GoPro HD Helmet HERO Review
We’re not exaggerating when we say the GoPro HD Helmet HERO is the best high definition helmet camera in the world, securing its place at the top of the industry. Able to shoot professional-grade crystal clear footage in 1080p, 960p, and 720p HD resolutions at 30 and 60 frames per second, the GoPro HERO is a serious camera that will quickly silence even the most skeptical of critics.
The three different HD resolutions gives you the sharp, professional quality that makes you feel like you are right back in the action allowing you to relive your adrenaline rich activities over and over again. This camera packs a punch with all its capabilities yet is so lightweight it won’t interfere with your performance.
GoPro HD Helmet Mount
The camera comes with a variety of mounts that allow you to capture the best angles of any activity. This means skydivers can record their breathtaking maneuvers through the air, skiers are able to produce films to dazzle their friends, bungee jumpers can relive their exhilarating experience, and mountaineers are able to film stomach-churning vertical shots. The options are limitless. Heck, even horseback riders have been seen galloping along wearing this helmet camera.
The killer wide angle lens provides the largest field of view of any other wearable camera on the market. This camera allows the maximum field of view crucial for capturing every bump, curve, and jump whether you’re recording motor cross, mountain biking, or snowboarding. No more cutting off your friends’ heads or losing important parts of your scene. You never have to miss a lick of the action again.
In addition to shooting world-class video, the GoPro Helmet HERO also has the ability to shoot automatic, hands-free 5MP pictures at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals. Simply press the shutter button once and record up to 2 1/2 hours of ultra-high quality photos. Your HD Hero will do the rest capturing your tricks with stills in perfect consecutive order. Ride your heart out and don’t worry about a thing as the camera effortlessly documents your amazing skills. Or use the self-timer to take those traditional group shots.
GoPro HD Helmet HERO Review – Battery Life
Another feature we liked is that the GoPro HD Helmet HERO battery allows for up to 2 1/2 hours of recording time on a single charge, and up to 9 hours when a 32GB SD card is used. The camera can be used while charging which can be useful on road trips where you may want to leave the camera rolling. It also features an integrated battery heating system for keeping your battery warm during winter activities.
Add to all this, the HD Helmet HERO includes high definition sound and helps filter out unwanted wind and background noise without eliminating it completely, which allows the viewer to experience the reality of the experience.
As a result, the speed, rush, and energy are enhanced by the audio as opposed to being drowned out by it. GoPro understands that good sound is as important as good video. For example, you may want to add to the moment by filming a short chat during a break in the action with your friends.
And if that isn’t enough, the HD Helmet HERO is waterproof up to 180 feet and shockproof. GoPros are built to take a beating and a spin across the asphalt is not a problem. Replacement lens kits are also available for only $20, so you don’t have to worry about scratching the tempered glass lens while going for glory.
As with all consumer investments, you get what you pay for and the GoPro Helmet HERO is among the world’s most affordable 1080p high definition camcorder of any kind. Developed for professional use, but at a consumer price, this camera is a deal. Customers are wild for this product which adds richness and value to the adrenaline-producing experience. And why not?
What’s Included With the GoPro HD Helmet HERO?
The GoPro HD Helmet HERO comes with many mounting capabilities that allow you to capture creative angles to enhance your films. It includes mounts for attaching the camera to three helmets and two vehicles or pieces of gear.
Also included is an adjustable head strap which allows you to wear the GoPro camera like a headlamp. The camera is mounted by simply pulling the strap over the helmet, allowing it to be quickly and easily transferred from one helmet to another.
Last but not least, as we wrap up this GoPro HD review, it’s important to note that the GoPro HD Helmet HERO is compatible with all other GoPro HERO camera mounting accessories, making it extremely easy to expand the functionality of your camera for motorsports, biking, surfing, and more. It can even be worn on the chest or wrist.
The GoPro HD Helmet HERO includes:
- 1 HD HERO Camera (5 megapixel)
- 2 Curved, 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
- 1 Component Video (HDTV) Cable
- 1 Composite Video + Audio Out Cable
- 1 USB Cable
- 1 Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
- 2 Flat, 3M Adhesive Mounts
- 2 Quick-Release Buckles
- 1 Three-Way Pivoting Side Arm Assembly
- 1 Headlamp-Style Head Strap
- 1 Waterproof Quick-Release Housing (180’/60 m)
- 1 Vented Helmet Strap
- One year warranty