Drone FPV Goggles Buying Guide
Welcome to this Drone FPV Goggles Buying Guide. If you’ve never tried flying a drone while wearing an FPV goggle, I recommend you should, because it is an experience you’ll never forget. It gives you the feeling of being a bird in the sky, watching everything below – trees, people, cars, buildings, and so on.
Here, I will tell you how to buy the right drone FPV goggles. When buying drone FPV goggles, there are certain features that you need to consider, such as the field of view, glass optics, adjustable IPD, resolution, digital head tracking and more. I will also talk about the most popular drone FPV goggles in the market right now.
First, let’s have a quick look at some of the features of a drone FPV goggle that you should be aware of.
FOV – Field Of View
The Field of View or FOV refers to the sight that is available to you at any point of time on the drone FPV goggle. Usually, there is always a restriction on how much can see on an FPV goggle. Most FPV goggles give you a viewing range of 25% to 45%.
IPD refers to Interpupillary Distance. It is basically the distance between your two eyes. All of us have unique faces; which means that some of us have eyes that are set wide. So, you will need your FPV goggle to allow for the correct positioning of both the eye pupils, no matter what the IPD or the distance between the pupils is. So you should buy FPV goggles that have adjustable IPD.
There are four types of resolution on FPV goggles: QVGA, FWVGA, VGA and SVGA.
- QVGA refers to a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
- VGA refers to a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels
- SVGA refers to a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels
- FWVGA refers to a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels
You are best advised to buy drone FPV goggles with a pixel resolution of SVGA or FWVGA.
Digital Head Tracking
A few FPV goggles come with a head tracking technology. Head tracking is a technology that monitors your head movement and orientation and relays the signals accordingly to the drone. So, if you look up, the drone camera looks up as well, and if you look to the right or the left, the drone camera looks to the right or left. This is an amazing new technology and takes your drone flying to a whole new level indeed.
Glass Optics or Plastic Optics?
I recommend buying drone FPV goggles with glass optics rather than plastic, because glass options give you better image quality and viewing clarity.
Tips on Buying Drone FPV Goggles
Buy an FPV goggle that gives you an FOV of a minimum of 35%, comes with adjustable IPD, has a VGA or SVGA resolution, made with glass optics and offers the digital head tracking technology. Be sure to buy the right drone FPV goggles as if you buy one that is not compatible with your quadcopter, it would be pretty much worthless to you.
Companies that make the Best Drone FPV Goggles
Some of the companies that make Drone FPV Goggles are…
Cinemizer– Makes the highly rated OLED Multimedia Video Glasses.
Boscam – Makes the GS920 FPV Goggles.
KumbaCam – The company behind the Flysight Spexman One FPV Goggle which is compatible only with the GoPro Hero camera.
Walkera FPV Goggles – The Walkera FPV goggles can only work with drones belonging to their own range.
SkyZone – Makes the SKY-01 FPV Goggles.
I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.
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