Is it just me or are we all getting a little sick of GoPro video on YouTube? If I want to watch the view out the front of a helmet or from a fuel tank of the road ahead, I’ll hop on my bike and go for a ride.
However, some riders have at least added new and inventive angles and there is a growing range of fittings as well as boom fittings that give interesting aspects. But the soundtrack is still an issue. You either get horrid garage grunge band backing tracks or narration that just sounds awful. Now Bluetooth company Sena have joined the pack. They recently launched their own action camera called Prism which allows narration from the mic in your Bluetooth helmet device.
But GoPro Hero is the industry leader in action cameras, so now Sena has made a Bluetooth accessory that slots into the back of the GoPro to let you narrate as you ride. The sound quality is much better and hopefully the narration is more interesting and lively than a later overdub in the rider’s bedroom late at night after they’ve edited their video.
The Sena Bluetooth Audio Pack works with the GoPro Hero3 or Hero3+, although that means you can’t also attach GoPro’s LCD screen, Wi-Fi or extra battery modules. It has a range of 100m and costs $US99. There is also a waterproof case that fits the camera and Bluetooth pack available.