03-14-2017 01:15 AM
I just bought my Hero5 days ago, and I've already ran into some strange battery drainage problems. I guess I will search elsewhere and perhaps post it later, but essentially I noticed that the stock battery % drops quite fast eventually losing almost a quarter as I was just going through initial settings turning all connections off even voice & one-touch. While off and never having recorded a single thing, the battery got completely drained and won't turn on in just a little over a day sitting on my desk!
Not sure if that's really a problem or that is just how the latest Gopro performs I am now considering the firmware update which led me to here. However, I have not read anything here that warrants an urgent "DO IT NOW!" action. In fact, other than an obscure "SD card" issue that nobody seemed to have reported, little was said about what it improves or fixes, and certainly nothing about power leakeage. On the other hand, more novel problems seemed to have cropped up for folks AFTER installing this update!!!
In light of the many troublesome experiences people has with this update, is it still adviceable? How does it improve what? Or is it just another patch to block 3rd party batteries?
03-14-2017 01:25 AM
To the privous post, It seems that the battery drain is even less with the 1.57 firmware.
Have not done any real testing, but I leave Wifi on on my 5 and use the cam about once a week.
After upgrading to 1.57, it only dropped 4% and quick phone connection after 8 days! Before I would see a drop of at least 10% flakey initial connetction to phone.
According to Wasabi, their batteries work on 1.55 and 1.57 and say will work on all future updates...... Cut a deal with Gopro? No idea.
03-14-2017 01:47 AM
Good to hear that the 1.57 update seems to have helped with the battery drain probelm at least in your case. It's just strange in this day and age that a relatively simple device should have such an issue. Not one of my dozens of gadgets including all brands of phone, camera, even drones will draw juice in a noticeable amount while turned off. I shall do some more testing but this means I will probably never feel comfortable leaving the battery inside the camera! In my mind, an "off" device shouldn't have more than a couple of % drain over many many days.
Anyhow, I thank you for your response, but I just saw another even longer thread with people specifically having problem with the 1.57 update, I shall read through that and research some more before I'd consider it.
Really GoPro? having made so much money and been the top dog for so many years you can't just make that "ONE" thing work!?
03-14-2017 01:59 AM
Btw, I didn't really have a drain problem as such. Have to accept a cirtain amount with wifi on idle.
Just now, even less drain.
I good idea is also to use the cam a bit and get som use and charges going, this alls seem to help battery life.
The 5 is so good, I haven't really touched my Canon 70D since getting the 5