Official Contour Connect companion app arrives at Windows Phone Store
Have a Contour camera (www.contour.com)? You can now use your Windows Phone device to control it remotely. The official companion app lets you start and stop video recording from your phone, configure settings on the fly, line up that perfect shot, check your battery and SD card's memory and make sure you have you GPS locked all from your Windows Phone device. The Contour Connect app is still in beta, but you can download and try it out now.
Make sure your camera has the latest firmware to make it work with Contour Connect. Contour+2, Contour+ and ContourGPS devices are supported. Not familiar with their cameras? Some of the specifications on the Contour+2 are 1080p video, 270-degrees rotating lens, 170-degrees wide-angle lens, and up to 120 frames per second.
To connect your phone for the first time, hold the Bluetooth button of the camera for 5 seconds or more, and then pair with your Windows Phone. To reconnect Bluetooth after devices are already paired, simply press and release Bluetooth button on the camera.
Contour has recently completed a financial overhaul and is now under new ownership and management. They currently offer the Contour+2 camera with wireless smartphone connectivity, the waterproof ROAM2, and a full range of accessories. Their cameras are often used to show users' Point of View (POV) in action sports.
Speaking of POV action cameras, another company comes to mind. GoPro is very popular in the market and their Windows Phone app has recently received a big update.
Contour Connect is still in beta stage, but you can download it now from the Windows Phone Store. Their companion app on iOS and Android has been available for a while already, but now Windows Phone users can join the fun. The developers welcome feedback and suggestion about the app via email to Win_Beta@contour.com. Try it out if you own a Contour camera and let us know what you think in the comments!
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