Go Pro has launched a wireless remote to the market alongside some of the firmware updates which could well improve the performance of devices like Hero 9 Black, Hero 8 Black and Max cameras. The key-fob sized device with a hard surface is waterproof up to 16 feet and is referred to as “The Remote”. This device is capable of controlling features like power, modes and etc. and it comes with big buttons which could be easily pressed with gloves on and a display of black and white. The main highlight of this remote is, it’s capability to control 5 cameras at once.
It could be attached on your wrist, handlebars or steering wheels, and assist you to remotely operate GoPro’s Hero 9 Black, Hero 8 Black or Max cameras when they are inside 200 feet of radius. . The brand new remote replaces the smart remote, which is nevertheless is available on GoPro’s website for versions of cameras launched before Hero 5.
Below are the crucial updates launched by GoPro especially for the ultra-modern Hero 9 Black Version 1.5 firmware – Increasing the offloads speeds of smartphones up to 30% through the GoPro app.
Improved performance in Hypersmooth 3.0 with a slo-mo shortcut slider, higher GPS lock accuracy with 3.5mm mic support through an adapter.
Last but not the least GoPro has enabled live streaming with the Max Lens Mod. The firmware update for GoProMax increases the wireless transfer rate by 20% while the update for Hero 8 Black is increasing the same by 15%. When you update these firmware on your cameras, you would be able to operate them with “The Remote”. Currently you can buy this recently launched “Remote” for $80 from GoPro’s site in North America. No worries, as the company has promised that they will make “The Remote” available for rest of the regions starting from February 2021.