DJI is not only one of the best Chinese drone makers, but from the look of their DJI Goggles Racing Edition, it seems they are also prolific in the field of racing drone accessories. You may have experienced FPV on your smartphone with your naked eyes. Now, with these goggles, you will realize just what a tremendous achievement FPV has become in the recent years. One thing that you will realize about this set is that it looks a bit bulky, but looks can be quite deceiving.
These goggles are good on your head so for a start, wear them for a short time as they may induce some fatigue. However, everything else considered, this is virtual reality at its best. Who needs a smartphone for their FPV experience when they can have an immersive virtual reality experience with drone goggles such as the Racing Edition? The viewing screen is divided into two, and the goggles bring an image for each eye. For each eye, the angle of view is 85 degrees.
This set of goggles is good enough for anyone. Whatever your DJI drone is, as long as it has FPV capability, it will pair well with this set. This is one of the investments that you make and then you live to admire forever. But first, what are its features? Keep reading.
DJI Goggles Racing Edition Features & Technical Details
Build quality and comfort
First, as you will see with the physical features, this is a big set of FPV goggles. However, they are not bulky at all. You will love the padded band that secures the set on your head. It is thick to keep you as comfortable as possible, even when you wear the goggles for a long time. These goggles weigh 500 g. because of the padded comfort of this head gear, you will hardly feel this weight. You will be too sunk in your FPV experience to notice the weight.
Dual band frequency
You get dual band video transmitting frequencies – 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. The first one can suffer from interferences depending on where you are flying your drone and the time. The analog 5.8GHz band however does not suffer from such frequency interferences thereby making this set of goggles quite handy for flying all the time. Thus, when you start noticing interference while you are on the 2.4GHz, just know that it is time to shift to the second one. You do not have to stop flying your Mavic Pro and go home.
It will be hard for you to miss the big display that brings you video with a resolution of 1080P. The image that this goggles bring right in front of your eyes is quite big. Frankly, this goggles bring you a kind of VR experience such as you have never experienced before. However, note that you may have to keep shifting your eyes sideways to see the full image.
One of the biggest features that you are going to enjoy in this goggles is the advanced connection technology by the name OcuSync. This is a kind of technology that allows a drone to connect to two sets of the DJI Goggles Racing Edition so that you and your partner can enjoy live video streaming at the same time.
Remember, it is this same technology that enables this goggles to work with drones outside the DJI family. However, note that you will have to pay extra fee for it. You may also be able to control the movement of your drone by moving your head.
Enjoy reduced latency with the DJI Goggles Racing Edition. Latency in this case means the time lost between transmissions, that is, from the drone to the goggles. Of course, the lower the better.
While its predecessor came with a latency of 110ms, the Racing Edition has a much lower latency at 50 ms. Low latency is very good for people who like to race their drones because even at high speed, the signal will still be powerful.
Store your videos in SD card
For recording, the goggles have a slot for an SD card. Not to worry anyhow since it is compatible with many of the SD card varieties. That way, you not only enjoy an immersive VR experience, but you also get to store your videos for later reference or to share with your friends and family.
Matte black finish is nice
You will love the nice black color of the Racing Edition. Unlike white, this matte black color is not likely to show prints. It is also not going to show dust and stains, as you will be flying your drone outdoors.
With the antennas, there has been a lot of improvement in that area. Today, this drone can receive even analog signal.
This set uses lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 9440 mAh. Fully charged, this battery is going to give you about six hours of use. Since you cannot fly your drone for all that time with your goggles, suffice to say the battery will last longer than you need on one charge.
Short Summary of Feedback From Existing Owners
There is everything to like and nothing to dislike about this goggles. The exterior construction is incredibly good and so is the performance. Transmission of high quality HD images is not always easy, but these DJI goggles do it alright. Tom O.
I found these goggles easy to set up. I think the build is too bulky and the weight could be a problem for people with smaller heads. However, win some lose some is the name of the game! Reddy W.
SD card slot, dual band frequency to use even analog signal, nice finishing and leather padded band … what is not to like about these goggles? Jules G.
I bought this goggles to use with my Mavic Pro drone. I love that I can move the drone with my head movements. It took me some time to learn that since I had never used these goggles before. Ivy M.
You will never forget how these goggles make you feel. It is as if you are riding in the cockpit of a plane, and you can see everything up close and candid. Russell L.
I was impressed by how easy it was to put this set together, how easy it was to use the goggles and how long the battery lasted, up to 5 hours on one charge. I got tired and left the battery with a lot of charge to spare. Jon R.
Pros of DJI Goggles Racing Edition
- Has a slot for SD card
- The fit is very comfortable
- High quality HD video transmission
- Long battery life is very impressive
- Dual band frequency and OcuSync technology allows the goggles to work with drones outside the DJI family
- You get two images – one for each eye. This is the best VR experience ever
- Good angle of view for each eye
- Low latency ensures better transmission even when your drone is flying at top speed
Cons of DJI Goggles Racing Edition
- If you do not wear it right, you will get tired easily
- Looks quite bulky
Who Should Buy The DJI Goggles Racing Edition ?
These goggles are made for everyone, beginners and advanced users alike. If you get the OcuSync Air technology, you will find that the DJI Goggles RE are compatible with most of the drones in the market. If you are looking for a beginner set of goggles, it would be better to buy one that you will never outgrow, like this one. Other things to look forward to include the long battery life, the incredible 1080 resolution that brings an image to each eye at the same time, thus giving you the most exhilarating VR experience that you have ever had.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Deep inside us, there is always this intrinsic urge to avoid costly things even when we know that they are of high quality. However, do not spare any cost with the DJI Goggles Racing Edition because you will never outgrow them. No surprise there anyway because DJI is known for its futuristic designs. With these goggles, the future is already here with us. With the ability to use both digital and analog signal, nice matte-black finish, incredible build and design, what is there not to like about these goggles?