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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 your 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 alongside 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 waterproof, 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 cameras 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 feedback of current settings and makes 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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Hero 7 Black Now Includes A Photo Timer

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One little talked about feature that is included with the new GoPro Hero 7 Black is the addition of a photo timer. It is a small feature but a very important and welcome addition. In the past, if you wanted to get a shot of yourself you would have to set the GoPro to time-lapse mode, grab some frames and then choose the one you wanted. With the addition of voice commands with the Hero 5 series, you could shout at the GoPro to take a photo. This worked not to bad, however sometimes in noisy environments it did not always work, not to mention looking foolish in certain situations.

With the Hero 7 Black when in photo mode you will notice a new photo timer icon on the left side of the screen. You can select it and set a delay of either 3 seconds or 10 seconds. After the shutter button is pressed a countdown animation and audible beeps indicate when the photo will be taken. Such a simple but important feature. Watch our video demonstration of the new Hero 7 Black photo timer in action.

GoPro Hero 7 Black: https://amzn.to/2IoQ1QK

 

 

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GoPro Hero 7 Black Unboxing and Setup

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The Hero 7 Black was officially released yesterday and this is our first of many videos to come. We unbox and run through the setup of the new H7B. We talk about some of the new features of the Hero 7 Black and do a full walkthrough of the newly designed menu system. There are many numerous changes and although it does take some getting used to, I do like the new setup it does seem to be more convenient and efficient.

Some of the new features of the GoPro Hero 7 Black include:

  • HyperSmooth stabilization which also now included 4K 60FPS.
  • TimeWarp hyper-lapse style timelapses.
  • Photo timer. Such a simple but much need feature.
  • Live streaming to social platforms.
  • New portrait filming mode.
  • HDR photo mode also knows as “SuperPhoto”

Stay tuned as we will be making many comparison videos as we test out the new features over the coming weeks.

Hero 7 Black: https://amzn.to/2OkjLn9
Best Memory for Hero 7: https://amzn.to/2In7EQG

 

 


 

This is the memory I use and recommend for the Hero 7 Black.

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