So you know I love my gadgets and I have always wanted to try out a GoPro but for whatever reason, I hadn’t bought one. So when Best Buy came out with their Top Tech Gifts of the Season I had to try the new GoPro Hero 6!
I knew immediately how I was going to test it out! I’m sure if you follow me, you’ve probably seen videosof Nash scootin around on his little scooter. It’s really is incredible how good he is on it. I’ve been able to capture some footage of him on my cell phone but I thought it would be awesome to actually mount the GoPro on his scooter to get his point of view while he was ridging. I bought a handlebar mount and found it very easy to secure it to the top of his scooter.
Setting up the GoPro was a cinch and it took me all of 2 minutes to do it. You download the app, connect the camera and you are ready to go. I will say that the camera comes charged, but it’s not fully charged so make sure you plan to charge is for a while before you take it for a spin.
I think one of the coolest features about the GoPro was the ability to completely operate the camera from my phone. I was able to start and stop the camera as well as see what I was filming. I really had no idea this was a possibility. I thought you set up the camera hit record and you don’t get to see what you filmed until you download the footage. Well that was not the case at all. The app on my phone acted as a remote allowing to fully operate the camera. It stored all of my videos in the app and I was able to download them directly to my camera roll. I believe you can also edit the videos directly in the app but I haven’t tried that function out yet. When I do, I will report back.
I have to say, I love this camera. I’ve been thinking up all the cool ways I can film some great footage with the boys! I can’t wait to take it in the water to try out the underwater filming capabilities. With the holidays and winter right around the corner, I think it would be really cool to mount on a snowboard or ski helmet to track a run down the mountain.
Best Buy has their Top Tech List coming out in a little over a week (10/10) and this is one of the featured products on the list. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the holidays, look no further than the GoPro Hero 6. If you want to get more info, you can visit Best Buy to get more information!
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.