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Boosts battery, but not by much
on 31 October 2013
I found that the Battery BacPac boosted my cameras battery life by around 40 minutes when in use. Whilst cycling with the camera mounted on my handbars I could almost watch the battery status indicator on the back of the BacPac go down.
I have mixed feelings about the BacPac. On the one hand, 40 minutes is 40 minutes. The only alternative is to swap out batteries, which either is fiddly, or not practical if the camera has been, or is, in water. I think I'd be more happy if the BacPac was cheaper, maybe £20 instead. For it to be worth its full retail price, I think it should deliver the advertised double battery life.
There is also the issue that if you have bought a GoPro Hero 3+, the new updated housing does not fit the bacpac housing. So be warned. GoPro are releasing a "bacpac door kit" so you don't have to buy an entire new bacpac+housing doors, but this is still an additional £9.99 cost.
40 mins extra battery life. Unless you use your camera in situations making changing batteries impossible or very difficult, consider getting some additional batteries instead.