FCC Filing of GoPro Hero5 Reveals Built-in GPS. Leaked Video Shows New Touchscreen UI

by Habeeb Onawole 0

The GoPro Hero5 action camera already showed up at FCC and details reveal it will come with an in-built GPS which will keep track of the location where an image or video was taken just like you have on phones. There will probably be an option to turn it off for those who don’t fancy it.

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The Hero5 will be thinner and lighter than the Hero4, have dual WiFi bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and bluetooth low energy. While the news about it having a thinner and lighter body might be good news, it leaves people asking if the new action camera will work with the accessories of previous models.

A leaked video posted by Reddit user, Konrad Iturbe, shows that the GoPro Hero 5 will be getting an improved user interface. To access basic settings like WiFi, microphone, preferences, and connected devices, users of the Hero5 will simply slide down from the top of the screen and navigate to whichever setting they want to modify. The video also shows a new device called the GoPro Sniper whose function is currently unknown.

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There’s no news on the date of release for the GoPro Hero5 but some say it might come as early as September or as late as December (most probably in time for holiday shopping). GoPro will also be launching a drone called the GoPro Karma.

The GoPro online shop also shows all the items are out of stock. This might mean the new camera is launching earlier than expected.