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Hiker
Posts: 17

GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!

Sorry if this was posted before but I would like to confirm that the Apple watch series 3 works as a remote for the GoPro 7!!! You just have to enable the GoPro app within the Apple watch app on your phone. You can toggle between modes with the settings you already have and view live. Taking a video and or photos are instant but the live view has a lag. I have not tested how far it'll work but the potential for many kickass use is there! Perfect for selfies and for spying (LoL jk)! 

 

The camera itself, so far it's been great! Though I wish the Linear Mode is an option for all the settings and a better optical zoom. I think that is what GoPro needs to really dominate the market. Think about the everyday heroes not just the extremes. I wanna use it for my children's sport events, recitals, birthdays, and everyday family stuff! Maybe come up with another camera that sorta caters for these like a camcorder functionalties but still ultra portable. Do that and you're essentially opening a market for people who are torn between using their phones for video taking or investing in a stand alone camcorder! There I just gave you a great idea! Now pay me hahaha! 

Hiker
Posts: 34

Re: GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!

"Maybe come up with another camera that sorta caters for these like a camcorder functionalties but still ultra portable. Do that and you're essentially opening a market for people who are torn between using their phones for video taking or investing in a stand alone camcorder! There I just gave you a great idea! Now pay me hahaha! "

 

Sony already offers all that you want - Sony RX100 VI. Check it out. I have the Hero7 Black - I like it a lot. I own the Sony. Boh do wellwhat they are designed to do.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,911

Re: GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!

The Sony RX100 VI is a great camera. But, I think @jsnmrd4k has a good idea for GoPro to venture into the Vlogging/Everyday family camera market with a camera less action focused. If done correctly, and not with the intention of taking over the market, but rather just to offer an alternative solution, I think they could get more people using their brand. The initial offering should be good, but focused on portability, functionality, and at a reasonable cost. If they see market interest, then further develope the line like they've done with the HERO cameras.
Tourist
Posts: 175

Re: GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!


@jsnmrd4k wrote:

 

The camera itself, so far it's been great! Though I wish the Linear Mode is an option for all the settings and a better optical zoom.


The camera creates the linear view by applying a pincushion distortion to the image and cropping out the centre of the result.  This requires an image of greater resolution so that the pixels in the corners can be distorted and there is enough detail to crop out the desired resolution image.  At 4k there isn't enough extra pixels to be able to do this.

 

As this  needs to be done on every frame setting with high frame rates would need greater resources.  You'll notice that as the resolution decreases the frame rate that Linear mode is availabl increases (e.g on the Hero 6 in 2.7k linear is available at 60fps or less whilst at 1080 it's available at 120fps or less).

 

Also there is no optical zoom.  The cameras don't support optical zoom.  The lenses aren't capable of zooming at all as they have fixed optics, they don't move at all, not even for focusing.  The zoming capabilities on Gopros (and as far as I know ALL action cameras) comes from cropping out a section of the sensors image at the necessary resolution (or greater).  There needs to be extra pixels in the image to do this so at 4k there is no extra pixels to allow for the cropping out an additional digitally zoomed image.

 

To be able to do this in 4k you would need to have a sensor capable of acheiving a higher resolution (e.g. 6k) which would mean that either the individual picture elements on the sensor would be smaller (probably introducing more noise and reducing the low light handling capabilities)  or the sensor would nave to be physically larger (therefore the lenses would have to be larger, the housing larger, etc)

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!

I can’t find the GoPro app in the watch app on the iPhone. It did exist when I had the GoPro 6 black
Adventurer
Posts: 9,911

Re: GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!

GoPro is no longer supporting the app for the Apple Watch, so it is no longer available.

Hiker
Posts: 22

Re: GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!

And why is that? I just bought Apple watch. It would be perfect remote for Gopro.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,911

Re: GoPro 7 Black + Apple Watch!

Because GoPro decided to not continue supporting and developing the app for the Apple Watch.