GoPro announces “telemetry”
Few months ago, GoPro announced Hero 5 Black alongside with its first drone, Karma. Even though Karma has been recalled and currently is not present in the market, you can get the Hero 5 now. Besides having some chances with its body as well as with its lens, Hero 5 comes with new tricks which can’t be done with the previous generations.
This week, GoPro added a new feature called telemetry to the Hero 5 Black, which shows different parameters such as speed, altitude, or g-force. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it can even show a map, indicating the location you started and the path you chose. The good thing is that you can add those telemetry overlays on top of your videos and either move or resize them.
However, to do so, you are going to need GoPro’s Quik application, which is not a nice move, especially when it was becoming easier to use GoPro with its mobile app. The problem is that if you want to add overlays, the steps are hard.
After you install the app, you are going to need to go the settings and turn on the “Gauges”. Then, you can add the clip you want to use with the telemetry parameters. Nevertheless, if you want to share the clip with those overlays, you need to save it as a new clip. Otherwise, your shared video will lack the additional information on top of the clip.