I received my free bike smartphone mount from Mapillary last week. Yesterday I had a chance to try it out with my LG G3. I was a little concerned if the mount would securely hold the phone in place, and while nothing bad happened on this short and slow ride, I’m still not convinced that a big pothole may be able to dislodge the phone from the mount. Anyway, the bigger issue is that I wasn’t able to produce useful imagery because of vibrations. I have wide tires on the bike and went at under 15 km/h, but the app continually displayed “Phone is shaking” and the sequence ended up very blurry: http://www.mapillary.com/map/im/ZYwqargcUElmwD9zFzRUXg/photo
Based on some other threads, I’m well aware that vibrations are always an issue on bikes, but I think it’s worse with this particular mount because of the long lever arm between handlebars and phone. I think Mapillary may as well stop sending out these mounts, as they will not produce useful imagery. Too bad.