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

V1 and V2 have identical shape and dimensions, and the weight is nearly the same too. This means all existing accessories for the V1, such as antennas, goggle straps, analogue adapters and faceplate foam will still work.

They both have the same 2-inch LCD displays and optics, offering identical screen FOV (field of view) and resolution at 1440*1080p. The V2 comes with an external battery while the V1 doesn’t.

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

There are some new features in the V2 reported to work with the DJI FPV Drone – a prebuilt drone made by DJI.

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 (audience 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!

Antennas Changed

As the V2 goggles works on both 2.4GHz and 5.8Ghz, the antennas are actually multi-band. That means your V1 antennas will not work well on the V2. You can still use V1 antenna on V2 but you will have degraded range on 2.4GHz, therefore you might need to buy new antennas designed for the DJI FPV V2 goggles.

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. But rumours say DJI might disable the 1200mW hack in the future.

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. The only bad news is probably the possibility that they might disable 1200mW hack. But since they’ve discontinued the V1, V2 is the only choice right now.

For those who already bought the V1 like me, I don’t see myself upgrading to V2 anytime soon (unless you want to get the DJI FPV drone). It’s possible that more features will be released for the V2 in future firmware updates too, so we shall keep an eye on that.

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

  1. Anton Oksa

    Really great, but leaves a lot to be improved… What is most incomprehensible to me, however, is that the sound still cannot be played in real time from air unit to goggles. What the heck?

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  2. hsi kao

    Probably wont work as it might be encrypted. But if you can see it on your phone then just broadcast to the TV or PC monitor. Most phones have this option. Once on TV or PC monitor you can live stream it. Good luck.

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    1. Oscar Post author

      Yea, the changes are quite small to call it V2 really. I guess changing the mould is too expensive. Fatshark touched on that subject before in their interviews, that’s why they kept using the same shell design for almost 10 years.

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  3. Matthew B Maughan

    If it was as simple as converting the usb to hdmi, I would count yourself incredibly lucky. But!!! Because there is mention of needing a DJI app to access the video, any old monitor probably wont work. You will probably need a phone or tablet capable of running said required app..

    Standard DJI.

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  4. Jachar

    HDMI Out of V2 is only a software feature. V1 is also capable of this. The question is if DJI will add it in the firmware update. I would be really angry if they won’t. It is the only thing that i’m missing on my V1.

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  5. Alex Keen

    There will obviously be a big delay in sale of the new V2. All of the affiliated webpages are down. And the DJI webpage for the V2 is giving the message that this product is unavailable in our region (USA).

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  6. 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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