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iPhone XS camera issue after rough riding

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by jtclark13, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    I use an iPhone 6 as my “bike phone”. Works great and since the camera doesn’t have image stabilization, there’s nothing to fail there.
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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    that's the main issue- ois
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  3. jtclark13

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    I just got an email to see if I would be a beta tester for Quad Lock’s new mounts with vibration dampening. I may not qualify since I have not fixed my camera, but it’s good to know they are listening to their customers.
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  4. carlj75

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    I just ruined two iPhone 11 pro max cameras in a little over a week. I have the phone mounted in a Perfect Squeeze mounted with the bar tab mount. I just ordered the Buzz-Kill attachment for it yesterday. Hopefully that will keep me from ruining my next phone.
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  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    Amazon $12, it's NOT a rigid mind, so it flexes when you crash instead of breaking. since it's silicon, it helps keep vibrations from getting too the phone.

    I think one other iPhone user has tried it here, maybe they'll respond with their success/failure .

    Screenshot_20200802-034929.png
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  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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  7. jtclark13

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    They sent me one to try out, but I never got my camera fixed so not sure if I'll be able to tell how well it works until I get a new phone.
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  8. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    record your phone sensors (vibration) before the isolator and after.
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  9. jtclark13

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    Is that a setting or an app that needs to be downloaded? Would be curious to see the difference, and I have a ride scheduled for this weekend to test it out. Should be some pretty rough roads/trails on the ride.
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  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I haven't found a good application on iOS yet... I only use the iPhone for drone stuff so I'm not really familiar with good apps for use on it
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  11. EmmEff

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    Wouldn't just recording a video with phone in the mount with the engine idling be good enough? You should see a notable difference with and without the vibration dampener.
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  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    genius !
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  13. johnnywheels

    johnnywheels Been here awhile Supporter

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    The more I learn about cameras in high end phones, the more I come to the conclusion that these phones are not the best device for high vibration applications like bar mounted motorcycle GPS. Best to use my Garmin designed for that purpose and keep the iPhone in my pocket.
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  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    any phone, with ois, will suffer damage from vibration... the best device to use is one without ois
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