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Tourist
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GoPro 7 Black - GPS data inaccurate - cycling

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Hi GP,

 

I've started using my GP 7 Black a few days ago, hoping to be a good replacement for my previous action cam with GPS.

And, even though the video quality is much better than the other one, the GPS data is waaaaay off.

 

I've been recording GPS data using 3 different devices:

  • GP 7
  • Garmin Virb XE
  • Smartphone

and to be honest I'm not sure if my GP7 was following the same route as me (and other 2 devices) :/

 

During my daily commute I have to stop a few times on red lights - for good half a minute, and according to GP GPS data I was all the time cycling 25kmh+

 

From my point of view it's pointless to have a cam with GPS, when GPS recorded data is not in sync with the video whatsoever.

 

When is it going to be fixed?


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GoPro
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Re: GoPro 7 Black - GPS data inaccurate - cycling

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Thanks for getting back to us @karod33271

 

Our team is working on this.

We'll post an update as soon as we get one.

 

Software Update Release Information

 

Regards,

Ej

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GoPro
Posts: 21,753

Re: GoPro 7 Black - GPS data inaccurate - cycling

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Hi @karod33271

 

What application did you use to overlay telemetry?

See if the same happens when using RaceRender or Dashware.

Let us know how it goes.

 

 

Thanks!
Ej

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro 7 Black - GPS data inaccurate - cycling

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I've used GoPro Quik.

 

Also tried VIrb with GPX extracted GP video, but apparently I was cycling over 160 kmh.

 

I can see better results with RaceRender and Dashware.

GoPro Quik is sooo off, like if data wasn't synced with the video at all.

 

But I'm not keen on buyign additional software (RR), I think GoPro Quick should be fixed.

GoPro
Posts: 21,753

Re: GoPro 7 Black - GPS data inaccurate - cycling

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Thanks for getting back to us @karod33271

 

Our team is working on this.

We'll post an update as soon as we get one.

 

Software Update Release Information

 

Regards,

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro 7 Black - GPS data inaccurate - cycling

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The same problem with Quik for mobile.

 

Sorry to say, but one of the reasons I've bought this camera is GPS, and such problems disqualify the product for me.

 

Using RaceRender or Dashware would kinda work for standard videos, but none of them will work for Hyperlapse videos (TimeWrap).

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro 7 Black - GPS data inaccurate - cycling

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Same problem for me!

Just waiting for a fix to this unacceptable issue!

Thank you.