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More GoPro updates are on the way

GoPro's new Mural feature in its mobile app. Image: GoPro.
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GoPro's new Mural feature in its mobile app. Image: GoPro.

GoPro is bringing a totally revamped app to the table along with forthcoming firmware updates across its range.

The coming month or so will bring some new updates from GoPro, including for its older Hero8 Black camera. The headline update is with regard to the company’s mobile app with a new feature, Mural.

Mural let’s users relive their favourite moments with a personalised ‘wall’ of must-see photos and videos. The new features of Mural are:-

  • Make Your Mural: add your best GoPro photos and videos to customize your Mural.
  • Easy Browsing: Three stages of viewing content, controlled by tapping the view icon to see your full collection at a glance or hone in on specific photos or videos.
  • Highlight Reels: Relive events with an automatically generated, shareable edits of your favorite moments.
  • Personalization: Rename events and customize an edit for sharing.

The new GoPro app featuring Mural is available now.

The Remote

The Remote is, as the name suggests, a new remote control device for GoPro cameras. It can be mounted to a user’s wrist or to something like a gear strap, handlebar, or rollbar. The Remote has the following features

  • Waterproof to 16ft
  • Works up to 196ft away
  • Easy navigation with large display screen and glove-friendly raised buttons
  • Start/stop recording
  • Change modes and preset settings
  • Works on up to five GoPro cameras simultaneously
  • Uses Bluetooth® Low Energy for maximum battery life and easy pairing with GoPro.
  • Compatible with HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black and MAX

The Remote will be available from December 17th in North America for $79.99, or for 30% off if you’re a GoPro Subscriber. The worldwide release will be made in February 2021.

Firmware updates

From December 17th the company will be releasing another round of firmware updates for the HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black, and the MAX. These updates will add compatibility for the cameras with the new remote, as well as boosting offload speeds to the GoPro app by up to 30%.

The HERO9 Black will gain

  • Up to 30% faster wireless offload speeds for faster transfers to the GoPro app.
  • Improved HyperSmooth 3.0 performance in cold temperatures.
  • A slo-mo shortcut slider button.
  • Improved GPS lock accuracy.
  • Support for Live Streaming with the Max Lens Mod, bringing HyperSmooth video stabilisation, ultra-wide 155° 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.
  • Compatibility support for The Remote

The HERO8 update will include up to 15% faster wireless offload speeds and compatibility with The Remote. The MAX will gain 20% increased wireless transfer speeds, The Remote compatibility, and a couple of user interface enhancements.

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