GoPro Hero+ LCD is aiming for the YouTube generation

On device editing added to the action camera mix
Wareable is reader-powered. If you click through using links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

There's a new GoPro in town, one packing a touchscreen display and boasting an attractive price-point.

The $299 GoPro Hero+ LCD is a revamp of the original Hero model and is squarely aimed at extreme sporty types who want to quickly slap their gnarly action onto YouTube. Sorry.

Wareable guide: How to shoot amazing GoPro videos

The new video trimming option, a first for a GoPro device, makes it easy to kill dud footage on the fly, making it a doddle to get all-action sequences and no filler onto social media.

The touchscreen, an LCD number as you'd have guessed from the name, lets you change settings, view recorded action, set up shots and the like – but you'll have to open the waterproof casing to get to it, which is a bit fiddly.

The shooting options aren't as comprehensive or impressive as the top-end Hero4 Silver, but there are vast improvements in comparison to the original Hero cam.

You'll be able to shoot Full HD action at 60fps and take 8-megapixel stills – although there's no 120fps 720p option for super slo-mo footage and the burst mode for stills is just 5fps.

Read this: The best wearable action cameras for extreme sports and more

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is built in though and, this being a GoPro, it will play nicely with the existing platform software and apps, and is compatible with a range of the company's accessories.

It's going on sale in June for $299; $100 cheaper than the Hero4 Silver and the same price as the Hero 3+, which offers more shooting modes but obviously lacks the colour display.

TAGGED Cameras

How we test

Paul Lamkin


Wareable Media Group co-CEO Paul launched Wareable with James Stables in 2014, after working for a variety of the UK's biggest and best consumer tech publications including Pocket-lint, Forbes, Electric Pig, Tech Digest, What Laptop, T3 and has been a judge for the TechRadar Awards. 

Prior to founding Wareable, and subsequently The Ambient, he was the senior editor of MSN Tech and has written for a range of publications.

Related stories