The Galileo by motrr is a motorized mount for iPhones and GoPros that can be programmed to follow specific paths or controlled by most Bluetooth devices.
Very easy to setup and use
Pan & tilt 360 degrees on vertical and horizontal axes
Multiple speeds for varied looks
Proprietary mount inserts
High cost for cell phone accessory
Must purchase additional apps ($1.99 – 9.99) to realize full potential
Slight hum during device’s movement
3.5 out of five stars – The Galileo is the absolute best at what it does…Great for those who use their iPhone to make movies or video chat as well creating time lapse videos with the GoPro…it is up to you if there is enough value in this product at the present price.
$149.95 – motrr.com for additional information and to purchase
$29.95 each for additional iPhone 6 or GoPro mounts
$0 – $9.99 Additional features unlocked through purchased apps
Best use requires two devices
The motrr Galileo is a fantastic device for those who enjoy being more creative with their smartphone than just the typical selfie or snapshot. With several apps to enhance the product, there is a use for pretty much anyone out there.
Right out of the box, the Galileo feels and looks like a high quality product. Although no buttons to press, the Galileo activates with a simple twist of the base and links up via bluetooth to a phone with the app already open. Easily the easiest Bluetooth connecting I’ve seen and right up there with NFC syncs. Pull up the Joystick or D-Pad options within the motrr app and you will be ready to go right away. The time from out of the box to operating was less than 60 seconds!
The Galileo can move as quickly as an entire revolution in only 15 seconds and as slow as 25 minutes to cover the same distance. This variance is great for the times you need a sweeping shot of a vehicle driving by or when you want hundreds of photos to building an extended timelapse video. Most other mounts travel in only one direction at a constant speed while the Galileo can not only move left and right but also up and down as well! The sound of the motor can be faintly heard on some videos and if your camera tilts too far down, the Galileo’s base becomes visible.
The apps suite for the Galileo offers a wide range of features including face tracking, movement during video chats, timelapse photos with your phone and even repurposing an old iPhone into a home security camera. Most of the apps are suitable but the Galileo is much more effective when you control it with one device with another placed in the mount. Some of the apps, specifically the face tracking for photos, worked well with only one phone but frustration can dramatically increase if you attempt to use the Galileo continuously with only one device.
This device was lent to me by SproutUp on behalf of motrr for my review. All content and opinions are my own without any influence by motrr. Please contact me with any questions you may have about this device.