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Terrible product from my experience.
on 3 September 2015
First one (that's a give-away..) arrived as expected, and worked. The 'basic' manual didn't really help, but it wasn't rocket science working out how the device worked. All was good for a week, then the camera started turning off randomly while I was commuting on my motorbike. Very annoying and not expected of a product from a company like Polaroid (or rather ION).
The device also stopped working accompanied with a vibration that wouldn't stop. The light flashed Green/Red, which didn't help, as I had space on the card, and a charged battery. I tried resetting, reformatting the card (FAT32 as NTFS seems to be unsupported).
The Green/Red flashing seemed to indicate "something's wrong, but I don't know what it is, and its random"
Replaced the item. Second one arrived, worked for a day, then started to behave in the same way.
I really wanted to like this device, but its turned out to be an unreliable, poorly put together product. I believe ION make the original, hence why the manual states "update firmware by clicking Firmware", which is non existent in the software supplied by Polaroid, yet I suspect any ION camera user would find it available to them.
Bad product, try a Contour Roam2 instead, it can't be as bad as this.
Update 19th Sept
Having had a Contour Roam2 for over a week, I'd happily recommend it over this piece of rubbish any day. Its like night and day, centering beam, comes with 'software' (something Polaroid clearly hadn't heard of), excellent battery life. No Drama, just works.
Great buy over the XS100.