DJI Goggles 2 vs FPV Goggles V2: which helmet to choose?

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DJI Goggles 2 vs FPV Goggles V2: which helmet should you choose?

With the release of the DJI Avata, its new FPV drone, DJI offers a new headset in its most expensive package, the DJI Goggles 2. But the Avata is also compatible with the DJI FPV Goggles V2, in a less expensive package. So you’re probably wondering: which package should I choose? Are these two headphones as similar as their names 😅 or is it worth the extra Euros to get the latest? We invite you to read our DJI Goggles 2 vs FPV Goggles V2 comparison to help you choose!

DJI Goggles 2 vs FPV Goggles V2: features at a glance

To begin, here is a comparison table that will allow you to quickly see the differences between the two helmets:

Goggles 2 FPV Goggles V2
Weight 290g 420g
Dimensions 167×104×81 mm (folded antennas)

197×104×105 mm (unfolded antennas)

184×122×110 mm (without antennas)

202×126×110 mm (with antennas)

Size of each screen 0.49 inch Micro-OLED 2 inch LCD
Screen resolution 1920×1080 1440 x 810
Field of view (FOV) 51° adjustable from 30° to 54
Refresh rate 100 Hz 144 Hz
Interpupillary distance range 56-72 mm 58-70 mm
Diopter adjustment range -8.0 D to +2.0 D
Maximum video transmission bit rate 50 Mbps 50 Mbps
Video recording format MOV MOV
Supported formats for playback MP4 and MOV

(video encoding formats: H.264 and H.265 / audio formats: ACC, PCM)

MP4 and MOV

(video encoding formats: H.264 and H.265 / audio formats: ACC, PCM)

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/a/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2
Communication frequency 2.400-2.4835 GHz

5.725-5.850 GHz

2.400-2.4835 GHz

5.725-5.850 GHz

Emission power (EIRP) 2.4 GHz:

< 30 dBm (FCC), < 20 dBm (CE/SRRC/KC)

5.8 GHz:

< 30 dBm (FCC), < 23 dBm (SRRC), < 14 dBm (CE/KC)

2.400-2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 28.5 dBm

CE: ≤ 20 dBm

SRRC: ≤ 20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 31.5 dBm

CE: ≤ 14 dBm

SRRC: ≤ 19 dBm

Power supply External battery 1800 mAh (18 Wh) External battery 1800 mAh (18 Wh)
Autonomy About 120 minutes About 110 minutes
Storage microSD card (up to 256 GB) microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Features Audience Mode

Head Tracking

Audience Mode
Compatibility DJI Avata DJI Avata

DJI FPV

Drones equipped with DJI Air Unit or Caddx Vista

Price On sale alone at 849€.

Available with the DJI Avata Pro-View package (1429€)

On sale alone at 569€.

Available with the DJI Avata Fly Smart package (1149€)

DJI Goggles 2 vs FPV Goggles V2: the differences

The design

The DJI Goggles 2 have a new look. They now have only two antennas, directly integrated in the helmet, instead of the four that have to be screwed on the FPV Goggles V2. Another difference: two ventilation grilles are added to the front of the helmet.

But the difference that really jumps out if you put the two pairs of glasses side by side is the difference in size. The Goggles 2 are smaller. DJI has made efforts to reduce the dimensions of its glasses, which are now 197 x 104 x 105 mm, including antennas, from 202 x 126 x 110 mm. As a result, the Goggles 2 are also lighter: the new helmet weighs 290g against 420g for the old one, a weight saving of 30%.

As a result, the new Goggles 2 are more comfortable, more suitable for long-term use, and also easier to carry.

Image quality

The new DJI Goggles 2 offers a better image quality, thanks to new Micro-OLED screens smaller (0.49 inch against 2 inches), but with a higher resolution of 1920 x 1080, against 1440 x 810 for the DJI FPV V2. As a result, the new headset offers superior definition.

On the other hand, the new glasses lose in passing on the refresh rate of its screens, which go from 144 Hz for the FPV V2 to 100 Hz for the Goggles 2. The old glasses have a more fluid display. This is still imperceptible to the naked eye, but a better refresh rate will be less tiring for the eyes.

The diopter adjustment

One of the biggest differences and improvements that DJI offers with its new headset is the ability to adapt to the vision problems of its users, incorporating a diopter adjustment ranging from -8.0 D to +2.0 D to correct vision. No need to wear your glasses or get corrective lenses as was the case with the old model.
However, this does not work if you have astigmatism, and you will have to buy special lenses to integrate into your glasses if you want to be able to remove your glasses and use it in the most comfortable way possible.

The features

The new Goggles 2 incorporates some new features. First of all, the Head Tracking function which allows to control the orientation of the camera of the drone in an intuitive way via the movements of the head. Enable this option and the camera will look where you look.

As with the previous FPV Goggles V2, the new Goggles 2 features an Audience mode that allows you to stream video from the drone’s camera to another helmet. But the new glasses now offer a Wireless Audience mode that allows you to stream the video over Wi-Fi to an external device, such as a smartphone.

Finally, the DJI Goggles 2 can alsorecord OSD information in addition to the image captured by the camera. This way, you can have all the information related to the flight superimposed on your videos, such as the speed or the flight altitude.

Battery and autonomy

Although both headsets are powered by a similar battery with the same capacity of 1800 mAh and 18 Wh, DJI announces that the duration of use of its new glasses is slightly higher, with an autonomy of 120 minutes against 110 for the old ones, that is to say 10 minutes more.

Compatibility

The advantage of the old FPV Goggles 2 headset is that it is compatible with a wider range of devices. You can use them with the DJI FPV andAvata of course, but also with any DIY drone equipped with a DJI video feedback system like DJI Air Unit or Caddx Vista. So if you want to use one of the headsets with your racing drone, the choice is quickly made.

The new DJI Goggles 2 headset is only compatible with the DJI Avata for the moment, at least at the time of writing. However, many people want to see their compatibility extended to other drones and a petition has even been set up to push DJI to do the necessary. Wait and see… On our side, we are going to watch all this very closely.

🚨 Update (April 2023): since the release of DJI Fly version 1.10, DJI Goggles 2 are now also compatible with the DJI Mini 3 Pro drone and all three versions of the Mavic 3 (Mavic 3 standard, Classic and Pro). Note that for these drones, the headset must be used with the DJI RC Motion 2 remote control.

Conclusion : DJI Goggles 2 vs FPV Goggles V2, which helmet to choose ?

In summary, with a more compact and lightweight design, better image quality, the ability to adapt them to your eyesight and a few more features such as Head Tracking, the DJI Goggles 2 are significantly better than their predecessors. If you want to get a DJI Avata and want the best glasses to go with it, this is the choice.

However, the FPV Goggles V2 remains a very good helmet and if the price difference between the 2 packs (almost 300 euros anyway) makes your wallet hurt, it is a very good option and the flight experience remains extraordinary. Similarly, if you’re looking for a standalone helmet to fly your racing drone, its greater compatibility makes it the obvious choice.

Interested in the DJI Avata? Also read our full review of DJI’s new FPV drone! 😁

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