What are the Advantages of Using Wi-Fi Over Bluetooth to communicate with the App and Remote?

Where does it apply?

  • GoPro App


The HERO4 uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless control of the camera. Bluetooth is used to quickly recognize the camera upon launching the GoPro App. Once successfully paired to the camera, the HERO4 will result to a Wi-Fi connection as it has several advantages over Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE* including:

  • Higher Bandwidth
  • Better Range
  • Lower Latency
  • Higher Bit-Rate
  • Better Security

*Bluetooth LE has the same functionality as Bluetooth however it has lower energy consumption.