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GoPro Remote, GoPro Hero9 Black Firmware Update v1.5 Released

The waterproof Bluetooth remote control works with latest GoPro models including MAX, Hero9 Black, and Hero8

GoPro Hero9 Black action camera front screen
Image by GoPro

GoPro has announced a Bluetooth remote control simply called “The Remote” for GoPro Hero9 Black, Hero8 and GoPro MAX.

Furthermore, the new wearable device is waterproof up to 16 feet, and lets you easily access most frequently used camera functions while biking, surfing, and other activities. 

New Remote for GoPro Hero9 and MAX

In addition, The Remote (not to be confused with the GoPro Smart Remote) uses Bluetooth Low Energy for maximum battery life and pairs with your camera in seconds. A large high-resolution display gives users access to resolutions, frame rates, recording status at a glance.

Furthermore, the new remote features big glove-friendly buttons and a handy wrist strap for easy access. It’s design allows it to be mounted just about anywhere including handle bars, a roll bar, and your wrist. 

GoPro Hero 9 black remote
Image by GoPro

Which GoPro Cameras Work with The Remote?

The new “The Remote” is compatible with the latest GoPro action cameras – namely the Hero9 Black, the Hero8 Black, and also the 360 capable GoPro MAX. It is not yet known, if older models will get support in future firmware updates. 

GoPro Hero9 Black Firmware update v1.5 

The latest update to the Hero9 Black features improved audio, video and photo capture in addition to better GPS accuracy. See more details of firmware v1.5 below:

  • Up to 30% faster wireless offload speeds for faster transfers to the GoPro app.
  • Improved HyperSmooth 3.0 performance in cold temperatures.
  • A slow-motion shortcut slider button.
  • Improved GPS lock accuracy.
  • Support for live streaming with the Max Lens Mod, bringing HyperSmooth video stabilization, ultra-wide 155 degrees Max SuperView perspective and powerful in-camera horizon lock to live streaming.
  • Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter support for those seeking an elevated audio input option outside of using the Media Mod for HERO9 Black.

You can explore The Remote in more detail over at GoPro’s website here.

GoPro max 360 camera
Image by GoPro

GoPro MAX 360 camera and HERO8 Black Updates

In addition to the latest Hero9 update, GoPro also recently released firmware updates for the GoPro MAX 360 degree camera and the previous Hero8 Black model.

GoPro MAX firmware update v2.00 

  • Added support for The Remote
  • Bug fixes and other improvements:
    • Boosts wireless offload speed up to 20%.
    • Changes Horizon Levelling name to Horizon Lock.
    • Updates Max SuperView digital lens icon.
    • General bug fixes.

HERO8 Black Firmware v2.50

  • Added support for The Remote
  • Other improvements and bug fixes:
    • Boosts wireless offload speed up to 15%.
    • General bug fixes

To download all the latest GoPro Hero9 and other updates head over to the GoPro support pages here.

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