Unlike the automated iPhone-alone setup, the Galileo GoPro mount requires some manual operation; it will also require a connection to an iPhone in order to control the Galileo’s rotation and pan-tilt functions. Once you’re set to record a video, you will need to put the Hero camera into time-lapse mode and press the shutter button – either through the buttons on the camera or a remote control like GoPro’s WiFi Remote or a secondary smartphone or tablet. When the camera begins recording, you can then automatically or manually set Galileo to start moving.
While the setup may not be as elegant, having a GoPro mounting option means you can create some beautiful shots in a new perspective (see the embedded videos), especially if you’re using the new 4K-capable Hero4 Black model. The Galileo Bluetooth model itself costs $$150, while the GoPro mount, which works with Hero3 and Hero4 models, costs $30.