GoPro gadget helps users talk to their Heroes

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The GoPro Remo (on collar) lets Hero5 users deliver voice commands to their camera at a distance(Credit: GoPro)

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Among the features of GoPro's new Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session is the ability to control the camera via voice commands. And while that's all well and good as long as the camera is within hearing distance of your mouth, what happens when it isn't? Or what if you're in a noisy environment? Well, you can now use the Remo voice remote.

With both a strap and a clip included, the Remo can be worn on the wrist or on clothing. It's OK to get it wet, as it's waterproof to 16 ft (5 m).

Users simply speak their commands into it, wirelessly activating a camera located up to 33 ft (10 m) away. As is the case with the Hero5 itself, the Remo currently "understands" 13 commands in 10 languages – functions that can be controlled include starting/stopping recording, adding highlight tags to footage, and switching between modes.

Additionally, users can simply press its single button to start and stop recording.

It's available now for US$79.99 from Amazon, and is demonstrated in the following video.

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