Welcome to our Evo SS vs Removu S1 comparison article. We have seen a number of action sports enthusiasts reaching out for advice on what one of these two wearable gimbals they should pick up for their action cameras of choice. Thankfully, we have had some time spare and decided to use it to publish this article in an attempt to help any of our readers who are having this same issue.
Now, like most things, the real answer is that it depends. If you have a slightly higher budget to spend on your wearable gimbal then the Evo SS (Click here to check for product prices and availability) is probably the better choice due to its increased functionality and better performance. On the flip side though, if you are on a stricter budget then the Removu S1 (Click here to check for product prices and availability) is still a pretty solid gimbal that comes in at a lower price point but as you would expect, there is a trade-off in performance and functionality due to the lower price.
Additionally, we have a comparison table below to show some of the key feature points of the two gimbal stabilizer systems and we have sections below dedicated to going over each of the gimbals to further explain if you want to keep reading.
The Evo SS
The Evo SS is a standard 3-axis gimbal that is very easy to balance with an internal gyro system that provides some of the smoothest footage available from a wearable gimbal system at this price point. Additionally, both its payload system and its mounting bracket have been designed to specifically support the following types of action cameras to help increase their saftey during use:-
- GoPro Hero3
- GoPro Hero4
- GoPro Hero5 Black
- GoPro Session
- Garmin Virb Ultra 30
- YI 4K
Now, they are the “officially supported” action cameras with the mounting frame included with your standard purchase of the Evo SS. If you do have a more modern GoPro camera or use the SJ4000-7000 action cam range or the Yi 4K Plus then you can pick up the Evo Gimbals Mount Kit (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for cheap to change the mount on the Evo SS to fit those cameras too.
The video footage below offers some great test footage that shows exactly what the Evo SS is able to offer you.
Additionally, the Evo SS is rated as IP67 Waterproof meaning that it should be waterproof to a depth of one meter and fully rain resistance meaning it won’t take any water damage during use or if you fall and land in a puddle. That said we have seen a small number of reports specifically questioning this as they report their Evo SS’ performance dropping when wet.
If you are looking for a decent little gimbal that is very fairly priced considering what it provides you and can support a whole range of action cameras while providing some excellent smooth image quality then we would definitely recommend that you consider picking up the Evo SS.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Evo SS to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Removu S1
You can read a number of independent reviews of the Removu S1 by clicking here if you like but here are some of the more common criticisms:-
- Your action camera of choice can actually capture parts of the frame of the Removu S1 when in use that can make your footage look cheap and unprofessional.
- Chest mounting the Removu S1 can be awkward as well as have a negative impact on performance.
- The audio track can be poor at times.
- The Removu S1 is only water resistance meaning if for whatever reason it ends up in a puddle it has a higher chance to suffer water damage.
That said if you are looking for an entry level wearable gimbal system to capture you out and about then this could be the system for you. The Removu S1 also works with a decent range of cameras too as shown in the following list:-
- GoPro HERO7
- GoPro HERO6
- GoPro HERO5 Black
- GoPro HERO5 Session
- GoPro Session
- GoPro HERO4
- GoPro HERO3+
- GoPro HERO3
The battery life of the Removu S1 maxes out at around three hours but you can get spare batteries for the gimbal allowing you to hot swap them out on the fly when required to keep recording your adventure for the day and extend your uptime indefinitely if you carry enough batteries with you. Being based around the standard 3-axis gimbal system the gimbal is very easy to mount and balance too meaning you can get to your location and set your action camera and gimbal up in less than thirty seconds and be ready to go.
Although we would always recommend the Evo SS over the Removu S1 due to it being a much better gimbal that doesn’t cost much more than the Removu S1. That said, if you are on a very strict budget or an entry level action camera recorder then the Removu S1 should be able to meet all your needs with ease.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Removu S1 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.