FeiyuTech WG2X: Wearable Gimbal for GoPro
Wearable Gimbals for action cameras are beneficial due to the intensity of usage of action cams. They are used to cover extreme sports like mountain cycling, skiing, running etc. The regular mount cannot create a smooth video; that’s why we use wearable gimbals like Feiyu Tech WG2X for stable and butter shots.
Feiyu Tech is the best manufacturer of wearable gimbals; they have a great lineup of proper gimbals. WG2X is one of them; it is an upgraded version of WG2X and addresses all the flaws of the previous generation.
Here is our comprehensive review of Feiyu tech WG2X. You can also watch our video review from the link below.
In a hurry, read this short overview stating the pros and cons of Feiyu Tech WG2X.
- Lightweight and Compact.
- Universal Mounting ¼ thread hole.
- Compatible with almost every action camera.
- Easy to use and store.
- 3 shooting modes for every need.
- Outdated interface of app.
- Not waterproof.
- High charging time.
FeiyuTech WG2X – Price
The wearable Gimbal WG2X cost only 169$, which is pretty great if we consider the usage and features of this Gimbal.
FeiyuTech WG2X – Unboxing
The unboxing experience is great in the box; we get a Styrofoam kind of box with cutouts for Gimbal, Mount and Mini Tripod. The box is good and can be used as a carrying case. Almost every action cam can fit in the box. But it is not helpful because it’s big and doesn’t have any secure lock and strap for carrying. We prefer the neoprene pouch of WG2 over this box.
Design and Construction
WG2X is featuring an ergonomic design with an angled arm for a better screen view. Angled arm also makes the gimbal easier to store. The design is relatively better than WG2 and also addresses the flaws of the previous generation.
The gimbal uses a three-motor design that allows a 360° range of motion in both the pan and tilt axis. The design is superior because other similar gimbals can only rotate up to 320°.
WG2 used to have a complete aluminium body, but Feiyu Tech has used a combo of aluminium and ABS, which reduces 27 grams of the total weight. Despite ABS, the body appears to be solid and sturdy.
FeiyuTech WG2X – Specifications
- Body: Aluminum and ABS.
- Weight: 238grams.
- Battery: 1500mAh battery with 2.5-hour battery life.
- Splashproof: Yes, not suitable to be used in heavy rain or underwater.
- Compatible Camera: Similar size as a GoPro and 135grams of maximum weight.
- Angle of Rotation: Tilting: 360°, Rolling: 70°, Panning: 360°
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi: Yes
FeiyuTech WG2X – Modes
Feiyu Tech WG2X is a great performer; it delivers incredibly stable footage. The gimbal has three modes that can be changed using the mode button on the gimbal or smartphone app. A LED on the gimbal makes it easy to find out which mode are you using.
Pan Mode: The gimbal will lock the horizontal and vertical levels and only moves in the pan axis, i.e. left and right. This mode is quite useful for action sports.
Following Mode: The gimbal will move in both pan and tilt axis to stabilize the video while the rotation remains locked.
Locked Mode: The third one is the locked mode; in this, the camera will maintain the selected direction and focus on the target. This mode is useful for vlogging.
FeiyuTech WG2X – Compatibility
The universal mount of WG2X fits almost every action cam in the market, or we can say anything equals to the size of GoPro Hero Black 6 and weighing under 135g will fit in the gimbal. Here are compatible cameras GoPro Hero 8,7,6,5,4, SJcam, Dji Osmo action etc.
WG2X also has a shutter button; it only works with GoPro because the main focus of Feiyu Tech is GoPro. In our tests, the shutter button doesn’t work on DJI Osmo and SJcam SJ8, SJ9.
Moreover, the ¼ inch universal thread mounting hole can easily be worn on Chest, Shoulder, Helmets etc. The gimbal can also be attached to a tripod or selfie stick for handheld usage.
FeiyuTech WG2X – Controls
Feiyu Tech WG2X is very easy to control; it has buttons with properly defined functions, or we can use the app to fine-tune the modes and functions.
Firstly, we have the mode button; it is used to toggle through the 3-shooting mode of the Gimbal by single, double and triple pressing.
Then we have the function button through which we can turn on and off the Wi-Fi. Moreover, we can select photo and recording mode as well, and triple-click will reset all the settings.
Lastly, there is a shutter button that can start and stop recording.
The Feiyu ON is an amazing and functional app; we can easily control the gimbal, adjust the angle, customize the speed of auto-rotation mode, change modes, update firmware etc.
Along with all these good things, there are a couple of drawbacks. The interface feels outdated, and there are some wordings that we can’t understand. Other than that, the app is amazing.
FeiyuTech WG2X – Battery
Feiyu Tech has placed a 1500mAh lithium-ion battery. It still has the old micro-USB port for charging. The battery life is around two and a half hours with Wi-Fi on. The battery takes two hours to charge up using a 5V charger.
FeiyuTech WG2X – Drawbacks
WG2X is an excellent wearable gimbal, probably the best one in the market. It has all the functions and modes that a Gimbal needs; moreover, the GoPro and WG2X combo produce the greatest results.
WG2X is way better than the WG2, but there are still some improvements that Feiyu Tech can still make.
- Making it waterproof.
- Updating the mobile phone app.
- Decreasing the charging time.
Without a doubt, WG2X is one of the best wearable gimbals due to its compact size, lightweight, 3-axis rotation, good battery life, easy to use and 3 shooting modes makes it a perfect wearable gimbal for daily use.
Feiyu Tech WG2X must be your first choice for a wearable gimbal. You can get it from the links below at the best possible price.
If you use a mobile phone for most of your videography then read this article.
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2dB32UAifw
Feiyu Tech WG2X: https://geni.us/wI4DCyp (coupon MB0809 )