After waiting a few months for its release it's finally here. The GoPro Wi-Fi Remote
Included in the kit is:
USB charging cable for both
1 deep water tight back door
1 deep skeleton back door
Velcro wristband for remote
1 Thumb Knob with Nut and Bolt with extension
In order for the camera to work you must download the new software called CineForm Studio from the GoPro web site. This is a basic editing tool that also is used for updating firmware to the devices. Your camera, BacPac, and remote must be upgraded through this software before use. There are easy to follow instruction on GoProís site and video tutorials on YouTube and Vimeo. The devices can be a little temperamental and you may need to reset each one a few times to get it to work. I only had issues with the remote firmware but it was resolved fairly quickly.
Once everything is updated your good to go.
I finally used it for the first time this weekend and I am very pleased with this thing. The ability to have the camera outside the vehicle and still control it is great. The remote fits perfectly on my roll bar using the Velcro strap.
The display on the remote is the same display as on the Hero2 which allows for quick and easy access to change modes, start and stop video, or take pictures. You can also turn off the camera via the remote to save the battery however the Wi-Fi BacPac does on. The battery on the BacPac did last the entire day. The manual states that you can control up to 50 cameras at once from up to 600ft away. I have a Hero HD and a Hero 2 and the next thing it to get them both paired to the remote.
One additional item Iím waiting on that is due out in late August is the GoPro app. This app will allow you to operate the camera and will also have a live video feed and playback abilities. It's my understanding that the app will NOT work with the original Hero HD and you must have a Hero 2.
Conclusion: Great addition to the GoPro accessories and a big