BEWARE of which GoPro BacPac you buy.

Earlier this year, users of the new GoPro Hero 3 + where shocked to discover that  GoPro Battery BacPacs and LCD Touch BacPacs on the market at the time where not compatible with their cameras. Retailers were selling these same BacPacs to consumers, thinking that they would work with the newer version cameras.

The Hero 3+ and Hero 3 make use of different housings. The Hero 3+ uses the slim case 40m underwater housing, whereas the Hero 3 uses the bulkier 60m housing. Now the original Battery BacPac for example, lacked the necessary back door attachment necessary to use to the product underwater. This problem caused mass disappointment among GoPro users who had purchased the BacPac with the intention of having that extra bit of battery power in underwater dives or while surfing.

Due to mass hysteria from the GoPro fan masses, The company swiftly released a limited edition range of BacPacs with added contents. These new packs included a 60m dive housing for either a Hero 3 or a Hero 3+ camera to be used within. This solution meant users now had to switch to the older housing for underwater use.

An earlier statement made by GoPro via their website…

“HERO3+ cameras with a Battery BacPac or LCD Touch BacPac attached are not currently supported with the Waterproof Housing that comes with HERO3+ cameras. If you try to use the BacPac with the HERO3+ Waterproof Housing, you will notice that the BacPac Backdoor does not fit onto the HERO3+ Waterproof Housing.

"To use a HERO3+ camera with the Battery BacPac or LCD Touch BacPac attached, you will need to use the HERO3/BacPac Compatible Housing, which can accommodate the BacPac Backdoor. So if you own a HERO3 camera, the best solution is to just use the HERO3 housing with your HERO3+ camera and BacPac. If you have a HERO3+ camera and do not already have the HERO3 housing, please contact Support for a solution.”

Soon after, Action Gear had an influx of questions and queries from customers who had unknowingly bought the older BacPac from other retailers. Although we could not replace these products ourselves, we did however give customers the opportunity to purchase GoPro Dive housings at a reduced rate.

Currently, Action Gear sells the limited edition (LE) Battery BacPac and LCD Touch BacPac that includes the housing necessary to use with Hero3/3+ cameras.

If you require and more info on these products or any other GoPro related product, visit or homepage or give us a call on 011 781 1323. 

GoPro Battery BacPac (LE)

Contents:

  • Battery BacPac
  • Standard BacPac Backdoors
  • Skeleton BacPac
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Protective Case

 

LCD Touch BacPac (LE)

  • LCD Touch BacPac
  • Standard BacPac Backdoors
  • Skeleton BacPac
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Protective Case