New GoPro remote controls GoPros up to 196 ft away

The new Bluetooth remote, which GoPro has dubbed The Remote, allows you to control your GoPro at a distance.

The Remote is about the size of a smartwatch accessory. Its size makes it highly portable, and its rugged design ensures it won’t get damaged as you carry it around. According to GoPro, The Remote is “made tough” to “ensure the GoPro standard of rugged durability.” The Remote’s design does look to be fairly durable and it is waterproof up to 16 feet.


In total, The Remote can control GoPros up to 196ft (60m) in the best conditions. It can control up to five different GoPro cameras at a time and features a high-res screen. Also, to save on battery life, The Remote utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy to cut down energy consumption. Additionally, GoPro claims the pairing has been improved in this model than previous remotes the company has released.

GoPro 'The Remote'
Image courtesy: GoPro

“It uses Bluetooth Low Energy for maximum battery life and easy pairing with your camera. The large high-resolution display lets you check your camera’s status with a quick glance,” GoPro says.

Compatibility, pricing and availability

In terms of compatibility, The Remote is compatible with HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black and MAX. You can purchase it now on the official GoPro site for $79. If you are a GoPro Subscriber, you will receive a 30 percent discount when purchasing in the GoPro store.

Right now, GoPro The Remote is only available in North America. However, it will release worldwide this February. So for anyone interested in purchasing who lives outside of North America, you just have a few weeks to wait until it releases.

Image courtesy: GoPro

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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