The standard Li-ion Rechargeable GoPro Battery typically gives you about 2.5 hours of recording time. It is compatible with the Original HD Hero and HD Hero 2 cameras. Li-ion batteries, also known as Lithium Ion batteries are very common in electronic devices like cell phones and cameras.
Li-ion batteries are preferred over other types of batteries because of their high energy density, no memory effect and a slow loss in charge when not in use. All that to say is that you don’t have to make a conscious effort to make sure you fully drain and then fully charge the battery and repeat a few times to embed this memory.
If you find your GoPro battery doesn’t last long enough to capture everything during the day, I would strongly suggest taking a look at the GoPro Battery BacPac.
The GoPro Battery BacPac is perfect for anyone who will be going out for the whole day and wants to record during that entire time. 2.5 hours of battery life simply won’t last long enough. The GoPro Battery BacPac significantly increases the recording time of your Hero Camera.
This premium accessory attaches to the back of your GoPro HD Hero camera via the Hero Port on the back. With the Battery BacPac installed on your GoPro, you can expect almost double the recording time. So that means almost 5 hours of video recording! That’s a substantial improvement over the 2.5 hours you get out of your standard battery.
The GoPro Battery BacPac has a retail price of $49.99 + shipping.
You get the Battery BacPac, one Li-ion battery, one waterproof backdoor, one skeleton backdoor and one USB cable. The new backdoors are important since the GoPro Battery BacPac does add some additional thickness and your original backdoors will not work anymore. You simply remove the old backdoor and click the new one into place. The same goes for the LCD BacPac accessory.
Click on the image above to get forwarded to the GoPro website and buy your own GoPro Battery BacPac.
The GoPro Battery BacPac Accessory is perfect for anyone going out on day long excursions who don’t want to run out of battery life.