DJI has recently released its new FPV goggle set, the DJI Goggles. This goggle set comes with a pair of goggles and a battery that delivers up to four hours of video transmission time.
The DJI Goggles are designed specifically for flying drones and give pilots an experience similar to sitting in the cockpit of their aircraft. The device also comes with two pairs of lens protectors and a battery that delivers up to four hours of video transmission time.
The DJI Goggles is a pair of FPV goggles that makes it possible to view a 720p video stream from a compatible DJI drone. It may seems the Mavic Pro does not support all features of this product, but if you want some explanations about this, continue reading…
On 22 February 2017, DJI introduced its first pair of FPV goggles – the $449 USD DJI Goggles. Instead of using an integrated screen like most other FPV goggle sets on the market, they use twin-720p screens with head tracking and 3D capability.
They’re designed specifically for flying drones and give pilots an experience similar to sitting in the cockpit of their aircraft. The device also comes with two pairs of lens protectors and a battery that delivers up to four hours of video transmission time.
The DJI Goggles feature dual 720p displays, which provide an experience unlike any other FPV goggle with 23ms low latency and a wide 85° FOV. Operators can also switch between ‘FULL’ and ‘NORMAL’ screen sizes for different scenarios based on the aircraft’s position relative to the pilot.
And it has head tracking enabled by two cameras placed on Mavic Pro (and future compatible products) that allows head movements to control the aircraft’s pitch and yaw directly from the goggles in real-time. It also enables pilots to use their mobile device as a controller when controlling camera operations such asoramic filming or “Look Inside the Cockpit.”
Mavic Pro Drones From DJI
The Mavic Pro is one of the latest drone released by DJI at the end of 2016. It’s a small sized quadcopter that can be collapsed into a size similar to an outstretched hand, thus allowing you to travel with it in most bags or backpacks without any trouble.
Equipped with an advanced 3-axis image stabilization system and powerful vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS, the Mavic Pro is sure to get you perfect shots every time even if your hands are not entirely stable when controlling it.
However, “The DJI Goggles provide pilots with 720p footage from Mavic’s camera in real time,” according to the manufacturer – meaning that there are some limitations we need to know about:
- 1. Because Mavic Pro doesn’t support Lightbridge, video transmission is limited to a maximum range of 4949′.
- Rather than using the aircraft’s 720p camera for FPV capabilities, it’s down-converted from an HD feed received over 5.8GHz from the Mavic Pro and displayed inside the goggles as a virtual channel on top of your primary video feed.
- Head tracking only works when flying left and right without moving forward or backward (no ‘Yaw’ head tracking). All other functions such as Look Inside the Cockpit and TapFly still work fine with any direction you choose to fly in even though there is no physical head tracking through Goggles at this time.
The DJI Goggles can be used with other DJI drones, but some features may not be available depending on the aircraft. For example, the Goggles cannot be used with the Phantom 4 Pro due to its different camera placement.
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It is possible that a firmware update will be released in the future that enables head tracking when flying forward and backward; however, this has yet to be confirmed by DJI.
What drones are compatible with the DJI Goggles?
- The Goggles can be used for FPV flying with the following models:
- – DJI Mavic Pro (Released end 2016)
- – DJI Spark (To be released 2017)
How do I pair my Goggles to an aircraft?
Pairing is done by connecting your device running the DJI GO 4 app to both devices at the same time. Make sure you’ve set up Wi-Fi on your mobile device and enabled it on your controller/Goggles before you begin pairing. Turn off all other Wi-Fi networks nearby before attempting this process so that there’s not interference or signal confusion between multiple networks nearby, as this will cause problems during the pairing process.
Can the DJI Goggles be used for FPV with other drones?
The Goggles cannot be used for first-person view on the Phantom 4, because that drone has a different camera placement and resolution than Mavic Pro or Spark. However, they can still be used as a display for live footage.
And the Mavic Pro does not offer Lightbridge connectivity for long-range FPV flying, so video transmission is limited to a maximum range of 4949 feet (or 1 km).
The Mavic Pro’s 720p camera can be displayed on the Goggles in real time with head tracking enabled to allow pilots to get a live view of the world around them.
Does the DJI Goggles offer 3D capability?
– No, there is no 3D capability. It’s 2D only.
Do I need to connect my smartphone if I already own Mavic Pro/Spark?
No, you don’t need to pair your smartphone if you already have a Mavic Pro or Spark. The drone will connect directly to the Goggles via Wi-Fi without pairing your handset.