(Interactive FPV goggle comparison chart found above! Click on each row above to find the latest price on Amazon or Banggood)
There’s one thing that goes hand-in-hand with drones – First Person View, or FPV for short. FPV lets a drone pilot see what their drone sees using an onboard camera. Use our chart above to compare the latest FPV goggles and with links to buy, or use our searchable tables below to browse additional components required by some FPV goggles. Then read on to learn what we think are the best FPV goggles for each category.
Aerials for FPV Goggles
|Pair (Rx & Tx)||12g||$10||AMAZON|
|Pair (Rx & Tx)||11g||$11 (Amazon)||Buy on Amazon|
|Pair (Rx & Tx)||17g||$14||AMAZON
|Pair (Rx & Tx)||12g||$35||AMAZON|
|Team Black |
|Pair (Rx & Tx)||11.5g||$40||AMAZON|
|Team Black |
|Single (Rx only)||18g||$13||AMAZON|
|Single (Rx only)||46g||$14||AMAZON
|Single (Rx only)||7g||$26||AMAZON
*Flat antenna are used for FPV goggles with a diversity receiver or receiver module (FatShark goggles). Higher dBi ratings indicate a higher range.
Receiver Modules for FatShark FPV Goggles
Best Entry Level Racing FPV Goggles: Eachine VR D2 PRO…
The Eachine VR D2 PRO has been described as a Quanum Cyclops ‘killer’. The PRO is more expensive than the Cyclops but includes Direct Video Recording (DVR) and a ‘Diversity’ receiver. For this goggle, Diversity means the use of two different aerials, whose unique properties combine to improve video range and signal. With a wide field of view (FOV) and a 2200mah battery, the PRO goggle provides extended periods of immersion. The only downside is that unlike the cheaper Cyclops, the PRO cannot accomodate reading glasses. This type of goggle is also bulky, but the PRO features three comfortable elastic straps to secure the goggles in place.
Best Performance Racing FPV Goggles: Fat Shark Dominator V3
Worn by Nytfury, FPV Charpu, Mr. Steele and Skitzo, the Fat Shark Dominator remains the favourite FPV goggle for competitive racers. Everything about the Dominator V3 is designed for racing. With a lighter and more compact design than the ‘Genesis’, the Dominator V3 prevents distraction from tiring neck and head muscles. A ventilation fan prevents fogging of the lens/screen, so racers maintain maximum video detail. An optional 3-axis Trinity head tracker module lets you control orientation of the drone mounted FPV with your head. Again, this allows racers to pick out detail on the race track that could seal victory. To relive fastest laps and racing victories, the Dominator V3 also features DVR. Only the highly anticipated Aomway Commander FPV goggles come close to toppling the Dominator V3’s throne. Please note, Fat Shark goggles require purchase of receiver module before use (see Receiver Module Comparison Table above), which fits directly into the receiver bay.
Best FPV Goggles for DJI Drones: Avegent Glyph
The unconventional Avegent Glyph goggles have become an unlikely hit with DJI drone pilots; their unique design allows you to flick your eyes up or down, quickly switching between FPV and line-of-site flying (or looking down to track navigation on your tablet). DJI pilots with Fat Shark Dominator HD3’s have described the Glyph as a ‘revelation’, their only regret being they should have purchased the goggles a long time ago. The Glyph can accommodate vision adjustments between +1 and -7 diopters – if your vision falls outside this range, we would recommend the Headplay HD FPV goggles, which can accommodate reading glasses. If you’re ready for FPV flight with your DJI drone, remember to purchase an additional DJI HDMI module so your new goggles can receive FPV signal from your drone.
PROS and CONS of different FPV Goggles
With FPV goggles you have two options; true goggles, or a head mounted display. True goggles have two screens, one for each eye. This option is the most compact and portable choice for FPV. Head mounted display units have a single monitor both eyes. These monitor goggles are usually better value than a true goggle option. The pro’s and con’s of each option are outlined below.
1. True Goggles: E.g. FatShark Dominator HD3 + RX5808 Module
- Clean build
- High quality image
- Modular design provides versatility
- Built-in DVR lets you record flight footage
- Requires purchase of a receiver module and aerial(s) to work
2. Head Mounted Display Goggles: E.g. Eachine Goggles Two
- Large FOV
- Better value
- Higher resolution screen
- Clunky and difficult to transport compared to more compact ‘true’ goggles
- Locked into provided frequency bands
- Large FOV makes flying difficult for some users