When GoPro unleash a new “affordable” camera onto the market, it’s usually a stripped down, bare-bones device which offers enough functionality to be worth the cash you’ll be splashing on it. This usually means the devices don’t have WiFi, one of the key features on the company’s more expensive devices. Now, that’s all about to change.
Today, GoPro has announced the Hero+, an entry-level device which comes with Bluetooth and WiFi for around $200, rather than the $300+ you usually have to spend to get these features.
Why is that such a big deal? Well it now means those without wads of cash can now remotely control their GoPro and send footage directly to your phone so you know you’re capturing the right moments instead of realising afterwards you accidentally knocked the camera and everything was out of shot.
The GoPro Hero+ will also offer a bump up to 60 frames per second 1080p video, with still-shots going from 5 megapixels to 8.
It’s set to launch this October 4 and will come along side a slew of price cuts of GoPros other cameras, namely, the Hero4 Session, which is now $300.