Both the GoPro App and camera firmware have been updated today. So what do you get?
A slicker interface is probably the most noteable difference along with the ability to transfer/view/review files on your smart phone!
The long awaited App for the GoPro Wifi Bac is now avilable on iTunes. The App is free but requires you to have a GoPro Hero 2 and Wifi Bacpac kit or a Hero 3 (Wifi is built in). A firmware update is required before you attempt to connect the App.
With the GoPro App you can now control your GoPro camera remotely using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Features include: full control of all camera settings; live, remote viewfinder/preview of your iPhone/iPod or iPad for easy shot framing, and more.
In my case I have connected my iPhone to the camera so will refer to iPhone throughout this write up with the understanding that other iOS devices can be connected.
To connect the iPhone to the GoPro I switched on the GoPro/Bacpac and navigated to the Wifi settings on the camera menu and selected the Phone/Tablet option. On my iPhone I went to settings, switched on the Wifi and connected to the GoPro Wifi network. A password is requested. The default password is “goprohero”.
My new Wi-Fi BacPacTM + Wi-Fi Remote arrived today. Probably one of the first in the UK to be out/about and on the web.
Here’s some info from the GoPro site:
The Wi-Fi Combo Kit enables remote control, live preview and playback on smartphones and tablets, live streaming to the web, and more. The Wi-Fi Combo Kit is compatible with HD HERO2 and Original HD HERO cameras.
To start with here are a few images of the BacPac during its unpack.