No, unfortunately, DJI FPV goggles are not compatible with any other drone. The goggles are only designed for certain DJI drone models.
Hello fellow enthusiasts! My name is Lavelle and I am a drone pilot, DJI owner, and a long-time drone enthusiast. Over the past decade, I’ve devoted much of my professional career to drone piloting. During that span, I also tested the DJI FPV goggles and found them to be an exciting experience.
In this article, I will go over the DJI drone models that do work with the FPV goggles and discuss how to connect them to the drone. In addition, I’ll discuss goggle features and how they relate to different models of drones.
- Key Takeaways
- Drones That Work With DJI FPV Goggles
- Drones That Do Not Work With DJI FPV Goggles
- Final Thoughts
- The FPV goggles give the user a virtual reality experience that is second to none.
- Only certain DJI models are compatible with the goggles, such as the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0, Mavic Pro 2, Mavic 2 Zoom, and others.
- Some drone models that are compatible with DJI goggles have limited features.
Drones That Work With DJI FPV Goggles
DJI FPV goggles almost literally put you in the driver’s seat of your drone. You can see exactly what the camera sees as you are flying.
Using the goggles takes some getting used to. You can essentially control your drone with your head movements, which at times, can be erratic when first using the goggles.
Below you can find a list of DJI drones that work with the FPV goggles and can provide you with this unique experience.
Mavis 2 Pro & Zoom
The Mavic Pro 2 and Zoom models all connect to the goggles using a USB cable and provide the user with an amazing first-person view. The perspective gained while viewing through the strong cameras on these models, allows you to see things much like a bird flying in the air would see them.
The Mavic Pro is the only model that is able to connect wirelessly to the goggles using the OcuSync data that is embedded in the goggles. The Mavic Pro is also the only model that can use all of the goggle’s functions.
This model gives you the opportunity to experience almost everything that the Mavic Pro offers, without the wireless connection. The Mavic Air offers the SmartCapture feature and the QuickShot feature to allow you to take quick photos while flying.
While the Spark is compatible with the goggles, because of its lower-end specifications, it lacks a lot of goggles experience. The experience is not nearly as immersive as the other models but still is fun to use.
Phantom 3 Advanced and Phantom 4 Series
The Phantom 3 Advanced model can connect to the goggles, however, the options are limited much like the Spark. The Phantom 4 Series offers a much more immersive experience and allows for the head tracking feature to be used. The connection is made using a USB cable, as are all the connections except for the wireless connection with the Mavic Pro.
For the best cinematography experience, the Inspire Series (1 & 2) is the way to go! These models connect using the USB cable and offer an immersive experience that is simply amazing. With the high-end camera on the Inspire Series, users can produce professional-level videos easily.
Drones That Do Not Work With DJI FPV Goggles
Unfortunately, not all DJI drones are compatible with FPV goggles. These models include:
- Mavic 2 Enterprise
- Mavic Air 2
- Mavic Mini
- Mavic 3
The technology does not integrate with these models and there appear to be no advances that will change the compatibility in the near future.
Also, due to the proprietary nature of the FPV goggle technology, the goggles are not compatible with any non-DJI drones.
Here are some answers to a few of the frequently asked questions about the DJI FPV goggles.
Can You Use DJI FPV Goggles With Mavic Air?
Yes, you can use the goggles with the Mavic Air, however, the experience is limited and is not as immersive as with other compatible models.
How Far Can You Fly With DJI FPV Goggles?
You can fly as far as the specific model allows you to be in the air. Additionally, the goggle’s battery life determines how long you can fly. The connection when using the wireless feature with the Mavic Pro also affects the flying length.
Can You Use DJI FPV Goggles With Mavic 3?
No, at this time, the goggles are not compatible with the Mavic 3.
The DJI FPV goggles offer a unique, immersive experience that is unlike anything you can imagine. Virtual Reality is much more like true reality and the first-person view you get from the sky is simply amazing. While not every DJI model is compatible with the goggles, the models that are, provide the user with unforgettable views.
Have you used the DJI FPV goggles? How was your experience? Share your impression about this device in the comments section below.