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Hi,

For years I've used a session 4 (I have 2) or session 5 (I have 1) with 3 different remotes (one has 2 buttons, two have 3 buttons).
The reliability is horrible.
I'd say it works 50% of the time.
A typical failure goes like this:
  • I power on the fully charged remote, it displays the wifi searching icon.
  • I cycle through the menu of the session, turn on wifi, the blue lights blink.
  • A few seconds later they connect. I test the remote by hitting record. Everything works, I long press the power button on the remote and the session turns off (wifi remains on), remote powers off. All seems good.
  • The session is located 1-2 meters from the remote.
  • Somewhere between 10 minutes and several hours later, I'll press the power button on the remote. There's about a 50/50 chance it will be able to connect and control the session. When it doesn't work it just displays the wifi searching icon indefinitely. The connection is totally broken and will not be able to connect until I switch off the wifi on the session and switch it back on.
A couple friends have this same problem.

I've tried the nonsense recommended on the internet: upgrade firmware, reset the remote.
Is the camera and/or remote just garbage?
Is everyone I know doing something wrong?

Thanks,
monkeynuts
 

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