Test Drive Rental Program: VholdR ContourGPS HD Action Camcorder – 1080p – 5.0 MP Camera

Snowpals’ Test Drive Rental Program for the 2012-13 Snow Season: 

For most, the VholdR Contour GPS HD Action Camcorder is the best of the best: you can test drive it before committing to buying one. To rent it,  .

The gist of it:

Rental fee: $10 per day or $15 for two days

Fully Refundable Rental Deposit: $299 via PayPal(accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and debit cards)

Rental Pick-Up Location: Cupertino, CA. Exact pick-up address will be provided once rental payment have been received. Other Bay Area locations to be arranged. Drop-off service available: a minimal drop-off fee may be assessed to cover delivery expense; for details.

What’s included in the rental:

  • ContourGPS Camcorder / Camera
  • Upgraded 15 GB SD Card
  • Waterproof Case: locks out moisture while still allowing fully featured operation and is waterproof up to 60 meters(196.8 feet)
  • Rotating Flat Surface Mounts (2)
  • Goggle Mount
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • USB Cable
More About the Contour GPS Camcorder:

“Video mapping from the world’s smallest and lightest gps video camera. The ContourGPS captures beautiful 1080p video. It utilizes a 135° wide-angle rotating lens that delivers a true high quality image that captures all the action with minimal distortion and fish-eye. It records Full HD in all its glory.
GPS Receiver
Add an entire new layer to your storytelling. The built-in GPS receiver tracks your location, speed, and altitude while also recording in beautiful hands free HD.

Using our storyteller application you can assemble and upload your run to contour.com and watch it via interactive map and video player that allows you to rewind, fast forward or click to the best parts in your run.

The most connected video camera in the world, ContourGPS has built-in Bluetooth and a mobile App to turn your phone into a wireless viewfinder. Available on the Apple iOS platform, ContourGPS enables your iPhone or iPod Touch to line up your shot and change your settings in real-time. Hands-free video just got a lot more hands-free.


The ContourGPS and Contour+ have a built-in Bluetooth® chip that works with the new iOS or Android Contour app to enable your phone to become a wireless viewfinder. Now you can configure your camera settings in real-time and preview what your camera sees, all from the most remote locations.


The Contour Mobile App gives you the preview screen you’ve always wanted for your Contour camera: a screen that fits in the palm of your hand. Now you can preview what your camera sees before you begin recording.


With the new Contour app you can change your settings wirelessly in real-time. Select your video mode, adjust your microphone volume, change your lighting conditions, or configure your GPS, whether you’re on the side of a mountain, on top of a dune, or deep in the woods.

Hands Free
The camera, at only 5.2 ounces is the smallest and lightest combination of hands-free video and GPS. It’s also easy to operate and use. As simple as sliding a single oversized switch forward to start recording, even with a pair of gloves on. In addition we make it simple to line up your shot with a rotating lens and two lasers that assure you get that perfect shot.” – source: Contour


Watch youtube reviews of the Contour GPS HD Video Camera:

– by RevZilla

– by pointofviewcameras

Watch a youtube video of snow sports highlights:

– by Contour GPS HD


Photos submitted by Snowpals:

Squaw Valley USA on Thursday January 19, 2012 photo submitted by Kate N of San Francisco, CA:

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