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Tourist
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Remote controle choice?

Hi, has the smart remote a better range than the gopro app on my Ipad? The Ipad looses connection to my Hero5 often when mounted beneath my airplane.

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GoPro
Posts: 8,294

Re: Remote controle choice?

Hello @rockystoke45111

 

The Wi-Fi range of the remote control is further than that of the GoPro app. The remote control can work up to 600 feet away under optimal conditions, whereas the GoPro App works within 35-50 feet. The device with the GoPro app installed in is also prone to interference with other nearby devices. Hope this helps. 

 

Cheers, 
Marius 

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GoPro
Posts: 4,106

Re: Remote controle choice?

 

Hi @rockystoke45111

 

For that purpose, yes. 

You'll have more stable connection as well. 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Remote controle choice?

Thanks for the reply but why is it better if it´s just another wifi connection (and the HERO sends out at the same strength)?

GoPro
Posts: 8,294

Re: Remote controle choice?

Hello @rockystoke45111

 

The Wi-Fi range of the remote control is further than that of the GoPro app. The remote control can work up to 600 feet away under optimal conditions, whereas the GoPro App works within 35-50 feet. The device with the GoPro app installed in is also prone to interference with other nearby devices. Hope this helps. 

 

Cheers, 
Marius 

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Remote controle choice?

thanks, seems like I have to buy me one.
Last question: Can the remote pair with more camera´s (i.e. start/stop more camera´s at the same time)?
GoPro
Posts: 8,294

Re: Remote controle choice?

Yes, @rockystoke45111. The Smart remote control can control up to 50 cameras at a time. It works in such a way that if multiple cameras are paired to a remote, the remote controls all cameras at the same time. This means that individual cameras cannot be controlled separately by the remote. For more of the functions and features of the Smart remote control, you can visit this link: https://shop.gopro.com/International/accessories-2/smart-remote/ARMTE-002.html

 

Cheers, 

Marius

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Remote controle choice?

Well I finally bought the smart remote and tested it in my airplane but no joy :(

My HERO5 is only 5ft away but the connection is lost once I'm inside the cockpit. The canopy is blue coloured for solar protection and maybe this is interfering if the coating comprises metal parts and thus acting as a Faraday-cage (just guessing here).

 

Anyway, $80 spent for nothing.

I could stick my hand out the vent hole during flight to operate the smart remote, but then the camera must be constantly trying to pair with my remote (as I don't have access to the camery in flight for obvious reasons) which it doesn't do as far I can tell.

 

Does anyone know a workaround or have a way in at GoPro development to have this feature included in the next firmware release?

 

GoPro
Posts: 4,106

Re: Remote controle choice?

 

Hi @rockystoke45111,

 

How about if it's not on the plane?

Is it working? 

Have you tried testing it?

 

Please let us know. 

 

Regards,

-Jay