Tested – Tom Tom Bandit

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  1. Simon

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    Mar 25, 2015
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    The Bandit is TomTom’s first foray into the action-camera market. It’s a pretty decent attempt by the sat nav company – it’s waterproof up to a depth of 50m, although this is a feat the Bandit achieves
    with an additional lens-cap accessory, which is an optional extra costing around £30. Without it, the device conforms only to the IPX7 standard, which is 1m depth of water.

    The Bandit is essentially a point and shoot bullet camera, which means both ends unclip and rotate off the main body. The lens end is just a cap, but the other end releases what TomTom is calling the Batt-Stick, a standalone unit with a built-in USB plug. This houses the battery and microSD slot, which means that when you plug this into your USB port, you can charge the battery and transfer footage at the same time.

    Footage is decent – it’s sharp and colourful – and the battery life is an impressive three hours.

    From £270.


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