I had the GoPro HD for a year and loved it, my wife and I took tons of videos on all our trips, even took it to Mexico and used it snorkeling and sight seeing. Great little camera.
Unfortunately this weekend at some point between Winthrop and Diablo Lake (I think where they have the gravel sections is my guess) it fell off. Didn't notice until we stopped at Diablo and I wasn't going to go back looking for it (needle in a haystack, probably bounced into a ditch somewhere, but if you find it, please PM me! )
I was just going to pick up another one, since they are relatively inexpensive and tough camera (just maybe have a lanyard next time, the suction mount worked at ridiculously high speeds, I have no idea why it let go this time) but was interested in the ContourGPS as it logs distance, time, elevation, google maps. Interesting and might be fun. But it seemed like pretty pricey as you need to buy all the accessories extra, as GoPro comes with (waterproof case, etc).
Does anyone have any experience with the ContourGPS or other options over GoPro? Preferably like to keep it $500 or less, and image quality and stability are key.
I want to pick up one before we go to Mt. St. Helens this weekend and both are available here in Vancouver.