6 Tools to Help You Capture Swim, Bike, And Run

Capture every triathlon adventure like a boss.

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Capture every triathlon adventure like a boss.


$799 with Optic65 camera, Amazon.com
Capture: Swimming, running

The SOLOSHOT3 is your own personal, robotic cameraman. It has a built-in camera that follows you during any activity—no need to recruit a buddy. The caveat: it’s not a drone—you have to stay in its field of vision, so it’s best for closed-loop circuits, like pool swims and track workouts. Whether you want to dissect your swimming or running technique, this device will automatically pan, tilt, and zoom as it tracks you from up to 2,000 feet away.


$199, Amazon.com
Capture: All 3 sports

When it’s time to take your action cam game to the pro level, the affordable EVP GP-PRO gimbal will keep your viewers from becoming nauseous. Instead of jerky footage, the ultra-quick reaction speed of the EVO GP-PRO instantly stabilizes your video to deliver perfectly level shots every time, whether swimming, biking, or running.

GoPro Smart Remote

$79, Amazon.com
Capture: Stroke and stride analysis

The latest generation of GoPro’s remote control allows you to command your GoPro camera from up to 600 feet away. The wearable waterproof remote allows you to access all camera functions like on/off or shutter, and can even add “HiLight” tags to mark key moments in your video to save editing time. Think: swim-stroke analysis.

GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp

$49, Amazon.com
Capture: All 3 sports

A flexible clamp mount is essential for shooting action on the fly, and they don’t get more versatile than the GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp. The clamp’s design lets you attach it to just about anything—whether it’s as thin as a pencil or as wide as your fist. We love this as a substitute handlebar clamp.

Splitgadget Splitdome

$100, Splitgadgets.com
Capture: Swimming

Ever wonder how photographers capture those epic shots that are half below water and half above? It’s thanks to the SplitDome housing that encases your GoPro, floats, and balances it for a half-in, half-out view. By simply plugging in your camera to the back, the SplitDome adds an artistic layer to your open-water and pool shots and gives perspective for full-body swimming technique work.

STUNTMAN Chest Mount

$40, Amazon.com
Capture: Biking—and some running

A chest mount is the most versatile hands- free way to capture first-person bike and run shots. The lower position provides a unique vantage point, compared to a helmet or head mount, that makes it feel like you’re right there. Run shots will be shaky, yes, but a few seconds of the video-game-like, arms-a-swingin’ footage can be a fun addition to your video.

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