DJI has revealed all the details about their lately announced ‘First Person View’ goggles through which you can control a drone just with the help of your head movement.
The company gave a hint about it in the last year’s Mavic Pro event. They are named as ‘DJI Goggles’ and are fully compatible to work with the drones of Mavic Pro, Inspire series, and Phantom 4. Wearing the goggles may look similar as to wear a PlayStation VR because it is pretty much the same in size and design. But this $449 headset is way more useful as the applications are pretty practical.
A detailed list of what a pair of DJI goggles has to offer is given below:
- Embedded gyroscope and accelerometer which offers the functionality to control a drone through your head movement.
- 2 of the viewing modes with a latency of 110ms. One offers a slightly lower resolution with higher fps i.e. 720p at 60fps. The other one offers a 1080p resolution at 30fps.
- A 1920×1080 resolution for each eye
- A huge battery life of 6 hours
- To navigate through menus, a touchpad is also given
- A Micro SD card slot with dedicated headphone jack
- In addition to the Micro SD card slot, options for Micro USB and HDMI inputs is also there
Better Control Ideas
The company has provided the users with ideas that better control the movement of the drone. You can either fly the drone and control the camera gimbal by using your head or you can let someone use the headset to control the gimbal. There may be older workarounds available for doing so with your Oculus Rift or Avegant Glyph but this seems to be a more practical and end-to-end solution.
When using the head tracking flight mode, there may be some limitations in the flight and the drone will push forward at a set speed. The one wearing the goggles can turn the drone with its head movement and this will help you fly your drone more steadily.