AirDog - the Autonomous Action Sports Drone - is a unique autonomous drone for outdoor sports lovers. It’s designed to work on its own while you focus on your sport. All you have to do is turn it on and tell the drone what sport you will be doing. It’s GoPro compatible, so the captured material will hardly suffer from quality issues.
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Pro Works on its own, with behavior adjusted to each sport
This drone is made to work in its own, automatically, while you're practicing your sport. When you turn on the drone, it will offer various sports modes to optimize the drone’s behavior for the best results. For example, it will follow your exact trajectory downhill and will land next to you when a sport like snowboarding or mountain biking is selected. For windsurfing, it will take a wider filming approach and will return to the starting point instead of landing with you. The list of sports is constantly being updated.
Pro Compact, wearable controller, made for sports
The included controller is wearable on your wrist and it acts as a beacon to tell the drone where you are. Additionally, it has a couple of sensors to send data to the drone about your speed, position and altitude among others. It is waterproof and even allows you to change a few settings while in the middle of the action.
Pro GoPro compatible
The drone doesn’t have a built in camera, but it is GoPro compatible. Since a lot of sports enthusiasts already have a GoPro, they can use their existing ones, ensuring high quality content.
Pro Travel friendly
The drone itself is lightweight and has a fully foldable body small enough to fit in a backpack. Just remove the propellers, fold the landing gear and arms and you’re all set. Folding the arms also turns the drone off.
Con No collision avoidance system
The drone doesn’t have any collision avoidance systems, so it is important to select the right sport mode and evaluate the surroundings to minimize potential damage to the drone.
Con Lengthy, regular calibrations needed
The drone needs to be calibrated every once in a while, which can be a lengthy process and might keep you from filming straight away.
Con Adapter needed for the GoPro 5 models
To use a GoPro 5, you will need to get an adapter.
Con GoPro controls are separate from drone controls
The controls for the GoPro are separate from the controls of the drone, so you’ll have to turn the camera on and off manually.
Con Camera needs to be purchased separately
This drone doesn't come with a camera, it needs to be purchased separately.