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Included in the GoPro Wi-Fi Combo Kit is everything you need to remotely control your GoPro Hero or HD Hero2 camera and see a live preview or playback footage on your smartphone or tablet computer. The GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac unit plugs into the back of your camera so you can see what your GoPro sees, and the Wi-Fi remote gives you control of the functions of up to 50 cameras at a range of 600 feet. In the future, GoPro will release a firmware upgrade for the Wi-Fi BacPac so you can stream live video from your GoPro HD Hero2 camera directly to the internet. Yeah, the future is almost here and you didn't even have to drive 88 miles per hour to get there.

  • Wi-Fi BacPac unit plugs into the BacPac connection on the back of your GoPro HD Hero2 camera for seamless integration
  • Backpac gives you remote control of camera functions, video preview, and video playback when using the GoPro app on your app-compatible smartphone or tablet computer or GoPro Wi-Fi Remote
  • Backpac allows for wireless transfer of video and photos from the memory of your GoPro HD Hero2 camera to your smartphone or tablet computer
  • Free, future software upgrade for your Wi-Fi BacPac will allow you to stream video or photos and video directly to the internet from your GoPro wherever you have a network connection available
  • BacPac has a small LCD panel that displays wireless connection, battery, and BlueTooth indicators, and it operates with the simplicity of a single button
  • Wi-Fi Remote can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-BacPac-equipped GoPro cameras at a time from up to 600 feet away
  • Wi-Fi Remote allows you to control power, shooting mode, shutter, and other settings wirelessly
  • Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof up to 10 feet and comes with a strap so you can keep the remote handy on your wrist
  • Powerful, built-in Li-ion battery (BacPac and Remote) is easily rechargeable via a USB cable, and this battery retains its charge even after many seasons of use
  • Included waterproof and non-waterproof backdoors attach to your GoPro housing of choice so the housing can accommodate the extra space used by the Wi-Fi unit
  • Note: the original HD Hero camera doesn't support the GoPro app, video + photo preview / playback, or live streaming. You must own a GoPro HD Hero 2 and a product update is REQUIRED before using your Wi-Fi Backpac or Remote unit
  • Wireless internet connection is required for live video streaming, support for your smartphone as a hotspot may vary from mobile carrier to mobile carrier, and additional fees from your wireless provider or phone company may apply (please do your research)


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3 5

A little disappointed

I bought this product assuming I can connect it to my home internet network and use it as an IP cam but this feature isn't available yet.

Its also somewhat troublesome to setup, having the firmware updated. Shouldn't this be done from the factory. The camera seems a little slow in responding to the commands when I press the buttons on the remote.

Haven't done any field testing yet so I'll report back later when I have a chance. Otherwise it seems to be a good product. I also notice that there is a "bluetooth symbol" when I was scrolling through the menu. Maybe there's a possible future use for that through another firmware update!

GoPro: GoPro App Tutorial

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Here is a video showing how to use the GoPro App that was released for iOS on Oct 9 2012.

GoPro: GoPro App Tutorial

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Here is a video showing how to use the GoPro App that was released for iOS on Oct 9 2012.

4 5

Works Great

Great for setting the camera out of reach and operating. No more fumbling around and wondering if the camera is on when attached to a helmet. Remote screen allows you to see exaclty whats going on and make any option change on the fly. Once the Android/iOS app is out this will be the best GoPro accessory to have.

Jeff Guest Sand Jump Sequence

Jeff Guest Sand Jump Sequence

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I took this on my first outing with the Wi-Fi BacPac to test it out. This was also my first time being able to use the 10 Photo Burst setting on the HERO2! It took a few tries to get the timing right. I hope GoPro adds a 20 or 30 photo burst option soon or at least slow the bursts down. I had to combine 2 different jump sequences together and use every other frame to make this picture. I love the Wi-Fi Backpack and have BIG plans for it this weekend! Can't wait for the app to be released! :)

Jeff Guest Sand Jump Sequence

Jeff Guest Sand Jump Sequence

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I took this on my first outing with the Wi-Fi BacPac to test it out. This was also my first time being able to use the 10 Photo Burst setting on the HERO2! It took a few tries to get the timing right. I hope GoPro adds a 20 or 30 photo burst option soon or at least slow the bursts down. I had to combine 2 different jump sequences together and use every other frame to make this picture. I love the Wi-Fi Backpack and have BIG plans for it this weekend! Can't wait for the app to be released! :)

Jeff Guest Sand Jump Sequence

Jeff Guest Sand Jump Sequence

Posted on

I took this on my first outing with the Wi-Fi BacPac to test it out. This was also my first time being able to use the 10 Photo Burst setting on the HERO2! It took a few tries to get the timing right. I hope GoPro adds a 20 or 30 photo burst option soon or at least slow the bursts down. I had to combine 2 different jump sequences together and use every other frame to make this picture. I love the Wi-Fi Backpack and have BIG plans for it this weekend! Can't wait for the app to be released! :)

5 5

Best GoPro BacPac!

I've been waiting for this to drop since I heard about it back in January 2012! I've been seeing a lot of possibilities while waiting. I could set the GoPro up in a tree and lap a certain drop or jib while snowboarding. I can finally use the 10 photo burst mode! I can have the Gopro mounted on the front of the Raft, Kayak, or on my Kite (anywhere I can't reach it) and start, stop, or change settings with the remote!

It was kind of a pain in the butt to set up though. You have to upgrade your firmware on the GoPro, then register the Wi-Fi BacPac and update the firmware, then update the Remote. The only problem I really had trouble with was updating the remote. I ended up restarting my iMac and it finally worked. I'm definitely buying another one for my other HERO2 Camera! Just an FYI, The GoPro app is not out yet as of this review, so just be patient, but you can still use the remote to control your GoPro.

5 5

Best GoPro BacPac!

I've been waiting for this to drop since I heard about it back in January 2012! I've been seeing a lot of possibilities while waiting. I could set the GoPro up in a tree and lap a certain drop or jib while snowboarding. I can finally use the 10 photo burst mode! I can have the Gopro mounted on the front of the Raft, Kayak, or on my Kite (anywhere I can't reach it) and start, stop, or change settings with the remote!

It was kind of a pain in the butt to set up though. You have to upgrade your firmware on the GoPro, then register the Wi-Fi BacPac and update the firmware, then update the Remote. The only problem I really had trouble with was updating the remote. I ended up restarting my iMac and it finally worked. I'm definitely buying another one for my other HERO2 Camera! Just an FYI, The GoPro app is not out yet as of this review, so just be patient, but you can still use the remote to control your GoPro.

5 5

Best GoPro BacPac!

I've been waiting for this to drop since I heard about it back in January 2012! I've been seeing a lot of possibilities while waiting. I could set the GoPro up in a tree and lap a certain drop or jib while snowboarding. I can finally use the 10 photo burst mode! I can have the Gopro mounted on the front of the Raft, Kayak, or on my Kite (anywhere I can't reach it) and start, stop, or change settings with the remote!

It was kind of a pain in the butt to set up though. You have to upgrade your firmware on the GoPro, then register the Wi-Fi BacPac and update the firmware, then update the Remote. The only problem I really had trouble with was updating the remote. I ended up restarting my iMac and it finally worked. I'm definitely buying another one for my other HERO2 Camera! Just an FYI, The GoPro app is not out yet as of this review, so just be patient, but you can still use the remote to control your GoPro.

5 5

Best GoPro BacPac!

I've been waiting for this to drop since I heard about it back in January 2012! I've been seeing a lot of possibilities while waiting. I could set the GoPro up in a tree and lap a certain drop or jib while snowboarding. I can finally use the 10 photo burst mode! I can have the Gopro mounted on the front of the Raft, Kayak, or on my Kite (anywhere I can't reach it) and start, stop, or change settings with the remote!

It was kind of a pain in the butt to set up though. You have to upgrade your firmware on the GoPro, then register the Wi-Fi BacPac and update the firmware, then update the Remote. The only problem I really had trouble with was updating the remote. I ended up restarting my iMac and it finally worked. I'm definitely buying another one for my other HERO2 Camera! Just an FYI, The GoPro app is not out yet as of this review, so just be patient, but you can still use the remote to control your GoPro.