In this review, we’ll dive into the DJI Goggles Integra, the latest addition to the FPV goggles lineup. They kind of look like another thing called Goggles 2 that came with the DJI Avata, but they’re not the same.
We’re going to check out what’s different between DJI Integra vs Goggles 2, how they work, and which one is best for your drone flying. Get all the info you need right here!
When choosing between the DJI Goggles Integra and the DJI Goggles 2, it’s important to check their specifications to see which one is better for you.
Here, we’ll compare the specifications of these two models side-by-side, including their weight, screen size, resolution, refresh rate, interpupillary distance range, diopter adjustment range, FOV, storage, battery life, and price.
By the end of this section, you’ll have a clearer picture of the differences between these DJI goggles and which one might be the best choice for you.
|DJI Goggles Integra||DJI Goggles 2|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||170 x 104 x 75 mm (folded antennas)|
205 x 104 x 104 mm (unfolded antennas)
|167.4 x 103.9 x 81.3 mm (folded antennas)
196.7 x 103.9 x 104.6 mm (unfolded antennas)
|Screen size||0.49 inch||0.49 inch|
|Screen definition||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Refresh rate||Up to 100 Hz||Up to 100 Hz|
|Interpupillary distance range||56 to 72 mm||56 to 72 mm|
|Diopter adjustment range||N/A||-8.0 D to +2.0 D|
|Storage||microSD card (up to 512 GB)||microSD card (up to 256 GB)|
|Drums||2450 mAh (integrated)||1800 mAh (external)|
|Battery||2 hours||2 hours|
|Maximum brightness||700 NITS||700 NITS|
|Price||659 € / $499||849 € / $649|
DJI Goggles Integra vs. DJI Goggles 2：What makes them different?
Now let’s dive into what makes these DJI Integra goggles so special. The design is quite sleek and light on the face.
However, I have to say that I’m not a big fan of the padding on the outside. Yes, it keeps things lightweight, but it doesn’t provide much comfort if you like to wear your goggles close to your head.
I’ve been spoiled by the upgraded foam in my FPV Goggles Version 2, which is great for longer flight sessions. Still, I appreciate the smaller design of the Integra.
I like the integrated battery in the back. Its placement helps balance the weight between the front and back of your head. The back also has the same hard padding with a curved design to fit your head comfortably.
Because the battery is in the back, there’s an integrated wire that runs around the right side of the headband. The left side of the headband is detachable, making it easier to put on and take off the Integra goggles.
For a snug fit, the part of the goggle that houses the battery has a knob you can turn to adjust the headband’s tightness.
It makes a satisfying click when you turn it, adding a touch of style to these goggles.
Now, the part of the goggles that rests on your face houses all the buttons and controls.
At the top you’ll find the antennas, which you can flip down when you’re packing them in your bag and up when you’re flying.
Below the right antenna, there’s a 5D button that lets you navigate menus and make selections, along with a back button for further menu navigation.
I also noticed something interesting on the top of the Goggles Integra: there’s a loop for a top strap that goes over your head and connects to the other top loop on the battery. The Goggles 2 don’t have this feature.
The sides of the Goggles Integra are relatively plain; there’s not much to see. On the right side, however, you’ll find a battery indicator to check the remaining power in the internal battery.
On the bottom of the goggles, you’ll find a USB-C port for firmware updates and charging the onboard battery, as well as the power button. To turn the goggles on, quickly press and hold the power button until you hear a beep.
On the bottom of the goggles are lens adjusters for changing the interpupillary distance. This allows you to move the parts you’re looking through from side to side, from 56 to 72 millimeters apart, so you can focus properly on the single-screen display.
DJI also placed the micro SD card slot here, between the lenses, so you can record what you see while using the goggles.
Overall, the DJI Goggles Integra are comfortable and offer all the functionality you need to fly your drone.
Personally, I like the built-in battery pack because it’s all in one piece. I can just put it on, turn on the goggles, and I’m good to go.
There’s no extra setup required; everything is conveniently integrated into a single unit.
In terms of design and new features, there are a few changes to the DJI Goggles Integra compared to the Goggles 2:
MicroSD slot: The microSD card slot has been moved and is now located inside between the two lenses.
This is where the proximity sensor used to be on the Goggles 2. The proximity sensor on the Goggles 2 automatically turned off the screen when the goggle was removed to conserve battery life, but this feature is no longer present on the Integra.
However, the Integra can accept microSD cards up to 512GB, while the Goggles 2 supported up to 256GB.
Power Button: The power button has been moved to the lower right side of the goggles, near the USB-C charging port. It’s easily accessible with your thumb, and is also used to pair the goggles with the drone.
This change doesn’t make a huge difference, but it does add a bit of convenience.
Antennas: The antennas on the DJI Goggles Integra are slightly longer than those on the Goggles 2.
They also have small rubberized pads to protect the drone’s body when the antennas are folded. Unlike the Goggles 2, these antennas are not removable, so you can’t replace them with third-party antennas.
Removed features: Several features from Goggles 2 have been removed from the Integra model.
The LED lights on the sides of the Goggles 2 that indicated the channel in use have been eliminated. While these lights were useful for quickly identifying the channel in multi-pilot scenarios, they aren’t considered essential.
In addition, the headphone mini-jack output has been removed from the Integra, so you can no longer use headphones with these goggles.
Despite being the earlier model, the Goggles 2 are actually more expensive than the Goggles Integra, whether you buy them separately or as part of the DJI Avata package. There’s a $150 price difference.
DJI also offers a V2 version of their larger FPV goggles that is even cheaper at $429. However, these are currently marked as out of stock on their website, so the two goggles we’re discussing are your primary choices.
The main difference is that the DJI Goggles Integra does not have a built-in battery. Instead, you must use the external Goggles 2 battery, which connects to the goggles via a USB-C cable.
Some people attach these external batteries to their head straps for convenience. It’s worth noting that the Goggles Integra’s built-in battery actually has a larger capacity than the battery DJI sells for use with the Goggles 2.
As I mentioned earlier, I personally prefer the integrated battery in the Goggles Integra because it’s all in one piece, making it easy to put on and manage.
With the Goggles 2, on the other hand, you have the goggles, a cord, and a separate battery pack. The advantage of this design, however, is that you can use these goggles with multiple batteries without worrying about recharging them on the go.
So if you have multiple spare batteries, you can simply swap out the dead one for a fresh one and keep flying.
Of course, you can charge the Integra Goggles on the fly using the USB-C port, but that means dealing with a wire hanging from your head, which may be a little less convenient for some users.
The DJI Goggles Integra has a new interface with physical buttons that replace the touchpad found on the Goggles 2.
It now has a mini-joystick for menu navigation and confirmation, and a “back” button for going back, similar to the original DJI Goggles V2 that came with the DJI FPV drone.
In our experience, while the touchpad provided a nice experience, the two physical buttons offer greater precision and efficiency in use. The software interface remains consistent, with the same clear and straightforward menus as the Goggles 2.
While the DJI Goggles Integra may look heavier on paper, weighing in at 410 grams compared to the 290 grams of the Goggles 2, it’s important to note that this weight difference is due to the battery built into the headband.
When comparing the two goggles with the same configuration, and taking into account the total weight of the Goggles 2 with the external battery and its cable, the two models are approximately the same weight. In fact, the Integra Goggles may be slightly lighter in this comparison.
An (almost) identical screen
Both the DJI Goggles Integra and Goggles 2 have nearly identical screens in terms of size (0.49 inch), resolution (1920 x 1080), and refresh rate (up to 100 Hz). This means that the image quality on both models is consistently sharp, bright, and detailed.
One minor difference to note is the FOV. The Goggles Integra has a FOV of 44°, which on paper is slightly smaller than the Goggles 2’s FOV of 51°. However, in practice, users have reported that the Goggles Integra offers better visibility of the entire screen, with sharper information on the sides compared to the Goggles 2.
The Integra goggles still allow for interpupillary distance adjustment, but with small sliders instead of wheels. The adjustment range remains the same, from 56 to 72mm. The main difference is in the diopter adjustment.
Unlike the Goggles 2, which has a built-in diopter adjustment, the Goggles Integra offers a separate set of corrective lenses that provide the same range of correction, from -8.0D to +2.0D. Users must manually mount these lenses, which is a little less convenient, but still effective.
The DJI Goggles Integra has a built-in GPS function. This GPS is primarily used to transmit the mandatory US ID number without the need to connect to a smartphone, saving time. It’s important to note that this feature is most useful for users in the United States, as the ID number requirement is not in effect in Europe.
However, the Goggles Integra have lost the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) functionality that was present in the Goggles 2.
DLNA allows users to stream video from a smartphone to the goggles, essentially using them as a VR headset for watching movies or shows. With the Goggles Integra, this specific feature is no longer available.
However, you can still play videos stored on the Integra Goggles from a memory card, although audio is not supported due to the lack of a headphone jack on this new version.
The DJI Goggles Integra are designed to work with various DJI remote controls to control your drones. They are compatible with the following remote controls
- DJI FPV Remote Control 2
- DJI Motion Controller
- DJI RC Motion 2
Of course, they are also compatible with DJI’s latest FPV drone, the DJI Avata, as well as with modules designed for DIY FPV drones, such as the DJI O3 Air Unit and the DJI Digital FPV System.
However, it’s important to note that unlike the DJI Goggles 2, the Goggles Integra are not compatible with the DJI FPV, which was the first FPV drone released by DJI.
In addition, since the release of version 1.10 of the DJI Fly application, the Integra Goggles are also compatible with the DJI Mini 3 Pro drone, as well as various models of the Mavic 3.
Here’s the full list of drones and aircraft compatible with DJI Goggles Integra:
- DJI Avata
- DJI Mini 3 Pro
- DJI Mavic 3
- DJI Mavic 3 Cine
- DJI Mavic 3 Classic
- DJI Mavic 3 Pro
- DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine
- DJI O3 Air Unit
- DJI Digital FPV System
DJI Integra vs DJI Goggles 2: Which one to choose?
Choosing between the DJI Goggles Integra and the DJI Goggles 2 ultimately comes down to your specific needs and preferences.
If you’re a beginner or someone looking to purchase their first set of goggles, the DJI Goggles Integra may be a better choice. They offer several advantages over the Goggles 2, including a built-in battery that makes them more comfortable to use, especially for longer flight sessions.
The built-in GPS for transmitting the mandatory US ID number is another useful feature, albeit primarily for American users. In addition, the price of the Integra Goggles is lower, making them a cost-effective choice for newcomers.
However, if you already own the Goggles 2 and are considering an upgrade, the decision becomes a bit more nuanced. Goggles 2 offers a wider field of view, LED lights for channel indication, a touchpad for navigation, and the ability to use external batteries.
If these features are essential to your FPV experience, then sticking with the Goggles 2 might make sense. But for many users, the extra cost for these features may not justify the upgrade.
In summary, the DJI Goggles Integra seems to be the preferred choice for most users, especially beginners, due to its affordability, convenience, and built-in battery.
However, the Goggles 2 may have some appeal if specific features like a wider field of view and LED channel indicators are critical to your FPV setup. Ultimately, your choice will come down to your priorities and budget.
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