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GoPro chest belt: a must for avid adventurers

GoPro chest belt: a must for avid adventurers

The GoPro chest belt, also called "Chesty," should not be missing in any good action cam equipment. 

Recommended areas of application

Chesty is suitable for almost all sports or recording situations. But there are a few situations for which it is really made and allows particularly ingenious recordings. These include:

  • Skiing/snowboarding.

  • Hiking/climbing.

  • Cycling/mountain biking.

  • Motorcycling/motocross.

  • Canoeing/kayaking.

  • Rafting.

  • Swimming/snorkeling.

  • Golfing.

  • Basketball.

  • Volleyball.

  • Soccer.

  • Fishing.

  • Barbecue.

  • Frisbee.

Tips for handling the GoPro chest belt

Now we would like to give you a few more tips with which you can achieve the best results.

Correct attachment

In order to prevent the camera from wobbling too much, it is first important that the chest strap is adjusted correctly. To do this, you first put on the belt and then tighten it properly.

There are a total of 5 positions where the length of the straps can be adjusted. And you should make sure that the plate on which the camera sits is pressed firmly against the chest.

With the camera itself, you should ensure it is as close to your body as possible. In this way, leverage effects are minimized, and the camera remains stable.

Tip: in recording situations with particularly strong movements, it may make sense to modify the bracket a little by increasing the contact surface of the plastic plate. For this purpose, you can, for example, mount solid cardboard or a thin plywood board behind the plastic board. In this way, the camera movements are further minimized.

Correct orientation of the camera

First, there are two ways to attach the camera. The "upside-down" position on the chest strap is often the better choice, as it makes it possible to tilt the camera angle upwards. With standard mounting, the camera is usually a little too directed towards the ground, as the camera then hits the back of the mounting plate.

The second thing to consider when aligning is the following: think about what your body position looks like while you are filming. Because filmmakers often make the mistake of putting on the belt and aligning the camera while standing straight. But when you go "in action," e.g., swing on the bike, the inclination of the upper body changes, and often you only film the floor.

If you are still hesitating, our professionals will help you make the right choice!