Hot stuff: Summer gadget guide 2012

We scoured the latest crop of cameras, camping equipment, fitness trackers and more to find the best summer-ready gadgets and gizmos. While they may not change your digital life, they will help you explore the outdoors and perhaps even improve your golf game.
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Credit: Pivothead

<a target='new' href=''>Pivothead video recording sunglasses</a>

Available in four models and several colors, the $349 Pivothead sunglasses offer an unusual feature: You can press a button on the frames forward to record videos or backward to snap photos from the built-in 8-megapixel camera, located between the lenses. Video records in 1080p MP4 HD at 30 frames per second or in 720p at 60fps. A red indicator blinks continually for video; it flashes to confirm a photo snap.

You can connect the shades to your computer for an array of shooting options. In my tests, the sunglasses, which have a 75-degree viewing angle and use a continuous autofocus, lasted about two hours on one charge for occasional use over an afternoon. The polarized, 100% UV-blocking shades are impact resistant but not waterproof.

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