GoPro Hero 5 Tips and Tricks: How to Set Up Wireless Backup for Action Camera; Specs and Price Details

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 15, 2016 11:02 AM EST

The latest action camera releases of GoPro have a long list of features which has attracted users to purchase the device. This includes the automatic backup of files aimed at helping users keep their files safe.

GOPro Hero 5 Session and Black's automatic backup can be easily switched on but a user needs to update first the software of the action camera. This can be completed on the Camera application of the Quik desktop app.

How to back up files?

After the update, a GoPro user will abe asked to log in or sign up for a GoPro Plus account which will give them a 60-day free access of the GoPro Capture application. However, iOS users can only enjoy the trial period for 30 days because of Apple's limitations.

Once registered on the GoPro Plus account, users can already backup their files by enabling auto upload of photos and video files to their cloud. The auto upload wil start once the GoPro camera detects a WiFi network and when the device is fully charged.

GoPro Hero 5 specs and features

Released last month, the GoPro Hero 5 featured great shooting capabilities including 4K videos at 30 frames per second maximum. The action camera is also water resistant up to 33 feet even without purchasing a separate waterproof housing for the cameras.

It comes in two variants: the Black and Session. The GoPro Hero 5 Black is the rugged version of the previous instalment and looks bigger than the GoPro Hero 5 Session which appears like a cube. Both weigh around 118 grams, slightly heavier than the Hero4 Black.

Price details

GoPro Hero 5 Black has a price of $399 while the GoPro Hero 5 Session costs $299. When bought the package includes a USB Type C cable, a mounting buckle and a rechargeable battery for the Hero5 Black.

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