Beaming FPV video onto a screen is definitely awesome but what if you want the most immersive flying experience you can get? You might then want to get some FPV goggles. This post is our ultimate guide to buying the best FPV goggles for your needs and is split up into two sections:
For the display, the following considerations are to be kept in mind:
Especially if you are considering a goggle that doesn’t come with this feature, it is important to try it out before purchasing it.
DVR capability is the ability to record the flight in the goggles in a Micro SD card that is placed inside the goggle. This allows for a “backup footage” of your flight. It is especially useful if you have crashed your craft crashed somewhere. The backup footage is then for example, immensely valuable in finding out where it crashed, making it easier to recover your craft.
Head tracking is a feature that’ll increase your immersion experience. It ‘tracks’ the motion of your head and make the camera on-board to move accordingly. Talk about “being one” with your craft!
Yet another consideration to keep in mind is the type of the FPV receiver antenna and whether or not the goggle has a modular receiver bay. Some goggles like the Fatshark Dominator V3 and HDV2 do not come with a receiver but it has a modular receiver bay, meaning you can attach a variety of different (supported) antennas to the goggles while others may not come with this feature.
The type of the antenna should also be kept in mind. Linear antennas sends out signals that are only good for long distances and are extremely prone to multi-path interference (especially in places with lots of objects) while ‘Clover’ (circular) antennas are much more interference friendly at close ranges, which is why most higher end goggles are either modular or come with clover antennas.
Don’t be fooled by the cheapness and lack of aesthetics with the Eachine EV800 goggle set. If you want to get into FPV experience flying for cheap, this is a great goggle to get. Please note that this goggle does not come with a camera so you’ll have to get those on your own.
It doesn’t come with any of the features that more handy features that more pricey goggles offer either, so don’t expect to win drone racing competitions with these!
Overall, a very nice entry level FPV goggles if you are a beginner. These goggles are also perfect to be used as an auxiliary goggle for co-pilots, especially if it is too bright outside for a standard screen.
This has to be our favorite relatively cheaper, entry level goggle in the best FPV goggles list. If you are beginner willing to spend a couple more, we recommend going for these. It also comes with two antennas and DVR support!
It is also far more aesthetically pleasing to look at and more comfortable to wear in comparison to the EV-800
Just like any other goggle at this price range, don’t expect to be able to do competitive drone racing with these, but it comes with some handy features such as one-key recording/playback.
These come under the $300 price range. As of now, we don’t like most goggles at this price range because it is “neither here nor there”. If you are a beginner, we suggest you stick to the low end range goggles.
And if you are an intermediate or pro level flyer, you could pay a bit more to get far better quality goggles. Nevertheless, we have listed an FPV goggle that is slightly better than the Fatshark V3:
For best FPV goggles under the $300, FlySight FG02 are pretty decent goggles for a beginner to intermediate level flyer. They are lighter and better built and comes with is built in a modular design, which enables you to attach any type of antenna you want to . They are excellent for drone racing, if that is your thing. The built in fan keeps good cooling for the goggles and is easily operated by power on/off button. No more fogging up, even if for the Fatshark size multiple diopter lens such as -2,-4,-6 and also comes with IPD adjustment!
Note that it doesn’t come with a receiver module, so you may want to buy whatever receivers you require by yourself!
An excellent goggle at the higher end of the price range. Though not as powerful as the Dominator HD3 or HDO, the Commander V1 is excellent if you want to get into more competitive style FPV flying and/or if you want to get an amazing immersive experience. This is the reason why we have included this in our best FPV goggles list.
It has excellent build quality, decent resolution, IPD adjustable and a modular receiver bay. The field of view (32 degrees) is also great for flying. It comes with DVR capabilities and two receivers are also included in the box, which justifies the price
The Dominator V3 is quite similar to the Aomway Commander, although a bit toned down. We decided to include it in this guide because of the popularity of this model. An excellent goggle and certainly one of the best FPV goggles out there if you are willing to pay for it. It has a very nice resolution and every feature that a high end goggle is supposed to have. FPV racing wins and immersive experience? You’ll get it all with this google. This ought to be the top goggle in our best FPV goggles list.
The only downside to the goggle is that it comes at a 16:9 aspect ratio while most board cameras come at a 4:3 aspect ratio, so you MIGHT feel like the images are a bit squished out. Nevertheless, it is something you can get used to and it is very flyable. Also if you are using an aerial photography specific drone, the cinematography effect is a bonus!
Sitting at the top of the peak, the Fat Shark HDO is supposed to be the one of the best FPV goggles you can get. That is, if you can afford it. It comes with 720p XGA display and a much wider field of view (37 degree angle wide) which increases your immersive experience.
They have the best image and quality flying experience hands down, even better than the Fatshark Dominator HD3 . The price increase according to us, is definitely justified.
To summarize, make sure to keep the following in mind before you decide what is the best FPV goggles you want to purchase:
That’s all folks! We hope the guide helps you out in buying the best FPV goggles for you! If you have any questions or suggestions, please drop them below and we’ll be sure to answer and love you for it!