I bought a gopro hero last christmas and found that while it had outstanding video quality, it had less than optimal microphone capability. even at 10 inches the sound came in muffled. I'm actually thinking of Ebaying it.
Only one way to grade your gear, "git out and use it!"
Yup. That sounds about right. Especially if you are using the waterproof housing. If you use the non waterproof housing the sound is MUCH better. But that's not what makes that camera great. It's the ability to stick it anywhere, on anything and therefore placing it in the craziest of situations and places. If you want something you can hold in your hand a get great audio....well, I can see why you would be disappointed.
Originally Posted by Shnick
Also, with the non waterproof housing, you can plug in an external mic and get pro-audio. That might be more than you're looking to get into though.
I'm 5' 10" and 215 lbs, I use the dbl 1.1, It is only 2 oz more than the single 1.7.
So weight wise they are close to the same with the added benefits of the double layer, mosquitoes and the ability to easily use a pad. I wasn't ready to buy a UQ when I first picked up my WBBB and the dbl gave me more options.