Buy from SG
Pros - no waiting time; buy off shelf (some provide exchange service if lets say ur underwater housing spoilt; but within a few days)
Cons - gopro warranty is from GoPro themselve; meaning if spoilt u gotta send back to US to repair/replace
Buy from US
Pros - sometime its cheaper to buy from there when there is sales and if you hv friends there to help you buy & bring back
Cons - same thing warranty is there, if u buy from overseas meaning u cannot check if ur underwater house leaks or not and do exchange if it happen
Im not sure if other local ship provide local warranty or not .. but the retail shop that i bought from told me warranty from US. (shop in vivocity)
Depends, i bought for fun. To do some timelapse & some interesting videos.
But its in my cupboards for months, never see light already.
i used the GoPro HD 2 (borrowed) during a day ski trip. some quirks: (1) unfortunately you can't review the photos/videos that are taken. (2) if you wear it head-mounted, you have to memorize the controls (if not you have to take it down from your head to see where you are in the menu system).