Other goodies in the update include the option to add up to 10 different waypoints in the cable-cam mode. This is actually incredibly useful, as it allows you to map out complex paths for Karma to follow in advance, so you can plan creative swooping shots. You can still rotate and tilt Karma as it goes, opening up many creative possibilities. One final small update gives Karma a skill that not many other drones can do: the ability to look up. Drones that carry the camera directly below will always get the propellors or body in shot. Karma puts the GoPro at the front, so there’s nothing above it. That’s great for when you’re flying under trees or for shots where you want the camera to pan down to the horizon.

Some of these features might feel overdue, but it’s good to see that GoPro is still working on making Karma better. CEO and founder Nick Woodman has confirmed to Engadget that a second drone is in the works, so you can expect all of these updates and hopefully, some more to be in the new model at launch (whenever that may be). The new Karma features are available today, so fire up your controller and connect it to your WiFi network to snag them.

Other goodies in the update include the option to add up to 10 different waypoints in the cable-cam mode. This is actually incredibly useful, as it allows you to map out complex paths for Karma to follow in advance, so you can plan creative swooping shots. You can still rotate and tilt Karma as it goes, opening up many creative possibilities. One final small update gives Karma a skill that not many other drones can do: the ability to look up. Drones that carry the camera directly below will always get the propellors or body in shot. Karma puts the GoPro at the front, so there’s nothing above it. That’s great for when you’re flying under trees or for shots where you want the camera to pan down to the horizon.

Some of these features might feel overdue, but it’s good to see that GoPro is still working on making Karma better. CEO and founder Nick Woodman has confirmed to Engadget that a second drone is in the works, so you can expect all of these updates and hopefully, some more to be in the new model at launch (whenever that may be). The new Karma features are available today, so fire up your controller and connect it to your WiFi network to snag them.