GoPro or No?

Wheel full 70pxIt’s been suggested that I buy a GoPro camera to take on the trip.

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Wheel full 70pxThey look like a pretty nifty device. The idea of automatically documenting the ride as you go along is appealing. But…

1.  It looks high maintenance. Memory cards? Power? Weather resistance?
2. Bike riding is inherently not really smooth. Video quality?
3. Comfort. What is it like to have one of these hanging off your helmet all day?
4. Utility. Does anyone really want to look at 500 or so hours of YouTube video of a quirky route across the US shot at around 10 miles an hour? Doesn’t Google Maps pretty much offer that without all the pedalling?

Wheel full 70pxSo I know nothing about having and using a GoPro. Is it really the best use of around $400 out of the ride budget? I welcome discussion of this, and particularly by folks who have used one of these gadgets.

David Edgren

One thought on “GoPro or No?

  1. You can mount the GoPro to the handlebars, instead of the helmet. That can steady the video quite a bit. I can’t opine about the rest with any authority, as I don’t have one.

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