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    Picked up a Hero3 black edition to replace the hero2 a few weeks back. First impression was the size is awesome, remote is cool and the gopro app is fawkin sweet. Took some pics and video at home and the picture quality is much better, pictures and videos don't look so roundish (if that makes sense). Then I strapped it on the bike for a race this last weekend and the battery only made it 46 minutes. Anyone else having this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkoskinen View Post
    Picked up a Hero3 black edition to replace the hero2 a few weeks back. First impression was the size is awesome, remote is cool and the gopro app is fawkin sweet. Took some pics and video at home and the picture quality is much better, pictures and videos don't look so roundish (if that makes sense). Then I strapped it on the bike for a race this last weekend and the battery only made it 46 minutes. Anyone else having this issue?

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    Yep, the battery doesn't seem to have much of a life, and getting it out in the cold makes it worse. And the remote battery is useless, half the time I get ready to use it its close to dead.

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    Its crazy I liked my Hero2 and the new one has been such a let down. At least its not just me.

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    I've recorded 40 minutes in single digits to low teens before. It didn't run out during this. I have had it run out sitting on the shelf when I forgot to turn the wifi off.

    As much as I love the app, I wonder if running the wifi with the preview transmitting runs the battery down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    ...I wonder if running the wifi with the preview transmitting runs the battery down....
    I would say yes to that.

    You could do some battery timing testing, comparing battery times with wifi off vs. wifi on. Get your self a white lab coat, do some science...report results here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I would say yes to that.

    You could do some battery timing testing, comparing battery times with wifi off vs. wifi on. Get your self a white lab coat, do some science...report results here.
    That would make for a nice contribution.

    Too bad you didn't suggest that when my middle schooler needed a science fair project. I would have had a lab assistant (i.e., grunt to do all the work).

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    Yes big time. Turn the wifi off when you are recording. It murders the battery.

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    With my gopro black I seem to be getting about 45 minutes to and hour on my batteries @ 1080p and 60fps (wifi off). Camera seemed to act funny last weekend when temps were in the 40s.

    Edit: pro tune is on.
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    I was able to get 2.5 hours out of my Hero 3 battery, filming in a lower resolution, and wifi off. With wifi on, it lasts less than 1 hour.

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    There are two wifi modes: app and keychain device. Has anybody noticed if te key chain mode lasts longer than the app? I would think key chain would last longer since it does stream the preview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet View Post
    Yep, the battery doesn't seem to have much of a life, and getting it out in the cold makes it worse. And the remote battery is useless, half the time I get ready to use it its close to dead.
    I was having the same issue with the remote battery, and then I realized that the remote was turning on as soon as I unplugged it from a charging source. It would turn off eventually after running the battery down about 2/3. I just make sure it's off after I unplug it now. It lasts a lot longer than the camera battery.

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    i used my gopro hero3 to get some video out snowboarding the other day, temps were in the lower 30's. I bought the external battery, and using that and also shutting the gopro off(Only the camera kept wifi on for the remote) every chair lift ride, made the battery life last for atleast 2hours, recording on 1080p. The only poblem i had was towards the end of the night, the battery life was low and the camera was freezing (the read out screen would be stuck on the video picture) along with the remote, after the second time it froze (had to remove the battery to reset the camera) i put it in the truck. Once i got home and it got back room temperture, the external battery was completly dead but the camera battery still had one bar and it powered up no problem and recorded a few more videos. Had the same result with the remote, it still had one bar left once back at room temperture. All in all if your using the app as a viewing screen and dont need the gopro screen, buy the external battery and it should atleast double the battery life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanceuppercut View Post
    I was having the same issue with the remote battery, and then I realized that the remote was turning on as soon as I unplugged it from a charging source. It would turn off eventually after running the battery down about 2/3. I just make sure it's off after I unplug it now. It lasts a lot longer than the camera battery.
    Also something i figured out, after the remote was on the charger for like 3 hours i realized it was still dead, next charge i watched it and after its fully charged it stops the charge and turns the remote on automatically clearly something gopro didnt think of

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    The Hero HD and Hero 2 batteries last a good amount of time.... I have gone a whole day recording on a battery with those cameras. Heck did the whole Ribbon/Holy Cross trail ride on a single battery charge (3 - 4 hour ride with all the stops and such).

    I understand the Hero3 is smaller but would have been nice if they kept the same battery because was pretty nice to have spare batteries that could interchange with my other gopro's. Not sure if I want a camera that the battery bites it after 45 min.
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    I picked up a Juice Pack for recharging when I'm out and about, works pretty good.

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    Just got my GoPro 3 today.. getting pretty worried with all the negative reviews on mtbr and the public apology that the CEO posted on the GP FB page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I would say yes to that.

    You could do some battery timing testing, comparing battery times with wifi off vs. wifi on. Get your self a white lab coat, do some science...report results here.

    I was curious to see how much less the battery run times were at different recording modes on each GoPro cameras. My Hero3 Battery BacPac should show up tomorrow, hoping that it increases battery life significantly. The test were side by side with them sitting on my desk, continually recording until the battery drained and it stopped recording. I have not had any lock ups, glitches, card issues with either camera yet. I hope this helps.

    Model Battery Runtime File Size Recording Mode
    HERO3 OEM 1h 07m 14.0gb 1080p 60 W
    HERO3 OEM 1h 04m 13.7gb 1080p 60 W
    HERO3 WAS 1h 01m 13.2gb 1080p 60 W
    HERO3 WAS 0h 58m 13.2gb 1080p 60 W
    HERO3 OEM 1h 49m 13.0gb 1080p 30 W
    HERO3 OEM 1h 47m 12.9gb 1080p 30 W
    HERO3 OEM 0h 58m 12.7gb 1080p 60 W WiFi on
    HERO3 OEM 0h 59m 12.7gb 1080p 60 W WiFi on
    HERO3 OEM 1h 31m 16.7gb 1440p 48 W
    HERO3 WAS 1h 20m 15.3gb 1440p 48 W
    HERO3 WAS 1h 32m 25.7gb 4k CIN 12 W
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    Model Battery Runtime File Size Recording Mode
    HERO2 OEM 2h 16m 13.8gb 1080p 30 W
    HERO2 WAS 2h 02m 12.9gb 1080p 30 W
    HERO2 OEM 2h 11m 13.4gb 1080p 30 W WiFi on
    HERO2 WAS 2h 11m 13.4gb 1080p 30 W WiFi on

    HERO3 = HERO3 Black Edition (latest firmware)
    HERO2 = HD HERO2 (latest firmware)
    OEM Battery = GoPro OEM Manufactured Battery
    WAS Battery = Wasabi Aftermarket Battery
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    ^^^ some good stuff to know!!

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    I would also like to see with the battery backpac on, to see how those times increase. Thanks for the effort to do that MhzMonster. I have the LCD screen for the old hero and it works on the 3, but doesn't seem worth it at all. I wonder why Gopro didn't go with a bigger battery to start with. I think the remote works for a lot of people, but it just seems like a battery kill.

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    The Battery BacPac for the Hero3 arrived as I was leaving for work today. I plan to let fully charge overnight and test it tomorrow morning. I'll update my post above with the results.

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    That's great data coming together above. It is remarkable how much the recording time varies based on capture settings. In a way it makes some sense, but a ~50% reduction in recording time by going to 60 fps is striking.

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    Thanks for the info MhzMonster, can't wait to see what you get with the Battery BacPac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    I was curious .....(bunch of data),,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    ... I have not had any lock ups, glitches, card issues with either camera yet. I hope this helps.
    Yep, I must have jinxed myself by saying that.

    Either GoPro Hero3 Battery BacPac is defective, or the Hero3's expansion port on the back of the unit is bad. With both units fully charged I tried running a test and when I came back a few hours later to check the results, it only recorded 41mins. So, I repeated the test with the OEM GoPro internal battery and got similar results with 44mins of run time but noticed that both of the batteries were not fully depleted. So I decided to fully charge them again and babysit it, around the 40min mark it beeped a few times and shut itself down. I looked at the display and it was flashing the over temp icon.

    To add to my sudden bad luck.... During the battery runtime tests using the WiFi remote, I just used the one I had for my Hero2 HD simply because it was already charged up. So I never bothered with the new remote that was packaged with the Hero3 since they are identical. While I was charging them both up, I noticed that the LCD on the new remote looked strange. The LCD has a vertical strip almost in the center that stays blank - will not display any LCD ink. Defective right out of the box.

    Tomorrow I plan to exchange the Battery BacPac at BestBuy and try it, if it still overheats then I will either get the Hero3 replaced or just get a refund for it and the Battery BacPac and keep my Hero2 HD, I'm not sure which I'll end up doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    Model Battery Runtime File Size Recording Mode
    HERO3 OEM 1h 31m 16.7gb 1440p 48 W
    In contrast to your tests, I am consistently only getting ~30 minutes of run time at 1440, 48 FPS. (Maybe the "1h" is a typo?) I ended up buying four batteries for my rides.

    I'm in CA with temps in the 50s F. I do forget to turn off the WiFi after adjusting with the GoPro Android app, but WiFi doesn't seem to affect much in your tests.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    I used mine yesterday at 14F on 1080P/30FPS, protune off, wifi on--it recorded 59 minutes of footage and still had a bar left when I stopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry View Post
    In contrast to your tests, I am consistently only getting ~30 minutes of run time at 1440, 48 FPS. (Maybe the "1h" is a typo?) I ended up buying four batteries for my rides.

    I'm in CA with temps in the 50s F. I do forget to turn off the WiFi after adjusting with the GoPro Android app, but WiFi doesn't seem to affect much in your tests.
    Possibly a typo, I'll try and do it again and see what the result is.

    I've exchanged the GoPro Battery BacPac for a new on at BestBuy and still the same overheating issues. This was overheating with it naked, not in the waterproof case. I couldn't image how hot it would have got if it was in it's case! I'm currently waiting on a reply back to get the Hero3 exchanged for a new one. Then I'll run some more tests and posts some data. I really hope I don't have any more issues with their products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    Possibly a typo, I'll try and do it again and see what the result is.

    I've exchanged the GoPro BacPac for a new on at BestBuy and still the same overheating issues. This was overheating with it naked, not in the waterproof case. I couldn't image how hot it would have got if it was in it's case! I'm currently waiting on a reply back to get the Hero3 exchanged for a new one. Then I'll run some more tests and posts some data. I really hope I don't have any more issues with their products.
    Seems odd that the higher resolution would give a much longer, not shorter life, so I'm also suspecting a typo in your recording (should be 0h 31m instead of 1h 31m) for that reason, as well as 31m matches very well with what I've seen on many uses now.

    After trying the 1440 48 FPS recommended default setting, I fell in love with it. I like the nice vertical span of the 4:3 ratio, that sees both sky and under-wheel trail detail simultaneously. I was worried bike motion would make all a blur anyway, but I actually find the chest mount works very well at being stable. Although the scenery is moving fast, and bouncing just enough to look real, the video stays sharp and beautiful, fully retaining the high resolution. (The helmet mount is a little less stable, and the handlebar mount is very jerky but nevertheless a good view sometimes.)

    To handle the short battery life, I just went with extra OEM batteries - they're small and quick to change out and keep the overall housing small.

    I note my GoPro gets quite warm. I imagine a backpack (battery or LCD) blocks the cooling and only makes more heat. I find their Android App works well for setting up the camera, maybe even better than the LCD as I can comfortably just look at the phone with the camera at any position (head, chest, fork,...). The LCD may be nice for playback, but you can put it on at rest stops. (You're not watching while riding are you?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry View Post
    In contrast to your tests, I am consistently only getting ~30 minutes of run time at 1440, 48 FPS. (Maybe the "1h" is a typo?)...
    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    Possibly a typo, I'll try and do it again and see what the result is....
    I've tested it again tonight and the results were consistent with the original (when you factor in the difference in runtimes between the OEM and Wasabi batteries). Now keep in mind that none of these tests with ProTune enabled on the Hero3, if you have it enabled, then maybe that's whats causing the discrepancy. I hope this helps.

    Model Battery Runtime File Size Recording Mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    I've tested it again tonight and the results were consistent with the original (when you factor in the difference in runtimes between the OEM and Wasabi batteries). Now keep in mind that none of these tests with ProTools enabled on the Hero3, if you have it enabled, then maybe that's whats causing the discrepancy. I hope this helps.

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    OK, thanks for the retest. Unfortunately, it's making for more confusion as to the cause of the major discrepancy, a factor of 3.

    I clearly get only 30 minutes of video recording time. It causes problems and I've lost video on a ride because of it. I see the battery indicator go down, give a warning and go off at 30 minutes. This has happened on more than one battery.

    I'm not sure what you mean by ProTools, I can't find that anywhere in the manual. If you mean Protune, I checked via the Android App and the LCD screen, and both show Protune is off.

    The only other difference I can see is that I often leave on the WiFi, but you appear to have it off. I can do a test on that, but your other resolutions only show a minor effect.

    Maybe if it's compressing a video on a ride with very dynamic scenes, versus sitting on a desk, it takes more power? I'm stretching here, looking for a reason.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    I've tested it again tonight and the results were consistent with the original (when you factor in the difference in runtimes between the OEM and Wasabi batteries). Now keep in mind that none of these tests with ProTools enabled on the Hero3, if you have it enabled, then maybe that's whats causing the discrepancy. I hope this helps.

    Model Battery Runtime File Size Recording Mode
    HERO3 WAS 1h 20m 15.3gb 1440p 48 W
    OK, ran the camera with it sitting on the disk, in your notation, I measure:
    HERO3 OEM 1h 5m 13.5gb 1440p 48 W +WiFi

    Again, I just go get why I get so much more time with the camera sitting on my desk than I see in practice on the trail. This time, just over an hour, is about double the life on the trail. Maybe it's hotter inside the waterproof case? That will be my next test.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Are these times with the optional battery backpac? Thats terrible.

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    I get around 2 hours of recording time with the battery backpack. It's about the size of the Hero2 and has roughly the same battery life, but it has far superior image quality.

    Don't you guys stop recording when nothing interesting happens? Even one hour of recording time is plenty if you concentrate on shooting quality material. It helps editing when you don't have tons of obsolete material to go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry View Post
    ...I'm not sure what you mean by ProTools, I can't find that anywhere in the manual. If you mean Protune...

    Maybe if it's compressing a video on a ride with very dynamic scenes, versus sitting on a desk, it takes more power? I'm stretching here, looking for a reason.
    Sorry, yes I meant Protune. It could possibly be the camera having to process more data from dynamic scene, but I would think the difference would be minimal. I would say that maybe it was overheating and shutting down at 30mins during your ride, but if you watched the battery indicator drain down, flash the warning, then shut off, it clearly wasn't overheating. What is the file size of your 30min ride?


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    Are these times with the optional battery backpac? Thats terrible.
    No, I have not completed a successful test with the Battery BacPac installed on the Hero3 since the camera overheats and shuts down at around 40mins.
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    Hero3 Black Multiple freeze up!!

    I returned my hero 3 Black edition due to multiple freeze ups. I purchased the San Disk Ultra high speed micro SD, completed firmware updates per GoPro customer service(btw...CS was excellent in their assistance) but still a no go. Same battery issue that has been posted with mine as well for the short amount of time it worked. Really bummed since it was a Christmas gift from my wife. Guess I'll either wait for some fixes or look at another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    Sorry, yes I meant Protune. It could possibly be the camera having to process more data from dynamic scene, but I would think the difference would be minimal. I would say that maybe it was overheating and shutting down at 30mins during your ride, but if you watched the battery indicator drain down, flash the warning, then shut off, it clearly wasn't overheating. What is the file size of your 30min ride?
    I only turn on the camera about 5 to 10 minutes at a time (usually off on climbs) on a >3 hour ride, so overheating is unlikely.

    At the end of the ride, I was disappointed that in spite of having the camera off for a while, I couldn't get it to come back on more than a few seconds before the battery would indicate low and it would turn off again.

    Overall, adding up the 13 short videos from one ride, I got 10.9 GB and 52m. So maybe I did get more than 30 min on that ride, but I was really milking the battery at the end of this ride (letting it sit turned off for 5-10 minutes before turning on again) to try and get a couple more minutes of video.

    On another ride, for two batteries I got a total of 1h 5m with 13.7 GB. I got down to one bar and changed the battery half way through the ride and the second battery was more than halfway done.

    So it seems like I'm getting more like 45 minutes per battery if I add everything up.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nov0798 View Post
    I was able to get 2.5 hours out of my Hero 3 battery, filming in a lower resolution, and wifi off. With wifi on, it lasts less than 1 hour.
    I wasn't able to get that much, I could only do about 1.5 hours on low resolution and wifi off.

    Weird, I'm not as happy with the Hero3 as I was with the Hero2 IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    Sorry, yes I meant Protune. It could possibly be the camera having to process more data from dynamic scene, but I would think the difference would be minimal. I would say that maybe it was overheating and shutting down at 30mins during your ride, but if you watched the battery indicator drain down, flash the warning, then shut off, it clearly wasn't overheating. What is the file size of your 30min ride?




    No, I have not completed a successful test with the Battery BacPac installed on the Hero3 since the camera overheats and shuts down at around 40mins.
    Ok, I was going to say, that's a terrible amount of time. Mine seems to work pretty good, but just have not been out to test it. Keep up the good work.

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    I'm now subscribed. The reviews are less than promising and I was planning on picking up one of these this season. I'm assuming the black and silver have similar battery life?

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    Anyone having issues with audio crackling / hissing / buzzing noises on their Silver or Black? I have 2 Blacks and 1 silver and they all have this issue. It is well documented on youtube but I haven't seen members here complaining about it.

    I don't always like to add music to my vids, would like to use decent raw audio.

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    And this one:


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