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Old     (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-05-2013, 5:18 PM Reply   
Picked up the hero 3 black for an upcoming trip, and got the wasabi extra batteries and charger. Debating whether or not to get the battery bacpac (like the thinness/lightness of the hero3 without it). How long realistically do you think I'll get on a charge shooting 720p/60 with wifi disabled? Temperate to cool weather (motorcycle riding in japan mostly)
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-05-2013, 8:25 PM Reply   
Wes; the Wi-Fi helps chew threw battery life. But 45-1 hr is about what you can expect.
I bought the Back Pack battery but haven't done a full time test
Old     (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-05-2013, 8:57 PM Reply   
Wow that's awful. Under an hour at 720/60?
Old     (03suprassv)      Join Date: Jan 2009       09-06-2013, 3:20 AM Reply   
I get 2.5-3 hours leaving cam on with wifi on so I can just start and stop it while wakesurfing. That's with 1080 @ 60fps. I'm using the gopro battery pac.
Old     (99Bison)      Join Date: Sep 2012       09-06-2013, 5:04 AM Reply   
I get about 4 hours of runtime on mine at 720/60 without wifi and 3 with wifi. Unless its super hot outside, then reduces probably 25%.
Old     (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       09-07-2013, 11:06 AM Reply   
My Hero 3 battery life is nothing to brag about... I get an hour and a half tops with wifi on, no backpack. Wifi off it's more like 3, but I really enjoying the wifi because I can control with my phone easily.
Old     (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-07-2013, 11:08 AM Reply   
Wow sounds like it's all over the place. I figure I can get things positioned and started via the app, then reach up and turn off wifi for the duration of my ride?
Old     (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       09-08-2013, 3:59 PM Reply   
I should specify that I'm leaving the camera on for the duration, then recording just bits and pieces here and there

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