This guide has been written by cycling review expert Alex Bristol
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How to attach a GoPro to a bike helmet
When you are involved in some thrilling outdoor activities, it is important to ensure that you have captures every moment. In some instances, you may not be able to hold the camera in your hands all the time. However, you can use a GoPro camera to capture those moments. One of the most effective ways of using these cameras is attaching them to your helmet using a helmet mount. GoPro helmet mounts holds the camera secure to ensure that it captures videos without shaky recordings.
The best positions to mount the GoPro Camera on a Helmet
Before you decide on where you want to attach the GoPro camera on your helmet, it is important you understand that each location has its advantages and disadvantages as explained below.
Top Mount – Most people prefer to use the top mount for various reasons. One of the benefits of attaching the camera on top of your helmet is because it ensures that the vibrations that comes from the bike does not affect the camera. However, you should avoid cycling at high speeds when using this type of mount. Otherwise, too much wind will affect the overall quality of the recordings. Apart from that, head movements may affect your camera and this might lead to poor recordings. However, it is an excellent position if you want to capture those that are behind you.
Side Mount– Side mounts provides excellent footage although this might be uncomfortable if your helmet is bulky. Besides that, it may affect the aerodynamics. The good thing about it is that it provides a lower profile as compared to the top mount. You can also use it as a backup if you have tried the chin mount and failed.
Chin mount– This position provides a very close POV footage especially if your helmet is compatible with this type of mount. It also offers the lowest profile and best aerodynamics as compared to other options. However, the footage might be affected if there is a lot of a head movement.
Below are few things you should think of before buying a helmet mount
Compatibility – This is the most important thing because in case the mount is not compatible with the GoPro camera, it will be of no use. You should check if the manufacturer has provided a list of the compatible options. In case you are not sure or if you can’t find those details, you should not buy.
Durability– The best helmet should be long lasting. To determine this, you should check the impact rating.
Price– One of the major advantages of helmet mounts is that they are very cheap. If you would prefer to buy several mounts, it is better to purchase a complete mounting kit if you want to get a better value for your money.
The most convenient way of taking videos when doing various outdoor activities is by using a helmet mount. These devices allow you to capture all the moments in a more efficient way. You shouldn’t worry so much about price because they are quite affordable. However, you need to ensure that the one you have picked is compatible with the GoPro camera.