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Tourist
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Sightseer
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This sucks ! I just bought an apple watch and this was one of the main features I was looking forward to ! This thread started long ago ! Why has this gone on so long ?

Sightseer
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Any ideas when or if an Apple Watch app will be available?
Sightseer
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Returning my GoPro now. This is a dealbreaker.
Sightseer
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Any change to return th app?!
Tourist
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GoPro sell a blue tooth remote... think about it. Why would they allow a third party remote to take the cash from them? Very greedy if you ask me. What with this and shonky software I doubt I’d stay with the brand as many of my kiteboarding and surfing buddies are getting other better brands. If it had an Apple Watch remote I’d say it would be a force to reckon with but without I’d say it’s simply a rather over priced brand.

Explorer
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@hardysand85636

I'd say (as does most people) that the HERO7 Black is the best action camera on the market with the most overall features and, by far, the best stabilization of any camera (even those with built in gimbal stabilizers... And I know because I've owned, used, and returned one).

Considering there are several 3rd party remotes that work with GoPro cameras https://www.iamgopro.com/best-gopro-remote/ , if also say everything else you said is complete nonsense.

More likely, GoPro looked at the number of people using the Apple watch app and since not many people were using it, and because they had to make cuts in staff (the "greedy" company you speak of hasn't had an annual profit in many years), the developers working on the app where let go.

Since GoPro did make a profit last quarter (although not for the entire year), it's possible they may be able to budget for allocating resources to the Apple Watch app again. They are having an earnings call on May 9th, so perhaps they will give some guidance on this. At this point, I think it would be foolish to do so, even if they are profitable, but perhaps if enough people give feedback requesting the app, they might.
https://gopro.com/feedback
Sightseer
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GoPro trying to push those remote sales... there you go I said it.
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Tourist
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The watch app was removed to protect the sales of the GoPro remote they sell.
Explorer
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No it wasn't.
Tourist
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It absolutely was.
Explorer
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No, it absolutely wasn't. But if it makes you feel better, sure.

Of course, GoPro downsizing and laying off hundreds of developers (they haven't made a yearly profit for several years) has nothing to do with it. I'm sure it's all just a huge conspiracy to increase sales in a low margin accessory.
Tourist
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Just telling it how it is. They’re supporting the app and the watch isn’t that much more effort. You don’t even need a different team to do it. I develop for all Mac platforms.

Protecting a revenue producing item to shore up the bottom line is a good tactic.

But hey, if it makes you feel better not knowing what you’re talking about, feel free to continue responding.
Explorer
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If you were Remotely close, it would be worth continuing the conversation.
Tourist
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I see what you did there.

You’re wrong but whatever.