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 1 out of 5 by Joany Not very functional
I can see the videos and pictures I have taken using the Play Memories app on my phone but a $120 device will not do that for me. I think for the lack of functionality like telling you how much memory you have left, not turning on and off the camera (are you kidding me?) That is the first function a remote control NEEDs to have in ANY device! I am so disappointed that my family gave me this for Christmas, I am sorry they spend all that money on this useless thing.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by valex777 Live View Remote - Excellent
Great product idea - works great with the QX-30 lenscam.
Only recommendation I have would be to move the zoom/menu select switches to the same side as the shutter release, or, better still, incorporate both functions into a single, multifunction rocker.
This would allow for a somewhat larger screen (better for composition with lenscams) and, more importantly, finger manipulation of controls would not interfere with viewing (It would get 6 stars, then).
As it is now, a righty or a lefty will end up having to reach across the device, blocking the viewscreen, in order to activate either the zoom controls (a righty wearing it on the left wrist) or the shutter release (a lefty wearing it on the right wrist).
All in all, though, it's the perfect accessory for any of the lenscams and should probably be bundled with them. Then you could use your cell phone for its intended purpose - to tell someone somewhere else what you're doing.
December 1, 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 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 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 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