GoPro Hero 5 Release Date, News & Update: New Iteration to Feature GPS, Voice Control & Built-in Waterproofing

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Sep 27, 2016 07:47 AM EDT

For action and adventure enthusiasts, it's imperative to have a camera that keep up with one's active lifestyle/ That's why tech company GoPro introduced the HERO line of cameras back in 2006 to capture action images. Since it's been two years since the GoPro Hero 4 was introduced, fans are now anticipating the arrival of the GoPro Hero 5.

According to Paste Magazine, the upcoming GoPro Hero 5 will feature GPS, voice control, and built-in waterproofing. These features are attractive to GoPro Hero users who especially enjoy the outdoors.

Waterproof gadgets are all the rage nowadays given people's active lifestyles. They want gadgets that keep up with their active and adventurous lifestlyes. The new GoPro Hero 5 will include built-in waterproofing feature through a protective case. This enables the device to be waterproof for up to 33 feet or 10 meters. Users who want to dive deeper can also purchase additional external casings and accessories to enable a deeper dive for the GoPro Hero 5.

The upcoming GoPro Hero 5 will also feature a voice control that will be able to recognize 10 simple phrases that will help users command the device. What's even more interesting is that the GoPro Hero 5 also recognizes seven different languages, with English, German, Italian, and Spanish, among others.

Another fun feature for GoPro Hero 5 users is the GPS feature. GPS has long been on mobile phones and it only makes sense that it finds it way to the GoPro Hero 5. Users can now easily track where a photo was taken without having to keep notes.

On top of these awesome new features, Stuff reports that the GoPro Hero 5 includes a new touchscreen that makes using the device easier than before. The GoPro Hero 5 is set to be released with a $640 price tag beginning October 2.

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