Users of GoPro action cameras love their little cams, but at the same time know that there are huge weaknesses—psst, their stupidly short battery capacity for one. So they’ve been desperately hoping to get their hands on a few cool new things for years. Looks like they just got one more wish granted.
Dual Electronic Corporation is working with GoPro to integrate Dual’s portable GPS receivers with GoPro HERO4s, allowing the cameras to receive real-time information from Dual GPS devices, includingprecise GPS coordinates, G-force, yaw, pitch and roll.This information is captured and seamlessly aligned with the video during recording and can be viewed onscreen alongside the video.
The first compatible Dual GPS receiver is expected to be available later in the year.Dual is working to enable three of its portable GPS receivers to have connectivity with GoPro cameras: the XGPS500 and XGPS165 GPS, and the currently available XGPS190 GPS.
The XGPS190 features a WAAS GPS, dual-band ADS-B receiver for weather and traffic information, and AHRS artificial horizon for EFB apps with synthetic vision. The receiver works with many EFB apps. It connects to up to two devices via Bluetooth, and is compatible with iPad, Android and Windows tablets.
The Dual GPS receivers connect to the GoPro cameras wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart (BLE); each receiver is powered by an integrated rechargeable battery, which lasts from 5 to 10 hours, depending on the model.The presentation of the information captured by the GPS receiver can be organized and displayed using GoPro’s Developer Program toolkits and other third-party software apps.
For more information on the Dual GPS receivers, visit gps.dualav.com.