GoPro today released yet another short teaser video featuring footage taken with its Karma drone. The footage was shot at Aspen Snowmass, showing celebrity Bobby Brown and friends snowboarding on a closed course.
Keen-eyed observers have pointed out that a reflection of the Karma drone on one of the snowboarders’ reflective goggles has been carefully blurred out but still provided some hints on the Karma’s form factor which is said to resemble a conventional drone such as the Phantom 3.
Since it announced plans to develop its own drone last year, GoPro has released several teaser videos said to have been shot using its new drone but have left fans with very few clues as to the specs of the drone or what it looks like.
GoPro hopes to release the Karma alongside its highly anticipated Hero 5 action camera which has seen several delays since it was unveiled last year. The Karma drone will not only be compatible with the upcoming Hero 5 but also all other earlier GoPro cameras.
According to GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman at the recent CES 2016 (as reported by EndGadget):
We make everything backwards compatible, our goal is that your older GoPro will work with anything new we make, and vice versa.
Since its shares hit rock bottom end of last year losing over 90% of their value, GoPro has been struggling to maintain its brand presence and cope with increasingly stiff competition from overseas manufacturers such as Xiaomi and SJCAM.
Many regard the Karma as not just another new consumer drone but a product that could either make or break the California-based company.