Most of the best wearable 3-axis gimbals for action cameras came out already for the 2017 – 2018 season. We get a look at the top 3 GoPro style gimbals tested in the field by Mt. Bikers and joggers to get the best results. For this session we test the Zhiyun Rider-M, FeiyuTech WG, and EVO SS Action Camera 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer.
1. EVO Gimbals EVO SS 3 Axis Wearable Gimbal for GoPro:
A premium 3-Axis wearable gimbal that gives you positive hand adjustments on the fly. It is not only compatible with GoPro cameras, but other action cameras like the Yi 4k+ and SJ4000/SJ5000 cams. Also, it it will to remove most shaky movement while shooting steady like you want. And, it has built in charging capabilities to extend your GoPro’s battery life up to 2 times as longer for Hero3, Hero4 models. You get an easy to connect and disconnect mount for GoPro. In the box it is compatible with GoPro Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4 Black/Silver, YI 4K +, SJ4000/SJ5000. Separate mounts available for Hero Session, Hero5 Session, Hero5 Black, Garmin Virb Ultra 30 and Sony cams.
This gimbal is a re-branded version of the FeiyuTech WG but the manufacture claims it has stronger motors to handle rougher of road conditions. Also you get a USA warranty that is handled in Oregon and you do not have to send it back to China if you have issues.
2. Feiyu Tech FY-WG 3-Axis Wearable Gimbal for GoPros:
This will probably be the first choice of wearable gimbal for many because of the price. It is the gimbal that the first place EVO SS is based on. It is the type of 3-Axis wearable gimbal that stabilizes most all but the bumpiest terrain. This gimbal not only works well with GoPro cameras but other top level action cameras with good results. Camera mounting comes in the way of an easy attach mount with GoPro cameras. On the bottom of the Feiyu Tech FY-WG is a 1/4″ – 20 hole so it can be mounted on a tripod as well as adapt to work with standard GoPro mounts.
Most people will consider this on par with the first place EVO SS. Just falling behind because of the Chinese backed warranty.
3. Zhiyun Rider M WG Kit Wearable 3 Axis Gimbal for Gopro:
This is a fairly new to the market wearable gimbal by Zhiyun. Built by the makers of the best selling phone gimbal in the world (Smooth Q). This works with two free Apps made by Zhiyun that gives you tons of added features like . This is built with newer tech brushless motors that give you quick movements to alleviate any camera shake. On the bottom is 1/4″-20 threaded mounting hole that allows the Rider-M to be used mounted on various support accessories, such as suction cups and GoPro mounts and brackets.
This set-up comes as a kit so you get a few extras for the price. With the included handle you can use this like a normal hand held gimbal.
All three of these wearable gimbals are very similer. It would be hard to go wrong with any of these choices. You will just have to decide if you want to go inexpensive with the Feiyu Tech FY-WG. Go with the kit with all the extra gear in the Zhiyun Rider M Kit. Or, stick to the most durable wearable gimbal with the best USA base warranty in the EVO Gimbals EVO SS.