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Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

I recently bought the hero 4 black with smart remote and a lot other accessories and mounts, will those be compatible with hero 5?

 

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Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

@myran64 and @Anonymous - Yes, I've been told the Smart Remote is compatible with the HERO5. Most of the other mounts and accessories will be compatible as well. There are some exceptions, such as the dive housing, or bacpacs made specifically for earlier models of the GoPro cameras. 

 

If you go to http://shop.gopro.com/mounts-accessories, you can find your current mounts and accessories and check the compatibility there, or post the ones you're concerned about and I'll try to check them along with you.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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Anonymous
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Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

Wondering the same
GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,875

Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

@myran64 and @Anonymous - Yes, I've been told the Smart Remote is compatible with the HERO5. Most of the other mounts and accessories will be compatible as well. There are some exceptions, such as the dive housing, or bacpacs made specifically for earlier models of the GoPro cameras. 

 

If you go to http://shop.gopro.com/mounts-accessories, you can find your current mounts and accessories and check the compatibility there, or post the ones you're concerned about and I'll try to check them along with you.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Tourist
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Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

Thank you for the answer, I just sold it half n hour ago for less then half the amount I paid less than 2 month ago. Arghhh it was favourite GoPro accessorie. I was sure i wasnt going to work since there a new remote for Hero 5.
Tourist
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Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

I paired my remote that I used with my Hero3+ last night.  Trick was to use the app to tell the camera to "connect with anthoer remote" and then press the hold the red circle and keep pressing it while you then press and release the power button.  Do not let go of the red circle button until you see that the remote has goneinto pairing mode.  Referance this video on youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVQEp1w9_oc

Note:  My remote paired but the camera gave me a message that said "failed to pair" but I acutally just exited out and it worked just fine.  No clue why it said it failed because its working and displaying just what I see on the front of my Hero5 Black.

Anonymous
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Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

Hi Guys

 

I can confirm that the original smart remote that came with the hero 3 black edition does connect with the hero 5. I have just paired them and they work. It stands to reason that the newer version of the smart remote (with the additional setting/tag button) would too.

 

Cheers

 

SV69

Tourist
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Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

Hi Jeff,

 

How about compatibility of Hero 5 with Removu R1?

 

Thank you

Anonymous
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Re: Is the smart remote compatible with Hero 5

Not sure about the other comments on here about it being compatible, but one key issue I have found is when the Hero5 is inactive for some period of time the Smart Remote no longer seems to be able to switch it on!!  If you switch the Hero5 on/off from the remote in a short timeframe, the connectivity is retained and you can power the Hero5 on again.  BUT after a longer period of time (haven't worked out exactly what that is), the remote appears to be unable to communicate with the Hero5 and switch it on !?  This was NOT the case with the Hero4 Silver which always retained connectivity as long as the Bluetooth was on (indicated by the blue flashing light), OR until the battery of either the Smart Remote of Hero4 went flat. Now this may not bother everyone, but it's an issue for me. If the Hero5 is located somewhere inaccessible e.g. the exterior of a car or motorbike, and you are on a journey where you want to take footage at various interesting points on your journey, you would want to preserve the camery battery as much as possible (i.e. not just leave it on always), and switch it on from the Smart Remote whenever you want to take that footage, and without getting out of the car to do this!  I have raised with GoPro Support and waiting for a reply.  I hope they can get it working.