Bad News for GoPro: Karma Drone Recall Announced

November 9th, 2016
Bad News for GoPro: Karma Drone Recall Announced

Hopes were high that GoPro could shake up a DJI- dominated drone market when they announced their $799 Karma Drone, but the Karma has had a rough rolling out to say the least. If the rumors/actual video of power drain, stability issues and drift weren’t enough, GoPro just announced a Karma Drone recall to solve a major problem: random power loss while in flight. 

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GoPro has recalled ALL Karma drones in the field and has halted shipping new orders until power issues are resolved.  You can return your Karma to GoPro directly HERE, or you can return your Karma directly to your place of purchase for a refund.

Interestingly, while GoPro says that this power loss issue is present in only a “small number of cases”, they are still recalling all Karma drones, which for me suggests a fleet-wide potential for problems to occur. So, ensure your safety and the safety of those around you by returning your Karma now.

On paper, the Karma still shows potential to compete with other drones on the market, but it’s possible GoPro was feeling pressure from investors to rush the Karma into stores after underperforming sales expectations with their popular line of action cameras.

GoPro Karma - foldable drone

 

Stay turned to Cinema5d for more updates on the GoPro Karma. The potential for greatness is there, but the Karma is clearly not ready for primetime just yet. 

Do you have a GoPro Karma on order, or are you holding out for the DJI Mavik to ship? Comment below!

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Jimmy Pitts
Jimmy Pitts
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They’re not very good at all.

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Cassiana Fdsweddingfilms
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Its very KARMA ;)

Zade Cross
Zade Cross
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Epic fail!

Matt Knipe
Matt Knipe
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Steve Knipe

Steve Knipe
Steve Knipe
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Shit!!!

Joelle Mcneil
Joelle Mcneil
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Anyone with half a brain would know that you never get the first generation of anything.

Lenny
Lenny
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maybe they can make available the hand held gimbal? that way they can make back some of they money, and i can get my hands on one of those.

 Markus Magnon
Markus Magnon
MemberNovember 9th, 2016

shit happens. Glad that they did not try to “hide” that issue.

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