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Contour Connect View – A Bluetooth Smartphone App For LCD Preview and Control On the Contour GPS

An LCD Preview System For the Contour GPS
While the Contour GPS cameras are best for outdoor adventure what’s been missing for a while is a necessary LCD viewfinder. While many other helmet cameras have the identical problem, Contour went about dealing with it in a completely new way. They have unveiled the Contour Connect View Bluetooth card with mobile app package allowing clients the ability to peek and frame their videos wirelessly from their iPhone, iTouch or Android mobile devices.

The Contour GPS
The Contour GPS helmet camera is on the list of most innovative POV cams among action sports videographers. Its durable enclosure mounts onto the side of cars, motorcycles or any kind of sports equipment and records pristine 720p and 1080p HD video. The GPS functionality in this version gives you acquisition of altitude, position and velocity data that can be played back along with your video footage Autel Maxisys MS909.

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What Is the Contour Connect View?
The Contour Connect View hardware software kit is comprised of two parts. First part features a tiny Bluetooth card which fits into a slit beside the battery of the Contour GPS. The second component is a free iPhone app that is downloaded from iTunes for iPhone and iPod Touch (soon Android and others). With both pieces installed, your iPhone screen will display precisely what the camera is seeing for completely foolproof scene composition. All camcorder configuration settings can also be changed using the free software package.

Benefits Of The Bluetooth Software
The Contour Connect View effortlessly fixes the flaws of rival helmet camera LCD products. Simply, the other cameras have tiny LCDs of 2 inches or smaller and is usually fastened to the camcorder so accurate alignment and previewing your images is laborious because of the awkward location. Connect View allows you to observe precisely what’s occurring in front of the camcorder. On top of that preview, the Connect View lets you alter your camera’s various functions swiping the easy to navigate menus in the wireless app as opposed to other LCD models that use cryptic codes and key pushes or difficult menu controls.

Installing and Using the Contour Connect View
Installing the Contour Connect View is easy. After installing the app to your phone, go to Contour.com and upgrade your firmware on your Contour GPS. Install the Connect View card into your Contour GPS. The Connect View card slot is located to the left of the battery slot and has a “filler” spacer. Remove the spacer and insert the Bluetooth card with the Contour logo facing the battery cavity. Turn the camera on. On your iPhone or iTouch go to Settings,General, Bluetooth. Turn Bluetooth on. On your Contour GPS hold down the Bluetooth button for 5 seconds. It is located on the front of the record button. This will make the LED in the front of the camera flash blue. Contour GPS will show up on the phone menu. Select that device. You should new be able to open your Contour App and it will default to the viewing screen. The Live View screen accurately shows the image and field of view that you will capture although it will be rendered in a lower resolution at 4 frames per second.

Benefits Of The Contour Connect View
The Contour GPS Connect View is a exceptional fix to a regular drawback with action cameras. How can you compose and set up your scene with an easy to see LCD preview display? By employing your regular iPhone’s high definition screen and Bluetooth you take advantage of the largest and widest viewing angle LCD available for a helmet camera. Being cordless and not attached to the camera, frame adjustments and changing your picture is far easier than every other helmet camera. Include the feature to fine-tune your functions at a distance from your camera and the inexpensive price of MSR $30 makes this product a great cost to benefit and a crucial accessory for any owner of the Contour GPS.

Conclusion
With the introduction of the new Contour Connect View micro Bluetooth chip and iPhone (soon for Android) app combo, Contour has most likely the finest LCD preview product of all helmet cam that you can purchase. The clever use of your phone’s large high resolution display and fine-tuning your video camera wirelessly make this the most user friendly display. Add a surprisingly low selling price and any of us can see this being ordered with every Contour GPS camera.

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