Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisatisfiedSonyCustomer Worst instructions ever
This remote has the worst instructions I've ever received with any product. Where's the battery? Do I replace or recharge it? If recharge, how? The battery was more than half dead when received. Need magnifying glass to read instructions. Instructions incomplete and do NOT identify all the buttons, ports, etc. Shame on Sony for such horrible customer dis-service!
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MMC1 Remote needs camera Turn-On function
Bought the HDR-AS100V bundle which included the remote.
Everything about the camera is just fantastic but there seems to be some vital data that's missing on the remote which would make it an even better unit.
As already mention from other reviews, the showing of the battery life of the AS100V camera would be a great feature especially when controlling multiple cameras.
Im aware of Sony's advisory of the approx 140min battery life but it would be helpful not to constantly be mindful of the camera start to clock calculate when approx power will cease.
Micro SD remaining time would also be a plus as would the data for Photo and INTVL.
*** Most importantly the remote needs a remote turn-on function for the main camera unit.
I do not know why Sony did not include this in the remote. Even the GoPro has this feature.
If there's a firmware in the future this is a must!!!!!
The turn on of the remote should automatically turn on the AS100V camera when its paring!!!
Even though the remotes battery life is a little over 4hours with Live View I would welcome sacrificing a little battery time to have all this data without having to view the main camera units LCD screen.
Please add this feature!
June 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Thalinor A Fireware update could solve SOME of the issues.
Live View Remote RM-LVR1 does NOT display how many minutes of recording are left on the SD card! Do you actually use your products? Why does it not tell me how many minutes there are left worth of recording? You would think this would be a critical thing to display. If you want to find out how long you have left on the SD card you have to take off the camera which makes the live view remote that much more useless.
Live View Remote RM-LVR1 does NOT display the cameras battery level, only the remotes battery level. If you want to know the battery level of the camera you have to take it off, which defeats the purpose of the remote view in the first place!
On the watch only display screen [not live video], it should also show the cameras battery level and recording time left as well. This way, if you do not want to have the live view remote showing what you are recording [to save battery on the non-swappable remote view watch], you can still use it to show how much time you have left on the SD card and battery levels of both the remote AND the camera. For those of us who don't need to see exactly what we are recording [and again to save battery as you can't swap it out], we could still use the live view remote on the watch screen [saving battery] to alert us how long we have left before the SD card is full, how much battery is left,and that we are recording [via the red light].
Can't change the battery.
Waterproof 1m less than the newest Action Cam.
People report it can't connect under water; I have yet to try.
Overall for $150 device it's really limited with what it can do and seriously needs a feature update.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaimeAstin Must have for the Sony Action Cameras
I finally took the camera and remote on mountain biking adventure last night. The camera died after 3 hours... The remote still has juice!!! I will buy a couple extra batteries and I will not even worry about the remote dying.
There was little delay in the syncing of video and camera. The remote can configure the camera as well. I mean you just turn both devices on (after the initial sync) and it just works. I used the watch with the display off, but you can set it continuous video mode, clock, or off. Having the display off is the reason I did not used a "notch" of battery life.
The remote is comfortable to wear and lightweight. It really is a nice device to not only view video to see what you are recording or setup a camera, it is perfect for controlling the camera!!!!!!!a
March 19, 2014