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Digipower - Re-Fuel External Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Replacement Battery for GoPro HERO3/4-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extend Battery Time Without Wires

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    eroomjt
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    This extra sized hinged battery pack replaces the GoPro back door and is still waterproof. Be careful with the removal and replacement on the hinge, it is really easy but at first I didn't get how to remove. The battery will help me run the GoPro most of the day at sports events (instead of just 30 minutes for the internal batteries). But it will go dead if left connected to the GoPro Hero4 for too long (Hero4 still uses a little bit of battery when totally off!). Another thing to remember is all battery durations are VERY SHORT if you leave the WiFi on. WiFi will drain any battery in no time at all. I have used two of these batteries (recharging every night) at 3-day weekend long sports tournaments (recharge every night) and pretty much use 1 per day with the other as a backup. Also, this will not work with Hero5, Hero4 Silver, or other Hero's with screen on the back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent charge

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    MoonMan
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    This didn't get 5 stars because the connector looked like it was jacked up, and also because this doesn't fit the dive housing. I thought originally is was jacked up but it's actually not, the connector is spring loaded skewed in order to perfectly line up with the cameras rear backpack connector. The reason for this is that the battery is part of the back door, you cannot separate the two, so they have to connect while you close the housing. I originally exchanged this thinking it was messed up so don't make the same mistake. Overall the product was excellent, it holds a massive charge and does not overheat the camera (which I was worried about). Keep in mind this will only work with the standard housing and NOT the dive housing :(

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for long days

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    fatdevil
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    A couple reviews complained about the fit. I found the fit to be extremely snug. I liked this for in the water filming. The fit is great the battery just needs to be installed properly and centered to the GoPro case and it will close every time. Again it is snug and should be, to keep out dust , debris and, water. The battery life was a bit short for the first three charges. Like a lot of other batteries of this type a couple charge cycles are needed to get them up to their proper charge and discharge times. Went off and on for two straight days on the fourth charge and the same on the fifth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great battery life

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    Maddog
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    The first one I purchased I had to return due to the battery power indicators not working...also the battery was dead when I went to use it for the first time (it was full charge less than a week before ) I went to charge it that evening and the indicators were not working. I left it on charge overnight and used it for about 8 hours the next day. About 2 hours of that was with the wifi on. I have decided not to leave the battery hooked up to the gopro now until I plan on using it. Even with the fact of having to return it I was very impressed with the duration of the battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works

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    MYBestBuy
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    Not much else to say. Only tested this battery for a week so far while on vacation capturing video - underwater, zip lining, etc - as well as 45 minutes of time lapse sunset photos (recommend 1-shot every 5 seconds if slow moving clouds). Per the sunset shoot above, I suspect you won't achieve as much additional battery time as advertised BUT this pack is a huge step up from the standard size battery packs requiring fewer pack change overs if any.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for GoPro Hero 3 but

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    JudyK
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    This battery attached to my GoPro Hero 3 black, but apparently there is no Hero 3 case that will lock and hold the battery inside to the Hero 3. I researched, and not able to find any case big enough to lock over the top. I ended up having to use my Hero 3 waterproof case with the battery attached, but had to put a large rubber band to keep the battery attached, and hope it doesn't get wet on my fishing kayak.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works ok but poorly designed

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    Loondoo
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    Works ok but poorly designed. Used it with my GoPro 3+, and it works but the attachment to the GoPro keeps collapsing inward which makes you think that is broken. Then the unit clicks so tightly against the GoPro that I broke the opening handle just trying to get it open again. So if you need extra power for your old GoPro it will work in a pinch, but it's not a very confidence inspiring design.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

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    Fstenf
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    Piece of garbage. Bought this thinking I'm going to be able to leave it in but not recording when I'm running obstacle course races. Used it once and it only lasted about 1 hour turned on. I have the gopro extended battery which last way longer and isn't as bulky. The other thing I noticed is the camera takes way longer to turn on, you have to hold the power button for almost 5 seconds to get it to turn on. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it

    Posted
    MTPOCKETZ
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    Depending on how you put your settings for filming. You'll definitely get at least 4 to 41/2 hours hours of run time. One thing I would recommended is to have GoPro battery itself charged as well. It may feel bulky, but balanced well enough. Can't go wrong. It's way better than the knock off on line. Was worried when I purchased this,but I'm very happy with this one. Hence the review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good source of backup power

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    ReddDust
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    I bought this to extend the battery life on my GoPro for a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. The product worked well. My only complaint is the package says you will get 6 hours of battery life per charge. I found it to be like 4. Even so, those 4 with the life of my proprietary battery proved to be enough to shoot more than 32GB of Hi Def video in 8 days with power to spare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    6 hours run time, NOT.

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    GrandpaJ
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    Got this on our last Manatee swim trip because my wife could not find her extra batteries for her Go Pro 4. It claimed to last up to 6 hours. After charging all night the battery lasted for about 15 minutes of video recording. She plans to take this back for a refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for a GoPro Hero3 Series Refresh

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    3girlknip
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    My Hero 3 works just fine but buying batteries is next to impossible if you want something with any sort of quality. This DigiPower Refuel pack works awesome. I've used it to film Volleyball tournaments, underwater swim stroke evaluations and tossing it around in the pool. Why go buy a new GoPro when you can add this long lasting battery to the back?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good extended battery

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    localizedinsanity
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    I purchased this battery to help power my GoPro 3 Silver while engaged in performance driving and amateur racing events. I think it works well, and adds a couple hours to the battery life of the standard battery. That said, it could use an external charge port that is accessible while mounted on the camera, so that you can recharge it without taking it off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Its kind of a pain

    Posted
    Leisel
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    Granted, it extends the life of my original battery, but it is very cumbersome. It's really hard to attach and detach. You have to squeeze the casing very hard to latch it, to the point where you think you'll break the snap that attaches it. Several times it didn't work. The camera never turned on or turned off and didnt record. I think it was a waste of money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broken out of box

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    Snorkel1
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    Bought this for a trip to mexico. Opened in mexico and noticed manfacturers defect. Tried to return to best buy 3 weeks later and they would not return any item over two weeks!!!!! Buyer beware!!! I may stop shopping at best buy now and I am an Elite Plus member! Customer loyalty means nothing! Will start shopping at Amazon! F--- Off best buy!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great extra battery for GoPro

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    WarriorsFan10
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    Easy to use and a great way to add extra filming time to your GoPro. I would agree it doesn't give you the full 6 hour but still worth the buy. You also have to mount it to the back of the camera which means you will not see what you are recording if you have Hero 4 silver. Not sure if it's really is water proof or not i did not test it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    works ok

    Posted
    Hungry
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    works really good. the drawback is with the battery and refuel together in the gopro. the gopro will only draw juice from the internal battery and stop working instead of switching to the refuel. the refuel works without the internal battery. too big for the chest harness. last about 4 hours. gets warm quickly and not good with direct sunlight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NOT waterproof!

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    Elizabeth03
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    DO NOT buy this product if you're going to be using it under water, it is NOT waterproof! I made the mistake of doing this and the seal leaked a significant amount of water into the gopro waterproof housing. My the time I realized what happened it was too late. $500 wasted! DO NOT BUY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    KyleMc
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    Seems cheap. Doesn't click in well with my Hero 3+ Black. Doesn't always want to register that it is plugged into the unit. Most definitely does NOT last 6 hours as stated on the packaging. Not a one star because it does give you extra battery time, when it wants to work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for hours of use

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    Amon66
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    Great product. Used it on a couple of trips and both times I was able to use it two days with a single charge. Of course no continuous operation but recording and taking photos of different sites. The only down is that the seal is so tight that the sound on the recordings is very muffled.

    I would recommend this to a friend