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GoPro Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2014
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I love this headstrap! So far I've wore it for a half marathon, kayaking, and snorkeling. All with great results.

First of all, the strap is very comfortable. If I wear it above a hat I barely notice it's there. The strap is adjustable so you can get a tight fit and not have to worry about it falling off during filming. I had no problem wearing this during my half marathon, other than the fact I looked like a total nerd...

Second, the shaking on the film is not bad. The whole point of getting a GoPro is to see from the actor's perspective. So if I'm running, I expect to see movement. I debated about getting this or the chest strap for running and decided that a headstrap would avoid the back & forth sway (yaw axis) you would get with a chest strap (not to mention your arms getting in the way). I'm very happy with my choice. Checkout the video for the NYC Half: http://youtu.be/IzUJap3Wcqw

Third, the quick clip. I don't use it. If I had to buy this again I would just get the cheaper version without the quick clip.
Normally the camera is screwed onto a hard plastic plate on the strap. The quick clip clips camera onto the plate, rather than being screwed onto it. I understand the point of the quick clip is to be able to get the GoPro off of your head without taking the whole strap off. I have not used this device because it doesn't look very secure. I would rather take the band off my head since it only takes a second to get it back on. The clip really freaks me out. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had good experience with this thing.

Lastly, couple of tips:

1: After your GoPro is properly screwed onto the plate on the strap, you can still pivot it to point up or down to get the best filming angle (and then tighten the screw further if there's any slack). I didn't get this right the first time I took it snorkeling with me so I ended up filming ABOVE the water instead of all the amazing fish I saw under the surface.

2: If you're filming a long event and can't leave the camera running on your head the whole time because battery power you can obviously get a spare battery. However, if you're running a race and can't finish within time one battery allows, set your on/off to recording, turn your beep to 100% volume and get familiar with the beep pattern on the GoPro. This will allow you to operate your GoPro without looking at the control display and know you're actually filming. Alternatively, you could use the remote or your cellphone, but the wifi would just suck more power out of your camera.

Good luck and have fun!
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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Sure, you'll look like a dork with this strap on your head and the GoPro camera mounted on it... but you won't care about that when you see the great POV footage that you are able to capture, and when you realize that the headstrap mount is very durable and reliable.

Adjustable to fit most anyone, the strap is very secure and will not let you lose or drop your valuable camera. It is also easy to wear over a hat, which is my preferred way. The adjustments to tilt the camera are excellent and make this mount truly valuable. Perfect for situations when you want that POV footage and don't have another mounting solution available. Folds down very compactly and is easy to keep with you at all times.

The Quick-Clip is a great little idea, and it was the reason I bought this set. Its stated purpose is to attach to the lower rim of a cap, like a baseball cap worn backwards. But it has many other possible uses, and increases the versatility of use for your GoPro camera. I love it!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2014
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I'm the principle cinematographer for TitleMine, a new web series and YouTube channel that chronicles a math teacher as she travels the country buying and flip exotic cars for profit. Like any professional automotive channel, we use a lot of Hero 3+ black cameras for exterior rolling shots, and a variety of mounts for them.

But an issue came up: We wanted to get a relatively novel extend shot of a hill climb from the POV of the driver of our Dodge Viper ACR. We couldn't use the DSLR setup that we use for traditional filming; the ACR's cockpit is very tight with a low ceiling, driving with one of those in front of you or anywhere near your head would be virtually impossible. This head strap was the solution.

Robustly stitched with thick, expensive feeling plastic buckles and mounting hinge, the head strap is quick and easy to fit on anybody, and mounting the incredible Hero 3+ Black to the front allowed us to get the raw footage out of protune mode that made for a thrilling, immerseive experience. The footage should be released in a few weeks.

Additionally, we were able to take advantage of the enormous amount of snow this winter to take the head strap snowboarding, and it did very well. Even after jumps resulting in about 15-foot elevation changes on impact, the camera stayed tight in its mount and didn't fall forward, and the rubber-backed headband stayed tightly affixed to the rider. The only unfortunate thing about this mount is that it cannot be worn comfortably under a helmet, or securely over one, but you can remedy that easily because each GoPro box includes a bunch of adhesive helmet mounts for the camera that you can use for racing or snowboarding/skiing/skydiving.

There is an included clip to mount the camera at a different point on the head strap, or to a belt or something. It seems to work well, but we haven't used it for a shoot yet.

One tip for buyers: Use your GoPro LCD or smartphone app with the onboard wifi to properly adjust the camera before every shoot. This is more necessary here than when using the GoPro on the side of a car or something, because the camera needs to be angled down towards your feet to a counter-intuitively high degree to get a natural looking "first person view" from its mounting point.

Pros: Works as advertised, well made, comfortable.

Cons: None.

Verdict: Great buy
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2013
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i shoot a ton of fishing videos and i wanted something more comfortable then the had strap to use to film my view. The quick clip is the way to go. It's very secure and you don't even notice you are wearing it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2015
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Very nice Head Strap, I noticed when I used it in the pool, the strap may come off easily. Just tighten the straps. Gets my POV
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2014
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This was one of the first items I bought to go along with my GoPro. It's so amazing to be able to strap it to my head, or even my toddlers head to get awesome POV shots. The quick clip was also an amazing bonus. It will clip on anywhere, like a belt or the back of a fitted hat, or the bill of a baseball hat. Love it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2014
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Opened up the package and tested it in the house and the camera wouldn't even stay pointing straight. The weight of the camera while walking was enough for it to rotate down and point at my face. I tried tightening the screw to the point where I could barely get it unscrewed and it still would not stay in place. The extra quick clip kept the GoPro stuck in place. Couldn't even move it with force. Gravity was too much for the headstrap mount.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2014
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I took this on a trip to thailand and cambodia and was surprised that i used the quick clip more often than the headstrap. The headstrap needs to be used with a hat or else it makes my hair looks funny. ha ha. The quick clip was great because i was able to clip it to my hat.. quickly, as well as my backpack straps (like a chest mount).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2015
I have been open water swimming on my vacations to Hawaii and decided to try to record some of the sea life (mostly turtles but plenty of mantas and an occasional reef shark) as well as the beautiful reefs and fish I see during my swims. The headstrap and a snorkel seemed the best way to do this without having the image swing wildly each time I took a breath. On my first time trying the headstrap I swam out into Honalua Bay but the water was so murky visibility was nil. Seeking clearer waters I swam toward the mouth of the bay but when visibility didn't improve after about 100 yards or so I reached up to turn off the camera and to my horror found the entire rig, head strap and camera, were gone. Because I still felt the strap for my goggles I did not feel the headstrap for the GoPro slip off. I had no idea when it and I had parted company and because visibility was zero there was no way to go back and look for it. Evidently the bay is always murky in March and it remained so until I flew home a week later without my GoPro. Looks like some lucky snorkeler will find a nice treasure when the water clears up.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2014
Bought this to put over my helmet on a rafting trip. First time I went in the water (jumping in a calm section, no thrashing rapids) it slipped right off my head and I lost the camera. I'll take the blame for being careless, but this head strap lasted 1 second in the water.

Top top it off, the exact same thing happened to someone else in a different boat on the same trip! Unfortunate coincidence? Maybe, but I'd only use this headstrap on land and in places you can retrieve the camera if/when the headstrap fails.
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