GoPro adds telemetry overlay to video

View ride data integrated into your footage

GoPro has just released an update to its editing program, Quik, which allows users to overlay speed, distance, elevation and other ride data on videos.

This telemetry overlay relies on the GoPro Hero 5 Black’s on-board GPS. This option is available anytime you’re recording video with the GPS turned on. Unfortunately, it's only available to Hero 5 Black owners, since other GoPro models do not have built-in GPS receivers. 

GoPro Hero 5 Black owners now have the option to display data from activities when editing footage with Quik
GoPro Hero 5 Black owners now have the option to display data from activities when editing footage with Quik

The overlay displays stats on your activities in the four corners of the screen. Users have the option to turn on or off information overlays to suit their preferences.

The upper right corner is home to the info cluster, which displays distance traveled in miles or kilometers, altitude, elevation gain/loss, date and time.

Speed is displayed is the lower left alongside a compass and a G-force gauge.

The lower right quadrant is home to a speed graph that charts changes in speed over the course of an activity.

A GPS course in the upper left corner rounds out the display.

This addition to the desktop version of Quik is live for downloading now.

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Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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