GoPro also unveiled some important updates, particularly for its latest Hero 9 Black. The version 1.5 firmware increases smartphone offload speeds by up to 30 percent via the GoPro app, saving valuable transfer times. It also improved Hypersmooth 3.0 performance in the cold, added a slo-mo shortcut slider button, improved GPS lock accuracy, and introduced pro 3.5mm mic support via an adapter. Finally, GoPro added support for live streaming with the Max Lens Mod, letting you use Hypersmooth stabilization, ultra-wide 155 degree Max SuperView perspective an in-camera horizon lock with livestreaming.
Firmware updates for the Hero 8 Black and GoPro Max also improve wireless transfer speeds by 15 and 20 percent respectively. You’ll need to update the firmware for all these cameras to use the Remote, as well. The Remote is now available on GoPro’s site in North America for $80, and will come to other regions in February 2021.