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GoPro - Battery for Karma

Model: AQBTY-001SKU: 5634403

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 404 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A necessary evil!

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    Classichris
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    It's expensive but worth the cost. Your first flights will go by fast as you learn, adjust, and perfect your skills so a 2nd battery makes the flight/trip worth it. Once you get more flight time and practice in it's still worth having a 2nd battery for twice as much fun or footage if you're recording. I purchased this as a 2nd battery to my kit. I was quite disappointed to learn that it was over 2 1/2 years old fresh off the shelf, I hope this doesn't bite me in the butt down the road! I knocked off a star because I've never gotten over 18 minutes of flight time and if I were to actually time it, I'm sure it would be closer to 15 and even less if you tend to stay in sport mode. Overall it works and seems to be on par performance wise with my <6 months old battery that came with the kit. Charging seems to be about 1hr 15mins and I also hate the fact it looses a fair amount to charge in as little as a week, very annoying when you go to fly and your flight time is down to 10 mins!!! Either way, stop reading and go get one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A necessity for the karma. With one hitch.

    Posted
    Kilika2
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    You have to have an extra battery for the karma. 18 minutes of flight time per charge is pretty good for the drone's size but not long enough. The only hitch is that, and maybe this was just me, then first replacement battery I bought didn't fit into my drone. I bought a second and it also didn't fit, but I noticed it was just barely not clearing the plastic of the drone's shell up by the charge indicator. I cut a millimeter off of the plastic on the drone and the battery fits fine now. In the files uploaded the picture with the orange sticker is stock, without is replacement. The left side of the photo shows the closeness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery life

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    James
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    First thing, the battery life could be better. It's advertised as having a 20 minute life expectancy. It's either always 17 minutes or 18 minutes, after charging fully. For the price, it could be better. I would be happily satisfied with 25 - 30 minute flight times instead of 17 minute flight times. Even at 17 minutes the Karma returns to home at around 4 minutes. I could deduct those 4 minutes off of the 17 minutes and review a whole new flight life for the battery. It's a nice looking battery, a big battery. Looks like it could be better. I only have two batteries total for the Karma, but it isn't enough. One battery to program the proper settings and a little flight time, then the second battery to finish the job. I'll probably buy a couple more batteries, especially for wedding season for next year. I would ask GoPro to lower the price on the batteries or make better batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Karma extra battery

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    mjv1973
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    Well, this would have been a 5 star review except that the battery does lose some power while it is sitting dormant. I know all batteries can do this as I have TONS of different batteries for my electronics. But I fully charged this battery after I used my Karma last week, then last night I went to fly it again and it was at 85% I know I could solve this problem by charging the batteries before I use it instead of charging after I use it. But they take an hour to full charge and sometimes I do not want to wait an hour. So definately buy an extra battery. But at full charge you get about a 20 minute flight time, unless it is real windy, then it would be about 15 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery

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    GZrider89
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    I love having two batteries for my drone. especially when I got them from best buy during a sale. I was so happy to pick up some extra batteries and be able to keep my drone in the air for well over an hour now. I really do get some amazing footage with my go GoPro. I love my Karma kit complete with handheld stabilizer and hero 6. I Love it so much I bought a second one. I now have two kits including two Hero 6 Blacks and plan on getting myself a Hero 7 Black very soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Verify Production Date

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    FreedomKeepsMe
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    I used this spare battery when flying over water and received a critical low battery warning after about 7 minutes in sport mode. The drone attempted to self land and I was lucky enough to steer it over our boat and catch it by hand out of the air. The battery production date was 09/16 while the one that came included with my drone was 10/16. I've read reports of others having issues with the older battery so be sure to verify the production date when you buy and get the newer batch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it’s supposed to

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    JAWZ
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    Just like anybody else, I wish drone batteries lasted hours on one charge, but with a couple of extra batteries I get to fly my drone for a while. Chose this drone over DJI for the simple fact that I can detach the GoPro and use it practically anywhere, I do believe dji is a better drone BUT the camera stays with the drone ... and that’s a drag :/ Love the steady shots I can get with it, it’s responsive and super easy to operate!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't resist-just get an extra battery!

    Posted
    robisinwa
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    I love having a 2nd battery for my drone. I got an extra battery for the GoPro camera as well, and its so convenient to have an extra battery always on stand by. I didn't understand why the controller for the drone didn't have an extra battery option, cause I would have bought one, but its battery lasts a long time between recharges, so its not needed. If your gonna fly more than once a day though, get the extra battery for the Karma and you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have when buying the Karma Go Pro Drone

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    Midnight1
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    I purchased a second battery pack from Amazon however it was an older model and didn't fit my drone. When I called Go Pro they told me I needed to go through an Vendor like Best Buy to insure correct model. I was informed that Go Pro reached out to all Vendors to recall old models however they could not guarantee some of the smaller vendors that full fill Amazon would comply. In short stick to authorized vendors that have newest products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Karma Batteries Going Extinct

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    NewChef
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    When GoPro discontinued the Karma drone it was only a matter of time before Karma drone batteries would become scarce and DOA issues would start. Karma batteries are likely over 1 year old even when purchased new sealed. These batteries are good for about 15 minutes actual flight time so stock up while you can as these batteries won’t be good for much longer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good battery

    Posted
    Maxc
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    I purchased this battery along with my karma drone because, I wanted to fly my drone more than the 30 min provided in the first battery. I’m glad I purchased it because, when I fly I often fly for 45min to an hour. I would give this review 5 stars however one feature which I disapprove of is, if you just leave the battery sitting for a while it uncharges itself. I have to constantly make sure it’s fully charged when going on a flight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Only last 13 minutes

    Posted
    Disappointment
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    I have the GoPro Karma and I purchased this extra battery for it to get more than 20 minutes flight time but BOTH of my batteries this one and the one it came with now only give me 10-13 minutes of flight time for each battery. I've only had the Karma for a few months but I'm extremely disappointed with this and with GoPro... I expected better quality!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Necessary

    Posted
    Madwoo
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    The battery life is good, 18 minutes of flying is a lot time in the air when you think about it, having a couple extra batteries makes having the Karma Drone easier and more enjoyable. If you pack the backpack that the drone comes standard with you can fit up to three batteries comfortably, one in the drone and two along the sides. I highly recommend purchasing at least one extra battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good batt!

    Posted
    Pent
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    It's native to karma and works only difference is it has some red stripe on it so that manufacturers know it didn't come with the drone in case you have battery issues. I'm going to buy one additional one so I can fly longer and then I'll have 3 wish we could bust that 99 bucks though in still glad they are cheaper than my dji batteries glad I sold that thing for the karma

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get an extra battery, worth every dollar

    Posted
    Jill
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    The Karma is a great drone to fly when you already own a GoPro hero6. I've love dflying every minute but battery leave a bit to be desired. Get an extra battery. Works great. Charger that comes with the drone is obivously compatible and you're ready to roll! It's a bit spendy at $99 but worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It worked!

    Posted
    John
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    Got this as a back up battery for my drone, hardly use it, but when I do it is nice to have that much extra flying time. If you have one of these, you may not know, but you can use it with the charger as a back up battery / charging device. If you're in need of a charge on your phone or the camera itself. It works really well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Karma was awful

    Posted
    Epelba01
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    I bought the Karma drone thinking that it would be a great addition for my GoPro Hero 5 black. I felt that I needed an additional battery. The batteries do not last as long as they say. Also the drone does not have any sensors. I wound up returning the drone and the battery. I did buy the karma grip however as it is great. I replaced the karma with dji mavic pro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Always have a back up battery

    Posted
    Knapp77
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    I purchased another battery when I bought my Karma so I knew that I would be able to charge in between flights and still fly. It works flawlessly until it gets cold. I never had an issue until today but we went to the mountains and my battery was "too cold" for the Karma to operate it. I stuck it in my shirt and warmed it then we were good to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    timbearden
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    The battery works great. I wish the drone did! Definitely buy an extra battery for extra flight time. I would never go with a third party battery in a drone. For a thousand dollar piece of equipment flying in the sky I wouldn't trust anything but the original. Then again I don't know of any 3rd party battery for the drone, but I'm sure there will be one day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Acceptable Battery Life

    Posted
    Josh
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    The battery life give you about 14-16 minutes of flight time. Advertised is 20 minutes, but that's if there is no wind and you're not touching the controller. As of now this is the only option for batteries for the GoPro Drone. I hope they come out with better batteries. But the battery works as expected with no issues or hassle.

    I would recommend this to a friend