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    OK, there was a convo (of which I was a part), but want to revisit... Someone told me GoPro Hero 8 Black. Before I hit "buy" on Amazon, I want to ensure that I'm making the right purchase... Let's rumble.

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    Originally posted by RDT-G23 View Post
    OK, there was a convo (of which I was a part), but want to revisit... Someone told me GoPro Hero 8 Black. Before I hit "buy" on Amazon, I want to ensure that I'm making the right purchase... Let's rumble.
    If you get it to work please post exactly what you did and what versions Linc. I've spent 3 weekends trying to make a 2019 G21 work with Hero8 to no avail. I can connect the Hero8 to phone to get the password for wifi set. I know to change it to 2.4ghz so Linc will see it. I write the unchangeable wifi password down on paper because leaving the Hero8 in preferences will cause it to not pair. I connect to phone to make the Hero8 goes into hotspot mode. Then I disable wifi and bluetooth on phone or turn off phone, pretty much tried every thinkable combination. The Hero8 is then discoverable on Linc and prompts me for password however after typing the long password in the screen and pressing enter the screen disappears and no paired gopro. I've noticed that without the phone initiating the bluetooth to gopro and causing the gopro to enable hotspot mode and to broadcast a ssid the gopro was not discoverable. Confirmed with wifi sniffer too. Its as if the Hero8 requires the bluetooth or needs to be tricked with a phone? And the Linc is missing a step. Wifi ssid/password should be enough to pair. Is it WEP, WPA, WPA2? Does Linc need an update?

    Linc is version 20200207.3.424 /W6PAN MY2020 OS: 3.0.10106

    If someone really has Hero8 working with Linc please confirm. If not Hero8 what gopro do I need to buy?



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    • #3
      I tried to sync my Hero8 tonight. The boat found the camera, but it would not sync. Calling my dealer this week and see what he says.


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      • #4
        Anyone had any luck syncing the GoPro Hero 8? I switched to 2.4 and not having any luck. Please update if you are able to connect. Thanks!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Phil8uga View Post
          Anyone had any luck syncing the GoPro Hero 8? I switched to 2.4 and not having any luck. Please update if you are able to connect. Thanks!
          Please keep us posted (I’m about ready to buy the Hero 8 Black...)

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          • #6
            I did get mine to connect to both my G23 and the P23. Even when I had it working on my G23 it wouldnít always connect. I finally gave up and realized I might as well just control it with the GoPro remote or phone app. Itís just as easy to leave my phone in the holder and the GoPro app open. Also I only use it for surfing now. I donít like the wakeboarding video since itís doesnít zoom in.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by MG94 View Post
              I did get mine to connect to both my G23 and the P23. Even when I had it working on my G23 it wouldnít always connect. I finally gave up and realized I might as well just control it with the GoPro remote or phone app. Itís just as easy to leave my phone in the holder and the GoPro app open. Also I only use it for surfing now. I donít like the wakeboarding video since itís doesnít zoom in.


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              I think thats about where I'm at with it too. Its a shame cause its such a nice seeming feature. I was going to buy a Hero7 and test but why go backwards.

              I was looking at the app and noticed a feature to turn on/off smart remote feature.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by bblair View Post

                I think thats about where I'm at with it too. Its a shame cause its such a nice seeming feature. I was going to buy a Hero7 and test but why go backwards.

                I was looking at the app and noticed a feature to turn on/off smart remote feature.


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                The only thing that even made it better on the G23 was that it would start/stop the video with the throttle when you powered up/down. Otherwise itís easier to control with the phone. Also the phone makes it easier to quickly go back and look at the video.


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                • #9
                  I was told when I purchased my new Nautique that it syncs with GoPro. . It should be an easy process to sync a go pro despite the model (hero 6,7,or 8) We buy Nautiques because they are an industry leader. I think if enough clients contact Nautique the change will be made and this will be resolved. Hopefully before summer starts. Thoughts?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MG94 View Post

                    The only thing that even made it better on the G23 was that it would start/stop the video with the throttle when you powered up/down. Otherwise itís easier to control with the phone. Also the phone makes it easier to quickly go back and look at the video.


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                    I had a thought about the pairing process. I know you had to configure the gopro with a phone at least once to force it create the wifi and set the password,however once done you would never need to pair with phone again. If I delete the camera from gopro app and when I get to boat I pull the battery on gopro after plugging the battery back in and starting camera, will it start the wifi? If so this will prevent the phone from connecting on bluetooth and wifi. The problem I've had is that the wifi didn't show up until I connected with phone at the boat but I wonder if pulling the battery and giving camera a sort of reboot at boat does that make a difference? MG94 how does this sound compared to when you got it working?

                    I was also thinking if deleting it from the gopro app on phone that may help it in the future too?


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bblair View Post

                      I had a thought about the pairing process. I know you had to configure the gopro with a phone at least once to force it create the wifi and set the password,however once done you would never need to pair with phone again. If I delete the camera from gopro app and when I get to boat I pull the battery on gopro after plugging the battery back in and starting camera, will it start the wifi? If so this will prevent the phone from connecting on bluetooth and wifi. The problem I've had is that the wifi didn't show up until I connected with phone at the boat but I wonder if pulling the battery and giving camera a sort of reboot at boat does that make a difference? MG94 how does this sound compared to when you got it working?

                      I was also thinking if deleting it from the gopro app on phone that may help it in the future too?


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                      Iíll be honest most of the time when Iím on the boat I donít have time to play around with it. I didnít have any trouble getting either boat to initially connect but then when I was ready to use it with someone in the water it wouldnít work so I would just move on. It may very well have been a conflict with my phone. I didnít care enough to spend any time on it though.


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                      • #12
                        MG94 I agree there is always something more fun to do than make this work. I spent another hour yesterday and a few times saw connecting on the screen of the LINC even for a really long time but no joy. The real challenge appears to be activating the Hero8 wifi and then making sure the phone is disconnected. I'm giving up on the Hero8 and after some research on Hero7 I suspect same problems. I'll buy a Hero6 to test out because its wifi activation steps are not tied to the bluetooth best I can tell. Will post results once I test. Thanks again for feedback anyone else with success I would love to here which models worked.


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                        • #13
                          Did you guys ever get this working? I tried to get a Hero 8 connected to my 2020 this weekend and no luck. I followed the instructions very carefully, it just simply won't connect.

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                          • #14
                            Unfortunately not. My Hero 8 is. Not connecting. I have tried multiple times.

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                            • #15
                              In your experience, will this get solved with a LINC update? Does the 7 work?

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