Apple Watch is the perfect companion to your R1, allowing you to stay in the moment as you direct R1 from your wrist. Check out our quick video to learn how to use Apple Watch with R1: Notes: iOS 11 (or greater) and WatchOS 4 (or greater) are both required on your devices. Although it's an incredible companion to the Skydio R1 app on your phone, Apple Watch is not meant to be used as a standalone controller for R1. In other words, an iPhone with the Skydio R1 app installed is still required...

The Skydio R1 app has options for generating stabilized video clips. Check out this short video to learn how to use stabilization:   Note that you must be connected to your R1 via WiFi to enable clip creation (including stabilization). See this article for more info on creating clips with the Skydio R1 app: How to create & share video clips with Skydio R1 Be sure to see our related articles for more tips and tutorials!  

Cable Cam unlocks shots that used to require large, cumbersome camera motion control rigs, like cranes or dolly tracks. To learn more about using Cable Cam with Skydio R1, check out our quick tutorial video (or read on): Cable Cam allows you to set up a specific path for your R1 to follow between any two points in the air while avoiding obstacles and tracking a subject.   To get started using Cable Cam, first make sure you’re using the latest version of the Skydio R1 app (iOS or Androi...

The Skydio R1 app includes "one-shot" skills, which offer entirely new methods of capturing stunningly cinematic shareable moments. To learn more about using one-shots, check out our tutorial video (or read on): One-shot modes are specific and customizable motions your R1 will perform once before returning back into the continuous cinematic skill you were in before. One-shots can be triggered while R1 is following a subject, or triggered independent of tracking - for instance, if you’d like ...

The Skydio R1 has the ability to follow both humans and cars. To use car follow in the Skydio R1 app, connect to your R1 via WiFi, then select either Car Follow or Car Tripod using the skills selector at the bottom of the Flight screen. Use the tracking indicator (the 'plus' icon) to select the vehicle you would like to follow. Here are a few guidelines around using car follow: Note that R1 is not able to avoid other moving objects such as other cars. Only use car follow while off-road or on...

R1 and the Skydio app can help you easily capture and save still images from any of your flight videos to the camera roll on your phone - here’s how: Connect to your R1 via WiFi, then tap on the Videos tab within the Skydio app to view your flights: Tap on any flight and use the play/pause button or the timeline to locate the exact frame you’d like to use to create your still photo. Once you’ve found your frame, just tap the camera icon in the lower right corner of the preview window to save...

Like your own personal camera crew, Skydio R1 knows what to film and intelligently flies itself during your activity to get the best shot. Using the Skydio app, you do have a wide range of control over the type of shot you’d like to capture with R1, via an ever-growing library of unique skills (formerly cinematic modes). Anytime you want to get creative while flying R1, just select a different skill in the app. With most skills, you can even adjust the relative height and direction of your R1...

We designed the Skydio R1 app to make controlling and using R1 to be as easy as using the camera app on your phone. Here’s a look at the app and its controls: The Videos tab & clip creation On this tab, you’ll find all of your R1 flight previews. Tap on any flight thumbnail image to watch a lightweight, low-resolution video of that flight and access the clip creation tools and more details about the flight (distance of flight, top speed, and file size on R1). While connected to R1 via WiFi, y...

Before flying, please read through all of the guidance and suggestions at skydio.com/safety, as well as the Safety and Operating Guide in your R1 box (“READ BEFORE FLIGHT”), where you’ll find best practices, links to additional content, and regulatory information to enhance safety as well as your overall experience with R1. Important note: Disregarding the safety instructions above could result in damaging your Skydio product in a way that renders it ineligible for warranty coverage. Meaning,...

To install and use the Skydio app with your R1, your mobile device must meet the following minimum requirements: iOS Check the App Store for compatibility with your specific device. Device must be running 64-bit iOS10 (or higher) iPhone 5S (or higher), iPad Air (or higher), iPad Mini 2 (or higher), or iPod Touch 6th gen Minimum space on device: ~200mb Android Check Google Play for compatibility with your specific device. Device must be running Android 5.0 (or higher) Minimum space on devic...

The Skydio R1 app gives you the ability to wirelessly edit and create ready-to-share clips of your flights right from your phone. To create a clip within the Skydio app: Ensure that your R1 is powered on and your mobile device is connected to it via WiFi. Anytime after your flight, go to the Videos tab and select the flight you wish to create a clip for. The full flight is presented in a preview window in the top half of the screen, along with some basic flight statistics. The lower half of ...

If your phone is unable to find the network name of your Skydio R1 (sometimes called the SSID), check the following: Make sure your phone is not in Airplane Mode. Verify that your R1 is powered on and its corner LEDs are solid blue (or pulsing). Verify that your phone supports 5Ghz WiFi channels (most phones made recently support both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections). If these steps don't seem to resolve the issue, just contact us for additional help.

The Wi-Fi password for your R1 is laser-etched to the inside of the battery compartment. That same unique network name is printed on a removable sticker on the bottom of the vehicle (be sure to remove this sticker before you fly your R1): If you've lost those details, you can always remove the battery, write down the Skydio R1 network name and password, then re-insert the battery and try to connect again. If you need additional help, please feel free to contact us.