Battery and Software
The battery life of the Gimbal is only 2.5 hours with active WLAN. Charging takes about 2 hours. Unfortunately, the 1,500 mAh integrated lithium-ion battery cannot be replaced.
Basically, the gimbal can also be used to stabilize videos without an additional smartphone. Some functions can only be used if the gimbal is connected to a smartphone via Feiyu ON App, which is available for Android and iOS. During our tests there were unfortunately regular disconnections, which could be observed with both an iPhone Xs and a Samsung Galaxy S8. The experiences thus coincide with the ratings of numerous other users who complain about the bad app in the App Stores.
Test Recording with GoPro Hero 7 Black
The test shots are taken with the FeiyuTech WG2X Gimbal in combination with a GoPro Hero 7 Black. Some of the shots were filmed by hand, others were taken with a suction cup and parts created by the 3D printer.
A smartphone to control the gimbal was not used during the test recordings. Just like the FeiyuTech G6, the FeiyuTech WG2X can also convince here. Even at relatively high speeds, fast movements as well as bumps and not quite flat roads, the stabilization means that there are hardly any vibrations and jolts to be seen in the video.
Other Compatible Action Cameras
Thanks to the two included mounting brackets, the FeiyuTech WG2X is compatible with almost all action cams. During the test a GoPro Hero 7 Black was used, but according to FeiyuTech the following cameras can also be mounted:
- GoPro Hero 7
- GoPro Hero 6
- GoPro Hero 5
- GoPro Hero 4
- GoPro Hero 3+
- GoPro Hero 3
- Yi 4K
According to the instructions, other cameras with a maximum weight of 130 grams can also be used if they fit into the mounting brackets. To use the HERO session you need an additional mounting plate, for the Sony RX0 you also need an additional adapter.