I’m going to guide you today and show you what are the best GoPro accessories that are essential for you in order to take full advantage of this awesome action camera! I will share with you my personal experience with the some of the 10 top GoPro Accessories.
We all know that action cameras are great, but in order to get the most out of them you will need to have different accessories like mounts, poles and straps. Each accessory lets you capture unique angles and footage whether you are using a head strap or a car mount, it’s a must for you to own a GoPro accessories kit or at least a couple mounts depending on WHAT are you willing to shoot, WHERE and HOW. So here is my TOP 10 list:
One of the most useful and best GoPro accessory, the chest harness offers a body mounting alternative to the head strap which can be sometimes uncomfortable, however with the Chesty you literally don’t feel that you are wearing a harness thanks to its nice design, it lets you wear the camera on your chest using a quick release buckle. This chest harness can give you great footage when you are cycling, kite surfing or even hiking and it is available for both kids (Chesty Junior) and adults (Chesty). I took this photo using a GoPro Hero4 Black attached to a chest harness. Photo was taken in SriLanka.
Whether you want your camera fixed on your bicycle seatpost , ski poles or kitesurfing bars, this 3 way arm offers a 3 way adjust-ability to help you achieve the perfect angle for your footage, it fits around tubes with different sizes, you cannot go wrong with this one, it’s an essential part of you GoPro kit.
if you are planning to shoot a time-lapse, night-lapse or any footage that requires stability then you will definitely need a tripod mount, it will give a good stable base for you GoPro. This kit includes a tripod mount that attaches to any tripod, a quick release mount and a lightweight mini tripod that attaches to your camera’s housing.
it’s true that your gopro is waterproof but that doesn’t mean that it will not drown. You don’t want to lose neither your camera nor the footage you recorded, that’s why it’s essential to use the GoPro Floaty Backdoor whenever you are engaged in deep water activities like surfing and snorkeling. The orange color will make it easy to spot. It comes with 2 backdoors, one for standard housing and one for dive housing.
The Jaw Flex Clamp can be attached to literally everything you can imagine, the clamp can be attached on an object iwth a diameter that ranges between 0.25″ and 2″ (0.6cm to 5cm). You can also attach your GoPro to the clamp using the low-profile mounting. You can use it on you bicycle, skateboard, practically anything!
Ever heard of this device? well, it is AMAZING! Launched recently in 2015, Trace takes your GoPro editing to the next level. Trace is a tracker device, it is a GPS sensor that traces your activity when you are surfing, snowboarding or skiing. Let’s say you are snowboarding, you attach the Trace device to your snowboard and it will records a lot of data like jumping distance, air time, air height, speed and the distance you traveled! And here’s the most epic thing, Trace can edit your GoPro footage based on the analysis to just the highlights! I use it when kitesurfing to record my speed and to edit my videos faster.
This is a must-have for all GoPro owners, very useful when traveling, I personally bring it with me to all my trips. It can be used for taking selfies and follow cam footage. It provides a good grip and gives you good stability when shooting videos, it also has a wrist strap for extra security. This handler can float your GoPro camera along with an LCD Touch Bac-Pac or Battery Bac-Pac, it’s suitable for watersports like kitesurfing and wakeboarding. Highly recommended!
If you like taking selfies then you might want to check the POV pole from SP gadgets, it can extend up to 39 inches so you can really capt a wide-angle with your GoPro. The good thing about this pole is that it has a place for your Wifi remote which makes it easier to use especially when taking photos. It has a 180 degrees swivel head camera mount and an adjustable wrist strap for security and it’s compatible with all GoPro cameras.
How amazing would it be to have a dog’s-eye-view while he’s playing fetch, running and jumping? This what you will get with the GoPro Fetch Dog Harness. It has two mounting locations, so it can be attached on the back or on the chest of your dog. it’s soft and padded to keep your dog comfortable, it is washable so no need to worry about it getting wet or dirty.
If you’re into technology then you must love drones, come on like who doesn’t! When I first got my first DJI Phantom, I kept flying the thing for like 2 weeks in a row! The DJI Phantom 2 is very easy to fly, you will be able to handle it quickly, it’s very stable and can help you get smooth footage. The communication distance is up to 1000m in open areas and the top speed is around 15m/s (although DJI don’t recommend going full speed). The battery lasts for around 25 minutes and in case the signal between the drone and the controller is lost, it has an auto-return home feature! You will need to buy the GoPro mount called H4-3D so you could attach your camera.
There you have it, folks!
Do you think these are the best GoPro accessories? Let me know by leaving a comment in the comments section below 🙂