With the Removu R1, you can check the scene a GoPro is capturing wirelessly. No matter what kind of risk you're taking, the remote and live view screen will allow you to fully control the camera while in action. This is a must have accessory if you're tired of draining your phone battery or need a hands-free solution to view and control your GoPro.
Value for money: 7 out of 10
Quality: 6 out of 10
Overall experience: 8 out of 10
I found that the Removu is simple to use with 3 buttons. It's equipped with a high resolution, high intensity (400cd), 2.0" QVGA(320 X 240 pixels) display and it comes with a Velcro wrist strap, making it wearable when your hands are occupied with riding a bike, a skateboard or the like. With the firmware update it is also able to stream 4K video. The R1 now sells for R1,499.00 at Action Gear and is great value for money.
When comparing the Removu to a phone, the benefits are obvious. The GoPro app in live view drains the battery on a phone and it isn’t exactly a hands-free experience when using your phone. This alone was a selling point for me. It comes with a micro USB cable to charge it and the battery lasts for up to 3 hours.
What I love about this product is the fact that it's simple to control a GoPro while viewing your screen wirelessly and hands free. Strap it to your wrist, turn it on, navigate your menu and options and quickly record/stop whatever it is you are doing. The item is lightweight but feels durable. It's water resistant and dust proof but not waterproof. While it's not good for swimming, it can easily be used for jet skiing and biking in the mud. The only down side was a slight lag. That is a casualty of any device that streams live wirelessly. The screen resolution is identical in size and quality to the screen on GoPro's Bacpac. Take note that you cannot play back any files with this device. While that was a let down for me, it's not what this device is meant for. There is also a cradle available so that you can mount the R1 using GoPro mounts.
Bottom line is, it serves a great little niche, does exactly what it's meant to and has a low price tag.
Removu is currently working on the world’s first device to turn your LCD BacPac into a wearable live viewer + Remote for GoPro Hero 3, 3+ and Hero 4 called the IndieGoGO. This will not only let you use the touch screen bacpac but also allow you to play back footage and pictures.
The Removu R1 is a great little product that streamlines the live viewing process by making the streaming device as portable as the GoPro itself. Great build quality and solid streaming and remote control capabilities makes this a must have for any GoPro user. One of these little gems will definitely be making my birthday wish list this year.