DJI Goggle Review - Worth It?

by FliteTest | May 24, 2017 | (2 Ratings) Posted in Reviews

 

We were able to test out the DJI Goggles and were blown away by the capabilities of this technology, so we wanted to share our thoughts and what we liked the most about them. We already shared our initial reaction to the DJI Goggles on our vlog—check it out! Below is a more in-depth review of the DJI Goggles.

 

Our rating: 8.5 to 9 out of 10

 

What we enjoyed about the DJI Goggles

 

Comfort (oh, so comfy!)

  • Although bigger than the Mavic Pro, they didn’t feel bulky or big;
  • They fit small and large noggins;
  • They fit high on the forehead and lower on the back of the head
  • Breathable
  • Fits over glasses
  • Can adjust to where your pupils are
 

 

Optics (wow!) 

  • Two  screens on their optics carrying higher resolution than single screens (check out the specs below for details on their resolution)
  • You can see crisp detail—almost forget you’re looking through goggles
  • Light glare is not a limiting factor with Ocusync technology while wearing the goggles
  • You don’t experience “stuttering” when moving the Mavic laterally
  • 85 degree field of view
  • There is a slight delay in sync—110 milliseconds from the Mavic to the goggles, but it’s not noticeable
  • Sync bypasses controller so it’s a direct sync to the goggles

 


Menu in the goggles (no need for the remote!)

  • You can use the goggles to access the menus by the track pad on the side of the goggles and a few key buttons underneath
  • You can use your remote to control the goggles with a toggle and function buttons
  • You can can fly the Mavic Pro with the goggles
  • All of the displays that you would get on your phone screen is inside the goggles
  • Head tracking capabilities: 1) gimbal works separately from flight controls to view surroundings and 2) use it to move the Mavic itself
  • Two screens can link to the same Mavic to watch at the same time
 

 

 

Compatible with multiple drones

  • Mavic Pro 
  • Inspire 2
  • Phantom 4 Pro
  • Phantom Pro Plus

 

 

Final thoughts

Overall, what we enjoyed about the DJI Goggles is that they are simple, intuitive, comfortable and fun. We truly believe this immersive experience is one that a person who owns a Mavic Pro would love. You’ll experience the Mavic in a way you never have before. We also think that by showing friends who have never experienced the RC hobby these goggles that there’s a good chance they will be interested in joining in on the fun!

The only “issue” we came across is that there is a little light leak with smaller/narrower noggins. 

We hope that this review is helpful for you as you make the decision to experience flight in a new way!

What are your thoughts on the DJI Goggles? Share them with us in the comments below! 


Specs (see full list here)

  • Cost: $449
  • Weight: Goggles (495 g); Headband (500 g)
  • Dimensions: Goggles (195x155x110 mm); Headband (folded: 255x205x92 mm)
  • FOV: 85 degrees (single screen)
  • Screen size: 5 inch x2
  • Interpupillary Distance Range: 58-70 mm
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Screen resolution: 3840x1080 (single screen: 1920x1080)
  • Operating frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Max. Transmission Distance: Same as the aircraft connected
  • Video downlink resolution: 1080p 30, 720p 60, 720p 30
  • Max. operating time: 6 hours

COMMENTS

Oyst3rs on May 24, 2017
Thanks for the video, can you connect an external display to the goggles so others can see what your seeing and if so does head tracking still work when connected to the external display.
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Kurac on July 19, 2017
Thank you for your excellent question. I usually bring my 75 inch plasma screen with me and a portable generator to power it. I then use hdmi output to connect to it so me, bears and other forest critters can enjoy the view
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