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GoPro Hero 3 Plus Battery Performance

One of the biggest changes with the Hero3+ is a more powerful battery and some inner tweaks that allow the camera to run for longer. GoPro reckon that the Hero3+ has
a 30% longer battery life compared to HERO3: Black Edition with its new battery rated at 1180mAH, 3.7V, 4366mWh.

Battery Life

The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully-charged battery. So far, in pretty mild conditions and using a 16GB Samsung Micro SD Card I have found the findings below to be fairly accurate.

The data below looks at GoPro Hero 3 Plus battery performance.

Video Mode

4K 15fps
With Wi-Fi Off – 2:00
With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote – 1:50
With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App – 1:20
With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™ – 1:25

2.7K 30fps
With Wi-Fi Off – 1:40
With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote – 1:35
With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App – 1:10
With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™ – 1:15

1440 48fps
With Wi-Fi Off – 1:50
With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote – 1:40
With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App – 1:10
With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™ – 1:20

1080p 60fps
With Wi-Fi Off – 1:30
With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote – 1:20
With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App – 1:00
With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™ – 1:10

1080p 30fps
With Wi-Fi Off – 2:00
With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote – 1:50
With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App – 1:20
With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™ – 1:25

720p 120fps
With Wi-Fi Off – 1:55
With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote – 1:45
With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App – 1:15
With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™ – 1:20

However I was getting at least these times using the Wasabi GoPro battery rated at 1200mAH, 3.7V, 4400mWh.

1 Comment

  1. Don’t forget that both the new battery and the new outer case are also compatible with the older Hero3 models as well.

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