Wednesday, 1 February 2017

GoPro starts selling Karma drone after fixing power loss issues

After three-month-long sales halt, GoPro's Karma drone is back on sale. GoPro in a press release stated that it is finally ready to sell the drone, as the company has fixed the issue that caused the drone fall from the sky mid-flight.

GoPro Karma will be available through, and with select US retailers ―Best Buy, B&H and Amazon, and there will be no changes in the pricing. 

The Karma drone with no camera will cost $799, while the model with Hero 5 Black camera will set you back by $1099. The initial shipments will be limited and Karma will be available in other parts of the world later this spring.

To refresh, 2,500 units of Karma drone were recalled, 16 days later after it went on sale back in November 2016, after a small number of drone lost power during operation when up in the air causing the drone to fall to the ground.

According to The Verge, the problem was caused due to fault in the design of the latch that holds the drone's battery in place. This led to the battery getting disconnected and caused several drones to loose power while mid-air, resulting in crashes.

GoPro says that it has solved the issue and the new Karma drones have a redesigned battery latch and the drone went through extensive test flights to prevent future failures and stay safely in the air. 

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