Insta360 debuts Insta360 Flow smartphone gimbal

Insta360 Flow

Insta360 debuted the Insta360 Flow, the company’s first smartphone gimbal, which also includes a built-in selfie stick, tripod, built-in cold shoe, and charging bank. The device includes an AI-tracking smartphone stabilizer. Insta360 Flow is available to purchase now for US$159.99 and includes a magnetic phone clamp, charge cable, grip cover, and protective pouch. Flow comes in two colors, Summit White and Stone Gray.

Insta360 Flow

“For our first smartphone gimbal, we wanted a device that goes beyond the basic functionality of a gimbal and offers a whole new way to film moments on your smartphone. Powered by our AI technology, honed over years of research and development, Flow tracks, stabilizes and edits content for you,” said JK Liu, founder of Insta360.

With AI tracking and 3-axis gimbal stabilization, Insta360 Flow makes bringing your creative vision to life effortless.

Flow’s gimbal design paired with Insta360’s AI tracking technology Deep Track 3.0 enables Flow to follow subjects in real time, rotating to follow the movement of the subject and framing shots automatically for creators. The company claims Deep Track 3.0’s unmatched precision is thanks to a number of unique technical advantages:

  • Person Re-Identification to continue tracking the same person throughout a recording even if they’re blocked from view and All-Angle Tracking to continue tracking as the subject’s shape changes.
  • Zoom Tracking, Slow Motion Tracking, and even Live Mode for tracking while video calling or live streaming in another app like FaceTime, Instagram, and TikTok.
  • Tracking Recovery for when a subject moves out of frame. Flow will keep tracking it by zooming out or following the direction it is moving.

For a truly automated shooting experience, solo creators can even set up the tripod and use gesture control to prompt Flow to start tracking hands-free—no need to point the camera or press a button.

Flow unfolds in just one motion thanks to 1-step rapid deploy. Simply attach your phone via the magnetic phone clamp, unfold the gimbal, and you’re ready to start shooting. With iPhones, the Insta360 app will detect Flow when attached and send a notification to open the Insta360 app to connect.

Shooting modes

Flow also several shooting modes, driven by AI-powered shooting and editing tools in the Insta360 app. The voice-controlled Shot Genie can recommend shooting techniques according to the scene, with more than 80 templates.

Hoop Mode is a mode for basketball fans. Set Flow to record a game and the AI will track the basketball and hoop to recognize when a basket is made, saving the highlights as individual clips for easy editing into a reel later.

More shooting modes are also a tap away, including:

  • Panorama: Simply extend the tripod and Flow will snap an immersive panorama in 360°, 240°, 180°, or 3×3 grid format.
  • TimeShift: Film a hyperlapse with stabilized, sped-up footage over a period of time.
  • Motion Timelapse: Set Flow down to film between two points over a period of time for a dynamic timelapse.
  • Dolly Zoom: Recreate this classic Hollywood effect with the tap of a button.


Weight Gimbal: Approx. 369g (13oz)

Magnetic Phone Clamp: Approx. 32g (1.1oz)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

* Not incl. phone clamp. Built-in tripod unextended.

Folded: 79.6×162.1x36mm (3.1×6.4×1.4in)

Unfolded: 73.6×269.4×69.9mm (2.9×10.6×2.8in)

Compatible Phone Thickness 6.9-10mm (0.3-0.4in)
Compatible Phone Width 64-84mm (2.5-3.3in)
Compatible Phone Weight 130-300g (4.6-10.6oz)
Compatible Phone Systems iOS Devices:

Compatible with iOS mobile devices with chips A11 or above and iOS version 11.0 or above, including iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 mini.

Android Devices:

Compatible with Android mobile devices that meet the following capabilities, including:

• Android devices with Kirin 980 and above chips, including Huawei Mate 20, P30 or newer models.

• Android devices with Snapdragon 845 and above chips, including Samsung Galaxy S9, Xiaomi Mi 8 or newer models.

• Android devices with Exynos 9810 and above chips, including Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note9 and newer models.

• Android devices with Tensor chips, including Google Pixel 6.


1. Functionality varies by device, please refer to the full compatibility list at for further details before purchase.

Port USB-C
Built-In Selfie Stick Length 215mm (8.5in)
Built-In Tripod Dimensions Extended Length: 80mm (3.1in)

Extended Diameter: 187.6mm (7.4in)

Battery Capacity 2900mAh
Run Time 12 hours

*Tested under room temperature conditions (25℃/77°F), with the gimbal fully balanced and placed on a flat surface.

Charging Time 2 hours (5V/2A)
Charging Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Temperature -10℃ to 40℃ (14°F to 104°F)
Mechanical Range Pan: -230° to 100°

Roll: -150° to 180°

Tilt: -100° to 82°

Max Control Speed 120°/s
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0