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 5 out of 5 by investigator Excellent product
I have used the Live View Remote for both of my Sony Action Cameras. The remote is a must for most all activities. Battery life is good. I can use it all day and into the next if necessary. My use entails both pleasure (Skiing) and business (Forensic Investigations). The LVR has not failed and has been used in extreme situations at times. The quality and workmanship is just what you expect from Sony. I would like to have Sony provide a mute function for both the camera and LVR. Forensic investigations require this most of the time. The question that I must ask myself is "If had it to do again, would I purchase another LVR and the two Action Cams?" The answer is yes. When comparing the leading competitor to Sony quality it is not close. Sony's only real problem is THEY DO NOT PROPERLY MARKET THE ACTION CAM AND DO NOT EXPLAIN OR SHOW IN A SMALL VIDEO HOW THE ACCESSORIES WORK AND WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO PURCHASE THEM. It should also be noted that Sony's video stabilization is unmatched. Placing an Action Cam on a snow ski is not an issue. Trying that with the leading competitor might lead one to experience video nauseating.
September 27, 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by a1b2c34d5f6g6h41gh3 Room for improvement on wireless and mounting
I have a lot of Sony products and love many of them. The Action Cam and Remote Viewer produced a good quality picture but the wireless connection was occasionally interrupted forcing me to reconnect. The sticky pads for the Action Cam were bad. On my first mountain bike ride I lost the Action Cam off my helmet, never to be seen again. Odd it does not come with a lanyard option. When I talked with customer service they assured me they could do nothing to help. By the way, I have asked to be removed from your email lists. Apparently that has not happened.
September 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by debodawg Great addition to the Action cam
I ride mountain bike this is the only product that shows you exactly what the camera sees. It is also has positive feedback your recording, battery status, memory card is installed. Not so with other manufactures. Much easier to use then phone apps as well. Very nice in that it will work with other/multiple Action Cams. Very cool
Can Hardly wait to take this out snowboarding
September 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by GeriatricTeenager Performs as advertised BUT!
Love the whole concept of the wrist band. It was the deciding option in my choice to purchase the Sony POV camera. That said, whoever designed the wrist band has never worn a ski jacket.
The wrist band fits wonderfully on a mountain biker's bare wrist. Now try putting the wrist band on top of a ski jacket. It is NOT going to happen. Even more frustrating, when skiing I wear gloves that cover above my jacket's cuff.
I own a Garmin sports watch. It came with a strap extension to enable it to be worn with outdoor garments.
I encourage the design staff at Sony to bring some outdoor clothing into their offices and redesign the strap.
They could even send me a complimentary strap for making this item functional.
Now, I am off to my errr office - the ski hill!
January 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shureman Not suitable for me, but that's just me
I use my cameras mostly indoors. In that circumstance, wifi to a tablet or cellphone is a lot more useful for exact framing. This item needs work. Bigger screen for starters (a la wearable Apple wrist gear). Get to work Sony!
September 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pinnnk Works as promised.
Works as advertised. I use it filming tandem skydiving. It's also hideously uncomfortable. The design of the wrist strap, and where the attaches is terrible.
September 26, 2014