Feiyu-Tech WG2 Waterproof GoPro Gimbal Review

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FeiyuTech was rumoured to be the favourite gimbal at GoPro headquarters. So it’s no surprise I was excited to put the newly released WG2 waterproof wearable gimbal to the test. Better in almost every way than its predecessor, FeiyuTech continues to raise the bar for action cam gimbals.

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NEW & IMPROVED:

  • waterproof!?!?
  • build quality – metal, paint, rubberized & padded
  • improved 1/4-20 mounts (no longer includes (or needs) GoPro mount adapters)
  • both Hero & Session compatible – tool-less switching
  • new mode: customizable auto-rotation (for time lapse)
  • iPhone app that works!
  • Website firmware update
GoPro HERO5 Session
List Price: $299.99
Price: $279.00
You Save: $20.99

FEIYU TECH WG2 QUICK START GUIDE:

  • 1 press = Pan/Lock
  • 2 press = pan & tilt
  • 3 press = selfie
  • 4 press = auto-rotate mode
  • 5 press = initialization

PROS:

  • waterproof
  • build quality and tool-less design
  • increased compatibility
  • easy to use iOS app
  • universal micro-USB charging
  • .75lbs including GoPro Session
  • 2 axes have unlimited 360 degree range
  • buttery-smooth footage

CONS:

  • built-in battery (2.5hrs) vs two CR123A batteries
  • narrow micro-USB charging port
  • obscured GoPro Session door
  • camera balancing
  • limited rolling angle
GoPro HERO5 Black
List Price: $399.99
Price: $398.99
You Save: $1.00

QUIRKS & QUESTIONABLES:

  • fresh-water only and not deep:
    • <5min and no more than .5m deep
  • can splash with salt water, but must wash by submerging in freshwater for 3 min to prevent crystals forming on gimbal motors

BEST FEIYU TECH WG2 GIMBAL HACKS:

  • USB battery pack & GoPro parts

VERDICT

It’s crazy to think this is just one generation ahead of the WGS I recently reviewed. The WG2 solves many of my gripes with its predecessor and makes this an indispensable tool for GoPro owners who hope to easily capture cinematic footage. I couldn’t whole-heartedly recommend the previous gimbal, but the FeiyuTech WG2 gets 2 big thumbs up ! If your action cam fits, this is the very best accessory you can get.


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