In May, GoPro came out with GoPro Labs, a sandbox that gave its most passionate users a chance to tinker with experimental and in-development features. The one drawback was that you could only try it out if you had a Hero8 Black, then GoPro’s flagship model. That’s changing. Today, the company is expanding support for GoPro Labs to include the recently released Hero9 Black and its older Hero7 Black and Max models.
Better yet, today’s update comes with seven new features for the owners of those action cameras to check out. Most fall into the “why didn’t they think to add these earlier?” category than the truly experimental additions. But that’s okay since they’ll be more incentive for GoPro users to try them out as a result. One of the more nifty additions is a feature that will use your GoPro’s sensors to start and stop capturing footage as it detects movement. In that way, you can forget about managing your GoPro’s battery and memory card since the camera will take care of that for you.