GoPro has announced a new Bluetooth remote control called The Remote (not surprising, eh?) with which we can operate our action camera without having to handle it.
While action cameras are great for getting amazing shots, they do have one small drawback; when it comes to using them, we can’t manipulate them for obvious reasons. GoPro wants to solve this problem with its new remote control, now compatible with its latest camera.
The firm is launching The Remote and the firmware update for the GoPro Hero9 to make both devices compatible. The update, on the other hand, adds numerous advantages to the camera, such as faster transfer speeds and support for external microphones.
The Remote, meanwhile, is a Bluetooth-equipped remote that’s the size of a smartwatch, so we can control it at all times. Of course, it has the necessary resistors to withstand the jogging we’re going to give it.
The Remote: A device for remote controlling GoPro
The remote control solves the major drawback of not being able to manipulate the action cam we carry with us, obviously due to the action. The remote control can be attached in different ways, for example to clothing or the handlebars of the bicycle.
The functions of the device are varied; we can turn the camera on and off, change the recording mode and press the shutter button to control when the recording starts and stops. It is capable of controlling up to 5 GoPro cameras simultaneously, always within a range of 60 meters.
The global version arrives this February (for now it can only be purchased in North America) and will cost $79.99, and GoPro subscribers will get a 30% discount. It is compatible with the Hero9 Black, Hero8 Black, and GoPro Max. To use the remote, we will need to update our GoPro to the latest firmware version.
This firmware version also brings additional benefits. It improves the wireless transfer of content by up to 30% from the camera to the application. The performance of the HyperSmooth function is improved, a slider button is added as a shortcut to slow motion, and GPS accuracy is improved.
Finally, support for live streaming using the Max lens module is added, as well as support for GoPro’s 3.5-millimeter microphone adapter, allowing the use of external microphones and not relying on GoPro’s media module for the Hero9 Black.