Yeah. Gopro is great for follow cams. If you crash with a Gopro, if it's in the underwater housing, it will survive. Crash with a dslr, and you could break the lens, the lcd screen, and many other pieces.
If you plan on filming with Gopro, use protune. Turn the sharpness to low. Limit the iso to 100 or 200. Use flat profile if you plan to color grade. Also, remember to stay close to your subject. Gopro cameras make everything look farther away, especially with follow cams.