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Great runtime. The Wasabi (1200 capacity model) runs for ...
on September 10, 2014
I tested the GoPro (1180 mAh) battery in a GoPro HERO3+ Black. Set to 1080/24. Wifi OFF. Let camera run continuously. On average the battery runs for 2 hours and 18 minutes**. Great runtime for a battery that comes with the GoPro HERO3+ Black model. I ordered a second one ($20) as a backup. **Battery runtime may be less with higher video setting or with more FPS in video mode.
The Wasabi (1200 capacity model) runs for 2 hours only. Exact same filming conditions. GoPro original battery runs for 20 minutes longer than Wasabi 1200 battery. Even though the original GoPro is rated at 1180 vs the Wasabi 1200 higher rating, the GoPro original battery (1180) runs for 20 minutes longer.
Keep in mind I was using the Wasabi 1200 capacity battery. There is a higher capacity 1280 Wasabi which I have ordered and will test soon. Not sure how much more runtime the 1280 Wasabi battery will have over the 1200 Wasabi battery. An extra 80 mAh will add how much more runtime? Just received and charging up. Will test soon.
Test with higher capacity Wasabi.
I ordered the new 1280 mAh batteries. I used same setting as before but a new memory card (not as fast as previous one). It could be my imagination but camera seems to feel a bit warmer. Here is the runtime between the OEM GoPro 1180 mAh battery versus the Wasabi 1280 mAh battery.
GoPro 1180 mAh battery. Runtime of 2 hours and 12 minutes.
Wasabi 1280 mAh battery. Runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Times are closer here. An earlier test I did, the Wasabi 1280 mAh stopped at 2 hours exact.