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GoPro Remo Remote vs Smart Remote | Which is The Best Choice for You

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So you are in the market for a remote for you GoPro and now you have to make the decision on whether to go with the GoPro Remo Remote or the GoPro Smart Remote. Now for the most part they both are excellent remotes but there are some huge differences. I hope in this article to help you decide which is the best remote for you.

The Remo Remote is GoPro’s most recent remote and was launched along side of the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 session. The Remo Remote is only compatible with the Hero 5 cameras and will not pair with older generation 4 cameras. The smart remote is fully compatible with both the Hero 5 family of cameras and the Hero 4 cameras. Both the Remo and Smart Remote  are water proof, so if you will be using them in or near water or snow you will be fine with what every remote you choose.

The main difference now is in usability and features. The GoPro Remo Remote can only be paired and control one GoPro at a time, If you pair it to a different camera the original camera is cleared from memory and will need to be re-pair when you wish to use it again. The Smart Remote can be paired with up to 50 camera simultaneously and can control all at the same time. This is a huge benefit for those that own multiple GoPro Cameras. The Remo Remote has a range of about 33 ft were as the Smart Remote has a range of about 600 ft. This is due to the fact the Remo Remote uses Bluetooth and the Smart Remote uses WiFi. This leads us to our next comparison, because the Remo Remote is Bluetooth, its battery life is significantly longer than that of the Smart Remote. I can go a week or two without charging my Remo, but my smart remote needs charging every few days if I use it a lot.

As for features the Remo remote is geared to be an extension of the Hero 5’s voice command capabilities. The Remo allows you to control your camera with your voice when it is out of range, it also allows for better voice recognition when you are filming in windy or noisy environments. The smart remote is not compatible with voice commands. Other than changing modes with your voice you cannot change any other settings with the Remo Remote. This is where the Smart Remote excels, you have full control of most setting on your GoPro and can change settings on the fly. There is a small LCD screen that gives you visual feed back of current settings and make it easy to adjust your preferences as you go. Both remotes retail for about the same price.

So with all things considered they are both fantastic remotes and your buying decision should be based on how you will be using it. I hope the guide helped you in choosing what remote is the best fit for you and your needs. You can watch the video at the bottom of the page as I go over some of the features of the GoPro Remo Remote and the GoPro Smart Remote.

U.S Amazon Store

GoPro Remo Remote: http://amzn.to/2ltOMGi
GoPro Smart Remote: http://amzn.to/2l64fvL

Canadian Amazon Store

GoPro Remo Remote: http://amzn.to/2kJLquM
GoPro Smart Remote: http://amzn.to/2l60oid

 

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Updated 2018 GoPro Chesty Mount

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In this video are taking a closer look at the new and updated 2018 GoPro Chesty. GoPro quietly released several new products this summer including and updated seeker backpack, silicon cases and a new updated chest mount. The design is quite different and now has a large back plate. I find it has a very similar design to the chest mount that is included when you buy the Seeker backpack. I think this is to help provide a more stable platform for this who like to mount gimbals when mountain biking. The larger chest plate should help prevent the gimbal from bouncing around as much.

This video is more of a “closer look” style video mainly due to the fact that there is not a lot of information or photos on the GoPro website about this new updated chest mount and some people may want to have a better look at it before they decide if it is worthwhile to upgrade.

New GoPro Chesty: https://amzn.to/2tIEndd

 


 

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The Best Case For Your GoPro

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Over the years I have used and reviewed many styles of GoPro storage cases, some hard shell and some soft. I always found the same problem with them and that is they are for the most part never customizable. This can be a big issue especial when you think that each and every one of us uses different gear and accessories and that makes it difficult to find a case that is suitable. Not to mention if you want to carry a gimbal in your kit…forget it. Most cases come with pre-cut inserts with spots for GoPro’s and various gear, many case come with 2 or 3 spots for cameras. But what if you only own one camera, that space is now wasted.

I recently came across this case by BUBM and instantly knew it was the perfect case for me. This case takes a different approach and instead of pre-cut foam it has a series of straps and pocket in different sizes. This allows you to securely pack you gear in what ever configuration that makes the most sense to you. You can pack just one GoPro or ten if you wish, You can even pack a gimbal and even a small extension pole. BUBM offers the case in two sizes a medium and large. They even offer the cases in three different colors (blue, black and grey). This case is durable and has a nice build quality, it’s a soft-shelled case but very rigid to help give you some crush protection. I have booth the medium and large version so I can pack depending on how much gear I need to take and I have been extremely pleased with them.

The other nice thing about this style of case is that it’s not design for specific GoPro’s. If you upgrade cameras down the road you know your case will work if the form factor changes. Watch our video review below.

GoPro Case Large (USA) https://amzn.to/2tFj6Bo
GoPro Case Medium (USA) https://amzn.to/2IGgQhB
GoPro Case Large (CAN) https://amzn.to/2ME8wBI
GoPro Case Medium (CAN) https://amzn.to/2KDvT0U

 

 

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