Sooner or later, you'll realize the little puck remote is the way to go. It's very well thought out, in my opinion. You can watch the light blinking while recording video, and when it stops blinking, you know the battery's died in the Virb. The Tempe is also handy. It records the temperature of your ride in the gpx recorded by the Elite. Pretty interesting to see later, onscreen in Virb Edit and the movies you create.