The loop mode on the VIO POV 1.5 is one of the main reasons I bought it. I also have an early GoPro 5MP and have been videoing crap for years (3 kids !!!). One of the things that keeps me from doing more is the eternal editing that is required from hours of mildly interesting video. Even going through the beauty of southern Utah can get dull if it is just the raw footage. Enter the loop mode. Here is how VIO describes it. Works very well. The beauty of this is that by pushing the button ( it DOES have a remote.... very handy) you save the previous moments of your ride (you set the amount). So when you just worked your way through some fantastic twisties where you did not want to be distracted by start/ stop buttons, you push when you can and it will save what was in memory. What this really means is less editing when you are home in front of your computer. You go through the clips you grabbed using loop mode. Memory cards last longer too. And, the VIO comes with a small screen built into the recording unit. Yes, it has a cable, so factor that into your decisions. I got mine pretty cheap by using my REI dividend, where I spend lots of money Buy both.