GoPro has unveiled a new remote control for its Hero9 Black, Hero8 Black and MAX cameras, as well as a firmware update for all three models that allows the cameras to transfer content to smartphones faster, among other features. The new remote is waterproof, connects to the camera via Bluetooth and allows remote control of key camera functions.
New firmware for Hero9 Black, Hero8 Black and MAX .
The new firmware 1.5 brings the following features to the Hero9 Black:
- Up to 30% faster wireless transfer of content from the camera to the GoPro App.
- Improved HyperSmooth 3.0 performance in cold temperatures
- A slider for the slo-mo shortcut
- Improved GPS accuracy
- Support for livestreaming with the Max Lens Mod, which makes Max HyperSmooth and SuperView, as well as the built-in horizon lock, available for livestreaming
- Support for the Pro 3.5 mm microphone adapter for use with external microphones instead of the Media Mod
The firmware updates for the Hero8 Black and GoPro MAX increase their wireless transmission speeds by up to 15% and 20%, respectively, and bring compatibility with the new Bluetooth remote control.
The firmware updates are available now at GoPro website and via the GoPro App.
New Bluetooth Remote.
The new GoPro remote is about the size of a smartwatch and can be attached almost anywhere, on the wrist as well as on a handlebar or directly on the equipment. It is robust and waterproof to a depth of 5 meters, has a large status display and easy-grip buttons that can be operated even when wearing gloves.
GoPro Remote Control for Hero9, Her8 and MAX.
The remote allows for easy control of the most commonly used camera functions, such as turning the camera on and off, changing modes, and controlling the shutter release. The remote can remotely control up to five GoPro cameras simultaneously from a distance of up to 60 meters. It uses Bluetooth in Low Energy mode for extra-long battery life and easy pairing with the GoPro camera. Compatible models include the Hero9 Black, Hero8 Black as well as MAX. The remote costs around 90 euros (GoPro subscribers get a 30% discount), but it is only available in the US for now - worldwide shipments won't start until February 2021.