GoPro launches The Remote and announces new firmware update for Hero9 Black

HERO9 Black’s new v1.5 firmware includes:

  • Up to 30% faster wireless transfer of content from the action camera to the GoPro app

  • Developed HyperSmooth 3.0 performance in cold temperatures

  • A slo-mo shortcut slider button

  • Better GPS accuracy

  • Support for live streaming with the Max Lens Mod, bringing Max HyperSmooth and SuperView plus in-camera horizon-lock to live streaming

  • Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter support for users who want to use external mics in the Media Mod for HERO9 Black

Firmware updates are also available for HERO8 Black and GoPro MAX that increase wireless transfer speeds by up to 15% and 20%, respectively, and provide compatibility with GoPro’s new The Remote.

The Remote is a smartwatch-size accessory that can be fixed on anything from a user’s wrist to a gear strap, handlebar or rollbar. It is rugged and waterproof to 16 feet, features a large status display and glove-friendly buttons. The Remote enables convenient control of the most used camera functions, including powering on and off, mode changing and shutter button control.

The Remote can control up to five GoPro cameras simultaneously from 200 feet away. And it uses Bluetooth Low Energy for maximum battery life and easy pairing with your GoPro.

The Remote is compatible with HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black and MAX and is available on for $79.99, or at a 30% discount for GoPro Subscribers. It is currently available in North America only with a worldwide release coming in February 2021.

The HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black and MAX firmware updates are available on and via the GoPro app.