Cateye Inou GPS Camera
Pairing GPS capability with a helmet POV camera allows riders to share a wealth of detailed ride information with other riders across the interwebs. Cateye’s latest creation, the Inou, features both video and still capabilities along with GPS tracking. A lightweight, user friendly design makes using the camera a breeze, but for the technically saavy, the Inou may be lacking.
Simple camera controls and function specific lights make the Inou very easy to operate without the instruction manual. Unlike other POV cameras, Cateye utilizes picture labeled buttons explaining each buttons use, making on trail use simple and effective.
The INOU accepts up to a 32 GB Micro SD card (1gb card included) and runs on two easily replaceable AAA batteries allowing you to expand the cameras needs to suit your adventures. Helmet and handlebar mounting brackets are included with the Inou allowing for some flexibilty with angles.
Simplicity can only go so far though, and Inou’s lack of video quality overshadowed its ease of use. With a maximum video size of 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) 30 / 15 fps, the Inou is a tad behind in this department, with many POV cameras are shooting at 1920×1080.
GPS on the Inou functioned as advertised and offered a fun way to track rides while integrating the GPS track with photos or video. A specifically designed website allows Inou users to upload GPS and Video files to an interactive Cateye based site.The site, Inouatlas.com, features videos from Inou users around the globe offering a wealth of trail knowledge and ride ideas.
Using the downloadable INOUSync software, you can easily export your GPS-tagged photos, videos, and maps to share all of your social media networks. The INOUAtlas website incorporates a share feature with both Facebook and Twitter, and video shot with the INOU is YouTube compatible, making uploads quick and simple.
Inou is a pricepoint, $250, POV camera with an assortment of features and a user-friendly design. Versatile mounting options and disposable batteries make it easy to bring almost anywhere. But the main function of the camera, is lacking. With its simple, easy to use design, the Inou is a great way to break in to the POV camera market, but if high quality footage is what your after, this may not be your best option. -J. Carr
PC and Mac Compatible
1 GB Micro SD memory card included (Will supporting up to 32GB)
Water Resistant Design
FlexTight and Helmet/Universal brackets included
6.5 hrs. runtime with GPS logging 6 hrs with GPS logging + auto photo recording (1’ intervals)
2.5 hrs with GPS logging + video recording
Geo-tagged maps on the INOUAtlas Website
Share maps, photos, and videos with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
Auto GPS-Data Logging Every 5 Seconds Auto (1’, 2’, 5’, 10’) Photo Recording
Manual Photo Recording
640×480 30/15fps Video Recording
Manual video recording compatible with YouTube
Compatible with Google Maps
Distance calibration with CatEye analog wireless speed sensor* *Strada wireless, Micro wireless, Urban wireless, Vectra wireless
2 AAA Batteries