By Skydio, Inc.

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2018-02-13
  • Current Version: 4.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 162.18 MB
  • Developer: Skydio, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 18 Ratings


Use the Skydio app to control your Skydio R1, the world’s first self-flying camera. R1 knows what to film and moves itself with the freedom of flight to get the best shot, making it possible to capture otherwise impossible videos of your adventures. Launching Skydio R1 is as easy as opening an app. Simply swipe up and R1 is ready to follow you. And since R1 can launch from your hand, you can do it all without finding a flat, empty space for takeoff. Once in the air, R1 immediately begins documenting your ride like a pro. Instead of following your phone or a beacon, R1 uses computer vision to understand what you’re doing, what obstacles to avoid, and what will happen next, letting you focus on your adventure. Intuitive controls: Tap to follow. Want Skydio R1 to film you or a friend? Just tap the subject you want to follow. Stunning cinematic capture. Skydio R1 was engineered to capture amazing footage with an ever-growing library of unique cinematic modes such as follow, lead, side, orbit, and tripod. Adjust the shot. Want R1 to get a specific angle? Drag the sliders to adjust zoom & height. Take control. Want to take direct control of R1? Steer while maintaining full obstacle avoidance. Land and share in seconds. As soon as R1 lands, you can create a clip of your adventure with synchronized audio recorded from your phone that you can share. Visit to get your hands on the most advanced autonomous device in the sky.



  • Better obstacle avoidance than DJI Mavic 2

    By GNE
    The R1 is fun to fly. I have confidence it’s not going to run into anything during flight. I have the Mavic 2 Zoom which is also an amazing machine, but it’s obstacle avoidance relies on “I’M STOPPING SO I DON’T FLY INTO IT” technology whereas the Skydio R1 has, “I’ll figure out a safe way around it” technology. It’s beautiful to see this at work. Recently I was trying to get a shot of an abandoned power plant building. I was flying up toward three smokestacks. Because the Mavic 2 wasn’t tracking anything I wasn’t able to engage its “Advanced Pilot Assistance System” that mimics the features of the R1’s obstacle avoidance. As the Mavic 2 ascended close to the smokestacks, getting beautiful video, it abruptly stopped. “Getting too close, must stop”. About the only way to avoid this behavior is to turn off obstacle avoidance and fly manually. But that makes flying riskier and requires additional skills. Close in, the R1 simply, elegantly figures out an alternative to stopping and continues. In this scenario R1 wins the day. The Mavic 2 wins in other scenarios that the R1 can’t even dream about so I’m glad I have both drones. I look forward to learning the new skills Skydio just released on 9/5/18 such as cable shots. Is the R1 foolproof? No. I’ve crashed the R1 on a couple of occasions, shearing off the propellers and chipping the “wing”. Thankfully, Skydio sent replacement parts and analyzed my videos to see what happened. Hopefully, each iteration of the software makes the drone even smarter about such things as I haven’t had any crashes since then.
  • Amazing!!!

    By LaFlairParkour
    I am such a huge fan of this technology and am so excited to have the R1 to Tara bel and play with.
  • Beautiful, Easy to use app.

    By Watpol9
    Love it, super easy to use.