GoPro HERO+ will cost $70 more for 60 fps, Wi-Fi, & Bluetooth

GoPro HERO+
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GoPro officially announced plans for a new entry-level model in their lineup of action cams. Appropriately named HERO+, the camera adds some much needed features to the HERO model including 1080p video at 60fps, built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Those are luxuries most HERO owners would love to have, but the “plus” will cost an extra $70 more than the $129 basic model.

Releasing on October 4th, the $199 HERO+ is pretty much the same as the $299 HERO+LCD except without a touch display — a feature that’s extremely practical but not in everyone’s budget. In addition to the features above, the HERO+ can also be connected to GoPro’s mobile app to use tools such as Trim & Share to edit and share clips on social media platforms.

The HERO+ also includes ultra wide field-of-view, time lapse and 5 photos-per-second Burst modes, and an 8 megapixel camera for still images (an improvement over the HERO with only a 5MP camera).

But is $199 still too expensive for an “entry level action cam?” Not if you consider the $299 HERO+LCD is also classified by GoPro as entry level. One thing is certain though, if the basic $129 HERO had all the features of the HERO+ retailers wouldn’t be able to keep them on the shelves. Read on for GoPro’s featured specs.

Here are the features of the HERO+:

  • Stunning and immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video
  • 8MP photos with Single, Time Lapse and 5 Photos-per-Second Burst modes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • Rugged, durable and waterproof to 131′ (40m)
  • Integrated camera + housing design
  • QuikCapture enables power-up and recording start with the press of a single button
  • HiLight Tag lets you mark key moments while recording
  • SuperViewcaptures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view
  • Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance
  • Built-in microphone
  •  Wearable and Mountable, Compatible with GoPro’s vast array of mounts and accessories

 

GoPro current lineup of cameras:

  • HERO4 Black: Pro-quality capture. Simply the best.    $499.99
  • HERO4 Silver: High-performance capture. Touch-display convenience.   $399.99
  • HERO4 Session: GoPro Performance, Simplified.  $299.99
  • HERO+LCD: The perfect entry-level GoPro + Wi-Fi + touch-display convenience.    $299.99
  • HERO+: The perfect entry-level GoPro + Wi-Fi.    $199.99
  • HERO: The perfect entry-level GoPro. $129.99

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