September 10, 2015

Your Apple Watch is Now a Mini GoPro Viewfinder with New Native App

Apple just made monitoring your GoPro drone footage a little bit easier.

At the event in San Francisco, Apple made plenty of exciting announcements, including those for the iPad Pro and the iPhone 6s, but one exciting development centered around the Apple Watch and its 10,000 available apps, one of which will seriously benefit filmmakers.

The Apple Watch now has a native GoPro app that turns your watchface into a viewfinder. You'll also be able to control recording and will display your GoPro's current resolution.

Here's a video from the event courtesy of The Verge. (You can see the GoPro app bit at around 2:12.)

This new Apple Watch GoPro app seems like a match made in heaven for filmmakers, namely those who shoot aerial footage. Being able to monitor your GoPro more or less handsfree is really convenient; professionals, though, might not be too gung ho about monitoring from such a small screen. One thing's for sure, the new app gives filmmakers one more option -- and we like having options.     

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It's TINY! But I don't mind monitoring GoPros from a tiny screen- after all, you're not pulling focus with those cameras.

September 10, 2015 at 10:54AM

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Patrick Ortman
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I like!

September 10, 2015 at 12:17PM

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Kyle Lamar
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How does the app connect to the GoPro? I assume through WiFi? If so, it wouldn't work as a viewfinder for aerial footage since WiFi can interfere with the remote control signal.

September 10, 2015 at 2:00PM

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If you're shooting aerial footage you do NOT want WiFi turned on! It operates on 2.4Ghz just like the controller for the DJI Phantoms and other smaller drones and could lead to some pretty bad interference...

September 10, 2015 at 4:03PM

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Vizzywig 4K has had this feature since April version 2.2.5

Version 2.2.5 - Apr 23, 2015
GoPro Preview & Record Integration
• Multi-Camera Now Supports GoPro
• NEW Apple Watch Support (Preview GoPro or iPhone Cameras)

September 10, 2015 at 4:29PM

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Michael Zaletel
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Too bad Apple failed to make its $800 watch WATERPROOF.

It's another idiotic decision that could have added significant value to what is instead a mostly tacky gimmick.

September 10, 2015 at 7:45PM

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David Gurney
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September 13, 2015 at 8:06PM

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I had so much problem to give my coursework online to others but when i got Apple Watch Mini GoPro, it is so much easy to give a coursework to do my coursework http://www.courseworkbliss.co.uk/do-my-coursework/ because Its very easy to get a new app and through this everyone can easily buy a coursework studies or any other thing.

April 10, 2017 at 4:28PM

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Jess Martin
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