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Can GoPro remote take underwater photos?

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I recently purchased a GoPro remote thinking that because it was 10m waterproof, I would be able to take photos underwater while snorkelling with my remote. When reading the booklet I realised that wifi doesn't work underwater? Does this mean I can't use my selfie stick/remote under water? Don't understand why it would be 10m waterproof if you can't take pictures under water with the remote anyway. Please help!!


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GoPro Community Manager
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Re: Can GoPro remote take underwater photos?

Hi @Anonymous -

 

The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof to 10m, so you can take it with you when you're snorkeling, but wifi signals don't carry very far under water. So, the connection between your camera and remote will be lost if either item is under water, but the connection is automatically re-established once both are above water again.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,837

Re: Can GoPro remote take underwater photos?

Hi @Anonymous -

 

The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof to 10m, so you can take it with you when you're snorkeling, but wifi signals don't carry very far under water. So, the connection between your camera and remote will be lost if either item is under water, but the connection is automatically re-established once both are above water again.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

GoPro
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Re: Can GoPro remote take underwater photos?

Hi @Anonymous,

 

The Wi-Fi Remote is popular with surfers, kayakers, snorkelers and other water enthusiast. The waterproof capabilities allows them to still control the camera without tamerping with the actual housing setup (above water). As @jefft mentioned, this signal can not pass through water but it will keep a connection above the surface. 

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Can GoPro remote take underwater photos?

Wifi does not transmit underwater but CamDo make an underwater WiFi cable that lets you get the signal to the surface if a continuous connection is required.