New DJI Goggles RE – Race Edition Unbox Review

A few weeks ago DJI announced the Racing Edition of the DJI Goggles, this new version has a  large number of upgrades over the standard model,  Analog 5.8 Ghz FPV support, 5GHZ Ocusync with Ocusync DVR recording, a redesigned visor and headband with red leather and expanded playback support to include MP4, MOV, MKV
Along side the updates Goggles for the first time DJI have release a standalone Ocusync Air System that consists of an end transmitter and 1.2MP Digital FPV Camera that allows users to add DJI’s Ocusync system to stream low latency video up to 7km in range on any craft
DJI Goggles Race Edition

The overall Spec is similar to before but with some very nice updates over the original model

Occusync Wireless connection to the Mavic Pro


USB Connection to Spark, Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro/Advanced and Inspire 2


5.8Ghz Analog FPV at any integer frequency between 5.650~5.925 GHz


In addition to the 2.4GHz digital transmission band new 5Ghz band


Redesigned the internal linear polarized omnidirectional antennas for improved Ocusync reception


External Pagoda antenna, A 5.8GHz single-frequency omnidirectional Antenna and a Circularly polarized (LHCP) antennas


Restructured radio communication strategy and video decoding algorithm to lower transmission latency to 50 ms


DVR Digital video on a Micro SD card from Ocusync.


Supports local video playback and Sphere pano viewing, allowing users to turn their head to get a 360° view of the Sphere pano


Fully compatible with the usual 5.8GHz FPV Bands ( A/B/E/F/C &Raceband) , up to 40 channels in total. It also receives up to of 275 integer frequencies between 5650~5925 MHz, in which Band C (Raceband) includes 8 channels and the channel interval is 27 MHz.

Inside The Box

The biggest change you will notice is the Goggles are now this very nice gun metal silver grey colour, they really do look very nice in this new colour especially with the red leather head band

Around the the back you can see the same setup as before with the adjustable optics and rubber face mask

The DJI Goggles have two 1080P high-resolution screens with an 85 degree FOV, they support Head tracking on DJI Models such as the Mavic,Spark and Phantom4/Inspire 2 series, they have a built in touch pad for changing settings and have multiple input methods such as Ocusync, Analog 5.8Ghz FPV, USB and HDMI input.

Removing the top layer of packaging exposes the headband with its new red leather cover

Once removed from the box you can see the overall size and shape of the Goggles is the same as before, on this side you can see the speaker and ports cover

Looking closely at the top you can see the new RP SMA connector for the Analog 5.8Ghz FPV antennas thats moulded into the top, this now means you can use the DJI Goggles with most of the common FPV systems such as Fatshark and Raceband.

Under the rubber cover you have the SD card slot, headphones/RC jack and HDMI input, the DJI Goggles when used with the Air System allow you to connect your none DJI Radio system to the googles via the trainer port to send your control signal over the Ocusync Digital Link, this prevents the systems interfering and allows for multiple users to fly at the same time

Moving on to the base you have the same optics adjustment as well as the enter and back button, these functions just like they did on the original Goggles

On the other side you have the power button and the touch pad as before

DJI have made some improvments to the headband, the facial pad has been redesigned for better fitment and comfort as well as having an all new red leather leather materials to make it even more comfortable to wear.

It uses the same stainless steel band to join the back adjustable section to hold the googles together and allows you to adjust for head size

As before the 9440mAh rechargeable battery is located in the back to give balance with the the integrated headband adjustment screw

The main micro USB port for charging and updating the firmware is located in the same place as before under the little rubber flap on the side, DJI do include a mains USB charger but you can use any USB source to charge the Goggles


In The Box

The Accessories include USB charger and Cable, Cable clip, HDMI Cable and RP SMA Adapter


DJI have also included two RP-SMA  Pagoda 5.8 GHz single frequency circular polarized antennas for the Analog FPV

The Software

Overall the software is very similar to before with the new features listed under 2 new menus, you now have
Racing Drone Analog for 5.8FPV
Racing Drone Digital for Ocusync Air End System

The Ocusync Air System Menu

Analog FPV Settings

Frequency control is available in both Manual or Auto tune modes

The New Goggles Race Edition Overall

The new updated DJI Goggles Race Edition a really great update, the colour with the red leather is extremely nice and  the new analog compatibility means normal FPV users will suddenly get very interested in these Goggles, the Digital signal from both the DJI wireless systems like on the Mavic Pro or the new Air System looks fantastic on the 1080P screens too and the Air system brings some new options we have not seen before from DJI
The Complete DJI Goggles Race Edition Kit costs  $859/£899 and includes the Goggles, Air System  a Carry Case and are available on their own too and as part of the kit from the DJI store
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