GoPro wireless remote control alongside free firmware updates that bring performance and feature improvements to the Hero 9 Black, Hero 8 Black, and Max cameras.
GoPro simply introduced a new $79.99 wireless remote control alongside free firmware updates that deliver overall performance and feature upgrades to the Hero 9 Black, Hero 8 Black, and Max cameras.
The miniature Remote, as it’s called, is rugged and water-resistant to a depth of 16 feet. It features giant glove-friendly buttons and status displays to see what mode your camera is in. One Remote can control frequent camera facets like on / off, shutter button control, and mode altering for up to five cameras inside a distance of about 200 feet.
The remote can be connected to your wrist, control bar, or steering wheel, for example, providing remote control of GoPro’s Hero 9 Black, Hero 8 Black, or Max established to your helmet, kite lines, or roll bar — somewhere you prefer simply so long as the camera is the inside range of the Bluetooth LE signal. Older GoPro cameras are no longer compatible with the new Remote which supplants GoPro’s Smart Remote.
GoPro is additionally rolling out firmware updates for the Hero 9 Black, Hero eight Black, and Max cameras today.
Hero 9 Black proprietors will see the most dramatic enhancements after putting in the model 1.5 update. Changes include:
Up to 30% quicker wi-fi information switch from the digital camera to the GoPro app on phones
Compatibility with new Remote
Improved HyperSmooth three cold-weather performance
A shortcut slider button for slow-motion capture
Improved GPS accuracy
Improved stay streaming with the Max Lens Mod
Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter support
In addition to including assist for the new Remote, GoPro says the new Hero eight Black firmware can increase wi-fi switch speeds by up to 15%, whilst Max facts transfers are expanded with the aid of up to 20 percent.
The firmware updates are reachable now at GoPro’s internet site or through its app. The $79.99 Remote is reachable to purchase in North America beginning today, however won’t be handy in some other place till February.
The Hero 9 Black mysteriously lost assist for GoPro’s Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, which lets you join an external mic to your action cam for top-quality audio. But that has now back in the v1.5 firmware update, alongside a listing of different much-needed improvements.
GoPro says the update brings “improved GPS accuracy”, up to 30% quicker wireless transfer speeds of content between the Hero 9 Black and GoPro app, and higher HyperSmooth 3.0 overall performance in cold temperatures. The latter has until now been unavailable in particular chilly conditions because it is a power-hungry mode that can demand lots of the camera’s lithium-ion battery in the cold.
Elsewhere, the Hero 9 Black has been given a new slo-mo shortcut slider button and guide for live streaming with the new Max Lens Mod. Vloggers can additionally now get in-camera horizon lock when live streaming.
Along with the previous firmware update on October 20, which promised to enhance the Hero 9 Black’s laggy touchscreen and over-sharpening in 4K video mode, these enhancements need to ultimately give GoPro’s flagship the polish it deserves.
It’s a shame some Hero 9 Black owners have had to wait a few months for the addition of performance that arguably has to have been there from the start, however, we will now be revisiting our overview to see if the camera deserves to jump in advance of the GoPro Hero 8 Black as the great motion cam for most people.
Not that the Hero 8 Black or Max have been totally left out of the firmware updates party each camera will additionally nowadays receive updates that will apparently enhance transfer speeds through up to 15% and 20%, alongside with support for The Remote.
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