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Hero 5 Session Battery Life Problem

So I recently got my new Gopro Hero 5 Session and I have had some problems with the battery life. For example when I record (with a fully charged battery) it only gets about 30-40 minutes of footage before shutting off or runing out of battery. I'm not sure if it has something to do with my SD card or not. It just really annoys me when I go out to film and my Gopro dies or shuts off. Does anyone have any answers, soulutions, or suggestions?


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Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Hero 5 Session Battery Life Problem

@stoutshore41237

You should be getting longer battery life from your camera.  For a list of battery duration in different settings please see this post https://gopro.com/help/articles/Question_Answer/How-Long-Does-the-HERO5-Session-Battery-Last

 

Three things are primarily responsible for shorter than expected battery life.

  1. Ambient temperature (extreme Cold or Heat)
  2. SD card
  3. Not being on the latest firmware update

For a list of SD cards that have been tested with your camera please see this post https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations

 

If you are using a SD card on the list by GoPro, try reformating your SD card in your computer and then running a manual update. The link can be found at the bottom of the update page "Update Your camera manually". https://gopro.com/update/hero5_session

 

If you are using your camera at a room temperature between 60-80 degree Fahrenheit 15.5-26.6 Celsius and still having issues after formating a recommended card and installing the manual update, contact the Gopro Support Team.  They will be happy to help you out and get you going. https://gopro.com/help/PKBContactus

 

Regards,

 

Daniel

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Adventurer
Posts: 10,343

Re: Hero 5 Session Battery Life Problem

so youare on what setting. if you are shooting in 4K I say that sounds about right

Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Hero 5 Session Battery Life Problem

@stoutshore41237

You should be getting longer battery life from your camera.  For a list of battery duration in different settings please see this post https://gopro.com/help/articles/Question_Answer/How-Long-Does-the-HERO5-Session-Battery-Last

 

Three things are primarily responsible for shorter than expected battery life.

  1. Ambient temperature (extreme Cold or Heat)
  2. SD card
  3. Not being on the latest firmware update

For a list of SD cards that have been tested with your camera please see this post https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations

 

If you are using a SD card on the list by GoPro, try reformating your SD card in your computer and then running a manual update. The link can be found at the bottom of the update page "Update Your camera manually". https://gopro.com/update/hero5_session

 

If you are using your camera at a room temperature between 60-80 degree Fahrenheit 15.5-26.6 Celsius and still having issues after formating a recommended card and installing the manual update, contact the Gopro Support Team.  They will be happy to help you out and get you going. https://gopro.com/help/PKBContactus

 

Regards,

 

Daniel

Adventurer
Posts: 10,343

Re: Hero 5 Session Battery Life Problem

if we sit and try to figure out  the camera's record time  for example 60 minutes record...

 

 that mean you can go get 60 1 minute clips  I think it means you can get up to not 60 minutes and we all expect more, more , more.

 

I suggest remembering foolingwith  the camera, using wifi  , being on standby uses power,

 

  until we know and see what you are doing to determine the  time, then we can say yea 45 minutes sounfds right if 4K used.

Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Hero 5 Session Battery Life Problem

According to GoPro, it's 75 minutes of continuous recording time with Wi-Fi on.

 

HERO5 Session Camera Battery-life​

  Video Only   Video + EIS Video + EIS + Wi-Fi ON  Video Mode  Estimated TimeEstimated Time   Estimated Time

4K/30 W1h 20mN/A1h 15m (EIS off)