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Offline Big_Mac

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Anyone ever try the GoPro knock-offs?
« on: November 15, 2016, 08:45 AM »
Yep....It's me again. I have another question for y'all.

I'm not made of money.... so I've been checking out the cheap GoPro knock-offs. Instead of $500+ you can snatch one up for under $200 or even $100. I'm thinking HD is HD. I'm also thinking they are cheaper to replace. That might be important considering out wet / rough and tumble sport.

I have also been checking out CL for some cheap used Hero 3s and 4s.

Any thoughts? Suggestions?

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Re: Anyone ever try the GoPro knock-offs?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 10:27 PM »
Every time I have tried to do that I have been sorry. Then had to go buy the real one anyway.

Maybe someone else has a different experience.

I have a GoPro and a garmin virb. Both work well with different target audience. GoPro is most popular.

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Offline MrBrownstone

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Re: Anyone ever try the GoPro knock-offs?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 10:48 PM »
Im not made of money either.  I wanted to get a gopro but obviously youve seen how much they go for.

I did a little review searching and found a pretty good equivalent for a great price.  Got it off amazon and i call it a Nopro since its definitely a knock off but it records in great quality and takes good pictures as well.  Waterproof and comes with a few mounts that have come in handy for me.  I made a selfie stick from a broom handle and mounted it on the end so theres an idea.

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Re: Anyone ever try the GoPro knock-offs?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 05:28 AM »
My buddy uses one called "geekpro" and works well. Waterproof and has a ton of accessories available  for it. Thinkbhe found it on amazon for 60 or 70 bucks

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Re: Anyone ever try the GoPro knock-offs?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 06:22 PM »
I bought this one, . I used it 3 times and it quit.... The seller gave me a new on and its working like a charm.
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Re: Anyone ever try the GoPro knock-offs?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 05:37 PM »
I used one for a while with mixed results. Worked well sometimes, other times I lost everything. I have since switched to the Garmin Virb cameras. I like them a lot.

We have a couple of factory refurbished Virb's at the shop for sale right now. $150, 1080p, wifi, app for phone, fully waterproof and submersible.

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Re: Anyone ever try the GoPro knock-offs?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2016, 01:03 PM »
I haven't.  I bet there are some lower end GoPro's that can be had cheaply.  And I wouldn't hesitate to buy a used one on ebay.  I've had 3 brand new & haven't had a problem with any of them - except for the remote terminals rusting out.
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