If you haven't heard yet, the new GoPro Karma drones have officially been recalled due to sudden lost of power while in flight. This isn’t very good news for GoPro.
Some of the videos have surfaced showing the GoPro Karma drones in flight when they lost power, followed by plummeting out of the sky. The problem seems to be very real. The Karma drone is late to the drone game and quite frankly missing some key features like obstacle avoidance and a “follow me” feature. In a video review of the Karma drone, it seems like the battery drains pretty quickly, even though GoPro states it can fly for up to 20 minutes.
Coming out “fashionably late” trying to get into the drone market, you better come out swinging. So far, it seems like the Karma drone hasn't been able to. If the it had been released sooner, it might have had a fighting chance in this growing market.
The only thing the Karma has going for itself is you can switch out the cameras as newer versions are released. Is that enough to keep Karma in the market? When I compare specs, features, and price, the DJI Mavic Pro is the clear winner. If you haven’t yet, we strongly advise you to send it back to get your full refund. It is currently unknown when the Karma will be back for sale.