GoBandit Live video camera £350

More than just a camera

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The Live packs more than a video camera into its sturdy, palm-sized plastic package. It’ll pretty much record every aspect of your ride, with a built-in GPS, three-axis accelerometers, barometric altimeter and an ANT+ receiver that can pick up signals from a heart rate monitor. 

GoBandit’s own software lets you overlay data on your footage. Key settings can be adjusted on the camera, although the two-button menu isn’t the easiest to use. Once set up, starting and stopping is by way of a chunky slide switch with audible beeps keeping you informed. Plus, if you’ve got an iPhone you can install GoBandit’s app and use your phone as a viewfinder screen.

The GoBandit comes with a choice of mounts, but you must stump up another £20 for an XC-style vented helmet mount that puts the camera flat on top of your lid – the lens bezel can be rotated to get your image aligned correctly.

The camera offers its full 170-degree viewing angle in all modes right up to 1080p, and image quality is strong.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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