Advantages of the NewPro battery system as compared to the GoPro
Comparison of batteries in GoPro and NuPro
and why the NuPro works so much better.
|Camera||GoPro Hero 3+ Silver||NuPro|
|Battery replacement Price||$19.99||$18.95|
|Estimated charging cycles||300-500||500-1000|
|Lithium-ion battery||1050 mAH||900 mAH|
|Estimated Life||2 -3 years||4-5 years|
|Approximate single charge running time||70 minutes||3 hours|
High temperature and constant drainage damage your battery. An overheating camera can be more damaging to your battery than cycling.
1. Heat build-up in the camera destroys the life of the battery. The GoPro and similar cameras use a plastic case that traps the heat in the camera. The plastic and the air inside the case is a very strong insulator. If you open the case of a GoPro after you use it for awhile you will feel that the camera is hot. The camera even has a warning message that will appear on the message screen when the camera gets too hot. The instructions from GoPro is to "Simply let it sit and cool down before using it again." Of course you'd only see that warning if you were looking at the front of the camera.
The NuPro does not need a plastic case around it. It's own metal construction dissipates the heat and keeps the camera cool.
2 High usage puts a strain on the battery. The biggest drain on the battery is the viewing screen on the camera. The GoPro has an information screen on the front of the camera alongside the lens. This is on all the time, draining the battery. Although it is in a position that is not readily visible when you are using the camera.
The NuPro viewing screen is in the back of the camera where you can see it while you are using the camera. When you shoot videos, the screen stays "ON" for a short time and then turns "OFF" to stop drawing power from the battery. So if you are going to attach it to your windshield and drive or sit it on a tripod and film a sunset, it will be on long enough for you to set up your view and then turn itself off. You can adjust this setting to various times or you can disable it. It is up to the photographer.