How do you continue to improve on an already class-leading product? That must be the question echoing around the design and engineering halls of GoPro, the company behind the eponymous action camera that created a whole new market of devices.
The Hero3+ is the latest offering that brings a range of important updates to the tried-and-tested formula, all the while keeping the same form factor as the Hero3.
The waterproof housing has been redesigned, reducing the dimensions ever so slightly to make a 20 per cent smaller package than the Hero3 inside its previous casing. It's important to note that the actual camera itself hasn't been made smaller — for all intents and purposes the unit is identical to the previous version. Only the waterproof housing has been made slimmer, which means less bulk for mounting purposes. What's most pleasing about the new casing are the new buttons. Now they are larger and flatter, making for less painful button presses when the camera is in the housing.