Your GoPro can capture some amazing video and photos from almost anywhere, but you'll need the right gear, depending on where you want to use your camera. These 21 accessories will be the most useful to the most people. For owners of the Session, Hero5 and Hero4 camera lines, we recommend mounts for nearly any place you might want to put your camera, along with extras, such as battery chargers and remote controls, to keep the shooting going.
Most of these accessories work with all GoPros. (We note the instances when that's not the case.) Ready, action!
Some action-camera makers include extensive mounting kits with their products; GoPro does not. This collection of extra adhesive mounts and brackets allows you to mount your GoPro in more ways, and on more things.
You can expect, at best, 2 hours from a single charge of your GoPro. To keep shooting, top up two batteries at once with this package that includes a second battery and a dual charger. GoPro sells kits for both the Hero5 and the Hero4 Black and Silver models. (The Session models don't have removable batteries.)
The DeKaSi Fetch lets you see everything from your furry friend’s perspective. The harness, which lets you mount a camera on a dog’s back or chest, is compatible with the GoPro Hero5, Hero4 and Hero3, and is made to fit dogs from 15 to 120 pounds. The harness can be washed, in case your pup splashes through the mud.
The top of a helmet, the hood of a car, the front of a surfboard — action cameras often go in spots that are hard or impossible to reach when you're in motion. To avoid recording a lot of useless footage and depleting your battery, use this waterproof (to 33 feet) remote control to turn the camera on and off, take video or photos, and adjust settings. The Smart Remote has a 600-foot range and can control up to 50 cameras at once.
In theory, an adhesive mount is the best way to attach a GoPro to a helmet, but the many openings on bike helmets make this difficult. Threading the straps through the vents in a helmet makes it much easier to attach and remove this mount.
Bike and motorcycle rides are some of the coolest things to shoot with a GoPro (and don't require as much skill as, say, surfing). This mount is an alternative to hoisting a camera on your helmet, and it provides the option of turning the lens on you for action selfies. It’s also great for attaching to a ski pole for capturing some epic turns.
Both the Hero4 Black and the Hero4 Silver come with a rugged case that keeps out moisture, but also most sound, resulting in muffled audio in your movies. This lightweight frame frees the built-in microphone and allows easy access to buttons, LCD (on the Hero4 Silver) and ports. The Frame includes a protective cover for the lens, but it will not keep water out of the camera as the standard housing does.