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Cheaper models might be better for you...
on 15 March 2017
This is a quality item, no mistake there. However, it has a couple of serious flaws that the much cheaper rivals do not. Hear me out!
Firstly, you will not be able to use this with your camera straight away. Every other cheap chest mount on Amazon, including the Amazon one, comes with a J hook. This one does not. That means that you cannot wear it with your camera pointed forward, only to the sky or the floor. Useless for most people. I had to buy a J hook separately to be able to use this on my motorbike. For the price, this is outrageous. Go Pro need to start selling this with the parts to use it properly - just like all the cheap brands already do!
Second flaw is that the camera cannot be centred. It wears over the left side of your chest, and the broader you are, the further off centre it will be. This is because of the buckle design. Its one advantage over other models is that you can unbuckle it and open up a jacket zip. But for me, the camera being off centre is a real pain, and makes all your footage look wonky. Honestly, this will not be used and I will stick with a cheap one that came with 20 other accessories for £9.99.