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Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

I am a hero7 owner since today. Reading this after my purchase makes me feel a bit stupid..... but I did not come by this problem during my internet study on what to buy. And, as I typically go for the high end, I got me a Hero7.....

 

Question: Is it maybe the GPS that is drainig the battery? Phone die quickly too with GPS always on....

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Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

Gps is off! Does anyone know what is the normal drain of the battery when device is off?
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Tourist
Posts: 10

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

I do not think that I'll get answer from GoPro about normal drain time. Because they will get huge number of refund requests immediately.

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Adventurer
Posts: 12,626

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

about  +-1% a day

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Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

Definitely my camera is bad! They want to change it but a to suspicious that they will send me new one because they are not originally packed, not even turtle sticker on lcd
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Tourist
Posts: 10

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

Do you have official statement from GoPro about 1% drain of battery inside the camera?

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Adventurer
Posts: 12,626

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

This is a Forum  where  opinions can be   offered .. Totally  Agree but we wil not see that.  so I take note of my unit if asked.

 

FOr the RMA  replacement they are a official gopro  brown container boxed and rewaraped in a clear protective plastic on the rear glass, the front screen and lens protector.   This keeps the cost down then to ship a retail one out,  Why tehy say not to ship anything back but the camera,  , You already have the box, why a second one, Ah to ease our minds.

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Hiker
Posts: 49

Re: Hero 7 battery drain

After a few weeks of battery discharge I think that one of my sd cards must have been bad. I remember changing cards during my ski trip and starting to have issues. I have fully reformatted both sd cards in my pc any the gopro now seems to be far more stable.