- What's Included
- Inserting the microSD™ Card
- Charging the Camera
- Navigating the Camera
- Capture App
HERO5 Session comes with everything you need to capture your most epic adventures.
- HERO5 Session
- The Standard Frame (for HERO Session cameras)
- USB-C Charging Cable
- Mounting Buckle
- Thumb Screw
- Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts
- Quick Start Guide
The SD card slot is located inside the side door. Open the side door by pushing the tab toward the edge of the camera until the door pops open. To insert the microSD card, make sure the metal contacts of the SD card are facing the camera, then place it in the SD slot and press it completely in at an angle. When fully inserted, the card clicks into place.
To remove the card, place your fingernail against the edge of the memory card and lightly press it further into the camera at an angle. The card springs out far enough to be removed.
For the best results with your GoPro camera, use microSD cards that are supported by GoPro. Visit Works with GoPro for the latest list of supported microSD cards and other compatible third-party products. We recommend only purchasing reputable microSD cards through official resellers.
The HERO5 Session has an integrated battery. Make sure that the camera is powered off. Open the side door by pushing the tab toward the edge of the camera until the door pops open.
To charge your HERO5 Session, insert the included USB-C cable into your camera and into a computer USB port or a USB wall charger that outputs 5V 2A (ideal), or 5V 1A (minimum).
During charging, a solid red LED status light appears on the front of the camera. Once charging is complete, the red LED lights turn off. It typically takes about two hours to fully charge your HERO5 Session camera with a 5V 1A wall charger. Times vary with other charging methods.
For faster charging, use the GoPro Supercharger (sold separately).
You can also power your HERO5 Session while capturing for longer periods with the USB-C cable connected. The side door can also be removed in those instances where it is in the way of the cable. Simply open the door fully and gently pull it away from the camera. NOTE: Your HERO5 Session is not waterproof with the side door removed.
For additional charging tips and tricks, see How to Charge Your HERO5 Session.
There are only two buttons on the HERO5 Session, the Menu button (shown in the image on the left) and the Shutter button (shown on the right).
Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen. Once the screen illuminates, you can navigate through the on-camera menu by repeatedly pressing the Menu button. Press the Shutter button to select a menu option or start capture.
Once you’ve become familiar with your GoPro, download the Capture app available for iOS® and Android™. Capture lets you use your mobile device to preview shots, control your GoPro, download your photos, videos and more.
Connecting Your GoPro to Capture:
- Download Capture from the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™.
- Power on your GoPro by pressing the Mode button.
- Swipe down from the top of the touch display, then tap Connect > Connect New Device > Capture App.
- Open Capture on your mobile device and follow the prompts to connect to your GoPro.
Updating Your GoPro:
Camera updates keep your GoPro current with newly released features and help ensure optimal performance. When connected to Capture, you’ll get automatic notifications about camera updates. Just follow the on-screen prompts to install the update.
Setting Up Auto Upload to Cloud:
With an optional GoPro Plus subscription, your HERO5 can auto upload photos and videos to the cloud for easy access, editing and sharing in the Capture and Quik™ mobile apps.1 You’ll need to use Capture to set up the Auto Upload to Cloud feature on your HERO5. For more info, see Auto Upload to the Cloud.
Having trouble connecting to Capture? See Capture App Troubleshooting.
1GoPro Plus is a subscription service available in select territories. Cancel anytime. Auto upload to the cloud requires connection to an AC power plug (not included), full battery charge and GoPro Plus membership. Visit gopro.com/plus for info and availability.