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.
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-awxy
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-pmvc
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-fnzl
- NBD: https://oscarliang.com/product-75fb
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:
|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!
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.