GoPro Hero 5 Packs GPS Into Smaller Action Camera

Dave Zatz —  August 6, 2016

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Earlier this week the eagerly anticipated, yet somewhat overdue, GoPro Hero 5 made its first prelaunch appearance… packing a new touchscreen. And today, via the FCC, multiple “Hero5 Black” filings have surfaced indicating the presence of WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS capabilities for video location tagging – a first for the line. While you’d think these hardware updates might increase the action cam’s bulk, the GoPro Hero5 is somewhat slimmer the the GoPro Hero 4 Black and about 30 grams lighter. Of course, the downside to the redesign is you’ll be on the hook for new accessories should you upgrade to the incoming flagship GoPro camera later this year.

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3 responses to GoPro Hero 5 Packs GPS Into Smaller Action Camera

  1. GPS is nice and all, but without TiVo integration, the new GoPro is really sorta a useless doorstop, no? A missed opportunity in hitting the sweet spot in the consumer market.

  2. Chucky – no TiVo integration? How’s it going to know what I wanted to record then? You’re right, this is garbage. What am I supposed to manually hit record while walking around?

  3. “Chucky – no TiVo integration? How’s it going to know what I wanted to record then? You’re right, this is garbage. What am I supposed to manually hit record while walking around?”

    Exactly! I’m setting up a tumblr to explain the top 30 reasons why lack of TiVo integration absolutely dooms this product. Hadn’t thought of your reason, Scott, but I shall add it.