"I have the 1st 2 GoPro's the GoPro 3 is the worst."1.0 starson by Honda_Motocross_Rider
Pros: Sleek design, light weight cool look, seemed to be easy to set up and use (at first!)
Cons: Battery life SUCKS! Had to download updates before initial use, got stuck in modes would not clear had to reboot. Had to buy a extended life battery which added wind noise with the new back and also negated the "sleek design" Pro that I listed above!
Summary: So have had the GoPro 1 and 2 loved them both mostly, waited for the 3 saved money and got gift cards for Christmas to specifically buy this.
The WiFi and GoPro app were kinda cool but I can not tell when I would ever use them. Originally pairing the remote was a pain but I finally got it. My 1st day out using it, I had it fully charged and set up on 1 button mode, it kept going into other modes with me only hitting the 1 button that is supposed to be used, it took pictures while I thought it was in video mode, got stuck in some unknown mode (I could not find the symbol on the owners manual PDF) had to pull the battery to "reset" it. Then after messing around with it for less than an hour the battery went dead on me.
So I purchased the $70 add on extended battery, tried that out for a short ride, the new back caused allot of wind noise but seemed to "solve" the fast eroding power issue......so I thought.
I took it to a 2 day ride at the sand dunes and had some of the same issues as the 1st day, a little annoying but I dealt with resetting it by removing the battery several times....by the second day it got stuck in a mode that I could not reset, pulled the battery and charged it, put it back in only to have the same result. Returned it to REI and got a refund, LUCKILY I didn't buy it on the GoPro.com site since it states that it will only refund for the 30days!!
Bottom line is it sounds really cool and does allot of cool stuff but what good is it without battery life and continual functionality issues?? At nearly $400 I would expect a much more professional product and at the minimum some testing and fixes!
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