DJI Goggles 3 vs. Goggles 2: What Are the Differences? Which Should You Buy?

by Oscar
Dji Goggles 3 Vs Goggles 2 Comparison Front

I’m excited to introduce the DJI Goggles 3, the latest addition to DJI’s FPV goggles lineup. While the Goggles 3 might look similar to the DJI Goggles 2 at first glance, there are significant innovations that set them apart. In this review, we’ll delve into the differences between the Goggles 3 and its predecessors, explore the improvements made, and help you decide if it’s time for an upgrade.

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For a look at the DJI Avata 2, check out my detailed review here:

Where to Buy?

Get the DJI Goggles 3 from these vendors:

Purchase the DJI Goggles 2 at:


When comparing the specifications, it appears DJI designed the Goggles 3 (G3) with features closely resembling those of the Goggles Integra, rather than just an upgrade from the Goggles 2 (G2). Below is a table summarizing the technical specifications of the G3 alongside the G2 and Integra for a clear comparison.

Feature DJI Goggles 3 DJI Goggles 2 DJI Goggles Integra
Display Size 2 x 0.49″ OLED 2 x 0.49″ OLED 2 x 0.49″ OLED
Display Resolution 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080
Refresh Rate 100Hz 100Hz 100Hz
Feed Resolution 1080p 60/100fps 1080p 60/100fps 1080p 60/100fps
Frequency Range 2.400-2.4835GHz
5.170 -5.250GHz
Field of View (FOV) 44° 51° 44°
Display Scaling 50% to 100% 50% to 100% 50% to 100%
IPD Adjustment 56 to 72mm 56 to 72mm 56 to 72mm
Power Input Integrated battery (7.2V 3000mAh, 21.6Wh) 9V Input, Dedicated Battery (2S 1800mAh, 18Wh) Integrated battery (7.2V 2500mAh, 17.64Wh)
Weight 470g 290g 410g
Price US$499 US$449 US$349

Prices were last checked on DJI’s official website at the time of publishing.

Appearance and Design

The DJI Goggles 3 maintains a design aesthetic similar to previous models, featuring a consistent color scheme. A notable change in the Goggles 3 is the head strap’s attachment, which connects to a forehead pad rather than the sides. This design change promises improved comfort during use.

Dji Goggles 3 Avata 2 Front

Like the DJI Goggles 2, the antennas on the Goggles 3 remain foldable but are now non-removable. While this design choice simplifies the structure, it unfortunately limits the ability to upgrade to aftermarket antennas, which could be a drawback for some users.

Dji Goggles 3 Avata 2 Top

A built-in cooling fan turns on automatically when the goggles powers on. Though the fan noise is present, it is not overly loud. Users can also turn on Anti-fog function in the menu to increase the fan speed and prevent the lenses from fogging up.

The location of the micro SD card slot has been moved to between the two screens, same as Fatshark goggles. Additionally, there’s a proximity sensor between the eyes that detects when the goggles are being worn and turns off the screens automatically to save power when they are removed.

Dji Goggles 3 Vs Goggles 2 Comparison Faceplate Lens Screen Display

It’s exciting to see DJI finally stop using the touchpad and replaced it with a joystick and button, enhancing the tactile feel and responsiveness of menu navigation. This change makes the user experience more intuitive and enjoyable. Users familiar with the Goggles 2 will appreciate that the on-screen menu and operation remain similar, ensuring a seamless transition to the Goggles 3.

Dji Goggles 3 Vs Goggles 2 Comparison Menu Touchpad Joystick Button

However, the removal of the LED array that previously displayed the frequency channel is a minor setback. On a positive note, the addition of a power button with a battery level indicator on the Goggles 3 is a welcome feature.

Dji Goggles 3 Vs Goggles 2 Comparison Side Led Array Panel Antenna

Integrated Battery

One immediately noticeable feature of the DJI Goggles 3 is the integrated battery pack located at the back of the head strap, similar to the design seen in the Goggles Integra. This configuration significantly boosts comfort by eliminating the need for a dangling external battery pack, though it does mean you cannot swap batteries.

Despite the non-removable design, the Goggles 3 offers a larger battery capacity (21.6Wh compared to 18Wh in the G2) which contributes to a slight increase in weight. Nonetheless, the advantage of not having to carry the battery separately—as was necessary with the G2—enhances the user experience significantly.

The G2 allows for power input from any 9V source, and I have personally used the Speedybee BEC along with a large 6S Li-ion pack, enabling me to fly all day without the need for recharging. It’s good to know that the G3 offers similar flexibility to that of the G2. For those who need extended use, the Goggles 3 can also be powered via a USB power bank through a USB-C connection.

The battery life of the G3 is robust, providing approximately three hours of use on a full charge, with a recharge time of about 1 to 1.5 hours at 20W via USB-C.

Display, Focus, and IPD Adjustment

The screens are the same size as the Goggles 2 and Integra, with the same image quality and refresh rates.

One notable change in the new model is the field of view (FOV). The Goggles 3 offers a 44° FOV, the same as the Integra, compared to the Goggles 2’s wider 51° FOV. Although 44° might sound considerably smaller, many users, including myself, found the 51° FOV in the G2 too large, often causing blurry edges. As a work around, I had to scale the display down to 90% in the settings, wasting valuable pixels. The slightly narrower FOV in the Goggles 3 strikes a perfect balance, eliminating this issue and providing a crisper viewing experience.

For those interested in comparing different FOV, you can use this tool:

Dji Goggles 3 Avata 2 Lenses Faceplate

In terms of focus adjustment, the Goggles 3 starts with a default range of -6.0 to +2.0, which is slightly less than the G2’s range of -8.0 to +2.0. To address this, DJI includes two -2.0 diopter lenses that can be swapped in to extend the lower end of the focus range to -8.0. This effectively matches the adjustment capability of the Goggles 2, ensuring all users can achieve clear visibility.

The inter-pupillary distance (IPD) adjustment range of the Goggles 3, which I’ve verified personally, is indeed 56mm to 72mm. This measurement aligns with the official specifications, a rarity as IPD ranges are often exaggerated by manufacturers.

Dji Goggles 3 Vs Goggles 2 Comparison Bottom Focus Ipd Adjustment

Comfort and Fitment

The Goggles 3 comes with a forehead pad design that significantly enhances comfort by reducing pressure on the eyes and nose. This adjustment proves especially beneficial for those long flights. Although the goggles don’t flip up like a visor with the hinge, they allow for angle adjustments. This design ensures the display gasket fits snugly against your face, optimizing the viewing experience and effectively minimizing light leakage.

The tension of the headband can be adjusted using a rotating mechanism behind the battery pack, similar to that of a bicycle helmet, allowing for a more personalized fit.

Dji Goggles 3 Avata 2 Battery Strap Adjust

It’s important to note that FPV goggles will not fit everyone due to variations in facial shapes. However, from my experience, the Goggles 3 offers a more comfortable and secure fit compared to the Goggles 2, making it a superior choice for many users in terms of comfort and usability.

Real-time Live View

The DJI Goggles 3 introduces a new feature called “Real-time Live View,” which uses two front-facing cameras to provide a quick glance at your surroundings. To activate Live View, a user needs to double-tap the right side of the goggles. However, I’ve noticed that the sensitivity for this gesture is quite low, often requiring a really hard tap to register, which can be a bit frustrating.

Now, this feature might seem similar to technologies seen in products like Apple Vision Pro or other VR goggles, but I can tell you it’s nothing like it. The image quality is relatively low at 720p, and the field of view is narrow due to the small screens with only 44° FOV, making it less impactful than one might hope. While some users might find it helpful for situational awareness, personally, I haven’t found it particularly useful in practical scenarios.

Live View offers both 2D and 3D modes: the 2D mode operates using only the right camera, while the 3D mode engages both cameras, providing a richer depth of field and a more immersive experience. Additionally, Real-time Live View can be used in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode in 2D, allowing users to maintain visibility of what’s directly in front of them while simultaneously viewing the drone’s video feed.

OcuSync 4.0

One of the most significant upgrades in the DJI Goggles 3 has to be OcuSync 4.0 transmission system (O4), which markedly improves the transmission of image and control signals between the drone and goggles. The OcuSync 4.0 offers several advantages over the previous OcuSync 3.0 (O3) system, including:

  • Lower latency in Low Latency mode (1080p at 100fps), reducing from 30ms to 24ms, which enhances the responsiveness and control.
  • An increased maximum bitrate, rising from 50Mbps to 60Mbps, which allows for higher image quality during flight.
  • An expanded maximum range of 13km, up from 10km, providing greater flexibility and freedom.

Currently, the OcuSync 4.0 technology is exclusive to the Goggles 3. The Goggles 2 and Integra are limited to the older OcuSync 3.0 system and are unlikely to support the newer version due to hardware constraints. This distinction makes the Goggles 3 a more attractive option for those seeking the latest advancements in drone technology and communication efficiency.

Final Thought: Should You Buy DJI Goggles 3 or DJI Goggles 2?

Dji Goggles 3 Vs Goggles 2 Comparison Front

When considering whether to purchase the DJI Goggles 3 or stick with the DJI Goggles 2, it’s important to evaluate your specific needs and the type of drone you intend to fly. As of now, if you’re planning to pilot the DJI Avata 2 drone, the DJI Goggles 3 is your only option. It is also compatible with the DJI Air 3 and Mini 4 Pro camera drones.

You can purchase the DJI Goggles 3 from these vendors:

However, the Goggles 3 currently does not support other DJI hardware, including the original Avata (V1), the DJI FPV drone, and the DJI O3 and Vista Air Units. If you are interested in building your own FPV drone using DJI’s FPV system, then the Goggles 2 or the Goggles Integra might be more suitable for you. I have a guide comparing the G2 and Integra:

The DJI Goggles 2 can be purchased at:

While there is uncertainty about whether DJI will enable backward compatibility for the Goggles 3, there are rumors suggesting that the release of the O4 Air Unit could be on the horizon. This new unit would potentially allow for the O4 video link in custom-built FPV drones and the use of personal radio transmitters. The DJI Remote Controller 3, while functional, is considered too small by some users, including myself.

I personally hope DJI will introduce backward compatibility for older video transmitters, as I find the Goggles 3 superior in terms of features and comfort compared to the Goggles 2, though comfort can be subjective.

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SterydFpV 27th April 2024 - 6:04 pm

You cant change antenas in g3 like in g2 – thats bad. I was planning to use TrueRC X-AIR 5.8 MK II Pair LHCP…

Chris 25th April 2024 - 8:04 pm

Hi, thanks for your insight. Can you measure the lens diameter? These look larger then my Integra’s, so my hope is that I will finally be able to see the entire screen without the need to scale down. I really wish everyone would follow DJI’s lead of 44 deg FOV with larger lens.

Alex G 25th April 2024 - 4:36 pm

Oscar, just one question: Goggles 2 are compatible whith Mini 4 Pro, right? As Mini 4 Pro works with ocusync 4, shouldn´t G2 be already working on Ocusync 4? Or the Mini 4 is working on Ocusync 3 when using the G2?
Well, they were 3 questions.

Oscar 26th April 2024 - 3:34 pm

All these questions would be irrelevant if DJI doesn’t make it happen :) Anything is possible if DJI is willing to make their product backward compatible, but I guess it doesn’t help them to sell more new products and maximize profit. I do wish they release better compatibility in future firmware updates though.

Stajek 23rd April 2024 - 10:14 am

Of course this is all good. There remains an open question: Do Goggles 3 work with 03 AIR Unit?

Tom 24th April 2024 - 5:37 pm

According to Jet Patato who has connection to DJI, the goggles 3 will support older hardware in future firmware updates, just have to wait.

clark 30th April 2024 - 12:18 pm

yes but he also said that 24fps would be coming to the DJI FPV, and that never happened, and they did eventually enable 30fps on the air unit, the flying experience was of course absolutely horrible

gas 22nd April 2024 - 5:34 pm

would be great to disable the loud beeeeeep :D

ErlandLie 21st April 2024 - 5:21 am

One thing that DJI have dome ,its google 3 have 5 antenna for videos,
Middle, top right and top left as usual, and two additional antenna at forehead , wow

J2 20th April 2024 - 7:55 am

Hi. Is it possible to keep eyeglasses inside the Google 3 at the price of probably small light leak on sides? (Is necessary small eyeglasses).

ErlandLie 21st April 2024 - 5:27 am

No, you cant do that ^^

Oscar 24th April 2024 - 5:23 pm

No, you cannot wear glasses when wearing the Goggles 3.