I have HD 1 too, but wifi remote
Posted by: bartc on May-09-13 8:48 AM (EST)
isn't perfect. That wrist mounted wifi remote does work with the Gopro HD (first version) as advertised. It's a bit difficult at times to hook up the software initially. ONce the software is synced properly, then it works.
At times it takes a while for it to sync out on the water, even if I had it synced when I started paddling. Sometimes it won't sync to re-start or to stop. Not sure why it's touchy. Just be aware that it is not perfect.
Also, you have to make sure that all the batteries are fully charged right before you set off to paddle. If one or more are weak, it may fail, and the wifi bacpac does drain the main camera battery if it needs power.
Having said all that, when it works it's fun to have with me, and that permits using it at more than arm's length mountings away from the cockpit too, if you're so inclined.
I haven't used the cellphone app, because that takes the model 2 or 3 Gopro, which I don't have access to. That extra app makes viewing what the camera sees while controlling it even better. So if you're buying up, I'd suggest getting the model 3 with the wifi built right into it, as it's barely more expensive on open market than the 2 these days, even used.
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