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The GoPro esn't look rediculous on your helmet. I've seen it on others, and wear one myself. It's fine.
That saidddddd, the contour ISN'T waterproof, had lower video quality (yes, it too is 1080P, but you have to get that version, and it just isn't the same quality). I've debated this for a long time myself, and after getting the GoPro HD, it's clearly a winner.
Get the GoPro, and shed us some videos!!!!
i like the vio-pow, sure it's pretty bulky and the cable is abit of a pain in the ass but the image quality is much better than the competition.
the thing i like the best is the global shutter on the sensor. it means that you dont get the rubberband effect you get on countour for example.
watch a tree skiing video filmed with gopro or contour and the trees will look like overcooked spagetti, while they look like trees if filmed with a vio...