My dear husband got me a GoPro Hero9 for Christmas! (and this post is about 2 months in the making!)
I have been wanting one for years, but hadn’t specifically asked for this, so he truly surprised me with this gift!
He also added the accessory kit, so I have many options of where/how to mount the GoPro.
To try it out, I took the fam hiking at one of my favorite spots, Hanging Rock, and used the cross-body holder on the way up to get some chest-level video (see below).
I also used the fast-motion / time-lapse feature to capture some of our hike. And you can’t tell in the video below, but I carried Asher for a good portion of the uphill–whew! 😛
The used the “selfie stick” when we got to the tower on top to make some quick videos. I put it all together later in the GoPro “featured” section–where the GoPro app takes bits from each clip that I select, adds music, and voilà–a montage created super fast! Check it out:
Now, I will admit that I haven’t read the entire 80+ page GoPro manual–yet. It’s on my list!
But I was able to figure out what I needed to do pretty easily.
The next day, an unseasonably warm December day, we decided to crank up the heat on our outdoor pool to 90°, and go for a swim! I used my floatation handle from the GoPro accessory kit to bring the GoPro underwater with us. Gabe thought it was especially fun, and made a lot of the videos captured below:
And, you might have already watched a few other GoPro videos from my Great Wolf Lodge post.
I plan on taking this on my mountain-climbing trips, as well as hikes, but I need to figure out my strategy–GoPro only, or GoPro + camera?
Pretty sure I want to take both, but will need to figure out how to best make that work… plus, I will also need to bring twice as many charging cables, batteries, gear, etc. So I don’t want it to be more trouble than it’s worth!
Check out my GoPro gear + camera (and dog):
We’ll see next weekend in Virginia and Kentucky how the GoPro + camera combo works out 😉 Stay tuned!