I am embarassed to say I was one of those riders who had a GoPro camera on my head before I even knew how to link turns. I knew what I wanted to capture, it just took me time to understand how to get the best content with the camera. I have been using GoPro cameras for more than 10 years and just as it has evolved into a product that delivers super smooth content, I finally am at a stage in my life as a rider that I can actually capture good content while competently riding the mountain. As I look at the new improvements in the new Hero8, I feel like we did it together.
In this article, we look at the evolution of the GoPro from early cameras to the new Hero8. Originating as a camera that needed a case to a now waterproof camera, as well as utilizing the GoPro app to view footage and photos, GoPro has stepped up in delivering what their consumer wants. Great photos and video with the ability to view that footage as well as the ability to maintain battery power in the cold mountain conditions are real issues that the Hero8 has tackled.
With the GoPro Hero7, the company made great strides in offering the consumer great action footage that is smooth without the need of an outside gimbal.
The GoPro App has gotten better over time as well offering users the ability to screen, edit and send footage directly from the phone via bluetooth and wireless access.
The most important issues that the Hero8 addresses, battery life and wireless and bluetooth viewing capability when on the mountain and in the field.