DJI's FPV Goggles Place You Inside the Drone Cockpit

The dual full HD 1920x1080 screens give users the sensation of looking at a 216” home cinema screen placed about three meters away.

DJI have officially brought VR technology to its Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, and Inspire drone series.

The DJI Goggles are a first-person view system that gives drone pilots a bird’s eye view of the world in full HD. Just how good is the high definition? The goggles use a beam splitter to display an image in front of each eye, as well as polarization to prevent any image overlap. This creates full HD 1920x1080 resolution per screen, providing more than twice the amount of pixels of a typical 2K display. Wearing the DJI Goggles is like looking at a 216” home cinema screen placed about three meters away.

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When flying with the Mavic Pro, DJI Goggles offers both 720p at 60 fps and close range 1080p at 30 fps viewing with latency as low as 110ms. Antennas built into the headband ensure 360° of coverage, offering a reliable connection even if the aircraft is flying behind you.

DJI Goggles

The headband itself features an ergonomically sound design balance and spreads the weight DJI Goggles around the head, minimizing pressure on the face and maximizing comfort. Head Tracking allows operators using a Mavic Pro or Phantom 4 to use head movements to control both aircraft yaw and camera tilt. Turning your head is like moving the control sticks: turn left or right to yaw left or right, and straighten your head to stop the turn.

Tech Specs

  • Weight:  Goggles - 495 g, Headband - 500 g
  • Dimensions: Goggles - 195×155×110 mm, Headband (Folded) - 255×205×92 mm
  • FOV: 85° (single screen)
  • Screen Size: 5 inch×2
  • Interpupillary Distance Range: 58 – 70 mm
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Screen Resolution: 3840×1080 (single screen: 1920×1080)
  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Max. Transmission Distance: Same as the aircraft connected
  • Video Downlink Resolution:  1080p 30, 720p 60, 720p 30
  • Video Downlink Latency at Least: 110 ms (Mavic Pro, 720p60, video format: 720p120) 150 ms (Phantom 4 series, 720p60, video format: 720p60/720p120) 140 ms (Inspire 2+X5S, 720p60, video format: 1080p120)  190 ms (Inspire 2+X4S, 720p60, video format: 1080p60)
  • Battery Capacity: 9440 mAh
  • Battery Energy: 35.44 Wh
  • Max Operating Time: 6 hrs
  • Operating Temperature Range:  32°F (0°C) - 104°F (40°C)

Priced at $449, DJI goggles will start shipping after May 20, 2017.


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do you have to install a POV camera on Inspire Pro Black ?

April 27, 2017 at 8:55AM, Edited April 27, 8:55AM

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So do these have an HDMI input for general video use, or what?

If not, that's a major failure.

May 6, 2017 at 2:51AM, Edited May 6, 2:51AM

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