Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
While the GoPro works great for handlebars or chest mount, I really dislike the idea of using it for a helmet-mount application. It's just too clunky with its flat-to-the-wind shape. But GoPro is the 800-lb gorilla of the market.
My first helmet cam was a Tachyon; it was garbage - it turned itself off at random, never staying on for more than 5 minutes at a time. The Tachyon folks kept telling me I was using bad memory, but the memory I used should have been fine. When it finally fell off warranty I opened it up to discover very shoddy assembly and my specific problem was caused by a broken wire. They, of course, claimed that I must have broken it and refused to fix it. So I ended up getting a Contour HD instead. It's been everything the Tachyon wished it was, and I've been happy with it.