With the Hero 11 Black, GoPro has made a significant improvement to its battery performance. Although the new Enduro battery that the Hero 11 sports has the same 1,720mAh power as its predecessors – the Hero 9 & 10, GoPro claims that it extends recording times for the camera by up to 38% in moderate temperatures over previous GoPro cameras and batteries.
The Enduro battery is included with your purchase of Hero 11 Black. You can also purchase it as an upgrade over the standard batteries for Hero 11 and Hero 9 Black to enhance their performance.
In this post, we discuss everything about GoPro Hero 11 battery – its battery specs, how long you can film, and also some useful tips on how to improve the battery life.
GoPro Hero 11 Battery
The GoPro Hero 11 Black boasts an advanced 1720mAh lithium-ion battery. What’s so special about this battery is that it boosts camera performance over standard GoPro batteries across a wide temperature range. As previously mentioned, this battery extends recording times for your Hero 11 Black action camera by up to 38% in moderate temps over previous GoPro cameras and batteries.
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- Dramatically improves cold-weather performance in temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C)
The GoPro Enduro battery features technology that helps maximize the performance of your action camera even in extremely cold weather conditions – down to 14°F (-10°C). As a result, you get significantly longer runtimes and dramatically improved cold-weather performance when compared to standard GoPro batteries. It also offers up to 13% faster charging rate than standard GoPro batteries
With the new Hero 11 battery, the freezing temperatures aren’t a problem anymore! The battery lasts longer and charges faster than the previously used standard GoPro batteries. So, you can now shoot more no matter what the elements throw at you!
GoPro Hero 11 Battery: How Long Can You Film?
Here’s what you can expect when it comes to the battery life of the GoPro Hero 11 Black when shooting in various modes using a fully charged, official GoPro battery:
- 5.3K / 60fps: 61 minutes
- 5.3K / 30fps: 80 minutes
- 5.3K(8:7) / 30fps: 68 minutes
- 5K(4:3) / 30fps: 75 minutes
- 4K / 120fps: 54 minutes
- 4K / 60fps: 70 minutes
- 4K / 30fps: 88 minutes
- 4K(4:3) / 60fps: 61 minutes
- 4K(8:7) / 60fps: 56 minutes
- 2.7K / 240fps: 58 minutes
- 2.7K / 120fps: 78 minutes
- 2.7K / 60fps: 83 minutes
- 2.7K(4:3) / 120fps: 68 minutes
- 2.7K(4:3) / 60fps: 80 minutes
- 1080p / 240fps: 67 minutes
- 1080p / 120fps: 82 minutes
- 1080p / 60fps: 89 minutes
- 1080p / 30fps: 137 minutes
Please note that the above-mentioned estimates are averages and are based on testing under optimal conditions – 50°F, Wi-Fi, GPS, Stabilization, Voice Control all turned off, and LCDs set to turn off after one minute. The actual performance that you achieve may vary based on settings, environmental conditions, and other factors.
Tips to Extend GoPro Hero 11 Battery Life
Even though the Hero 11 battery is awesome, you can still follow some tips so that you never run out of juice when in need. Here are those tips:
#1. Keep the GoPro Off When Not Recording
It’s a no-brainer, actually! Keeping your GoPro off when not recording will check the battery drain. Therefore, you should always make it a point to keep the Hero 11 off when not in use.
#2. Keep Your Batteries Warm in Cold Weather
Even though there’s a huge improvement in the cold weather performance on the Enduro battery that Hero 11 features, you should still consider putting it in the inside zippered pocket of your jacket to keep it warm when the camera is not in use. After all, it’s still a lithium-ion battery.
#3. Turn Off the LCD Screen
Again, a known fact – if the LCD screen of your action camera is ON, it will use more power. So, to extend its battery life, you may consider going back to the old-fashioned way of not using its LCD screen. I especially recommend it when you’re running out of juice but still have quite a bit left to shoot.
#4. Update the Firmware
With each firmware update, GoPro comes up with many minor fixes. A few of these fixes may help improve the overall battery performance of your Hero 11 Black. So, you should always keep the firmware of your GoPro Hero 11 updated.
#5. Don’t use the Extra Settings (WiFi, GPS, Voice Control)
Turning off the extra settings like WiFi, GPS, voice control, etc. can help boost the overall battery life of your Hero 11.
#6. Reduce the Recording Resolution or Frame Rate
As I’ve already enlisted above in the ‘How Long Can You Film?’ section, lower resolution or frame rate leads to an increase in recording time. That’s because, when you record in lower resolution or frame rate, your GoPro uses lesser power. So, if you reduce the recording resolution or frame rate of your Hero 11, it will boost the camera’s battery life.
#7. Bring along Extra Batteries
If you really want to shoot with your GoPro for extended durations, you should consider buying an extra battery or two, depending upon your recording time. This will help you double or triple the run time of your GoPro Hero 11.
GoPro has significantly improved the battery life on the new Hero 11 Black by introducing the Enduro battery which significantly longer runtimes and dramatically improved cold-weather performance. Here’s an example. In 4K/60fps, the Hero 11 offers a 70-minute run time. In comparison, the Hero 10 Black could only manage 51 minutes with the same resolution/fps.
If you still feel the need to increase your GoPro Hero 11 battery life, follow the above-mentioned tips. These tips will really prove to be helpful.
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