Much ink has been spilled over the past few months on the Apple Watch box-office results of today and tomorrow, as well as the wearable’s somewhat restrictive pricing structure, all this controversy taking the attention away from the actual stuff the gadget’s capable of doing.
Outdoor enthusiasts already know not to expect the thorough and reliable fitness-monitoring functions of less stylish activity trackers or even a handful of Android Wear timepieces, but at least you can now command your GoPro Hero cameras directly via the “iWatch.”
Face it, your iPhone isn’t the most convenient GoPro remote control when skateboarding, skiing, riding your bike, skydiving, rock climbing, running or even power walking. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch seems perfect for basic requests like start/stop recording, clip reviews, and highlight tags.
You have a quick, self-explanatory demo below, and as far as GoPro’s bigger Android and iOS apps are concerned, you can look forward to redesigns and, more importantly, the ability to pull still images from videos recorded with the world’s most popular “action” cams. Not exactly game-changing features, but vital for hardcore fans.