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Tourist
Posts: 2

GoPRO HERO 7 Black + External Bluetooth GPS

Hi,

 

Is it possible to connect my camera to external GPS received with Bluetooth?

Where can I find more information about compatibility & protocols?

 

Thanks

Nomad
Posts: 1,040

Re: GoPRO HERO 7 Black + External Bluetooth GPS

The GoPro Hero 7 doesn't support external bluetooth GPS.  The GoPro Hero 7 has it's own GPS built in.  

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: GoPRO HERO 7 Black + External Bluetooth GPS

Thank you very much for your answer!

 

But, HERO 7 manual says (on p.58-59) that:

https://gopro.com/content/dam/help/hero7-black/manuals/HERO7Black_UM_ENG_REVA.pdf

 

"You can connect your GoPro to Bluetooth device that captures data about your footage.

The data can be used to enhance your videos with stats about your adventure"

 

 

When I try to connect my HERO 7 to a Bluetooth GPS connecting procedure never ends.

I know that HERO 7 has its own GPS, but we manufacture underwater navigation systems that

estimate geographic location in the submerged state, when built-in (or any other) GPS don't work.

Nomad
Posts: 1,040

Re: GoPRO HERO 7 Black + External Bluetooth GPS

The GoPro Hero 7 Black already has a GPS device built into it, it does not connect to any external GPS devices.

 

You can connect the GoPro Hero 7 Black to the GoPro App or the Quik app via bluetooth.  Then you can download video from the device and add GPS stickers within the app that uses the the GoPro's built in GPS data to enhance your video's with stats about your adventures.

 

 

 

 

Nomad
Posts: 183

Re: GoPRO HERO 7 Black + External Bluetooth GPS

@aleksandrd44725 , the GoPro metadata format supports this: https://github.com/gopro/gpmf-parser

 

All GoPro HERO4 onwards can have third party BlueTooth sensor adding GPMF data.


It should be possible, but I can't find the documentation anywhere either.