by Kristina - BackpackerfromExcellent Product, An Even Better Staff!This was a gift. The GoPro is complex, almost a second career. The product is beyond excellent -- incredible is a better word -- but don't expect to duplicate the videos you see in the promotions. Those clearly are done by "professional" amateurs and often with many cameras.
The battery in the remote initially failed. I did not discover this until nearly 8 months after receiving the gift for the simple reason that I did not have time to try using it until then. REI jumped through hoops to make a difficult exchange that is too complex to go into here.
This review is more for the REI staff which is simply excellent. We've been members for 21 years and worth every year. There's a reason we have stayed customers for such a long time.
Now, I believe we're old enough, in REI years, to have that glass of wine . . . I'm waiting.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 1out of5
by RG the PhotogfromSounds promising, but falls shortRight out of the box, I was concerned: it took overnight for the remote to charge. 1st complaint: The controls are not responsive. You press the power or shutter button, and there's a delay. It's especially frustrating when you're wearing gloves and you are trying to press a button and you can't tell if you pressed it enough, or is the device just moving slowly.
2nd complaint: When you press the power button to turn it on after it's been in use, it changes the operating mode. I spent more time cycling thru the operating modes (video, burst, delay, etc.) that it would have been quicker to just take my helmet off and manually turn the camera on and off. Will be returning.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5out of5
by BlueSmoke13fromVery SimpleIt does what it's supposed to and it's consistent. What more could you ask for?
I got this because the GoPro app was killing the battery on my smartphone. This remote is very simple to use (it has only two buttons, just like the GoPro Hero 3). It took about 3 minutes to setup without even reading the instructions. Very simple.
Date published: 2013-01-11
Rated 5out of5
by DBrown42fromVery handyI almost bought the Silver edition GoPro but ended up buying the Black edition and this was included. My first use was on a 3 1/2 hour zipline tour and the camera was mounted to my helmet so i used the remote to power on/off and start/stop as well as take pictures. I couldn't have been happier with the results and credit the remote.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5out of5
by LatusfromSimple...It's GoProOn a motorcycle you really only have one hand at any given time. I mounted the GoPro remote right by my clutch hand on my windshield and it works perfectly no matter where the camera is mounted on me or the bike.
(I also purchased the Wi-Fi Remote Mounting Kit)(A must have and well worth the 20 bucks)
It was easy to unite to my GoPro Hero 3 Silver.
My only 'con' with the remote is I wish it took regular 'AAA' or 'AA' sized batteries as I do not always have a USB port available to re-charge.
Date published: 2013-07-25
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