10-02-2018 01:03 PM
I am using my hero 4 black for surfing, and am only getting a little over an hour for battery life. I can't carry an exrta battery, or change it out in the water if I could. I am typically in the water between 90 and 120 minutes. How can I extend the battery life?
10-02-2018 08:56 PM
Thanks Graytree, but I'm afraid it's not quite practical. It would not give me enough time to identify the wave, position myself, and then paddle into it. I'm sort of stuck leaving the camera on the whole time, though I do shut the bluetooth off.
10-02-2018 10:42 PM
I use Quick Capture when surfing and it works well. One press of the shutter and the camera powers on and starts recording. Best to hit it when you first see the set in the horizon, but you'll get the shot and save a lot of battery. Definitely turn off connections, you don't need it.
Now, with all of the above said, you really should consider a HERO6 or HERO7. Not only do you get all of the other new features, resolutions, and fps, but you also have the option of using voice control. No more leaning over and pressing the shutter. Even with the camera off you can simply say, "GoPro start recording" and the camera will turn on and begin capturing you. If you choose to not use the voice commands, the Quick Capture is also much faster, especially with the HERO7 Black.
10-02-2018 10:45 PM
Ah ok. Even though it's usually the useless feature that kills battery, I guess it is useful here. I'm not sure how well voice control will work with the microphones full of water. Make sure to rinse salt water and grit off the camera after use to prolong life of components.
10-02-2018 10:50 PM