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Sightseer
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Hero 8 Black clearly doesn't work properly

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Will there be solution, like the new Enduro Battery for the hero 9 and 10, to the cold weather issue that all hero 8s seem to have?
Or is this a hardware problem and we're all suckers for believing the lies about being and action camera and buying one? which is it? 

It's fine to make a camera that's summer use only, but it CAN NOT be advertised as otherwise. It's DECEPTIVE. 

Backpacker
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Re: Hero 8 Black clearly doesn't work properly

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Your camera can be used in cold weather, just keep it warm before use.   While in use it will generate enough heat to keep functioning.  However if you let the camera and battery get cold and then try to use it, you'll have problems due to the chemical nature of lithium ion batteries not working in the cold.  You can also use an external power supply designed to work in the cold for your power needs also.

Sightseer
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Re: Hero 8 Black clearly doesn't work properly

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thank you for this insight!
I had switched from using the sealed clear case (it cracked) to the silicone one and there you have it. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer
Backpacker
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Re: Hero 8 Black clearly doesn't work properly

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You are very welcome, the silicon rubber does make a good insulator from the cold and offers great protection for the Hero 8.  Hopefully everything works out for you.