03-18-2019 01:46 PM - edited 03-18-2019 01:47 PM
The reasoning: Pure corporate greed of a failing company to sell your data. A company who, although they basically created the market with a "groundbreaking camera", is becoming less and less relavent and has lost touch with the very thing that gained them success. Their customer base. You should check out all the other much less expensive offerings.
P.S - Too bad GoPro was too stupid, yes stupid, to hold onto Kolor and develop their awesome 360° stitching and vitual tour software. Three ass claps for the morons who made that decision.
03-18-2019 02:25 PM
I believe it. I regret buying this camera but I guess I'll make due just pushing the button to start and stop. I'll have to just guess where it's pointing and hope for the best. Luckily it was a certified refurb so I didn't pay full price. I bought my dad a GoPro Hero a few years ago and was disgusted by the software and app then, not sure why I thought I wouldn't have the same experience again. I'll be looking for alternatives next time I purchase a camera for sure.
03-20-2019 03:18 AM
Sorry about that.
I've tested again today:
03-20-2019 09:39 AM
Coincidently, I just loaded the Nikon app on my phone and it too asks to enable location. I understand the whole "geo tagging" idea which does come in handy for "adventurers" (I guess) however the default for all apps should not require divulging location. The app should work without having to connect directly to GoPro. Only the camera itself. You DO NOT need location enabled for the camera to know where your phone is. That's outright BS. I have a panasonic (video) camera which has an app and the only thing you need to is directly connect to it is wifi or bluetooth with a password. No location needed at all. Hmm... I wonder how Panasonic managed to do that without needing our locatoin?
It's as simple as this: To directly connect a camera to an app no (camera) company needs to know where you are in the world in order for their app run. They just want data.
How is it that the GoPro app worked just fine without this "feature" only 1 or two versions ago?
The last GoPro Hero 3+ I bought is the very last GoPro product I will every buy again because the only interest they have is to their shareholders.
05-02-2019 04:51 PM - edited 05-02-2019 04:53 PM
Well... i will most definetely not be the last one finding this.
Requiring Location services to be enabled for simply pairing two devices to control something over Wi-Fi/Bluetooth or changing some settings is ridiculous/outrageous and above all, DISGUSTING.
Fortunately i can return my GoPro(HellNo) HERO 2018 since i only have it for a day.
I have no other words than "Shame on you GoPro, for justifying/forcing all this BS onto your (potential) customers."
05-02-2019 04:56 PM
All versions of Android currently running the GoPro App must have Location Services enabled on your phone/device in order for the GoPro App to successfully scan for cameras. Enabling location services does not collect user data.
05-02-2019 05:30 PM - edited 05-02-2019 05:32 PM
Please don't fool us, we aren't all STUPID/GULLIBLE.
That "requirement" isn't Android related. GoPro WANTS it to be enabled.
How i know? I have another action camera which i can connect/use over Wi-Fi perfectly fine, WITHOUT enabling Location Services.
This under Android Pie.