Updated February 23, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 6 Best Wearable Gimbals

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Gimbals are designed to stabilize cameras when filming to eliminate shaking, which is why they are used on every professional movie set. These wearable models are made to be used with action cams, and considering the typical use for a GoPro, SJCam, or similar is recording extreme sports or two-wheeled adventures from a first person point of view, it is no wonder they are considered indispensable. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best wearable gimbal on Amazon.

6. Removu S1

5. Hohem XG1

4. Evo SS

3. FeiyuTech WG2

2. FeiyuTech WG2X

1. Zhiyun Rider-M

Editor's Notes

February 20, 2019:

Since wearable gimbals are designed to be used with action cameras, we thought it prudent to include some very durable models that are water resistant, such as the FeiyuTech WG2X and Removu S1. The FeiyuTech WG2 is even fully waterproof and can withstand brief periods of immersion, so if you plan on recording paddleboarding adventures, using it while snowboarding, or expect you may often get caught in heavy downpours, it is your best option. Unfortunately, its image stabilization capabilities, while decent, aren't as good as the more recently released FeiyuTech WG2X. If you want the ability to view your recordings on an external screen as they are happening, the Zhiyun Rider-M and Evo SS can provide that, though there are reports of the latter being damaged by just a few drops of sweat. When it comes to versatility, it is hard to beat the Removu S1, as it can be handheld, tripod mounted, or worn, and comes with most of the necessary equipment for all of those usage styles.

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 23, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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