I was initially very excited when GoPro announced the Karma drone. It was compact and rather portable. Together with the new GoPro Hero 5 and gimbal, the entire Karma system sounds like a perfect solution for anyone interested in getting their first drone.
Then 1 week after the announcement, DJI announced the Mavic. A drone that is much more compact than the Karma. Not only that, it cost slightly cheaper and comes with more sensor.
And to make things worse, the GoPro issued a recall for all Karma drones just 16 days after launch. It appears that several Karma drones were falling from the sky during mid flight for no reason. Here’s one of the many Karma crashes footage found on YouTube.
Luckily for everyone, there’s no report of injuries yet. If you own a GoPro Karma, please stop flying your drone and return it to GoPro.