AomWay Commander v1 FPV Goggle Review, Unboxing & Comparison

Fat Shark have led the FPV goggle market for many years but the competition is growing and the Aomway Commanders are gaining respect. Now with the launch of the Commander v2 model, it might be time to grab a bargain on the first version!

Whilst the Fat Shark goggles are more refined, better evolved and with a greater range of plugin RX modules available, the AomWay Commanders are still very capable and actually have some benefits over their Fat Shark competitors.

The basic and lightweight AomWay Commander v1 FPV goggle set, a competitor to the Fat Shark model range.
The basic and lightweight AomWay Commander v1 FPV goggle set, a competitor to the Fat Shark model range.

Now retailing at under £230/$250 these are a great set of goggles, especially for those that experience blurred edges when flying with the larger FOV Fat Shark models.

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Where to buy…

The AomWay Commander v1 FPV Goggles are available from GearBest at a heavily discounted price, due to the recent launch of the v2 goggles.

The positives…

❍ Great value compared to other similar goggles!
❍ Easily accessible SD card slot on top
❍ Single power port, no separate port for fan power
❍ Compact and lightweight, lighter than Fat Sharks (58g)
❍ Inbuilt diversity receiver quality as RealACC RX5808
❍ Bright, vibrant and good contrast
❍ Supports 3D and HDMI plus other modes
❍ DVR records higher bitrate & resolution than Fat Shark DVR

The negatives…

❍ No ‘auto-tune’ feature for the inbuilt RX
❍ No quick way to select band/channel
❍ IPD adjusters are a bit clunky to rotate
❍ Slightly boring/dull design and look

Full specification…

The full technical specification for this FPV headset is as follows, based on their current published technical information:

Main Features:
– 2 x 16:9 854 x 480px WVGA display with 32-degree FOV
– Two built-in 5.8G 40CH highly sensitive receivers
– With HDMI connector, supports 720P
– Supports 3D / 2D image, adjustment of IPD ( 59 – 69mm )
– DVR function, NTSC / PAL / Auto
– Supports head tracker ( cable not included ) and installation of optical lenses ( not included )
– Anti-fog fan, comfortable eye maskGeneral
Brand: AOMWAY
Model: Commander V1
Power supply ( exterior ): DC 7 – 18V ( 2 – 4S )
Operating current: less than 350mA
Connector type: SMADisplay
Resolution: 854 x 480px ( WVGA )
Aspect ratio: 16:9
FOV: 32 degree
IPD: 59 – 69mm adjustable
3D, HDMI, DVR, Head Tracker Function
3D display: Video 3D; HDMI 3D
Audio output: stereo
Format: NTSC / PAL / Auto
HDMI IN: 720P
Digital video record: integrated simulation DVR ( can record RF and AV IN signal )
External memory: supports 32GB micro SD card ( not included )
Video compression format: MJPG 30fps
Head tracker: modularization ( not included )Adjustable Settings
Lightness / Contrast / Channel / Display Mode / Digital Record / Head Tracker SwitchDiversity Receiver
Two built-in 5.8G 40CH highly sensitive receivers
Sensitivity: less than 92dBm
Auto search: yesInterface
Headphone: 3.5mm headphone jack
AV IN: 3.5mm audio-video interface
DC IN: standard 5.5 x 2.1mm plug
Head tracker interface: PS2 terminal

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