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3 of the Best Phone Stands or Cases to use for Remote Coaching
3 of the Best Phone Stands for Remote Coaching
Getting the set up right is of the upmost importance when you’re getting starting with your live online 1-2-1 training. We carry on our ‘Building an online personal training business’ with our review of three of the best mobile phone or tablet tripods for your remote coaching.
- New DJI OM4 is a foldable stabiliser designed to complement your smartphone, allowing you to start recording right away. Magnetic, ultra-compact, and bursting with easy-to-use features.
It weighs 390g (gimbal) with 276×119.6×103.6 mm (unfolded), 163×99.5×46.5 mm (folded) dimensions, a battery life of 15 hours (Under ideal conditions with the gimbal fully balanced), charging time of 2.5 hours (Measured with a 10W charger) and a compatible phone weight of 230 ± 60 g.
- Excellent battery life
- Magnetic clamp makes it easy to switch between phones
- Android and iOS apps offer inconsistent performance
- Clamp doesn’t play well with volume rockers on some phones
- Battery can’t be removed or replaced
SPECS and FEATURES
The DJI OM 4 is a three-axis motorised smartphone gimbal that includes several tweaks from the previous version, including a stronger motor. It’s compatible with any phone that’s less than 3.3 inches wide and 10.23 ounces, with an app for both iOS and Android.
The gimbal offers a good range of motion between roughly 333 degrees to 343 degrees on each of the three axes. The gimbal will stop panning once it reaches all the way around to the front of the gimbal handle, and it has a tilt range from about the sky to the ground.
So, whether you are doing live coaching to clients or filming a new exercise routine, your gimbal video will always be as smooth as ever. The DJI OM 4 simply does all of the hard work, so you don’t have to worry about the device moving while you are shooting. That’s a big plus for users who want to shoot on the move.
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- JOBY GripTight Pro Telepod is a telescoping tripod designed for smartphones, mirrorless cameras, point and shoot cameras, 360° cameras, action cameras, and GripTight phone/tablet mounts or video lights.
It supports both landscape and portrait modes, as well as adjustable tilt for selfies. The tripod weighs 359g / 12.7oz and sports the company’s GripTight mount, as well as a hand grip, extended grip, and both elevated and tabletop tripod modes. A removable Bluetooth Impulse Remote Shutter enables users to capture shots remotely.
This little telescoping tripod doubles as a lightweight extending pole and is designed primarily for professional video creators working with smartphones or small cameras, such as an action cam. However, this is slightly precarious at max height and relatively long when packed.
The GripTight PRO TelePod by Joby is the ultimate handheld tripod/Vlogging stick which works in 4 modes so you can create the ultimate mobile vlogging or live streaming setup that you can use in your remote coaching. It works with smartphones, digitals cameras and GoPro cameras.
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Anti-Gravity Phone case
Our final option for you to look at and extremely cost effect is the antigravity phone case.
These cases are specific to your phone or tablet so unlike one of our other options you will not be able to use them for multiple devices. They are however extremely cost effective and you’ll now find many different options to choose from.
Our favourite amongst the suppliers has certainly got to be GOAT CASE
The GOAT Case Anti-Gravity Phone Case for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy is the original stick-anywhere protective case for using your smartphone hands free.
The GOAT Case is also more than affordable at only $19.99.
For more information about how to get the set up right click check out our guide on How to Keep Clients Engaged and Motivated to continue online training.