transmitter and GPS receiver. The Bluetooth links it to an iPhone, allowing precision aiming and settings adjustments. The GPS links location information to your video in the StoryTeller software — very cool. The lens rotates 270 degrees, mitigating the need for excess mounting accessories.
Wins: Integrating GPS position into videos adds a cool perspective. Loved the iPhone control and viewfinder app.
Losses: A self-timer would be handy, but we used time lapse in its place. You can’t Bluetooth-transmit to iPhone when it’s inside the underwater case. Both the iPhone app and StoryTeller were glitchy, hampering adjustments and viewfinding. It shoots only 5-megapixel still images.
Photo Finish: We found the cam to focus at under a foot but were disappointed in the field of view at HD — only 130 degrees. Video clarity was almost equal to the top scorer in our tests. We marked the camera down significantly because of glitches in the Contour Connect app that hampered adjustments. However, support response was rapid.
In the Box
Two rotating flat surfaces and one side mount give a few mounting options.
Waterproof to 60 meters (197 feet) but the “Connect” app doesn’t work in the case.
Many more mounting options with rotating base and straps.