01-07-2018 02:13 PM
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.
01-07-2018 02:50 PM
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.
01-07-2018 03:30 PM
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.
01-08-2018 03:05 AM
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.