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Has anyone else had issues with their GoPro battery draining quickly in the cold? I was only able to get 17 minutes today before it died. Also, when it died, the video was corrupted and I had to repair the video afterwards with a repair software. This is the first time using it, so I'm looking for some tips. It was pretty cold today also, probably -20 C.
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Did anyone try this out Yet? Iam thinking about getting one because Iam having issues with the battery dying after 20 mins, and only being able to record 15 mins on a 2gb card. I bought two new 2400mAh li-ion batteries and getting a bit more run time compaire to the stock 1180mAh battery. I red that the card has to be a class 10 Extreme pro seems to be the one to get. Could the card I have now be eating up the battery beings that it isnt a class 10 and only 2gb?

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solution to short battery life!!

I found the solution to having a battery all day. I ordered this brunton battery pack and just got it in time before our trip. I couldnt stand the little battery's going dead after 20 mins. Charged the pack and trail tested the battery, I was amazed it lasted all day in temps 0 - 20 degrees with one bar of battery remaining. The camera ran aprox 80% of the day recording. Iam really glad that this was the solution to my issue to my problem, also I got a 64GB scan disk class 10 sd card, which easyly held all videos for the entire day. I just wanted to pass this along so that others that have the same issue, can look into this and get one as well. Here is the link to the brunton battery pack. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brunton-ALL-...item2c91f6cdef
 

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I found the solution to having a battery all day. I ordered this brunton battery pack and just got it in time before our trip. I couldnt stand the little battery's going dead after 20 mins. Charged the pack and trail tested the battery, I was amazed it lasted all day in temps 0 - 20 degrees with one bar of battery remaining. The camera ran aprox 80% of the day recording. Iam really glad that this was the solution to my issue to my problem, also I got a 64GB scan disk class 10 sd card, which easyly held all videos for the entire day. I just wanted to pass this along so that others that have the same issue, can look into this and get one as well. Here is the link to the brunton battery pack. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brunton-ALL-...item2c91f6cdef

Can you please post again? Link doesn't work and I'm tired of my 20 minute batteries too..
 

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Has anyone else had issues with their GoPro battery draining quickly in the cold? I was only able to get 17 minutes today before it died. Also, when it died, the video was corrupted and I had to repair the video afterwards with a repair software. This is the first time using it, so I'm looking for some tips. It was pretty cold today also, probably -20 C.
Thanks

My son uses a go pro hero 3 I paid almost $300 on ebay for Christmas for him. I recommend the contour roam 2 that I use for half the price takes same quality 1080p video, lasts 3x longer than my sons go bro and is way more streamlined on your helmet or sled than a go pro but hey not everyone has it and isn't considered cool
 

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I have a GoPro Hero 4, here is my advice for getting a good days filming.
1. If you have an accessory 12v get a dual battery charger and run the cord into the window bag. When the batteries are charging they are warm. This is the best method as you'll never run out of juice.
2. GoPro smart remote - When I didn't have one, I realize after an 2 hours of flying, my battery died 30 minutes in, now I can check it without stopping.
3. Use the dive housing and dive backdoor. It'll insulate the camera. Although if you are snowmobiling you're probably be using it anyway, because snow is wet.
 

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Thank you. Going to get one asap. :bc2:
You wont regret it,
now if I new how to up load videos on here that would be great!
 

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I have a Hero7 black with the weather suit I think its called? Sandisk chip in it and at 2,7k and 60fps I've gotten 5 hours out of it of continuous filming at around 32 degrees F. This is my first one so I can't offer help if you have an older model. The bit of reading I did was mostly of skiiers saying how much the weather suit helps it. It must hold what bit of internal heat it has in.
 

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I would just put the card in your PC and format it. If it formats without error, then you're probably okay.

Depending on the version of Windows (or Mac OS) you might have the ability to scan it using the disk drive utilities built into the OS. The only other thing to do is make sure that the capacity of the card roughly matches what Windows/Mac says is available after formatting. There are invisible files on the card that take up space, so the capacity/available numbers will never match up perfectly. Comparing to a new or known good card might also help determine the overall health of the card.

GoPro battery life can depend on the age of the battery, the number of discharge/charge cycles it has, state of charge at the beginning and ambient temperature. I always start with a full charge, which I top off right before a ride. I also turn off anything I don't need - bluetooth, voice commands, etc. Keep it simple, in terms of what the camera is going to be doing for the next 2 hours. I have a Hero 7 and can usually get 2 hours on a charge if ambient temp is -6C (just a guess) or warmer (20F). Once the temp is closer to -16C (0F), then a charge might last an hour and a half at most (sometimes less).

On my last ride, I carried a battery pack cell phone charger and about half way through the ride I plugged the camera in and stuck it inside my coat to let body heat warm it up. That worked pretty well and for the first time ran out of memory before I ran out of battery. Most of the time, I just let it run until it dies.
 

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I have a Hero7 black with the weather suit I think its called? Sandisk chip in it and at 2,7k and 60fps I've gotten 5 hours out of it of continuous filming at around 32 degrees F. This is my first one so I can't offer help if you have an older model. The bit of reading I did was mostly of skiiers saying how much the weather suit helps it. It must hold what bit of internal heat it has in.
Haven't heard of a weather suit before - may need to try that!
 

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Thanks for your feedback. The "Super Suit" seems equivalent to the waterproof cases you can buy of the GoPro, which I already use anytime its outdoors ( and for sledding). based on feedback it doesn't appear as if anybody is aware of a cold weather battery upgrade for the older generation GoPros that seem to have this problem. Other than getting a good quality ( high speed SD card) it appears the idea of a chemical hand warmer stuck to the back of the unit may be the only remedy
 

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I have a hero 3+.
First bunch of years it worked at any temps. Last bunch of years it won't work when cold. Not a battery issue, something with the camera. A little thermometer displays on screen and you can't do anything. I looked into it and alot of people had same problems around same time. Some people thought it was programmed in to do it after a certain age, a way to force you to upgrade. Speculative, but Apple has been caught doing that with their iPhones. I haven't upgraded, I just don't use it any more.
 
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