Does not connect to the phone As per other reviews the android app for the go pro totally spoils the product. The hero I purchased today is of no use to me as the app sees the phone when I try to connect. But then says no phone found. I will stick to my 50 dollar chinese sports cam. As it's app works when i am out of internet range and it connects fine. I hope gopro one day makes a android app that can connect to their own phones and does not need login. The hardware itself would be great if it had an app to make it work as advertised.
Issues with connection, temporary workaround I was able to create an account and log in to the app just fine, but when I tried to connect it to my Hero 5 Black, it kept asking me for the password and wouldn't go any further. After a bit of research, I came across a YouTube video suggesting turning off Bluetooth before connecting gopro to the app. Before this I also connected my phone to the gopro's WiFi. After switching off Bluetooth, I could successfully connect the app to the gopro, install updates and check out features. Ok so far.
Can't seem to connect I've just gotten a Hero5 black and I'm very impressed but I wanted to use the app to see how it worked. I set up my account easily with no problems whatsoever but when I follow the instructions and type in the password it just says "connecting" and then asks for the password again. It keeps doing this over and over. App itself seems to work fine so far just connection is a problem. Giving 3 stars as I've not been able to use it yet
If you have an Internet connection when using the app, well it works ok. If you are in a remote area and no Internet, well then this app sucks. I have owned a 3+ since it came out. I am fairly sure the original app didn't require Internet to first log into the app to be able to control the camera. Come on GoPro, who has an internet connection in the middle of a stream or offshore. You should know better.
Why the sign in??? App is now just a PITA. Bring back the old App at least it didnt have any of this sign in crap. All i want is too view and change controls on my gopro, none of this other crap. It was great yesterday where there was no internet connection and guess what.... couldnt use it because I have to sign in. Although looking at other reviews if I could have signed in it most likely wouldnt have connected anyway! How to make a great product poor. I applaud you.
No external SD card support Why is it so hard to add an option to specify storage on external SD card for both Capture and Quik app? And after spending $400+ on the camera users should not be forced to create a GoPro account before using this app it is annoying. Creating an account should be optional and not mandatory.
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