January 10, 2017

FlowMotion ONE is a Versatile Handheld Stabilizer for Smartphones and Action Cams

Stabilize your smartphone and GoPro footage with the FlowMotion ONE handheld stabilizer.

When it comes to handheld smartphone stabilizers, the DJI Osmo Mobile has recently gotten users excited, especially with its relatively affordable $300 price tag. However, a new stabilizer has come to market that looks to be a direct and less expensive competitor, the FlowMotion ONE. With features like auto follow technology, motion time-lapse, and a small form factor, it's kind of no wonder why its Kickstarter campaign was fully funded ($30K) within the first hour of launch, and since has received over $1.3M in pledges.

Like the Osmo Mobile, FlowMotion ONE has auto follow, time-lapse, and live stream features, but also has many other specs that are worth talking about. It is designed to fold down to fit in your pocket, can be used with any camera mount, has a dedicated app that allows you to control who or what the ONE follows, and doesn't require calibration. It has three different modes that give you control over motion: Pan, Lock, and Pan+Tilt. It not only has a wide range of shooting modes, including Live Stream, Panorama, Video, Motion Time-Lapse, but it also allows users to create their own presets that best serve their projects.

FlowMotion ONE case

Technical Specifications

  • Auto follow technology
  • Multiple shooting modes (Motion Time-Lapse, Live Stream, Video, Panorama, and more)
  • 3 motion control modes (Pan, Lock, Pan+Tilt)
  • Custom presets
  • Calibration not required
  • Mountable to any camera mount, including GoPro
  • Weight: 0.66 pounds
  • Battery life: 3 hours
  • Motion control
  • iOS and Android compatible
  • Bluetooth
  • Remote control

FlowMotion is also offering several add-ons, including an extension pole, extra batteries, and custom GoPro mounts and adapters.

You can pre-order a FlowMotion ONE mobile stabilizer on their Kickstarter campaign page for $219. (The planned MSRP is $300, the same as the DJI Osmo Mobile.) Backers can expect to receive their units in April of this year.

To learn more about the FlowMotion ONE, as well as watch test videos and samples, check out their Kickstarter campaign    

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Could you make the Blackmagic Micro camera work with this stabilizer?

January 11, 2017 at 1:58PM

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K W
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If you could find a way to mount it you probably could. But right now it only includes iPhone and GoPro mounts

January 12, 2017 at 3:15AM

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Adrian Maurud
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Contributed to this kickstarter as soon as I saw this article in January 2017. As of today, I have not one damn thing to show for the $ I invested except a few lame-ass emails messages promising the device will be sent out soon after the latest set of (many) problems are ironed out. Anybody else in this boat? Any ideas on how to get my money back?

April 22, 2018 at 2:25PM, Edited April 22, 2:25PM

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jeff runnels
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Yes, I ordered July 2017. Now the new delivery date is "possibly" July 2018. I feel like these guys took the money and ran.

May 2, 2018 at 1:32PM

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Moby
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DO NOT BUY — I ordered this product in July 2017 with the promise it would be received in August 2017, then the excuses started. We’re shipping in September, then November, then January, then February, then March, then May, now July – a full year later.

It is now May 2018. I just received another excuse:

2018-05-02: “We’re happy to announce that we’ve shipped the first batch of orders this week to our Kickstarter Backers. Production will ramp up over the following weeks and we’ll soon be shipping over a thousand orders of FlowMotion ONE each week. There have been some kinks, but we’re excited to have production and assembly running smooth.

While shipping has started, previous delays have put the production of your FlowMotion ONE behind schedule. Pre-orders will start shipping late June and we expect to ship all pre-orders by the end of July.

We’ll ship ‘first come first served’ and notify you of exact shipping dates in good time before we ship your order.”

We sincerely apologize for the delay. But we’re very excited to have a functional and sustainable production line and we’ll work hard to speed things up to get your order shipped as fast as possible.”

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – Get your money back if you ordered this.

May 2, 2018 at 1:31PM

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Moby
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