I have a few issues with Soloshot that they promised to look into but like everything else - they put aside and ignored.
First is Dynamic GPS positioning.
The original sales video for PRE-order showed a female athlete on sport field and she setup the SS ... during use - she MOVES the SS to a new location with camera STILL RECORDING ... with no re-calibration or break in recording.
THAT was what sold it to me ... to have dynamic GPS same as Drones such as DJI etc. where they can follow me etc. But Soloshot ? Breathe on the base unit and ZAP - its recalibrating ... it cannot move while recording in any manner whatsoever.
If my Smartphone and DJI Phantom can lock on and move about - why not Soloshot ??
Second is bad choice of battery and its built in factor.
The battery is a LiPo ..... this means bad storage / life because most people want the system to be available for any use ... not storage charge then wait half a day to recharge to full.
The TAG is only charged from base unit - I suggested to Soloshot to give us a remote charge possibility for the TAG ...
Both base and TAG batterys are built in and cannot be accessed by user ... the stated 2A charge rate needed is actually false unless you have good batterys. Once they start to age - you need at least 2.5A to get base to recognise charger ... otherwise it just shows a red led and then nothing.
I have tried hanging a Mobile Power Bank ... a BEC with external LiPo ... they work but basically do not power the system - they just feed the knackered battery and soon discharged ...
Pricing of SS3.
I paid a heavily discounted Pre-order price incl shipping of about $650 for my SS3. I waited nearly 3 years for it to arrive. Soloshot said they would reward us with a free gift as thank you for our patience. I rec'd nothing extra at all. In fact I paid about $50 for the tripod - which I found out others received free !!
Shortly after SS3 was shipped to people - I noted they were selling off SS3 Optic 25 systems for near HALF the price I paid ... when I asked Soloshot about this ... they replied that they saw nothing wrong in this. I reminded them that without people like myself who pre-paid - they would not have completed manufacture / development and that to then sell to others at near half the price I paid is nothing short of insulting.
Last but not least ... tracking is abysmal.
Long chats with Soloshot about the algorithms used with GPS and need to tighten them up ... that DJI and others have tight tracking that makes Soloshot look positively amateur.
Buy Soloshot ?? Not again thank you. A bunch of Charlatans .....