The GoPro line of cameras are nifty little devices. These waterproof and shockproof cameras shoot 1080p video at 30fps and are compatible with a whole range of cool rugged accessories. As you film yourself in harrowing situations with a GoPro, you might not have the hands to properly operate it. That's where the new remote app comes into play.

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Fire up the app, and you can stream the video output from the GoPro right to your screen. You'll need a reasonably fast Android device, and ICS or higher is recommended. You can also control recording, image capture, and settings all from within the app. This is especially useful if you have the GoPro in a heavy protective case because you're about to do something stupid.

The app is currently compatible with the HERO2 line of GoPro cameras with the WiFi control module. Current HERO3 cameras will be added in waves. The cheaper white and silver editions of the HERO3 should be supported in an update this month. The high-end black edition HERO3 will get app support in December. The original GoPro HD HERO is not supported by the app.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • Karl Smith

    Edit: "because you're about to DO something stupid"


    • Sootie

      International pre-cursor to a man doing something stupid "Watch this!!"

  • garychencool

    "This is especially useful if you have the GoPro in a heavy protective case because you're about to so something stupid."

    Yup, and it looks like you can also stream the footage off it too which is super awesome.

  • MikeCiggy

    I have to go pick up the attachment for my HERO2 now. Was hoping I wasn't spending anymore money for snowboarding.

  • Sootie

    This could be very awesome, why are the wifi modules so damn dear though and when are they going to have a service where someone comes and actually edits all the footage you take with them into something worth watching lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/junexadrey Junex Adrey Valdevieso Pay-ao

    how to down load ?

  • GraveUypo

    too bad it needs the wifi module :P

  • Andrew

    How does the GoPro wireless compare to the Sony Action Cam's?

  • Art

    Been using my Hero3 (HumbleOutdoors w/free 32GB SD) on my 27 ft sailboat. Since I singlehand the boat often the remote features will be awesome to experiment with.

  • Kendozaaa

    Awesome upgrade!
    i was going to buy an lcd backpack to playback on the lifts. shot themselves in the foot, really. now i can spend that $ on more batteries i guess..