Even though I can use the DJI Osmo on my bike to create super smooth and shake free footage, I am not a fan of mounting my Osmo to my bike. The Osmo bike mount is tough and durable, and I doubt its reliability but I do worry about the Osmo parting company with the bike mount and crashing to the ground, which would be a very expensive incident.
The other issue I have with using the Osmo mounted to my bike is the fact that it sticks out from the handlebars quite a bit. This is fine provided I am riding on a road with low roadside vegetation, but when I am riding on roads, or dirt tracks/trails where there are hedges are overgrown or where there are branches poking out I have encountered issues. When the Osmo is attached to the handle bars it is in prime position to getting caught, and potentially damaged by overgrown vegetation and those branches that seem to “jump” out of nowhere.
"The Osmo in action"
The answer to this problem is to use my Go Pro Hero action camera mounted to a chest harness. This is what I used to do but capturing smooth footage was difficult. After a bit of research I discovered the Feiyu WG2 3 axis wearable gimbal. This gimbal is fully compatible with Go Pro Hero action cameras and it can be mounted a variety of different ways, and in different location, to capture smooth footage. It seemed the ideal solution, however it wasn’t cheap.
Despite the cost of the WG2 gimbal I took a punt and ordered one. I have recently taken delivery and done my first test ride, and you can see how smooth the footage is below:-
Overall I have to say that I am impressed with the Feiyu WG2 wearable gimbal, and whilst I have got a lot to learn regarding setting it up and mounting it in the best place (and in the best way) to get interesting footage, I am very happy with it and how smooth and jerk free the footage captured using this gimbal is.
A relatively new eBike owner and loving the experience – I really wish I had bought an electric bike before