Tactic FPV Wrist Monitor
It’s easy to track your favorite racer
Any type of futuristic gadget is always appealing to me,
and the new Tactic FPV Wrist Monitor is just that. Looking
like something out of a Dick Tracy cartoon, this wrist
monitor is the size of a larger smartwatch. Designed
for FPV, it will display video signals from all types of RC
models and racing drones.
The monitor itself has a 2-inch, full-color, 480x240-
resolution LCD screen that’s easy to see in bright sunlight.
It has its own 3.7V 300mAh LiPo battery, which powers
it for about an hour. There is no battery-power indicator
to let you know when the battery is getting low; the unit
just stops working when all the electrons are gone. The
monitor has a built-in antenna and an integrated 5.8GHz
receiver that can monitor 32 different channels within
four bands (A, B, E, and F). A channel-selection button on
the side permits easy selection of the channels. A small
LED light under each channel number lights up to reflect
the chosen channel. If you are looking to record or output
the video signal coming in, this monitor is not for you
as there is no recording or output connections; it is only
designed for watching enjoyment.
When worn on the wrist, this monitor is really only
practical for FPV spectators. But that said, don’t discount
it completely as a primary FPV source monitor. You can
easily mount this to the transmitter and use it in place of
goggles for racing mini quads or house racers. You can also tape one
nd of the wrist strap to the bill of a baseball hat so that it hangs down in front of your face and use it to fly your drone. When I first received this wrist monitor, I was not sure how one would use it for FPV racing. And after playing with it and using it for
a number of different-size quads, I still feel about the
same—at least for flying. But it is the perfect thing to have
at races to monitor how other pilots are flying through
the course and see the line that they are taking. With
a price tag of only $50.00, it is easy to let other people
watch a flight and not have any worry of them losing your
monitor (you probably don’t want to hand them your FPV
goggles!). The bottom line is that it’s well worth the
50 bucks to have one of these in your FPV backpack.—John Reid
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