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How to choose a FPV goggle | Introduction to FPV drone for beginner

Here is a summary of the basic information for choosing a FPV goggle for Tiny Whoop / FPV drone for beginners.

Choose FPV goggles

Microdrone video transmitters (VTXs) typically transmit video at one of the following frequencies. The frequency to be transmitted is selected using the drone setting function.
In Japan, the frequencies that can be used for image transmission of FPV drones are [5,690-5,725MHz, 5,730-5,755MHz, 5,757-5,760MHz, 5,762-5,765MHz, 5,770-5,810MHz]. When using a VTX manufactured outside Japan, it is necessary to set it so that it does not emit radio waves other than these.
BetaFPV VR01 FPV Goggles in FPV Whoop Racing Advanced Kit 2
Prepare FPV goggles that can receive video signals of these frequencies. FPV goggles sold for Tiny Whoops usually support almost all of these channels. After power up the drone, turn on your FPV goggle and activate "scan" or "search" function to automatically receive video signal sending by drone's VTX.
Electrically, it's just a video receiver, so if you prepare multiple goggles and tune them to the same channel, you can enjoy the flight image of one drone with multiple people. There is no need to pairing work with drone's VTX (excluding some digital types).
Since the channel frequencies of FPV signals are adjacent to each other, using "scan" or "search" function may set a different channel than drone's transmission settings. Use the channel specification function of FPV goggles as much as possible.

If you need glasses

The distance from your eyes to the screen when wearing FPV goggles is about 10 cm (4 in). If you cannot see the screen of a smartphone placed at a distance of about 10 cm, you will need to use reading glasses. If you need glasses, try box-shaped goggles like the one in the picture. Reading glasses can also be purchased at one dollar stores. First of all, please try the one with a magnification of +1.5 to +2.5.

Receiver and antenna

Antennas come in a variety of shapes and can be replaced and used as long as the connector type matches. There are multiple types of antenna connectors, such as SMA, RP-SMA, U.FL(IPEX/IPX) and MMCX, so be careful when purchasing.
Video receivers (RX) and antennas are sold separately for high-end models. Select the receiver and antenna that can be attached to the selected goggles.
For more information, see Knowledge of Tiny Whoop antennas .

Display resolution

The display resolution of FPV goggles is only about 800x480 pixels for beginners and about 1280x960 pixels for high-end models, which is lower than recent smartphones. However, in general, the resolution of camera mounted on FPV drone is about 600TVL to 800TVL for horizontal scanning line, so it can be said that 800 pixels in vertical direction is sufficient for resolution of FPV goggles.

DVR function

DVR (Digital video recorder) function can record the video displayed on the goggles. Normally, insert the micro SD card into the goggles and press the record button on the goggles to start recording. Not only will you enjoy the flight later, but you can also use it to pinpoint the location of the crash if you crash outdoors and the drone goes missing. Goggles that normally have a DVR function also have a Playback function.


Depending on model, it may be necessary to prepare a battery separately. FPV goggles consume power, so if you have a model that can use an external battery, you can enjoy flight for a long time by preparing a replacement battery or a large capacity battery.

HDMI input connector

Some models have an HDMI input connector. So it is suitable for use with computer simulator screens and digital receivers such as HDZero and Walksnail Avatar connected via HDMI cable.

Digital VTX VS Analog VTX

HDZero digital FPV Goggles
VTXs for drones usually transmit analog video signals in NTSC / PAL format, but recently there are products that transmit their own digital signals. Digital VTX provides a clear view with very little noise, but you can't see it with normal analog FPV goggles. Pay attention to the VTX specifications when purchasing a drone.
In digital VTX systems, the camera and VTX are sometimes collectively called the "Air Unit."
Digital VTX systems currently on the market include "DJI Digital FPV System", "HDZero" and "Walksnail Avatar". They are not compatible with each other, so each requires its own goggles/VRX (receiver). For more information, please refer to Digital FPV system for FPV drone/How to use digital FPV goggles / Walksnail Avatar HD/HDZero/DJI Digital FPV system .

How to substitute VR goggles for smartphones

Google Cardboard
If you have an Android smartphone that can connect to OTG, you can also use inexpensive VR goggles (Amazon.com) for smartphones by connecting EACHINE ROTG01 FPV receiver (Amazon.com) .
Note that iPhone series does not have the ability to display external video input, so such accessories are not manufactured either.

How to substitute with TV

RC-HD Video Receiver
With a product called RC-HD Video Receiver (HDMI output) (Amazon.com) or RC832 Video Receiver (RCA output) (Amazon.com) , you can display FPV image of drone on a TV or PC display. This is convenient when you want to enjoy FPV images of drone racing with a large number of people and perform drone maintenance. FPV drone controlling with TV is like a video game or simulator. For more information, see Display FPV drone images on TV How to use RC-HD (RC832HD) .

Various FPV Goggles for Tiny Whoop / FPV drones

Unlike drones and radios, there aren't many types of FPV goggles products. Listed below are almost all of the major products on the market today. For digital FPV goggles, see Digital FPV system for FPV drone/How to use digital FPV goggles / Walksnail Avatar HD/HDZero/DJI Digital FPV system .


  • BETAFPV VR02 FPV Goggles

    BETAFPV 2022/10 USD69.99

    External high-quality 5.8G 3dBi antenna is included. VR03 Goggles feature an omnidirectional antenna. The replaceable antenna design makes it possible for pilots to try various antennas for different use. With 4.3 inches 800*480px HD high brightness LCD. Reserving a Micro SD card slot, pilots can record video and save it on the Micro SD card. Also, the video can be replayed through the VR03 Goggles.

    Buy at BetaFPV Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • BETAFPV VR02 FPV Goggles

    BETAFPV USD65.99

    With the built-in antennas and structure patented design, the VR02 Goggles is more compact and exquisite, less than 300g lightweight is more comfortable for wearing and carrying. VR02 goggle comes with built-in 5.8G 14DBI high-quality antennas, you can receive stable and clear images even for long-range flights.

    Buy at BetaFPV Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • BETAFPV VR01 FPV Goggle with 5.8GHz 40ch receiver

    BETAFPV USD60.99

    4.3 inch 800*480px HD high brightness LCD, which is specially tuned for FPV racing or Model airplane. Adopt ergonomic design with a foam sponge faceplate and a three-sided adjustable headband, this FPV Goggles fits your face and head perfectly.

    Buy at BetaFPV Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • EMAX Transporter 5.8G 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles

    EMAX USD69.99

    Introducing the EMAX Transporter, a Universal First-Person-View (FPV) Box Goggle which will allow you to experience life in the skies with any compatible FPV drone. With a wide Field-Of-View (FOV), an immersive experience will allow any pilot to fly with ease in any demanding situation.

    Buy at EMAX Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • Skyzone Cobra FPV Goggle

    SKYZONE USD224.39

    The SKYZONE Cobra S Diversity FPV Goggles have a high-resolution LCD screen with vivid colors and high luminance allowing the pilot can see more details during flying. With the SteadyView receiver, two signals are merged into one to avoid image tearing and rolling when the signal is weak.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • Fatshark Scout FPV Goggles

    Fat Shark USD219.00

    The Scout is the newest Fat Shark product line. It is the culmination of years of work to design a high-performance google at an entry-level price.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH FPV Goggles

    SKYZONE USD464.03

    Our goggles is first goggles integrated with receiver and fully functional user interface, pilots just need install the antenna and plug the battery, easy to use, no need to purchase extra receiver and head track-er module, the user interface is easy use, no need take off the goggles to do all the setting.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • SKYZONE SKY04X 5.8G 48CH 1280*960 OLED FPV Goggles


    The pinnacle of SKYZONE goggles, the SKY04X 5.8G 48CH FPV goggles, uses a 1280 * 960 high resolution OLED display. The FOV is 46 ° and the aspect ratio can be switched between 4: 3 and 16: 9. The USB-C port on the SKY04X makes it convenient to update firmware and supply power. Since the refractive index can be adjusted from -6 to +6, it can be easily used by people with myopia and hyperopia.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • FatShark Dominator HDO2 FPV Goggle

    Fat Shark USD539.00

    The Dominator HDO2 headset launches as the successor to the much-loved Dominator HDO. The HDO2 uses big 1280 x 960 OLED panels to provide a dramatically improved image with a 46-degree field of view.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • Orqa FPV.One Pilot FPV Goggles

    Orqa USD751.08

    Record your FPV footage in high definition directly from the goggles with built-in HD DVR and forget about lost frames. The Future-Proof architecture enables expandability and upgrades through two module bays. Enjoy edge-to-edge crisp images on the best-in-class OLED displays for FPV headsets.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • ImmersionRC RapidFIRE 5.8GHz Goggle Module

    ImmersionRC USD179.00

    By using advanced algorithms it takes the best signal from each antenna and blends them into the clearest FPV picture possible. Compatible with Fat Shark Dominator style goggles with a Receiver Module Bay.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • DJI FPV Goggles V2 for Drone Racing Immersive Experience

    DJI USD569.00

    High definition, low latency, and highly immersive, with long-distance transmission capabilities. Battery in the box supports up to 110 minutes of flight when fully charged.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • Flysight Black Pearl Diversity Monitor RC801 FPV Monitor with DVR

    Flysight USD149.99

    built-in high sensitivity multi-channel diversity receivers,which is currently unprecedented;Compatible with most VTX,no “ blue screen” when the signal gets weak,it is compatible with DJI phantoms and Inspire.

    Buy at Banggod Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)