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GoPro - Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Replacement Battery for HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black and HERO 2018-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1569 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Always great to have, never great to need

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    Jansen
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    Let me start off by saying this, if you have a gopro hero 5 or 6 but dont yet have a spare battery, stop reading this review and complete your checkout already. Just buy it. Go do it. Now. Having a spare battery for ANY electronic is always a great thing to have no matter how great the battery life of that piece of tech is. But the annoying part is actually having to use it. Most electronics these days can be used for a whole day no problem, and then you charge overnight and start it all over. Unfortunately, that is not the case with the new gopro line. Ive had my gopro hero 6 for about 4 months now and use it extensively. Happy to say that I actually havent needed to use the spare battery in the same day. I am keen on maximizing my battery life by altering settings that affect it and turning off/charging up throughout the day when I can. However, I do always have the spare battery with me wherever I go, just in case. There have been times where I get down to 20-30% before 1pm, but luck out and am able to charge it in the car when driving to the next place/event. I also keep an external battery with me at all times and use that infrequently. All that aside, the bottom line is this. The new gopro line doesnt have great battery life. For the 5 or the 6, depending on your use, you may or may not use the spare in the same day as your original battery. However, because of the rather underwhelming battery life, having a spare is invaluable. You always have a spare tire in your car. You should always have a spare battery for your gopro. I was lucky enough that when I bought my gopro 6 from bestbuy, it actually came with a free battery as a bundle so that was awesome. Thanks bestbuy! If you didnt luck out like me, just swallow the $20 bucks and buy a spare. You'll be grateful for that one time you actually need it. 3/5 stars because the battery life of these batteries aren't great. But the concept of having a replaceable battery that charges at a decent speed, and be able to whip one out when you need it is a 5 star thing. Im glad gopro didnt make a nonreplaceable battery. That'd be terrible. END LINE: The battery life is meh.....which is why I highly recommend you buy a spare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could always be better

    Posted
    ERICKXV
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    The battery is necessary for this new GoPro Hero 5. I have three batteries (possibly will be buying a 4th) because I feel like it just doesn't last long. I don't record in 4K at all. I have nothing that can display or even render 4K. the highest res I record in is 1080@60. and even then, on avg I've gotten 45min-1hr record time. I used to have the hero 4 silver and I would just hook on the battery backpack and be set, but now, I find myself needing multiple batteries to avoid a paperweight out where the action is. I keep the wifi/bluetooth off as well as the voice commands, to extend battery life as long as possible. regardless of that, I would recommend only this battery to use in your GoPro. I wouldn't trust a generic one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wish it lasts longer

    Posted
    chigaimaging
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    I'm not sure if it's the way the battery is designed, or how much power is required for the GoPro hero 7 and up uses, but these batteries do not last very long. I was filming continuously with the screen turned off, and after about an hour, the battery only had less than 20% battery life! The good thing about these batteries is you can easily swap out with a charged one, but I wish they lasted longer so I have less gear that I need to keep track of. The older Hero3+ internal battery lasts three times longer, but it is built inside the GoPro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Backwards compatable to 5/6/7, but short life

    Posted
    Dave
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    These batteries have a bad habit of the plastic tab breaking off which makes it hard to get the battery out of the camera. These batteries also have a bad habit of swelling up and then they are hard to get in/out of the camera. Based on these two items, if you use your GoPro frequently like I do on my motorcycle, you will find you need to replace batteries about every 6 months. So while the construction is poor, GoPro have priced these relatively cheap at $19.99 so it doesn't break the bank when you have to buy new. That price is much more reasonable than Sony or Nikon would charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pull Tab Doesn't Cut It

    Posted
    KevaCreative
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    This is a replacement battery. The first one was a huge disappointment when the pull tab used to remove the battery from the camera came off on the first pull. It was very difficult to get it out without damaging the camera. My local Best Buy was quick to rectify the situation. There's no other choice than to use these batteries, so I'd still have to recommend since it's essential to the camera working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok battery

    Posted
    Nate
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    The battery is good, but it only lasts for a couple of hours. In order for me to use my hero 5 black all day I have to keep turning it off and on in order to preserve battery life. So until they change how long it will work, you need at least 2 batteries for a full day in warm weather, and in cold weather i would say to bring at least 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Short Battery Life

    Posted
    Spud
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    These batteries only last about 80 minutes or so before they need to be re-charged. I ended up needing to buy four of them so that id have enough battery life to meet my recording needs. They also take a long time to charge. I wasn't very impressed with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok for occasional users

    Posted
    Bill
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    When using continuously it will only hold a charge for a little less than 2 hours. There doesn't appear to be any kind of warning to let you know the battery is getting low and have lost some very vital or important video. Had to buy 3 additional batteries to ensure I always have one charged and ready to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to love it

    Posted
    Tonya
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    I bought this camera for an upcoming trip that would include snorkeling. I really wanted to love this camera and use it to document our adventures. However, I tested the video and photo capability and found the quality of images to be very grainy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good camera if you are more into sports

    Posted
    mdes
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    tried to use this as a secondary camera to my dslr but soon figured out that a point and shoot will be cheaper and a better alternative to gopro. This will be a great addition to one who is more into sports or motorcycle riding

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Durable, but wished for no design change

    Posted
    kspradleyphoto
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    As always, GoPro delivers a durable product here. But I really wished they wouldn't have changed the batteries design. Wanted to keep using all the Hero4 batteries I had purchased, but this isn't the case for the Hero5 batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mavic Drone battery

    Posted
    Hakbeeb
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    It is expensive rolling in at about $100 a piece. For that much money I feel like it should have a way better battery life than 20-28 minutes etc. The battery takes about an hour to recharge as well which seems long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Bjuan
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    Keep a spare battery on hand so you can capture all of your adventures with this GoPro rechargeable battery. The lithium-ion technology delivers reliable power , and the simple design makes it easy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent battery

    Posted
    MysterioudD
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    It's a typical Go Pro battery and fits the Go Pro 7. Small battery that can last about 45-50 minutes for continuous shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    Posted
    Juli
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    An extra battery is needed for sure because they lose their charge so quickly. You don't need a charger...you can use your iPhone charger with the plug that comes with your GoPro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Go Pro Battery

    Posted
    Lynn
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    I bought 5 of these total. Bought 2 to start with until I discovered they only last about an hour. One has a hard time taking a charge. Takes longer to charge up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery life not so great

    Posted
    KuroD
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    I have another 4k camera different brand and the battery lasts much longer than the GoPro battery

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor eject handle

    Posted
    Hector
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    Had to exchange this once already as the flimsy plastic handle to remove the battery from the camera came off. It only lasted 4 days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    How to replace battery

    Posted
    Cici
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    Salesman pushed me to get this. I couldn't find a clear way to switch the batteries. Unable to use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A must for your adventures

    Posted
    Brian613
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    Reasonably priced necessity for your camera when your out filming to avoid missing that great shot. Always have one or two charged up and ready to swap out.

    I would recommend this to a friend