The Feiyu Tech WG2 is a 3-axis wearable and mountable gimbal. It is supported by all GoPro Hero action cameras, YI 4K, SJ Cam, AEE, and many other similar-sized action cameras.
Today, we will be reviewing the Feiyutech WGI2 Review. This review has been in the works for several weeks, but we have been too busy to write it. The Feiyutech WG2 is a mid-range gimbal stabilizer that can be used in the wearable gimbal market. It is very popular among extreme sports enthusiasts.
Feiyu Wearable Gimbal Review
- Wearable and mountable 3-axis stabilizer
- GoPro Hero5 Black supports similar-sized cameras (see Specifications).
- Included adapter supports GoPro HERO Sessions
- Wearable operation optimized algorithm
- Unlimited 360deg tilt and pan rotations, 70deg roll angles rotations
- Auto-rotation mode for video capture and time-lapse photography with an assignable travel route
- 1.5-hour built-in 1500mAh battery
- Feiyu ON App for iOS and Android
- Waterproof gimbal up to depths of 3 feet for approximately 10 minutes and 1.5 feet thereafter
- Splashproof – can be used in wet weather and other activities
- Compact, splashproof carry case that folds into a compact size
- IP67 Water & Dust Resistant Rated
- Unlimited 360° pan and tilt rotation, 70° roll angle rotation
- Two 1/4″ 20 mount screw locations
- Built-in Battery
Build and Design
The Feiyu Tech WG2 Review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the quality of the gimbal. Most people who wear gimbals in action sports are at risk of them getting a few bumps or knocks. Feiyutech has done a fantastic job in this area, making a robust piece of kit that will withstand many knocks and not fall apart.
This is the one area where Feiyutech WG2 stands out against other gimbals. However, on the flip side, we prefer the Evo SS’s better performance and cheaper price tag. Its build quality is very comparable to the WG2. The Evo is the only wearable gimbal that is more robust and lighter than the WG2.
Performance and Functionality
The Feiyutech WG2 is able to perform well against most of the other wearable gimbals currently on the market. It has a 0.29 maximum weight capacity, which means it can easily support even the largest GoPro (weighing in at 0.25 lbs). Unlike other wearable gimbals that claim a theoretical maximum load capability, the WG2 lists its optimal maximum load capacity. This means that any payload up to 0.29 pounds will be stabilized.
The image stabilization technology is excellent on the gimbal. In fairness to Feiyutech, they have done a great job of improving their algorithm for balancing compared to previous generations of their wearable range. It is fast and easy to use, making it ideal for action sports that are quick-paced and involve a lot of moving parts. Gimbal motors are compatible with the algorithm, ensuring that your camera is in the correct position to capture smooth video footage.
The Feiyutech Evo SS gimbal motors are very powerful and can only last for 2.5 hours on a single charge due to the smaller battery. The Evo SS has a five-hour maximum battery charge, which is half the recommended gimbal. This, in addition to the higher cost of the WG2, is why we recommend the Evo SS to our readers.
This can help you stand out from the rest and get more viewers for your YouTube channel. While the GoPro’s latest cameras have decent image stabilization technology built-in, it still has some way to go before it can be comparable to a gimbal.
Feiyutech’s WG2 purchase includes the GoPro session mounting. This allows you to quickly swap between your regular GoPro action camera or the GoPro session, if necessary. It is not officially supported by the WG2, but it can be used to support a wide range of cheap GoPro alternatives available on the market, as they use the same dimensions and form factor as the official GoPro range.
User Interface and Control System
Wearable gimbals are not able to provide control interfaces. This is due to the fact that it will increase size and weight and affect performance. The Feiyutech WG2 gimbal is simple, and anyone who doesn’t have any experience with gimbals can easily purchase it.
We believe that Feiyutech does better than most competitors in their user interface systems. The WG2 is no exception. However, most wearable gimbals lack a control interface. This limits the user’s ability to customize their device. Fortunately, most people use wearable gimbals only for action sports, so this is not a major issue. The default shipping arrangement of the WG2 will meet the needs of the vast majority.
At the time of writing, the Feiyutech smartphone application has a few connectivity issues, and we don’t think this will change anytime soon. Although it is possible to connect their app with your Feiyutech WG2, this only offers limited functionality. However, most people will be happy with the default configuration that the gimbal ships with.
The app can be used to access any Feiyutech-based gimbals. The smartphone app is not necessary if the WG2 is your only Feiyutech gimbal or you have only gimbal stabilizers in the Feitech wearable range.
The front LED indicates the battery status and confirms that the mode has been selected. The WG2 runs on a 1500mAh battery. It can be charged in approximately 2 hours. This battery is very similar to that of the Feiyu Tech WG. This is very respectable considering the smaller body size of the WG2.
Feiyu has replaced the FeiyuTechWG’s swappable battery with a built-in one to make the gimbal watertight. This could be a problem for some. You will not be able to use the gimbal if you are far from a power source for long periods of time. You could have made sure that you had at least two extra batteries in your previous model.
Attaching The Camera
Feiyu Tech still uses the same screw system as its other action camera gimbals, the one with the bracket. Because the screw openings are wider, they can move freely within the base. This makes it easier to use than other competitors. The downside to the screw system is that to insert your camera correctly; you will need to remove the clamp and completely unscrew all bolts. This can take a while and is tedious. While you can leave the bolts in place and simply slide the GoPro into the mount, that leaves you without access to the side buttons. To enable quick-start on your camera, you will need to rely solely on the touchscreen.
Amazing Waterproof Tech
Feiyu-Tech WG2 is IP67-Level Waterproof. It has modest waterproofing. This means it can be submerged in water below 3ft (0.75m) for about 10 minutes without any problems. This means that you won’t be able to take scuba diving, but it can be used snorkeling, on rainy days, and surfing, with no problems.
A single button on the front turns the gimbal on and off and also toggles between modes. That’s it!The gimbal comes with the standard shooting modes, common on most handheld stabilizers. “Full”, “Follow” and “Lock”.
In “Full” mode, the camera aligns where ever you point it. “Follow” mode means that the gimbal is locked in the pan axis. It will stabilize, tilting the camera up and down but will always point in the same direction.
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The WG2 is a great upgrade to the WG. You can rest assured that the waterproofing will protect your gimbal from the elements, whether it is in rain, snow, or mud. This WG is smaller than the original, which is a huge improvement. It should not be as difficult to wear the helmet-mounted gimbal as it was before. This is the best wearable gimbal you can buy.
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