With GoPro voice commands, you can now take videos, photos, and more—without touching the camera.
GoPro voice commands let you control your camera with your voice. It’s like having your own personal action hero at your side, ready to leap into action at a moment’s notice – whether you’re surfing, biking, or rock climbing and need both hands to do what you love most or if you just want to keep your hands on the wheel while driving down the road.
You can use your voice to start and stop recording videos or taking photos, and even turn your camera off (and in some cases turn on). GoPro voice control comes in 10 different languages and 12 voice commands. If you want to give a command, you simply have to say “GoPro” followed by that command. However, keep in mind that GoPro won’t answer back.
Yes! GoPro Hero 5 was the first model of GoPro to use voice commands. And since then, they never looked back. If you have a GoPro, you most likely have this feature – all you need to do is set up your camera and enable it in the settings menu.
No, they don’t. GoPro models released before the HERO5 do not feature voice controls. If you don’t see a voice command section in your camera’s settings, it doesn’t have voice control. Alternatively, you can use the GoPro app or a remote to control your camera, so you don’t have to touch it.
With Action Commands, you can quickly switch camera modes without manually changing modes yourself. For example, the command still works if you say “GoPro, Start Recording” and you’re in photo mode.
So action commands tell the GoPro what to do at that moment. For example, Capture and Stop Capture are action commands. They control when the GoPro takes a picture, so they act like a shutter button.
Action Commands are perfect for when you’re in the moment and don’t have time to stop what you’re doing and manually switch modes.
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To ask GoPro for something, you just have to say “GoPro…” followed by the following action commands:
As the name says, you can change your camera modes with these commands. They do not involve direct actions.
With the GoPro HERO7 cameras, It’s good practice to keep your GoPro in the mode you want to use (whether it’s video, photo, or timelapse) and then just use the commands “Capture” and “Stop Capture.”
There are two important things to mention here:
If your camera is recording, simply stop it by:
Mode commands include:
In a nutshell, by using Mode Commands, you can put your camera on standby and switch capture modes when the camera isn’t recording.
Did you know that some models have the option of turning your GoPro OFF or ON simply by using your voice – without clicking any buttons? This is what you have to do:
To turn your GoPro off, just say “GoPro…” followed by “Turn Off.”
To turn your GoPro on, you have to enable Wake on Voice
How to enable Wake on Voice:
Now you can turn your GoPro on by saying “GoPro…” followed by “Turn On.” Be mindful that you can only use this feature a maximum of an hour after you turn it off.
See also: Action Camera Body Mount
*only available in the following GoPro models: HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black & Remo
There are three ways to use your GoPro’s voice control:
1. Using the shortcut panel on the back screen
2. In the GoPro menu
3. In the GoPro Quik app
Now that that’s done, you’re ready to go! Simply say a command like “GoPro Start Recording” or “GoPro Take a Photo.”
GoPro voice controls support the following languages:
GoPro cameras are designed to capture life’s most exciting moments, regardless of whether you’re on the slopes or in the middle of the action. The company has become synonymous with action sports and adventure travel, and its line of cameras is more than a simple device to capture videos. It is an entirely hands-free filming experience that allows users to capture their most memorable moments easily.
In conclusion, GoPro has revolutionized the way people film their activities. Using GoPro voice commands combined with body mounts is a great way to capture the moment without worrying about holding the camera.