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Tourist
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Is my Hero 6 consuming to much battery? [Test inside]

Hello!

 

I have a GoPro Hero 6 since last november but recently I noticed that the battery performance is not as good as expected. I think that my GoPro Hero 6 is consuming more battery than usual.

 

I did a couple of tests:

 

  • Firstly, GoPro HERO 6 Battery official 98% charge
    2.7k 60FPS SUPERVIEW --> 1h 10min of recording

  • Secondly, I tried with another non-oficial battery which was 100% charged but when I plug it in to the GoPro and turn it on, the battery starts to decrease from 100% to 85-87% very quickly, in a few seconds. Then I start the same test:

    2.7k 60FPS SUPERVIEW --> 58 min of recording | Start the test with 85% of battery as I said, and something strange happened because when the battery reached 0% it continued recording for about 10 minutes (with the official battery at 0% it stop the recording and turn off the camera).

Did you guys think that something is wrong with my GoPro Hero 6? As I said, it has less than 2 months and I only charged it maybe 5-6 times.

 

Regards!

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Tourist
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Re: Is my Hero 6 consuming to much battery? [Test inside]

I forget to mention that:

  • GPS was enabled.
  • WiFi was disabled.
  • Video stabilization was enabled.
  • Protune and rest of the options were disabled or by default.

Regards!

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Hiker
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Re: Is my Hero 6 consuming to much battery? [Test inside]

What is the date on the battery? Does it do the same thing with other batteries?

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Tourist
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Re: Is my Hero 6 consuming to much battery? [Test inside]

Hi,

The date on the official battery is 2017-09-18. The non-oficial don't have date on it.

What do you mean with "the same thing"? I only tested this two batteries that are what I have.

Regards!
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Hiker
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Re: Is my Hero 6 consuming to much battery? [Test inside]

The date on the GoPro battery is fine. Anything less than a year old is fine. The camera has a battery reader built into it. It knows if you’re using GoPro batteries or not. Not sure if the non GoPro battery may have caused a problem. It would be a good idea to try another GoPro battery.

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Tourist
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Re: Is my Hero 6 consuming to much battery? [Test inside]

Hi,

 

I just run another test, equal to this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpfRmtiM0_A).

 

GoPro HERO 6 Battery official 100% charge

4k 30FPS Wide, no GPS, no Stabilization, no Protune, no nothing --> 1h 39min clicking a few times to unlock the screen.

 

I think that it's a good result. In that video the author gets 1h 44min and in this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYTFgmRvc7g) that author gets 1h 42min.

 

So I think that GPS and Stabilization are great battery consumers when you are recording, even if you record at lower resolutions like 2.7k.

 

Regards!

In this video I am doing a battery life comparison with GoPro Hero5 and Hero6 with GoPro brand batteries (New) to see which lasts longer on 4K video. We all ...
The battery lasted a total of 1 hr and 42 minutes filming at 4K 30FPS on a 100% full battery. This is 7 minutes longer than the GoPro Hero 5 Battery Test I did ...