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GoPro - Karma Quadcopter with HERO6 Black - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 483 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS OR ANYTHING WITH GOPRO

    Posted
    Michelle

    I’ve never been more infuriated and disappointed in a brand. Poor quality product and worst customer service team I have ever encountered!!! We purchased this drone bundle prior to our honeymoon in hopes to use it many more times as we began our family. After only having it for less than 6 months, that was cut short. We took every precaution in configuring it correctly before our last flight, got the green light to go and after only minutes of flying it, the device said it was losing wi-fi connection, which triggered its autopilot mode. During its auto-flight back to us it, it lost control and crashed into a pond below it, that it had autopiloted over. We spent hours trying to retrieve it, but could not and deemed it too dangerous to attempt again and near impossible to find any ways. We contacted customer service to see what our options were and were only met with robotic responses, a refusal to take any accountability and blame towards us as their consumers, with no real reasonable logic. There was absolutely nothing we could have done differently given the resources that GoPro had provided to have avoided that outcome. When prying to ask to see the flight logs they said they were confidential and would not share them with me, yet used that as an excuse to say that they decided it was not their fault. The main thing they used to blame it on user error was by saying we didn’t properly avoid the possible “wi-fi interference objects” and then they provided a list of objectives you should avoid when flying. The ONLY applicable object in this case was water! Yes, water! So all those advertisements you see on this page and throughout their website and other marketing materials with water on it, turns out you can’t actually do what they are falsely advertising and we should have known that as consumers!!!! For goodness sake, their main video has a man literally launch the karma drone off of his kayak in the middle of the ocean!!! But I should have known to not fly nearby a cranberry bog reservoir!? After months of arguing and being pushed from one terrible customer service representative to another, they offered to replace the least expensive parts, still requiring us to invest $700 for those parts to even work, and spend more money with a brand we no longer could trust. After even more arguing they offered a jokeable 20% discount. And finally, I spoke with an extremely rude and condescending customer service “supervisor”, who by no means should be in this business, that basically sternly told me to give up, take the discount and that they wouldn’t do anything else even if we found it. For a brand that thrives off of human experiences and leverages happy life milestones, they certainly ruined our honeymoon (all our footage was lost) and our babymoon, which we had hoped to use this on as well and were still arguing with them about, and did not deliver the least bit enjoyable customer service experience. I would NOT RECOMMEND buying products from this company unless you are okay wasting your money when they prematurely break and do not anticipate any understanding from the manufacturer. I hope this saves someone months of frustration in dealing with this company and some money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone for the Price

    Posted
    Turo
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    When you get the Karma you are getting more than just a Drone. The Camera and Stabailization equipment is worth the money alone, the Drone is a PLUS! This is my second drone (Previous Parrot Bebop 1) The GoPro Hero 6 is an amazing and very durable camera. I do reccomend getting screen protectors for the lens and the touch screen. This saved my camera when I took it 4 Wheeling. Now to the Drone. It is a must that you fully charge all batteries in this package and complete all updates before your first flight. Trying to take shortcuts can lead to wasting your money. I love that the drone has its own remote with the screen on it. The video quality while in flight on the screen is extremly clear. It also displays all the information you need to make sure you are flying within regulations; hieght, speed, distance etc. The drone also will not let you take off in restricted zones. This is great to keep you out of trouble. I took my Drone to Saint Lucia and I was able to get some amazing coverage. I was a bit weary on the max distance so I did not fly it too far from me. There were a few times that the drones compass would not sync. I imagine it was due to the metal buildings around me. This was an easy fix by just moving away from them. I did lose signal twice during my 10 days there. Not sure what caused the loss of signal, but a simple restart of the equipment did seem to fix it each time. One time my camera lost connection and it caused the drone to return to take off point. I did have to manually take over becasue the drone nearly landed on a house. All in all it is not the perfect drone, but it is a Great Drone and I am very satsfied with it. I would not say that this drone is for beginners because there are cheaper drones available to learn to fly with before flying the Karma, but if you have the money than get it. The Karma does not have any sensors so if you do lose signal, hope that there are no trees or buildings around because the drone will not avoid them. The case for the karma is very nice and protects it well. I carried the case on the plane with me as a carry on with no issues. Flight time is about 18 solid minutes. I purcahsed a second Karma battery and it did have the issue where it did not insert into the Karma all the way. I had to push it to the right and it slid right in. now I have no issues. I hope that GoPro comes out with a new drone that has the sensors and follow me feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera! Great Gimbal! Good Drone!

    Posted
    G00PH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought the Karma Drone combo deal with the GoPro Hero 6 - I am super happy with my purchase! It is everything I expected plus some! I love the backpack, but expect to bring an additional bag to carry extras! I bought this because I wanted a Hero 6... I wanted a Gimbal.... and I wanted a drone! This is the best of all 3 worlds! GoPro customer service is less than satisfactory, but their products are TOP NOTCH! I am not rating a product based on their customer service. I give their customer service a 3. Off shore call centers, very bad wait times. But they resolve the problems satisfactorily. The GoPro Hero 6 takes GREAT 4k 60FPS wide angle videos. If you want to do time lapses save the money and buy the Hero 5. Same Quality it just can't do the 4k at 60fps. If you want just a drone get something else... I recommend the Mavic. I WANTED Camera, Gimbal, & Drone. I bought mine on Black Friday and saved $200. HUGE BONUS! Unfortunately, my first flight was a disaster. I failed to properly secure one of the blades. I Blame myself. Video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H60CRplOb1I&t=2s - I replaced the props same day. Props are affordable at $20 for 4 props. I destroyed 3 first flight. They include 2 extra in kit and that left me one short. A Local Best Buy had some extra's. A Few hours later I had my first flight... but I failed to hit record. Newbie failure. Here is a 4k 60FPS flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66zI6mgY18c&t=498s - The gimbal is next level for taking videos. I can take a video and make it look fairly professional. It is a nice feeling knowing my content will turn out decent. I made this for my hometowns Shop Small event on the Saturday after Black Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E69jQWx94K4. also I made a side by side reference for the Hero5 and Hero6... However, they are not full screen in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a3LSNw4l-0 - People can be critical of the Karma.... It is a drone. It handles well in wind. It has an amazing gimbal. This will not do everything other drones will do. This is NOT safe to fly inside or close to people. IT TAKES AMAZING VIDEOS! Not perfect... but it has the extra's that make up for it. Side note. I bought the GoPro Care. Keep in mind when purchasing... GoPro wants EVERY DETAIL when replacing a broken prop. If you want a drone... buy a different drone.... if you want a Camera, Gimbal, & Drone.... this is IT! HAPPY CREATING! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUzPA48rNtk

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Deal if you don't fly the drone

    Posted
    Archangels
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I drove my wife to a training class 300 miles away and I got bored so visited the local BestBuy in the area. I bought the Karma Drone to kill time but then I realized I need an SD card to fly it. Went back home and bought SD card at my local BestBuy and was excited to play with my drone, so after registering my drone with FAA, reading the instructions, and updating everything I took it outside in my backyard to test it. After testing going up and down I tried to use the return to launch to land it and it started drifting to my neighbors yard and seeing a kid playing, I had to drone go up 2 stories, about 65 feet and next thing I the controller is telling me that I lost GPS connection and the drone flew as fast as it can away from me. It took me 2 hrs of asking people and knocking at neighbors houses before I finally found it. The drone is broken, the camera and the battery is detached suggesting it crashed. I got the BestBuy warranty so I was covered. The camera and the grip are actually really good and for $799.00 its like getting the drone for $150.00 and a free back pack. But the experience flying the drone was so bad I don't think I will be flying one again soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GoPro Karma: My Thoughts

    Posted
    grug15
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have been considering purchasing a drone for awhile now. This year's Black Friday deals finally pushed me over the edge. I went back and forth between the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic Pro. There are pros and cons for both drones. The Mavic Pro has six pros, satellite positioning, vision sensors, object detection, flight time, flight distance, and size. First, satellite positioning keeps the drone almost absolutely still while hovering. If there is no connection to the positioning satellites the vision sensors allow for still hovering. Object detection, who wants to accidentally fly their drone into an object. The Karma doesn't have either of these features. The Mavic Pro has a 27 minute flight time almost double that of the Karma. Max flight distance of almost 4 miles with the remote (Karma's max is 1 mile). It is also a smaller drone. Knowing all of this why did I buy the GoPro Karma? GoPro Hero 6. This was the main reason I purchased the Karma. The camera on the Mavic Pro is 4K and 30fps and is not detachable. GoPro Hero 6 can record 4K at 60fps and is detachable. Buying the Karma meant get a camera that records at a higher frame rate, this means smother video when put into slow motion. Also I can detach the camera and have a GoPro for my adventures. The Karma grip allows for handheld silky smooth video recording. This accessory is $300 when purchased separately. So the Hero 6 and the Karma grip are valued at $800. The whole drone package cost $1000. The remote has a screen, no need to connect your smartphone to the remote. The Mavic Pro is by far the better drone, but the Karma provides you the best versatility. This along with the Karma being GoPro's second attempt at its first drone is why I choose it over the Mavic Pro. I feature that sometime in 2018 GoPro will have an updated drone that will use the same or similar camera stabilizer. I will be able to upgrade my drone, but keep my awesome GoPro Hero 6 camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone and Camera System

    Posted
    Knapp77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am a photographer who has been with GoPro since the Hero 3. I absolutely loved my Hero 3 but sadly after many years I killed both of mine so i was ready for an upgrade. I knew that I was getting the Hero 6 Black but wasn't completely sold on the Karma. After many many many reviews, videos, and first hand accounts I decided I would give it a try. As soon as I bought the Karma I knew they put a lot of thought into their whole camera system with it coming with a backpack of such high quality. Once I updated the Karma, Hero 6, Controller, and gimble we were ready to roll. The flight simulator really prepared you for what was coming. My first test flight went excellent and I was pleasantly surprised with how smooth the GPS guidance works. Filming in 4K is beautiful and super smooth with the Karma. I use my Karma at least once a week sometimes once a day when I'm really busy with weddings. The preset flight patterns work really well as well. I use the follow preset as we are running down the lake in Bass tournaments and its great. Now for the negatives. When i say negatives they arent really bad things just some things I would change. My first big complaint happened today. We went to the mountains to film and when I went to start my Karma it gave me the error that the battery was "too cold." I actually had to put it in my shirt to warm it up before it would take off. The editing software that comes with the Karma is Garbage and doesn't let you have any creative freedom besides your music choice. The self landing system has no avoidance ability so I've gone through a set of propellers already. Thankfully it didn't hurt the Karma but it did fall from about 20ft. Very durable drone is a huge pro. Overall I love the Karma and it works well but it does have a few flaws. I wouldn't trade mine for a DJI thats for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I Love GoPro....BUT

    Posted
    Mike
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    I own several drones, and I own several GoPro cameras. I thought putting them together would be perfect. So I got the 2017 (re-release) Karma. Man was I wrong. The Hero 6 is awsome, and the footage is amazing. The drone, however, is unstable, unreliable, and honestly dangerous. It wanders all over the place. You cannot trust the GPS to actually lock, and even when it does it loses signal in flight and begins to wander away. The controller (while awsome in design) has a VERY short reliable range. Get more than a few hundred feet away, and a hundred or so feet up (which is minimal expectation on a cheap toy drone) and it looses signal. Which is really bad because with no obstacle avoidance sensors it will most certainly hit something on the default “return home” flight. I found myself running around trying to get signal to stop it from crashing into trees. I honestly don’t feel comfortable flying the Karma over people or water. You just can’t trust what it is going to do. Also, forget about hovering. It wanders both vertical and horizontal when you are trying to get a shot. I love GoPro, but they should stick to making awsome cameras. As for the drones I will stick with DJI (insert any of their models here). Sorry GoPro, I will buy your next one too. Hopefully it will be a good one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Karma Drone

    Posted
    ausoccer68
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This worked great for several months then just had a day when everything went wrong. The drone lost contact with the controller and went rogue. We still have yet to find it and GoPro was not as helpful as I had hoped. They said nothing was wrong with the drone that it was user error, then admitted that their was nothing my son could have done differently. The drone is to tell you when it needs calibrated. It did not tell my son this, as he calibrates when the feature tells him (since have been told by GoPro to calibrate for EVERY flight). The connectivity was low but my son had the advanced feature on to fly it on his own from the ground rather than the auto take off feature. Had he used the auto feature the prompt would have told him that connectivity was low. So please note this VERY IMPORTANT, use the auto take off if you thing connectivity could be an issue. The drone took off with a stabilizer and hero 6. We lost it all. Go Pro replaced only the drone. I got to pay for a new hero 6 and new stabilizer and they would not give me the package deal I initially used to purchase $999.99. I purchased this with my Best Buy credit care NOTE: THIS CARD IS USELESS. No coverage, no insurance, and the total run around and cut off on the best buy phone line at least 6 times in one day. Had I used my AMEX card I would have been covered for the entire purchase. So angry about this one. So basically the best buy card stinks so I cancelled it. The drone is great if you calibrate it EVERY time and if you use auto take off so you will receive a prompt of connectivity. If you use the advanced feature the prompt is not available at all. Hero 6 has/had great photo quality. The videos were amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone for the Price!!!

    Posted
    MRMAGNUM
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I can only speak on my experience and say what I got for 700 dollars was Amazing!!! The Backpack is made from Quality and sturdy material. Not to mention it makes traveling with the drone super convenient and you don't have to worry about it being damaged. The Camera I have is the Hero 6 which takes crystal clear videos and pictures and the battery life is Excellent. The Gimbal and Stabilizer Alone makes the package even More Worth It!! To be able to Fly with the Drone, or Detach the camera and use the Stabilizer for on the ground Videos and Pictures or Attach it to the Backpack for things like Hiking is GREAT!! You can even attach to Helmets for motion footage. I have flown mines during the Day, at Night, Windy, Cloudy, Sunny conditions with Minimum Issues. Yes it will lose signal if you go Too Far, but it will come back to it's starting position so you don't have to worry. Also many elements play a part in the Signal which is No Different then when you have WiFi or Cellular Data issues. Comes with the Territory it's a SIGNAL and they can All Fluctuate, be Strong at Times, be Weak at Times. My package came with an Extra Battery and spare Propellers. The Flight time on a fully charged battery is about 15 minutes which to some doesn't seem like a long time, but when your drone is up in the air thats Plenty of enough time to capture everything in the area you are interested in. All and All the Complete Package was Worth It to Me!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go pro lovers rejoice!

    Posted
    Katie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The ultimate drone is finally here. This drone is AMAZING. It’s controller is out of this world. Go pro made this product perfect. The backpack is so light weight and amazing. Perfect for when your hiking or traveling outdoors and your looking for the perfect shot. If your into cinematography like my self, buy an extra battery and bring it with you. The flight time is approx. 20 minutes depending on your flight conditions. The drone will let you know where you must have permission to fly, and where you can’t fly at all. You can practice flying it in the flight simulator on the controller. It’s absolutely amazing! I’ve camptured some beautiful shots in my hometown and I can’t wait to expand my horizons and capture more beautiful sunsets! My brother is taking his to Thailand this week and using it for a cinematography project in south east Asia! Treat your self to a wonderful drone and go out and capture stuff! For the price it’s an AMAZING bundle. Especially cause you get the newest GoPro!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lost connection and flew on its own

    Posted
    enrifkrnrjfnrbrbrnrb

    I bought the drone 3 weeks ago and have been flying it everyday. I really liked the drone at first and it was a lot of fun flying it! But I flew it 150 feet up and 600 feet away... not far at all and it said landing now.. and I freaked out and drove my speed boat to go get it. It found connection 50 feet up it scared me but it didnt crash so I was very happy, so i kept flying it. Then i flew it today.. every time i flew it i double check everything cause i dont want it to crash! It went up like it normally does but then it toke off with out me touching anything!!! It went backwards and up!! I was in a open field with trees behind me! And it wouldn't hover! I was about 60 feet away from the trees! But I through it might of just been the wind.. but their was no wind!! And it hit one of the tree branches and survived but then went right in the tree next to it. I turned very sad cause I knew it was going down:,(, as it fell the camera broke off and all the pillars broke off.. and I no longer have a working drone:(.. I dont really know what happened.. it all happened so fast.. I would like to know why it crashed tho!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY - shutting down

    Posted
    NanR
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We bought the Karma because we loved our Go Pro camera, which we have had for years. The Karama on the other-hand, was a mistake. On the 4th flight, the Karama took off on its own and we no longer were in control of it and we could not find it, as it crashed landed somewhere. After this happened, we did some research on this issue and it found that it has happened to multiple people. We ALSO found out that Go Pro is closing their drone department. Makes you wonder why??? I understand that technology can have issues, but once we contacted Go Pro they denied that it was a manufacturer issue, even though they could clearly see the quick change in direction on the tracking system, in addition to the many other consumers with the exact same issue. They have been slow in responding to emails and correcting the situation. Beware because if this happens to you, you lose more then just the drone. You’ll lose your new Go Pro and the stabilizer, which are the only pros to this set. The Hero 6 was great and the only reason I am giving this 2 stars. Also, note that Best Buy will do nothing to help you out in this situation. I think it says a lot that Go Pro is shutting down their Karma Division. I only wish I knew this before our purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drone, Camera, Grip and value!

    Posted
    AerialChris
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I highly recommend the GoPro Karma Hero6 bundle. The camera was a much needed update, the bundled items such as the Karma Drone and Grip, and backpack are a fantastic value. You are getting a lot for you money! Are there better drones out there? Sure. But no one can give you everything you get here for this price. So many stories out there with drone crashing etc. 99% of them are pilot error and/or not using common sense. Also love the controller with the super bright built-in screen, no need to whip out your phone! The drone was built for taking you next video from an aerial perspective, it wasn't made to fly 2-4 miles away. If you keep everything in perspective, you will absolutely love this bundle as much as I do. Sure, it's not perfect, no ones is. Finally a great product from GoPro, an American company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Karma Drone is great value, easy to use quality.

    Posted
    Dronebee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I wanted a drone that allowed me to use my great GoPro camera. I didn’t have to spend $1400 for a drone. I got a package, that included a Karma drone, hand held stablizer, battery, Hero6, protective case/backpack for$999. This means the drone ended up costing me about $100! It works perfectly! I have flown it in windy conditions and it holds its location so I can concentrate on photos. It does not have object avoidance, but in my applications, that is not a problem. You also can preset the altitude it uses to fly home so that you minimize object encounters if you were to lose contact. I have never lost contact and have flown it out of sight. I love the display that allows you to fly without watching the drone if needed. The simulation program allows you to become familiar before ever taking off. After flying for 6 months, I have have no accidents or mishaps. It is so intuitive to use. GoPro has stopped making drones but promise to continue standing behind these products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome "Ecosystem" - So much fun!

    Posted
    Classichris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've had my Karma system for over a month now with several flights in. Overall I am very happy with my investment after all the choices that are out there. If your looking for a GoPro Hero 6 with the grip/gimbal just spend a few more and take flight, it's well worth it! To me it was a "3 in 1" system, I wanted an action camera, a stabilizer/gimbal, and a UAS/UAV/Drone and this has them all! Having the camera be detachable makes this systems "usefulness" far greater than any other on the market. I took off a star because: GoPros Quik software is garbage for those looking to do any real editing and the max flight time I can achieve with turning off auto-return is 18 minutes and not the 20 specified. So far the footage captured looks pretty good but I've got pretty steep learning curve ahead of me as I dive into real editing and all that's involved to make the best out of my footage. Flight is stable for both camera and aircraft. Turn on sport mode and get you can get close to 35mph! Only lost communications one time (so far) with the aircraft about ~2,800ft away with clear line of sight but it was brief and don't need or plan to go that far typically. Enough reading, go and get one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent dron and camera - Great Value

    Posted
    Josh
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    This drone is amazing. It has a ton of great automatic features, and other features. They're thought of just about everything with this drone. You also save a great deal of money if you conciser the value in this drone vs other drones. Other drones can cost just as much, but if you get the GoPro camera bundle, now you're getting a camera and a drone and a detachable image stabilizer all at discounted prices. Plus if you shop with the BestBuy rewards card, you can get about $60+ back in rewards (depending on your cost) on the purchase if you do 5% back, which I combined with a 10% coupon that I received within that week for an additional battery at just $30. You can't go wrong with this drone. SUMMARY: -Great features/functionality -Great looks -Camera and detachable stabilizer -Great value

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gopro Deal

    Posted
    FanFavorite

    I have been flying DJI products for more than 3 years. Photo and video shots on vacation or anywhere else is brought to a new level in the air. I really wanted a desent Gopro action camera for Xmas and saw this deal at BestBuy for the Karma with the Hero 6 Black camera and the grip attachment for $200 off. Now taking into account the Gopro 6 balck and hand grip are $800 together, for a few hundred more, you get a quality Karma drone, I think that is a deal even without the sale price. The Drone flys well and the video appears fantastic. Can't wait for a sunny day to try out the 4K@60fps.All in all it's a easy and safe drone to fly for beginners and more advanced, plus you can take out the camera and stabilized hand grip and use it for any other purpose on the ground. Great buy and great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    Posted
    GZrider89
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    I've watched many reviews and a lot of people give the karma a bad name cause of the early on battery problems they had. But they have now all been fixed and it's an awesome drone. Fun, nimble, and great for photography. It even has built in pre recorded flight paths for specific cinematic effects like the dronie and orbit as well as others. It also has featured like follow me, watch me, return to take off position, and return to user. This drone really is awesome and from a sports kinky I love that it's works with all GoPros. I have 2 karma I like it so much. It broke my heart to hear go pro wasn't going to try it's hand on a second drone after everything they learned from the first one. I really had my hopes up for a Go Pro compatible extreme sports drone with big improvements on only one thing... GPS accuracy. But none the less I love my Karmas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great picture when the product decides to work

    Posted
    Twitchy3089
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    We were super excited to try out our new drone, but sadly it has been more of a disappointment than it is worthwhile. Majority of the time the control pad will not connect to the drone, and when it does connect it doesn't even communicate appropriately - it will try to tell us the drone is -10ft off the ground (yes negative 10 feet) or it will try to force itself to move in a direction other than where we want it to go. It's a constant battle of having to turn it off then back on trying to reconfigure all the settings. I will say that it does have great picture and video quality. Overall though, this item has been a huge headache. The only thing keeping us from returning it is that we got a great package deal on it, making the drone pretty much free based on everything we received.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Perfect For Me

    Posted
    JustOneGuy
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    I did a considerable amount of research on drones before choosing the GoPro Karma. Ultimately, what drew me to choose the Karma was the ecosystem it provides. For the same price as other drones, you get the drone, a removable GoPro camera (which you can use in other applications), a handheld stabilizer (called Karma Grip), a dedicated remote, and a hard-shell backpack/carrying case. The Karma flies incredibly well, and the controls are intuitive. Battery life is comparable to other drones on the market. My ONLY complaint is the lack of obstacle avoidance sensors, so you have to highly aware of your location. I've crashed it once, from a height of about 15 feet, and the Karma still worked great after changing the propellers. I really enjoy the Karma, and am continually finding new uses for it. The Karma Grip is great, too. I use it frequently to record everyday things. I recommend you highly consider this drone.

    I would recommend this to a friend