Yes, you read that right – there is such thing as an FPV watch and you can buy one right here from Amazon. This little device sits on your wrist and displays whatever your quads camera is showing.
I sat down for a long time and tried to figure out why would anyone buy an FPV watch? I came up with nothing…
*Queue the rant*
Okay, so the screen is just 2 inches making it very hard to actually see whats going on. Furthermore, who would actually want to stare at their wrist when flying in FPV – it just makes no sense. Heck, I don’t think I would even be able to look at my wrist and fly at the same time. What were Boscam thinking?
This watch will set you back $50. Yes $50. I can think of so many better things that $50 could be spent on (such as a half decent larger FPV display.) If your looking for an FPV display, save your money and buy something else.
Yes, apparently you should buy this watch because it is “Fashion and hot for boys, girls.” What? How is this anything to do with FPV flying? I’m not sure about you, but I haven’t seen many boys and girls running around showing off their latest FPV watches.
(Don’t) buy this watch here
Anyway. Here are the specs of the FPV watch by Boscam.
Screen: 2″” TFT LCD display.
Brightness: 450 cd/m2
Channel: single way 5.8G input, 4 frequency ranges 32 channel optional.
Battery: 500mA lithium battery, charging time 90m usage time about 100m.
Power loss: 320 mA 3.7V (Max)
Working environment: -10~+65
I do have to disclaim that I do not own one of these ‘fashionable’ watches so everything that I’m saying is said on an observational subjective basis. However, I don’t intend to buy one of these watches since they look like they are just a waste of time (see what i did there?) There are also other FPV watches on the market – some of them are probably a little (but not much) better than the one I’ve talked about here.
Anyway, my rant is over. Enjoy your flying and stay clear of this product.