GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera

You Pay: $299.99
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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Recording at 60 fps
  • HD 1280 x 720p Recording at 120 fps
  • Capture up to 10MP Photos at 10 fps
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 131'
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • Compatible with Optional Wi-Fi Remote
  • Provides Enhanced Low-Light Performance
  • HERO3+ Is 15% Smaller Than HERO3
  • Battery Lasts 30% Longer Than HERO3

The GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera is 15% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the HERO3. It also features faster built-in Wi-Fi than the HERO3. The HERO3+ is designed for recording a variety of adventure sports and it comes with a rugged housing that is waterproof down to a depth of 131' (40m). The camera captures Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 60 fps, as well as 1280 x 720p at 120 fps. It supports both NTSC and PAL video systems as well. For still images, the HERO3+ supports up to 10MP photos with a burst rate of up to 10 fps.

The HERO3+ is compatible with the optional Wi-Fi Remote, LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac (all sold separately). It comes with two mounts to get you started, but it's also compatible with a variety of mounting accessories for most outdoor adventure and action sports. The HERO3+ camera features an ultra wide angle glass lens, a low-light image sensor and a microSD card slot. There's a built-in mono microphone and a port for optional accessories including the 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter and Composite A/V Adapter, which are both sold separately.

To ensure you get the best shot possible, the HERO3+ is equipped with advanced capture settings including Looping Video, Continuous Photo and White Balance. Plus, it supports time-lapse recording. The HERO3+ also works with the improved GoPro Studio 2.0 software, which allows you to easily create professional-quality videos with your GoPro content. The camera's other features include enhanced low-light performance and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which lasts 30% longer than the HERO3 battery.

Small & Lightweight
The HERO3+ Silver Edition is 15% smaller and lighter than previous models, making it ultra-mountable, wearable and versatile.
2x More Powerful
With 2x the performance of its predecessor, the HERO3+ Silver Edition captures high-quality 1080p/60 and 720p/120 video. Plus, it offers dramatically improved low-light performance.
Professional Video Quality
High-resolution, high-frame rate 1080p/60, 960p/60 and 720p/120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback.
Powerful Photo Capture
The HERO3+ Silver Edition captures 10MP stills at up to 10 frames per second - perfect for fast-action sequences. Time Lapse mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 sec intervals.
Enhanced Low-Light Performance
Thanks to a vastly upgraded sensor, the HERO3+ Silver Edition delivers remarkable low-light performance and overall enhanced image quality.
Sharper Images with Less Distortion
Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Silver Edition provides increased image sharpness and 3x reduction in imaging artifacts.
Improved Audio
Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Silver Edition features upgraded audio performance, capturing even the most subtle of sounds - whether you're recording voices, music, engine noise, etc. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology also keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities.
30% Longer Battery Life
Featuring a 30% increase in battery life, you can go longer and capture more with the HERO3+ Silver Edition.
Control, View & Share 4x Faster
With 4x faster Wi-Fi connectivity to the GoPro App, you can preview content in near real-time and share your photos and videos quicker than ever. The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera remotely with a smartphone or tablet. Plus, you can preview, playback and share your favorite shots via email, text, Facebook, Instagram and more. You'll also be able to enjoy enhanced connectivity to the optional Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600' (180m).
Spot Meter
Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting, such as filming outdoors from within a car.
Looping Video
Looping Video records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it. It's ideal for saving space on your memory card while waiting to catch a moment of action.
One Button
Upon powering on, the camera automatically begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos thanks to the One Button feature.
Optics
Image Sensor Low-light image sensor
Lens Ultra-sharp 6-element aspherical glass lens
Focal Length Not specified by manufacturer
Aperture Fixed f/2.8 aperture
Recording
Video System NTSC
PAL
Recording Media MicroSD card slot x 1 (Class 10 memory card required)
MicroSD card slot supports up to 64GB cards
Video Format Codec: H.264
Format: MP4
Supported Video Resolutions Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps
Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 50 fps
Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps
Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 25 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 60 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 50 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 30 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 25 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 120 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 100 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 60 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 50 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 30 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 25 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 120 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 100 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 60 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 50 fps
Photo Resolution 10MP (3680 x 2760)
7MP (3072 x 2304)
5MP (2624 x 1968)
Burst Mode 10 photos per 1 sec
5 photos per 1 sec
3 photos per 1 sec
Interval Recording 0.5 sec
1 sec
2 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
60 sec
Audio Mono, 48 kHz, AAC compression with AGC (automatic gain control)
Increased audio range by approx. 10 dB compared to HERO3: Silver Edition
Handles approx. 2x greater volume without distortion compared to HERO3: Silver Edition
Supports optional 3.5 mm stereo microphone adapter (sold separately)
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Built-in Wi-Fi
Interfaces Mini-USB port x 1 (supports charging, connecting to a computer, 3.5 mm stereo microphone via optional adapter and playback to composite TV via optional cable

Micro-HDMI x 1 (supports playback to HDTV via optional cable)
Playback HDTV: Micro-HDMI to HDMI cable required (sold separately)
TV: Mini-USB to composite cable required (sold separately)
LCD Touch BacPac (sold separately): Attach to camera for photo/video preview and playback
GoPro App (free): Use smartphone/tablet for photo/video preview and playback
Computer: Connect via mini-USB to USB cable (included), or copy files from microSD card to computer
General
Built-In Speakers No
Built-In Microphone Yes (mono microphone)
Housing Waterproof to 131' (40 m)
Battery Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (rated at 1180 mAh, 3.7 V, 4366 mWh)
Battery Life 1080p at 60 fps: 2:15 (with Wi-Fi off)
1080p at 60 fps: 2:00 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
1080p at 60 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
1080p at 60 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
1080p at 30 fps: 3:00 (with Wi-Fi off)
1080p at 30 fps: 2:40 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
1080p at 30 fps: 1:50 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
1080p at 30 fps: 1:50 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
960p at 60 fps: 2:30 (with Wi-Fi off)
960p at 60 fps: 2:15 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
960p at 60 fps: 1:35 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
960p at 60 fps: 1:35 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
720p at 120 fps: 2:20 (with Wi-Fi off)
720p at 120 fps: 2:05 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
720p at 120 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
720p at 120 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5 and later / Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later
2nd generation Intel Core-based processor or AMD equivalent (3rd generation Intel Core-i7 recommended)
2GB RAM (4GB or greater recommended)
Graphics processor comparable to an Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series, AMD Radeon HD6000 Series or better
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 2.6 oz (74 g) camera only
4.8 oz (136 g) camera with housing
GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera
  • Standard Housing for HERO3 / HERO3+ / HERO4
  • Higher Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • Vertical Quick Release Buckle
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    GoProHERO3+ Silver Edition Camera
     
    4.8

    (based on 75 reviews)

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      (15)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (30)
    • Lightweight (29)
    • Waterproof (15)
    • Attractive (12)
    • Tough (12)

    Cons

    • Poor power (3)
    • Poor sound quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (12)
    • Shooting outdoors (9)
    • Partying (4)
    • Relaxing (4)
    • Small boats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Intermediate (15), Beginner (9), Professional (8), Advanced (6), Expert (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43), Yes (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A useful tool in video production

    I make corporate marketing videos. A far cry from being an extreme sports enthusiast. However, these little babies can do more than capture a wicked slope or mammoth wave. I mounted one to...Read complete review

    I make corporate marketing videos. A far cry from being an extreme sports enthusiast. However, these little babies can do more than capture a wicked slope or mammoth wave. I mounted one to my windshield to capture fluid city footage, and the results were brilliant. I can get a first person POV on any activity, and even use it for B roll in interviews. The possibilities are endless with a hi-def camera this small and versatile. I record all my audio separately, so the rather poor audio capture is simply not an issue. The resolution isn't the same as even a lower end dslr, but it doesn't need to be. You're paying for the ability to put it anywhere... and it still looks really good. I got her on sale for $, and chose the Hero 3+ over the 4. I wasn't impressed with the supposed increase in resolution obtained by the 4. I did consider the ability to record 120 frames in 1080 as a great advantage, but not a $ advantage. All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase. I obtained all the accessories and mounts (head, chest, suction cup, goose neck clip, under water bobber and dual battery charger) from generic manufactures off @ and @ for under $ total. They're all made of plastic and imported from China... why would I pay for the brand name, through the nose, for the same thing?

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    No 24p

    The previous generation of this product had 24p recording capability. But now you have to buy the "Black" version to get 24p. Fewer features at the same price.

    The previous generation of this product had 24p recording capability. But now you have to buy the "Black" version to get 24p. Fewer features at the same price.

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    5.0

    As always great product from gopro

    By aristof

    from houston, TX

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    Great product! Absolutely satisfied with the buy.And of course, BH as always the best shop at this category!

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    5.0

    GoPro 3+ Still good one!

    By Joe Pepper

    from Panama City, Panama

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Waterproof
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Poor Power

    Best Uses

    • Almost Every Use
    • Partying
    • Relaxing

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    I really like the GoPro cameras, this is my second one I own. I owned the 3 and now the 3+. Just decided to get this one for the offer at $.Good product

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    4.0

    Great Hero 3+

    By Frank

    from Denver

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Waterproof
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Poor Power

    Best Uses

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      Great camera, excellente quality

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great

      By nick

      from Wisconsin

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      bought this camera to use while skiing. Works great even in the cold.

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      5.0

      Nice Features in a Small Package!

      By DaddyMack

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Waterproof
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

          Great features and durable case perfect for its designed use. Looking forward to putting it through its paces.

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          • No

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          5.0

          lives up to the hype

          By Ash

          from North Jersey

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Outdoor Activity

            Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

            if you spend a little time reading the manual, the gopro rocks and easy fairly simple to use across all of its functionality

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            My first GoPro

            By tvLoneStar

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • No Rattle
            • Waterproof
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Pov
            • Sports

            Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

            Really easy to use with great video every time; fixed lens is perfectly balanced for field of view & depth of field.Be aware the standard removable housing (required for mounts) will muffle the onboard mic audio and prevent access to the HDMI/AV jacks, but for compact action video, GoPro is the tops.Also, WiFi Direct control is unreliable at best, but usually enough to frame a shot before losing connectivity with the camera. An LCD back is an OPTION that is probably worth having if you're meticulous about framing your videos, but honestly the FOV is so wide with these things that it's really hard to miss the action if you're pointing anywhere near the direction of you subject.Poor Man's Pro Tip: Put it on a monopod for high-angle handheld shots, then run the Stabilization filter in Final Cut Pro X, and you'll swear you had a camera jib on your shoot. No joke!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good for stage

            By José Dias

            from Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Waterproof
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Larger Boats
            • Small Boats
            • Stages
            • Surf
            • Travel
            • Underwater

            Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

            I use for record music / dance performance

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            GoPro HERO3+ "My Hero"!

            By YMB

            from NYC

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Install
            • Good Power Output
            • No Rattle
            • Waterproof
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Larger Boats
              • Partying
              • Relaxing
              • Small Boats
              • While Boarding

              Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

              I have upgraded to the GoPro Hero3+ from an earlier model and couldn't be happier. I received the new model a short time ago but it has already joined me on 3 short adventures and as expected the unit has performed amazingly! I have similar products in the past but once I went GoPro I never looked back, its features and functionality not to mention its ease of use make it a top pick for me in the actioncam arena. I really can't say anything bad about the unit...except maybe it doesn't make me coffee before an adventure! HERO3+, you're my HERO!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Dynamite!!

              By Bicyclechik

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Larger Boats
                • Partying
                • Small Boats
                • While Boarding

                Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                Completely versatile and easy to use. More than enough for what I needed it for. Love this camera and so do all my friends.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                A useful tool in video production

                By Jeremy, Creative Director

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                  I make corporate marketing videos. A far cry from being an extreme sports enthusiast. However, these little babies can do more than capture a wicked slope or mammoth wave. I mounted one to my windshield to capture fluid city footage, and the results were brilliant. I can get a first person POV on any activity, and even use it for B roll in interviews. The possibilities are endless with a hi-def camera this small and versatile. I record all my audio separately, so the rather poor audio capture is simply not an issue. The resolution isn't the same as even a lower end dslr, but it doesn't need to be. You're paying for the ability to put it anywhere... and it still looks really good. I got her on sale for $, and chose the Hero 3+ over the 4. I wasn't impressed with the supposed increase in resolution obtained by the 4. I did consider the ability to record 120 frames in 1080 as a great advantage, but not a $ advantage. All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase. I obtained all the accessories and mounts (head, chest, suction cup, goose neck clip, under water bobber and dual battery charger) from generic manufactures off @ and @ for under $ total. They're all made of plastic and imported from China... why would I pay for the brand name, through the nose, for the same thing?

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great camera

                  By Matt

                  from California

                  Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                  This gopro has been used multiple times over the week and a half that I've had it. I took it with me on a trip to Disneyland and got great footage and pictures on differnt rides. I've also used it on a trip to the Sequoias National Park and got great pictures from it! Overall great purchase!

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                  5.0

                  Arrived on time

                  By nbottinelli

                  from Santiago, Chile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                  perfect

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                  5.0

                  excellent quality

                  By YB

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Waterproof
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Partying
                    • Relaxing
                    • While Boarding

                    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                    I use it for driving and snowboarding. Connecting with app makes it super easy to operate.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Jac

                    from New Jersey

                    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                    The GoPro was delivered on time and in perfect condition. The product works well and I was very satisfied with the easy transaction.

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                    5.0

                    go pro hero 3 is an excellent camera

                    By john

                    from Delaware county Pa.

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                          it a christmas gift for my son , and WE can't wait to use it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Love this product!

                          By Shelby

                          from Wyoming

                          Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                          We can't wait to use our GoPro Hero 3+ On all future vacations and adventures! BH photo and video offered a great price on the product. It got here earlier than expected and was in excellent condition.

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                          5.0

                          Upgrade from the GoPro 2

                          By Rcjuggernaut

                          from Ohio

                          Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                          Got this camera when it was on sale to replace my GoPro 2 and from the test shots I took quality looks a little better. Plus smaller and lighter which will be helpful when putting it on my multi rotors.

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                          5.0

                          Best bang-for-buck

                          By bhreview

                          from Los Gatos, CA

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy to operate
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                          • Price For Some

                          Best Uses

                          • Pool Photos
                          • Scuba Diving
                          • Skiing

                          Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                          The Silver edition is at a great price point for the occasional user. If you ski 2-3 times a year, scuba dive once or twice, and just want to snap some photos of the kids in a pool, this is a great buy.
                          If WiFi capability isn't a factor though, get the basic version since paying over $100 for that option just doesn't make sense.
                          Controls take a couple of times to master, but once you get it right, you can operate it in your sleep.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Amazingly versatile

                          By Dog Runner

                          from New Hartford, CT

                          About Me Beginner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design

                          Cons

                          • Manual Is Hard To Read

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                            Can be placed anywhere and everywhere for action videos. In addition the still pictures are wonderful. Provides great new perspectives.

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                            GoPro -  Rechargeable Battery for HERO3 and HERO3+
                            • You Pay: $10.99
                             
                            Watson -  Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for HERO3 & HERO3+ (3.7V, 1000mAh)
                            • You Pay: $9.99
                             

                            Bike, Pole & Roll-Bar Mounts

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                            GoPro -  Handlebar/Seatpost Pole Mount
                            • You Pay: $10.99
                             

                            Chest, Head, Arm & Body Mounts

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                            Handgrips & Extension Poles

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                            GoPro -  3-Way 3-in-1 Mount for GoPro HERO Action Camera
                            • You Pay: $69.99
                             

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                            • You Pay: $14.95
                             

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                            • You Pay: $79.99
                             
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