News: DJI FPV Goggles V2 – Specs, How It Compares to V1

Let’s take a look at the latest DJI FPV Goggles V2 we have been expecting for months! We will talk about the specifications, features and what the differences are compared to the original V1 goggles.

Here’s my review of the DJI FPV Goggles V1 if you haven’t seen it yet.

Where to Buy

The DJI FPV goggles V2 will be available at these stores. But it’s still unclear when they will have stock so product page might be unavailable at this time. These are affiliate links.

Expected Price: US$549 ($20 higher than the V1)

Similarities and Differences Between V1 and V2

Finally DJI lifted the embargo and we can finally find out what’s new in the DJI FPV Goggles V2 and how it compares to the V1. Nurk’s video is probably the most comprehensive so far if you want a closer look.

From the outside, the V1 and V2 look identical, they have nearly the same weight and dimensions. The V2 comes with an external battery while the V1 doesn’t.

They both have the same 2-inch LCD displays and optics, offering identical screen FOV (field of view) and resolution at 1440*1080p.

Here are the main changes:

V1 V2
Screen Refresh Rate 120Hz 144Hz
Live View Mode [email protected] [email protected]
Transmission Frequency 5.8GHz Dual Band: 2.4GHz & 5.8GHz
Input Voltage up to 17V (2S to 4S) up to 25.2V (2S to 6S)
Video Output Support No USB-C

The most interesting change in the V2 has to be the 2.4GHz frequency support. The lower frequency should have better signal penetration and range than 5.8GHz theoretically. We are still not sure how DJI will use the lower frequency, maybe for video link with upcoming new Air Units? Or maybe only for radio link since they are releasing a new radio? We shall see.

The rest of the changes are kind of insignificant – the 24Hz screen refresh rate increase might or might not be noticeable for most people but still is a welcome improvement (if you are a gamer you’d know). Resolution in Live View Mode is also slightly bumped up.

The V2 comes with an external battery which is a 2S 1800mah, it has a USB-C interface for powering the goggles as well as charging. But for me it’s really not big enough for a day’s flying and I’d probably be charging it multiple times in the field. Luckily you can still power the V2 goggles with a LiPo battery. DJI even made it compatible with both 4S and 6S batteries now as it supports up to 25.2V!

The DJI FPV V2 Goggles Is Not What I Expected

The DJI FPV V2 Goggles feels more like a V1.1 to be honest, for example, I’d love to see at least an HDMI output in the V2. But according to Joshua Bardwell you might be able to output live video to a smartphone (or tablet) over USB-C, but it’s still unclear which APP is required for this. The V1 doesn’t have this capability apparently. He also mentioned the 1200mW Hack still works, the FCC hack should too but untested.

There is still no analogue module built-in, but you can use the AV input just like the V1.

Anyway, this is still gonna be better than the V1, all those extra features for only $20 more. For those who haven’t’ got into the DJI FPV system, it’s excellent news for sure. And for those who already bought the V1 like me, I am still happy with them :) I don’t see myself upgrading to the V2 yet, unless the 2.4GHz support becomes a killer feature, then I might consider it :)

Keep an eye on the release which is any time soon now :)

1 thought on “News: DJI FPV Goggles V2 – Specs, How It Compares to V1

  1. Patrick Byars

    Just bought a (couple) USB-C to 4K @60hz on Amazon for $10-20 (one is adapter, the other is USB-C to HDMI) for my laptop. Same cable no API needed if it has HDMI on USB-C (v3 or 4). USB to lightning has a good chance to work too. tbd but this engineer pre ordered the V2 just for that USB-C output. And future compatibility.

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