Is Flytecam A Legitimate GoPro Alternative?

Upstart Flytecam Looks To Offer An Attractively Streamlined GoPro Alternative

Whether you need another option or not, Flytecam is a 1080p POV video camera that’s looking to compete. It has specs that land it between GoPro’s lowest and middle tier offerings, but it’s supposed to be cheaper and doesn’t require waterproof or shock resistant cases.

Flytecame GoPro Alternative 2013
flytecam was born out of frustration in an underwhelming industry…and the crew at flytecam have worked really hard to deliver a product that expresses their energy and passion, and attention to balancing functionality and usability with a unique aesthetic.

Flytecam has a rubberized body, is waterproof down to 3 meters, has an 120º lens and shoots 60fps for slow motion in 720p. It claims a three hour battery life and was developed alongside a “flytemount” that uses neodymium magnets and rubber teeth to secure the camera for mounting (see below).

Pre-order is starting soon and pricing alone will decide whether this is a legitimate competitor (the base model GoPro is currently $200). But Flytecam’s creators claim that they started the project “because we couldn’t find a product that we really wanted, (and most certainly couldn’t afford).” Okay, well then it better be cheap.

So what does Flytecam bring to the table?

flytecam performs

A camera platform that offers awesome performance, which produces stunning videos.

  • Full 1080p high definition
  • 60 frames per second for slow-motion videos (720p)
  • 120 degree wide view lens
  • Internal multi-direction microphone

Crystal clear Sapphire Glass

  • 3 times stronger than Gorilla glass
  • Exceptionally scratch resistant
  • 99.9% optical purity
  • Anti-reflective coating

Flytecame GoPro Alternative 2013

flytecam’s patent-pending flytemount

We think this thing is super awesome. It uses neodymium magnet tech to snap the flytecam to the head, with rubberised teeth to lock it in place.A few of the reasons why we think it’s best mount out there:

  • It’s snap-in, snap-out. You can snap it off at any time, turn the cam on and off, or swap it between friends. Super simple
  • It removes vibration. The constant pull of the magnet combined with rubberised coating means that there are none of the usual vibrations created between the mount and the cam
  • It’s small and low-profile (no over-engineered clunky plastic). When the flytecam’s not attached, you barely know it’s there
  • It’s secure, the strong neodymium magnet holds the flytecam in place, nice and tight. BUT… if it does get hit by something super hard, it’ll simply snap off (only when it’s not locked down)
  • Most importantly it’s SAFER. We know you’re pretty much a pro at whatever it is you do, but In the unlikely event of an epic bail, the cam snaps off – meaning no harm will be caused to you and your beautiful head / neck
  • Finally, in the case of doing something more extreme the cam can be fully locked down to the mount.
  • Oh… and flytecam also works with any regular camera mount

flytecam makes it easy

With multiple mode recording on the fly, it’s easy to switch between the following:

  • High definition mode: Record in stunning 1080p definition. Enough said
  • Action mode: Record in 720p at a rapid 60 frames per second, perfect for fast paced action
  • Social mode: Record in 720p at 30 frames per second, perfect for sharing your clips

flytecam works hard

flytecam gives you up to 3 hours recording time, which means you have plenty of opportunity to capture those (mostly) stupid things you’re likely to do. If you video anything particularly entertaining, please tag us in on the video on

  • 3 hours recording battery life
  • Supports Micro SD cards up to 32GB

flytecam is proofed

With a rugged rubberised body, flytecam has been designed to be waterproof to 3 meters, without the need for an extra case…. After all, nobody wants to buy a sexy sofa and then have to hide it under an ugly blanket.

  • Waterproof to 3 meters
  • Shock and dust proof
  • Soft-touch, rugged body

flytecam is beautifully designed

We designed flytecam to be something we actually want to wear. That’s not something that can be said for the competition.

  • Just 90mm long, 25mm thick and 55mm tall
  • Super low profile
  • Oh… and it’s really light (Actual weight coming soon)

flytecam shares with others

Custom developed desktop App for quick editing, managing and sharing videos.

  • Crop and trim videos
  • Add filters and effects
  • Quick social sharing

flytecam is personal

flytecam comes in white, green, blue and a rather fetching pink, so you can make sure it matches the color of your eyes (Unless your eyes are brown, no one wants a brown one).