Gobandit rugged HD digital camcorder packs GPS, ready for extreme sports

The Gobandit HD digital camcorder recently debuted at ISPO 10 last week, and its touting itself as "the world’s first GPS action camera."

The Gobandit HD digital camcorder recently debuted at ISPO 10 last week, and its touting itself as "the world’s first GPS action camera."

The lightweight yet durable Gobandit is intended to be taken on the road and into the wild. The action cam especially being targeted towards videographers shooting extreme sports, given the camera's improved recording speeds.

Videos can be shot in either HD or SD, at a maximum of 720p at 30fps. Users also have the option to capture some 5-megapixel action stills within 3 to 5 second intervals.

Like many other digital cameras and camcorders coming out this year, the Gobandit also incorporates GPS technology, automatically noting the shooting location, but also some outdoor sports statistics like altitude, distance and real-time speeds. All of this can be saved to either the 2 GB of built-in memory space or SDHC card up to 32 GB.

However, it's not clear just how rugged and durable this camcorder is, based on the website profile. We know its waterproof, but its obvious that if this camera is taken out for some adventures, it's going to tumble around a bit. I want to know how shockproof this device is and how much abuse it can withstand.

The action cam will go on sale in April and is available for pre-order now for £299.99 ($473). Until then, Gobandit has published some videos of some extreme sports demonstrating the digital cam's recording speeds, which you can check out on Vimeo.

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