GoPro launches $199 Hero POV camera

Features waterproof housing, LCD touch screen display, user voice control

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The new Hero is billed as a go-anywhere, capture-anything camera that makes it easy to share experiences otherwise difficult to capture with a phone. Photo courtesy GoPro

GoPro has launched a new $199 version of its popular Hero POV camera. The small unit packs a big punch for the price. With the new Hero users get a waterproof housing (up to 33 feet) and an LCD touch screen display just like the Hero 5 and Hero 6. The new Hero also has user voice control and image stabilization, and buyers get access to the GoPro QuikStories app for editing and sharing.


Equipped with voice control, an LCD screen, and waterproof case, the $199 Hero is designed go everywhere your smartphone can’t. Photo courtesy GoPro

Key Features
  • HD Video (1440p60 and 1080p60) and 10MP photo performance
  • 2-Inch touch screen display
  • Voice control to start and stop recording, take a photo, turn off and more
  • Waterproof up to 30 feet and designed go where your smartphone can’t
  • Video stabilization smooths out shakes
  • Smartphone compatible. Offload your photos and videos to the GoPro app
  • Body and gear mountable via 30+ GoPro compatible mounting accessories

The Hero features a 2-inch touch display, is waterproof to 30 feet and is durable. Photo courtesy GoPro

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About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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