Today we review what I consider one of the best accessories that you can buy today for a smartphone, it is the called MarSoar Glide gimbal.
This is a new product a three-axis Bluetooth handheld stabilizer that from little know manufacturer will create a before and after in the recording of videos with your smartphone.
MarSoar Glide Three-axis Bluetooth Gimbal Time-lapse Shooting Face Tracking
The handheld stabilizers are clearly in vogue, MarSoar does not want to be left out of the market and has created the first generation MarSoar Glide, an accessory that pairs great with the iPhone and that we test below.
First, let’s see the main specs of the MarSoar gimbal.
MarSoar Glide: Specifications
|Type of work:||Three-axis|
|Material:||Cratch-proof and Wear-resistant|
|Shooting:||Horizontal and vertical shot|
|Speed of following:||<120°/S|
|Applicable Phone Size:||59-88mm|
|Size:||307 x 113 x 115mm|
MarSoar Glide: Design and Appearance
The design of the new MarSoar Glide gimbal is beautiful and at the same time a standard device that can be found in other manufacturers.
But still, it is high-quality polycarbonate materials and protection against falling and scratches.
We have the feeling of having a product of very high quality and in my opinion above the quality standard of the competition. Therefore, everything is good and reliable, I have no complaints here.
If we look at the front stabilizer we will find an on/off button, which also allows other functions such as placing it in manual mode to be able to move the stabilizer at our whim.
The button to start the recording or photographs, an I-stick to move the stabilizer in any of the four directions, and LEDs that will indicate the status of the battery and whether it is recording or not.
On the right side a micro-USB port to charge the battery of the device itself, which we will talk about later.
On the left is the zoom, which we miss doing not use more functions next to the iPhone.
On the back of the stabilizer, there is a cover that hides a USB port through which we can charge a device that is connected.
This port allows you to charge a smartphone but it does not allow you to transfer the battery from the phone to the stabilizer, for this we will have to use the other port previously mentioned.
In the lower part of the device, we find the classic screw to be able to fix the stabilizer a tripod another kind of accessories.
The MarSoar Glide stabilizer in the analisis has three axes and several adjustments to adapt virtually any phone on the market, in my problems with the iPhone phone I have not had to calibrate the device every time I have used it.
This is one of the big differences compared to the models of the competition, that always has to be adjusting the screws or the counterweights, only for this reason can already be very worthwhile this device.
MarSoar Glide: Stabilization
The difference between recording a video with or without a handheld stabilizer is abysmal. We will have more subtle movements, more dynamic, without excessive jumps and without involuntary movements.
During this video, we have used it together with an iPhone and we see how the videos when we recorded in the street have corrected our way of walking or possible obstacles like a curb.
We can even run or walk fast and the movement will be neutralized. If we get on a bike or record from a vehicle stabilization is even better, correction of involuntary movements and smoothness in the videos that we would not reach without this kind of accessories.
MarSoar Glide: Connectivity
We can use the MarSoar Glide gimbal without application, but I recommend using MarSoar App. If we do so, the phone and the stabilizer will be linked by Bluetooth technology.
It is fully compatible with Android, we can use the native app of our smartphone or MarSoar own.
All the analysis we are doing with the iPhone as a model. If we have a previous iPhone, the user experience will also be excellent.
We can use the GoPro, and I have found accessories that improve the adaptation, however, we have to think that it is designed for phones.
MarSoar Glide: Application
The app is free and is not essential although highly recommended. Without it, the difference with another stabilizer is reduced as part of the magic of MarSoar Glide resides in this app.
With the app we can have advanced video features, manual adjustments and intelligent modes such as setting a start and end point and the stabilizer will move by sweeping and creating an amazing time-lapse or hyper-lapse modes.
It also allows tracking objects in movement or rotation on stopped objects.
And finally: the only negative aspect is that at the time of this test the MarSoar App is not compatible with the 4K and 60fps recording of the iPhone, which I think is a very serious error, so the highest quality available it’s 4K but with 30 fps.
MarSoar Glide: Battery
Another advantage is the autonomy of work, which is about 8 hours. The MarSoar Glide gimbal has an 1800 mAh battery, and this will be enough for one trip for the whole day on a journey.
Yes, you can say that DJI Osmo Mobile 2 has more autonomy, but its price is also more.
So, this is a good autonomous job that meets its price and quality of work of MarSoar Glide.
MarSoar Glide: Conclusions and Reviews
In my opinion, MarSoar has completely broken the market, has launched a product of very high quality at a ridiculous price for a handheld stabilizer.
It has been placed below the price compared to the competition, I insist that it is far above in terms of construction quality, autonomy, ease of use, and with the application and intelligent modes, I think there is no reason to buy another stabilizer.
In fact, this MarSoar Glide gimbal in our review happens to be part of the team talking about apples and we are already eager for the manufacturer to update the application to record at the highest resolution. It happens to become one of my favorite products without a doubt.
MarSoar Glide: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
It all depends on the price, I agree with you!
At the moment, there is an action on the MarSoar Glide gimbal, and you can buy it now for only $79.99 with a good discount since the standard price was $120.
This is a good and useful gimbal that will make your videos high-quality and enjoyable to watch for a small amount of money.
What I liked most, both the quality of the stabilization and its intelligent functions and the best price.