In a press release, GoPro has now confirmed that it will relaunch the famous GoPro Karma drone later this year. If you remember, GoPro’s Karma was launched back in September 2016 for $799. However, it was soon recalled due to user’s complaints of the drone falling from the sky by itself. Just to spoil the excitement, Drones aren’t legal in India due to security reasons. As a result of that recall, GoPro’s stock price suffered instantly and with plans to re-launch the drone later this year, the share gain will be one of the top priorities of the company.
Apart from this announcement, the company is also showcasing some of its new upgraded products at the CES 2017. One of them is their updated Quik app and GoPro Plus subscription service. By subscribing to GoPro Plus service, the HERO5 camera can automatically upload any new photos and videos to your GoPro cloud account. Not only this, the Quik app will then let you edit on your smartphone or if you want more options, you can tune into a desktop and access the app from their as well. If you don’t want to go for the GoPro Plus subscription, you can also transfer the content to your smartphone through a mobile microSD card reader.
Another feature which the company is showcasing at the CES 2017 is the GPS and telemetry data acquisition capabilities in HERO5 Black camera through which it can capture one’s location, elevation, speed, and G-force loads. Not only this, now one can also see all the captured data as graphical overlays on the videos shot while using the ‘Quik’ app for desktop. Lastly, GoPro also announced a new Karma Grip is a handheld and wearable camera stabilizer to shoot zero-shake videos.