Best Bike Camera: Insta360 GO 3 is the Bike Accessory You Need Right Now

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What do you consider when buying a new bike? Durability? Size? Performance? Chances are many of the qualities you look for when choosing the best bike are also the qualities you’ll be looking for when choosing the best bike camera.

Whether you’re an MTB, BMX, or road cycling nut, capture every exhilarating moment with the best small action camera money can buy. Here’s why we think that camera is Insta360 GO 3:

GO 3: the tiny bike camera.

Don’t spend the whole day wishing you’d left your heavy camera and gear at home. Insta360 GO 3 weighs just 35 grams and is about the size of your thumb!

GO 3 was designed to be the best bike camera around by achieving the performance of a regular-sized action camera in the smallest body possible, and boy does it deliver! Cramming all that tech into a 5cm camera was no mean feat, but the result is the most practical and lightweight bike camera on the market.

How does such a small action camera benefit cyclists and mountain bikers? There are two major advantages:

  1. When you’re not shooting, you can carry GO 3 for the entire day without feeling weighed down. Just put it in your pocket or bag with your other cycling gear.
  2. When you’re shooting, GO 3 won’t get in your way or obstruct your line of sight. Just mount it and press the GO 3 button to start shooting hands-free footage. You’ll barely notice it’s there and you can live 100% in the moment. You can always preview your shot on the Action Pod to make sure it’s looking exactly where you want it to be!

Accessories for epic shots.

So GO 3 is small, but once it’s mounted on your helmet, is there really a difference between GO 3 and other standard action cams? Well, when you buy GO 3, you’re not just getting a small action camera. You’re also opening a whole new world of creative shooting possibilities.

GO 3 comes with three incredible in-the-box accessories—the Easy Clip, Magnet Pendant, and Pivot Stand. Thanks to GO 3’s magnetic mounting system, you can pop the camera in and out of these accessories in a snap, without the need to unscrew a typical action cam mount. The best for bike riding is the Easy Clip, which you can clip onto your helmet for sick POV shots.

Compatible with a whole range of MTB accessories, GO 3 offers fresh new perspectives when riding. It’s so small you can put it in places you’d never thought of for really creative shots—you could even nestle it among the spokes for a dizzying perspective! The GO 3 Bike Kit has all the essential in-the-box GO 3 accessories, plus the Bike Bundle with Handlebar Mount and Chest Strap to capture unique angles of your ride.

For high-intensity sports, try the Quick Release Mount. Snap in and out GO 3 or the Action Pod in seconds with a double-locked system made for action. It also has a 1/4″ mount and a 2-prong mount for use with other accessories. When installing, make sure to press tightly to buckle the locks.

FlowState Stabilization and Horizon Lock.

Packed into the tiny mighty action cam is more than meets the eye! For many cameras, the bumpy business of trail rides often leads to shaky and blurred shots. Insta360 GO 3 is a different story thanks to its world-class FlowState image stabilization technology. There are three levels of FlowState Stabilization to choose from depending on the scenario to keep your footage silky smooth.

Another feature of Insta360 GO 3 is 360 Horizon Lock, which ensures that no matter how much the camera moves and at what angle, the horizon will always be level. To get both of these in your video when filming action sports, film in FreeFrame Video Mode (renamed from GO 2’s Pro Video Mode), 1440p 50fps. As well as FlowState Stabilization and 360 Horizon Lock, FreeFrame also has the option to adjust the Field of View (FOV) and aspect ratio in post without cropping your video further, such as with regular action cameras.

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FreeFrame videos must first be processed in the Insta360 app or Studio to apply FlowState Stabilization. All you have to do is upload your footage to the Insta360 mobile app or Studio desktop software. The algorithm will then take the toughest trails and make them smooth as butter.

Select Wind Reduction audio mode for cycling, motorcycling, or mountain biking for awesome audio straight out of the camera. ActionView FOV is optimized specifically for action POV shots, with a taller height to better show your body in the shot and give a feeling of speed.

Rough and ready.

Small? Yes. Lightweight? Yes. Fragile? Not a chance. GO 3 is an action camera, and an action camera that breaks easily isn’t useful to anyone.

The durable design of GO 3 ensures it can withstand the impacts of MTB trails and BMX tracks. We all know that when you’re riding your bike, sometimes you fall off. It happens. To prevent scratches or damage to the lens if you do crash, Insta360 GO 3 comes with a protective lens guard. If you do break the lens guard, simply screw it off and screw on a replacement.

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For those of us not lucky enough to live in sunnier climates, Insta360 GO 3 is also an IPX8 waterproof action camera. It can be submerged to a depth of 16ft (5m), so however much rain or mud you’re willing to endure on your ride, GO 3 will endure it with you. The Action Pod is IPX4 splashproof only when GO 3 is installed in it, so for wet terrain it’s best to take GO 3 solo.

Get your GO 3 today.

Insta360 GO 3’s size, durability, stabilization and creative freedom make it a biking fanatic’s dream. Insta360 GO 3 is available to buy now on the Insta360 Store.

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