What Are DJI Goggles?
DJI is one of the best-known and best-rated drone companies. Some of the products they offer are goggles that allow for a first-person view of the drone’s camera. It’s an immersive way to fly and control your DJI drone.
There are a few different kinds of DJI goggles available. What kind works best for you will depend on what you’re looking for, how you use your drone, what drone you have, and what your budget is. This guide will help you understand the different uses, whether DJI goggles are right for you, and which kind to get.
What Does FPV Mean?
FPV stands for “first-person view.” A first-person view is one that puts you in the driver’s seat, so to speak, and makes it feel like you’re actually in whatever you’re doing, whether it be a video game (first-person shooters are popular games) or flying a drone.
FPV drones are ones that allow you to be immersed in the flight experience as you (or a friend) control your drone. This requires the use of special goggles to achieve immersion, as well as a compatible drone. Once you’ve acquired these, you have the ability to look through the drone’s camera as if it were your own natural field of vision.
While it doesn’t work with every compatible model of drone, DJI goggles are equipped with Head Tracking Mode, which brings FPV drone piloting to a whole other level. It allows the camera to turn according to where you’re looking with the goggles, and some even allow you to steer the drone to an extent using your head’s movements.
Which DJI Goggles Should I Buy?
Which DJI goggles you should buy depends largely on what you’re using them for! Some are designed for racing specifically. Others are better for sightseeing or aerial adventures. Below, we address the four models that are currently available. Keep in mind that using goggles while piloting, outside of a closed course, is restricted in some areas. In others, you simply need an observer to help watch for obstacles. Always check your local laws before making a purchase, but generally, as long as you do your research, you’ll be fine.
These are the current standard DJI goggles. They work best with the Mavic Pro and allow you to connect up to four of these goggles at a time, so you can see the world through the eyes of your drone, and so can your friends or family. At $350, they aren’t exactly cheap, but you’ll get an excellent piece of equipment out of it.
These goggles are a good choice for overall, all-around use. They have low latency and high coverage, with dual HD lenses for a super immersive experience.
DJI RE Goggles
If you’re already into using goggles for drones and you already know that DJI products are worth the cost, these Racing Edition goggles might be for you. They have very low latency, as low as 50 ms, and a fantastic connection. They’re made to handle distance and speed, and they do just about everything the standard DJI goggles do, too (you can only connect two pairs of RE goggles at once). If you’re a little more into the racing scene but like the idea of multi-purpose goggles, these are probably the right choice for you.
They do cost about $200 more than the standard DJI goggles, but if you need the extra speed and features, it’s absolutely worth it. These do come in a variety of different bundles, but be aware that they all can sell out pretty quickly. If you want these goggles and see them available, don’t delay in purchasing them!
DJI FPV Goggles
DJI’s FPV goggles are made specifically for racing. They’re a little more specialized and are compatible with fewer drone models than the pairs listed above. However, if you only want the goggles for FPV drone racing, they’re very much worth looking at. The image quality is amazing and can keep up with anything your throw at it. They run about the same price as the DJI RE Goggles, and they’re more likely to be in stock at any given time.
DJI FPV Goggles V2
Like the DJI RE Goggles, the updated version of DJI’s FPV goggles often sells out. They’re about $50 more than the older version, and reviews indicate that they’ve improved. They have a better battery life, for one thing, and they come with a very responsive controller that helps drastically with the immersion aspect. Your hands and eyes will think you’re really in the plane you’re piloting!
Since they sell out easily, again, make sure you snag these while you can! They’re pricey, but if a high-speed, high-quality, highly immersive video is your thing, then they’re well worth adding to your collection of DJI products!