An Insider Look At The DJI Goggles

An Insider Look At The DJI Goggles

Here's everything you need to know about the DJI Goggles and what you can expect when using them to enhance your flight experience.

Last updated: Mar 11, 2021

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The DJI Goggles have been designed to offer a seamless FPV experience when piloting DJI's products. Combining a pair of large exemplary quality screens, long range, low-lag wireless connectivity and direct control of photo and video capture. DJI's Goggles offer both 720p at 60fps and close range 1080p at 30fps viewing with a latency of just 110ms. Through DJI's OcuSync wireless transmission system, up to four devices can be connected to the Mavic Pro simultaneously.  

Antennas built into the headband ensure 360° of coverage, offering a reliable connection even if the aircraft is flying behind you. This enables you to share an immersive flight experience with friends by giving them a bird's eye view of the world as you pilot their experience. Key Features
  • Two viewing modes: 720p resolution at 60fps and 1080p at 30fps, both with 110ms latency
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution per eye
  • Touchpad for menu navigation
  • Headphone jack
  • Micro SD card slot / Micro USB / HDMI inputs
  • Six-hour battery life
Please Note: DJI Goggles support the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 series and Inspire series. Some functions will be adapted for different DJI products.

DJI Goggles Specifications

See below for all of the key specifications relating to the DJI Goggles.



Goggles: 495g Headband: 500g


Goggles: 195 × 155 × 110mm Headband (Folded): 255 × 205 × 92mm

Field Of View

85° (single screen)

Screen Size

5-inch ×2

Interpupillary Distance Range

58 – 70mm

Refresh rate


Screen Resolution

3840 × 1080 (single screen: 1920 × 1080)

Operating Frequency


Max.Transmission Distance

Same as the aircraft connected

Video Downlink Resolution

1080p 30fps, 720p 60fps, 720p 30fps

Video Downlink Latency at least (Near field and free of interference)

110ms (Mavic Pro, 720p60, video format: 720p120) 150 ms (Phantom 4 series, 720p60, video format: 720p60 / 720p120) 140 ms (Inspire 2+X5S, 720p60, video format: 1080p120) 190 ms (Inspire 2+X4S, 720p60, video format: 1080p60)

Battery Capacity


Battery Energy


Max Operating Time

6 hrs

Operating Temperature Range

32°F (0°C) - 104°F (40°C)

I/O Interface

Micro USB, 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI type-D, Micro SD card slot

HDMI Supported

HDMI 1.4b, HDCP 1.4


Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor


Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz. 0.5A Output: 5V,3A ; 9V,2A;12V,1.5A

Dual Screen Viewing

Typical '2K' screens inside the goggles are split into two 1280 x 1440 sections, one for each eye. When viewing a 16:9 image, some sections are further cut off, leaving only a quarter of the available pixels. DJI Goggles have two 1920 x 1080 screens providing more than twice the amount of pixels of a typical 2K single screen. Each screen packs its pixels together tightly so you see a clean, cohesive image with no latticing. DJI Goggles use a beam splitter to display an image in front of each eye, as well as polarisation to prevent any image overlap. This allows it to create genuine 'Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution' per eye. When used with the large aperture aspheric lens, an 85° field of view per eye is created for maximum immersion.  

Revolutionary Head Tracking

Your head movements control both aircraft yaw and camera tilt in Head Tracking Flight mode as with remote controller sticks. All you need to do is turn left or right to yaw left or right, and straighten your head to stop turning. In Head Tracking Gimbal mode only the gimbal will move without affecting yaw. Access to key intelligent features through a touchpad integrated into the DJI Goggles or 5D button on the Mavic Pro controller makes navigating the internal menu system easy and intuitive. DJI Goggles are a perfect pair with DJI's new Intelligent Flight Mode: Fixed-Wing Mode. In this mode, the aircraft doesn’t turn left or right but instead flies forward with enough rotational movement for realistic flight simulation. Combined with Head Tracking Mode, you can use your head to control the Mavic Pro for a fully realised flight experience. An AR trajectory prediction feature in Fixed-Wing Mode makes using this mode in complex environments safer. Other Intelligent Flight Modes include Terrain Follow, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Cinematic Mode and Tripod Mode.  

Intuitive Design

A unique solid headband design balances and spreads the weight of DJI Goggles around the head evenly, minimising pressure on the face and keeping them comfortable to wear for hours. People who wear glasses are also able to wear them comfortably. The screen portion of DJI Goggles can be flipped up to glimpse the real world, or detached entirely for easy storage and portability.

Seamless Compatibility

A range of built-in interfaces allows DJI Goggles to work with a wide range of devices.
  • Micro-USB Input: Connect compatible Phantom 4 series and Inspire 2 using the USB port to get access to tracking functions and head tracking. It is also used for firmware upgrades.
  • Micro SD Card: Download files from the aircraft to the goggle’s onboard SD card for a backup, or view video files you have captured.
  • HDMI Input: Watch camera feeds from a Phantom 4 series or Inspire drones, or plug in a video device to watch films or play games.
  • Audio: Plug headphones into the headphone jack or use the onboard speakers to listen to audio on videos being played through the HDMI cable.


Check out Heliguy's DJI Goggles gallery to get a better idea of what you can expect from this sleek FPV solution.

DJI Goggles FAQs

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the DJI Goggles.  


  What is the correct way to put on and wear the DJI Goggles? 1. Insert the headband buckle into the slot above the lenses until you hear a click. Check that it has been fastened securely. 2. Align the lenses over your eyes and pull the strap down. Adjust the strap knob until the headset fits snugly and comfortably on your head.   Can I wear glasses while using the DJI Goggles kit? Yes. The DJI Goggles can be worn over glasses.   Are the DJI Goggles water-resistant? No, they are not.   How do I adjust the interpupillary distance (IPD) between the lenses?  First, turn the IPD knob to adjust the distance between the lenses until the images are aligned. When the images align, you will have the most suitable pupil distance for you.   How do I avoid touching the touchpad by mistake? You can lock the touchpad by swiping backwards with two fingers.   When pressing and holding down the power button, my DJI Goggles sometimes only work sporadically. Why? To ensure normal system functioning, the DJI Goggles will not respond to any on/off command within 10s after the last turn on/turn off.  


  How many DJI Goggle units can you connect to one Mavic Pro drone? Apart from pairing the DJI Goggles with a Mavic Pro drone and the remote controller, there are two other connection combinations: 1. One Mavic Pro drone + two DJI Goggles + two Mavic Pro remote controllers 2. One Mavic Pro drone + one DJI Goggles + two Mavic Pro remote controllers   What happens when more than one pair of DJI Goggles / remote controllers are connected to the same drone? In Coach Mode, only the master remote controller can change the flight mode. The drone starts to respond to the slave remote controller only when the master remote controller doesn't give any commands for more than two seconds. The master remote controller can override anytime. In Dual Operation Mode (one drone + two DJI Goggles + two remote controllers), the slave DJI Goggles will not support Head Tracking Mode. If the remote controller and DJI Goggles are being operated by the same user, a spotter who is able to give instructions and warnings is required to ensure safe flying.   Which DJI products can you connect with the DJI Goggles through USB cables? Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro, Phantom 4 Advanced, and Inspire 2.   What devices can be connected with the DJI Googles using the HDMI connector? Any device that has an HDMI port.   What is the Micro SD Card slot on the DJI Goggles used for? The Micro SD Card slot on the DJI Goggles is used to download files from the aircraft to the goggle’s onboard SD card for backup and to view captured video files.   Can I download videos not recorded by a drone to a Micro SD Card and then insert them into the DJI Goggles to watch them? No.   Why is the Mavic Pro the only drone that can be connected to the DJI Goggles wirelessly? Because of OcuSync. The same video transmission system carried by the Mavic Pro has also been integrated into the DJI Goggles, making the wireless connection between these two devices possible.   What are the main differences between HD Mode and Smooth Mode? In HD Mode, the resolution of video transmission footage reaches 1080p/30fps for near field, lowering to 720p/30fps for far field or when affected by interference. In Smooth Mode, the resolution will remain at 720p/60fps. The former is a more clear and immersive FPV experience, and the latter is for smoother FPV footage.   Why does the video transmission image quality in my DJI Goggles sometimes change? The resolution of video transmission footage seen in the DJI Goggles changes along with the video recording resolution. Therefore: 1. When a video is recorded at 4K, the highest video transmission resolution is 720p/30 2. When a video is recorded at 2.7K, video transmission resolution tops out at 1080p/30 3. When a video is recorded at 1080p or below, depending on whether the frame rate is higher than 30fps or lower than 30fps, the max video transmission resolution will be 720p/60fps or 1080p/30fps, respectively.   What is the difference between the DJI Goggles 1080p screens and other 2K screens? Typical “2K” screens inside other brands of goggles are split into two 1280x1440 sections, one for each eye at 720p. The DJI Goggles use dual 1080p screens, meaning that each screen has a maximum resolution of 1920*1080.   What kind of latency is there when the DJI Goggles are connected with different devices? HD video downlink latency (near field and free of interference) can be as low as: 110 ms (Mavic Pro, 720p60, video format: 720p120) 150 ms (Phantom 4 series, 720p60, video format: 720p60/720p120) 140 ms (Inspire 2+X5S, 720p60, video format: 1080p120) 190 ms (Inspire 2+X4S, 720p60, video format: 1080p60)  


  How do I update the DJI Goggles firmware? There are three main ways to update firmware: 1. Directly connect your DJI Goggles to a PC. 2. Pair your remote controller, drone, and DJI Goggles before connecting the remote controller to a PC, and update all three devices together. 3. Pair your remote controller, drone, and DJI Goggles, then connect the remote controller with the DJI GO app (or GO 4.0) to update the three devices simultaneously within the app.  


  Do the DJI Goggles offer the same functions no matter what device they're connected to? If not, what are the main differences? No. For specific functions relating to different devices the DJI Goggles are connected to, please refer to the user manual.   Why does a drone connected to the DJI Goggles keep rotating in Head Tracking Mode even when I have already stopped moving? In Head Tracking Mode, a drone's yaw depends on the pilot's head movements. If the pilot doesn't stop where he began, the drone will keep rotating until the pilot turns his head back to the original position.   Why do the C1/C2 buttons on the Mavic Pro controller stop responding when the drone is connected to the DJI Goggles? For ease of operation, when the Mavic Pro is connected to the DJI Goggles, the C1/C2 buttons are automatically set to the Fn/Back buttons, which function the same as on the DJI Goggles.

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