If geting a GoPro suction cupped to the front part of your vehicle has been a headache, this new collaboration with BMW is just what you need. Giving you the perfect angle for capturing the scenic drive or road race that you’re pursuing, this partnership is going to be nothing short of beneficial for you on-road escapades.
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All the new models of MINI as well as BMW to be released in July, that were made in 2012 or later, will be equipped with the MINI Connected or BMW Apps option that will let you monitor your GoPro camera right from your driver’s seat. The iDrive infotainment unit will take care of everything you need for recording purposes.
All you have to do is plug your iPhone (as long as it is 4 or up) into the USB port of your MINI or BMW, with the help of the GoPro App. Navigate over to the ConnectedDrive menu on iDrive, and access your Wi-Fi-enabled GoPro camera to control it.
Located in the ConnectedDrive system, the GoPro App works with HERO3+ or later versions, letting you choose between preset camera modes. These are available in six options, including Night Driving, Sport Driving Facing Out, Leisure Drive Facing Out, Sport Driving, Drive Camera Facing In, Straight Road Time-lapse and Winding Road Time-lapse.
The app is very similar to the standard GoPro App in functionality, allowing you to start and stop recording whenever you want. Instead of having to deal with it through your iPhone, you can access everything directly from iDrive.
Apart from showing you the video from GoPro, the vital stats of the camera with elapsed recording time, Wi-Fi signal strength and battery life are also displayed on the 10.2 inch in-dash screen.