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Sightseer
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GoPro app vs the Smart Remote

Hi all,

 

I am new to GoPros and need to be able to turn on or off the camera remotely. The app seems to be finicky when connecting to the camera — it couldn't connect yesterday and I had to reset the camera. What about the Smart Remote? Does it use wi-fi too? Is it more reliable than the app when it comes to turning on the camera?

 

Thanks!


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GoPro
Posts: 8,502

Re: GoPro app vs the Smart Remote

 

Hi @farkhodf

 

The Smart Remote can keep the connection up to 8hrs.

It uses Wu-Fi and Bluetooth.

 

Wi-fi is the connection that you need to send the operational signals to the camera (record, stop record, etc.), and Bluetooth is a low power way to maintain communication between the camera and app during standby

Periods, but Bluetooth won't send the operational signals to the camera.

 

Thanks

Ej

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GoPro
Posts: 8,502

Re: GoPro app vs the Smart Remote

 

Hi @farkhodf

 

The Smart Remote can keep the connection up to 8hrs.

It uses Wu-Fi and Bluetooth.

 

Wi-fi is the connection that you need to send the operational signals to the camera (record, stop record, etc.), and Bluetooth is a low power way to maintain communication between the camera and app during standby

Periods, but Bluetooth won't send the operational signals to the camera.

 

Thanks

Ej