DJI Mavic Air 2 Active Track vs Skydio 2: Tested & Footage!

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Complete real-world (non-sponsored) side by side comparison between the DJI Mavic Air 2 and the Skydio 2 in Active Track modes (Trace and Parallel). For the DJI Mavic Air 2 it's using Active Track 3.0 with the latest updated APAS to track me (the cyclist) while the Skydio 2 is using it's camera network to track me autonomously (no controller required). I did multiple runs of these tests to see how they handled the exact same route, complete with trees, trees, and more trees. Oh, and following someone: Me.
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  • Satyawan Rich

    Satyawan Rich

    2 күн мурун

    Great place to review, keep it up bro.

  • Anand Sathyanarayanan

    Anand Sathyanarayanan

    7 күн мурун

    It would have been interesting if you had used the beacon with Skydio as that is likely to overshadow Mavic Air 2, especially in the scenario closer to the trees and also with the height floor lock - switched off to let it flow below the treees
    .

  • lauca6969

    lauca6969

    11 күн мурун

    Phone plus beacon tracks even better... you're not using full potential

  • yoshitake

    yoshitake

    14 күн мурун

    本当に素晴らしいビデオでした。あなたの挑戦に感銘を受けました。

  • Public Toilet

    Public Toilet

    18 күн мурун

    use beacon

  • SunsetLover

    SunsetLover

    19 күн мурун

    Stop babying the DJI!

  • JonahKai 671

    JonahKai 671

    21 күн мурун

    Oh man...that got me good...NAILED IT

  • phartattack

    phartattack

    22 күн мурун

    I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH YOU ON THE SKYDIO 2... IT DID NOT SCREW UP... YOU DID. THE SKYDIO WILL NOT FLY BELOW 6 FT UNLESS YOU TURN THAT FEATURE OFF... THEN IT WILL FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE WITHOUT VEERING OFF TO THE SIDE... TRY IT!

    • phartattack

      phartattack

      21 күн мурун

      @DC Rainmaker Try turning the feature off and go through again... Everyone who had the height control on said the same thing you did.

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      22 күн мурун

      The trees were well about 6’. I’m 6’2”...atop a bike. So no, your wrong.

  • Chainsaws And Firewood

    Chainsaws And Firewood

    24 күн мурун

    6:58 - other people arrived, you turned off the tracking on it so it doesn't follow them?:D

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      24 күн мурун

      No, I just raised the drone up a bit, but didn’t end tracking of me.

  • brad mcclure

    brad mcclure

    25 күн мурун

    is the unit you put in your pack waterproof?? a surfer friend is asking ??

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      25 күн мурун

      For the Skydio, yup!

  • brad mcclure

    brad mcclure

    25 күн мурун

    how did you get it out of the tree??

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      25 күн мурун

      I manually overrode it.

  • David Green

    David Green

    27 күн мурун

    Give the Evo 2 standard or pro a test, it has 12 sensors in total, all 6 directions.

  • Arya Dhani

    Arya Dhani

    29 күн мурун

    Can the Skydio 2 track you when you are driving in your vehicle?

  • Zebure

    Zebure

    Ай мурун

    Skydia 2= Action drone
    Mavic air 2= travel drone or drone that you use to record other people with.

  • Brad Collins

    Brad Collins

    Ай мурун

    But not water proof. If u hit the water its fryed.

  • Will Moffat

    Will Moffat

    Ай мурун

    At 6:22 he said it won’t catch up if you put in sport mode it will catch up

  • pay GroovingNerd

    pay GroovingNerd

    Ай мурун

    Faramir.. the beacon of Gondor has been lit.. nice video bro.. tq

  • Renier Pienaar

    Renier Pienaar

    Ай мурун

    Yip, I would not run "Parallel Track", on the Mavic Air 2, between densely populated trees. However, as you have proved in this video "Trace" mode worked just fine, the Front sensors did their thing. In an open field "Parallel Track" would be good, and yes the reason for this is the lack of side sensors :-/

  • Doc Robby

    Doc Robby

    Ай мурун

    Where are you in NL? Soooo beautiful!

    • Doc Robby

      Doc Robby

      Ай мурун

      @DC Rainmaker Leuk! I'm an expat in Drenthe. I have a DC to my name too but it means Doctor of Chiropractic. I just discovered your videos. Great stuff! I liked and subscribed!

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      Ай мурун

      Amsterdam.

  • vvhitevvizard

    vvhitevvizard

    Ай мурун

    DJI has better design. Its foldable, cheaper, light weight... But Skydio feels like the future drone. Skydio wins.

  • Labib Ahmed

    Labib Ahmed

    Ай мурун

    Do one with the mini2

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      Ай мурун

      There’s no Active Track feature in the Mini series, except for quick shots. Also, there’s no obstacle avoidance sensors...which...is why there’s no Active Track.

  • Dominic M

    Dominic M

    Ай мурун

    16:34 “ I wouldn’t say it has the best obstacle avoidance “ ......really ? It hit a sign and a tree. I think you are being biased in your comparison

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      Ай мурун

      I love how half the people say I’m biased one way, and half the people the other way. Which...basically means I nailed it.

  • Aiden George

    Aiden George

    2 ай мурун

    The ding is more like a "BOOOMM"

  • Eoin Curran

    Eoin Curran

    2 ай мурун

    I don't know why you had issues with the Mavic air 2 tracking you. I have used it to follow my car going 40mph and it did it just fine.

  • Roger B

    Roger B

    2 ай мурун

    Great video. Maybe skydio2 prices have changed? When I looked yesterday they are half again as expensive as the air 2. Is it a fair comparison? Or maybe I looked at the wrong,Odell of skydio2. ? Awesome video.

  • ransranger

    ransranger

    2 ай мурун

    Hey, you say best using skydio 2 in the Alps, can you tell me if there's reliable Wi-Fi up there?
    Brilliant video by the way 🙂
    Thank you

  • Alvaro José Borrero R.

    Alvaro José Borrero R.

    2 ай мурун

    Hello my friend. I'm new in this, will be buying Mavic Air 2. In order to use the DJI Goggles I need to but the DJI Smart Controller right? so I connect the Goggles and the Smart Controller with HDMI Cable. Is it possible to control the Mavic Air 2 Camera movement and tilt (Head Tracking) with the movement of your head using the DJI Goggles? Thank you very much. Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm learning about this technology.

  • ExploringWorld A

    ExploringWorld A

    2 ай мурун

    Congratulations on sharing your wonderful video. Can I ask you a stupid question? What do you think or what do you hope DJi will add more in the Mavic Air 3 that may be out in April than the Mavic Air 2?
    Thanks

  • Keyboard Warrior

    Keyboard Warrior

    2 ай мурун

    just have a friend fly it for you for goodness sakes!

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      2 ай мурун

      Not super practical if you're travelling alone, or travelling longer distances.

  • Kristof Sporting dogs

    Kristof Sporting dogs

    2 ай мурун

    I see you are in the Netherlands, how did you get the skydio? I want one, but you can’t buy them from their site in Europe... I’ve been waiting for a year, bud still not available here
    (Oh, I’m from Belgium)

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      2 ай мурун

      I bought it in the US. But yeah, indeed, still unclear why on earth it's taking them this long.

  • fallen one

    fallen one

    2 ай мурун

    Mav is way better then Skydio 2... stop advertising on false allegations.. .

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      2 ай мурун

      Not sure what you’re talking about. Nobody said one was better than the other. As for tracking though, no, you’re simply factually wrong.

  • Johnny B

    Johnny B

    2 ай мурун

    If you are not doing anything with that drone, I just crashed mine 🙏

  • Feranmi Onabanjo

    Feranmi Onabanjo

    2 ай мурун

    You can increase the speed of ur mavic air 2 if u put it on P or sport mode you kept it on normal that’s why it’s slow

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      2 ай мурун

      If you put it in sport mode, it turns off obstacle avoidance entirely. Thus, it a non-starter for Active Track.

  • Colin Phillips

    Colin Phillips

    2 ай мурун

    Mind sharing what that (GoPro?) rear seat post mount / arm is?

  • Maximus Miles

    Maximus Miles

    2 ай мурун

    The mavic needs to be durable. To be fair the Skydio never ran into anything, so it's hard to say how it would hold up. Maybe it doesn't need to.

  • Antonio Flores

    Antonio Flores

    2 ай мурун

    Thanks for the video. Where is that beautiful place you filmed?

  • Jeff z

    Jeff z

    2 ай мурун

    but the most stupid is , skydio is never can mass produce now...you need to wait a whole year for per-order , and paid for the full price and then continue to wait forever.

  • Kawa Schapi

    Kawa Schapi

    2 ай мурун

    Nice Dutch location

  • arns Siab

    arns Siab

    2 ай мурун

    Hi good day,i like your video,and i know the place you were filming,that is somewhere by the kanaaldijk west fort nigteveccht wow amazing.
    Bedankt for the reviews.

  • JacksMagicBean

    JacksMagicBean

    2 ай мурун

    Where do you live? That bike path in the trees by the water was so cool

  • Luca Houck

    Luca Houck

    2 ай мурун

    OH SHNIKIES

  • TheDesertsweeper

    TheDesertsweeper

    2 ай мурун

    Actually in the "real world" you cannot get the skydio. It just paperware

    • TheDesertsweeper

      TheDesertsweeper

      2 ай мурун

      Put another way, any drone in the hand is worth more than the best drone in the bush

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      2 ай мурун

      Well, for one, DJI is a massive corporation and the other effectively a small business. Don’t get me long, I’ve long argued Skydio should increase manufacturing facilities and expand into other locales. I don’t think ‘Made in USA’ us any real purchasing driver for the bulk of this market. And while Skydio is expanding, it’s simply not doing it fast enough.

    • TheDesertsweeper

      TheDesertsweeper

      2 ай мурун

      @DC Rainmaker your language is wrong. Plenty people can get it if they pay a deposit and wait for a year. How is it that one could buy the air 2 in a retail store a week after the launch, almost anywhere in the world? But here we sit 10+months later after they have taken our money with just occasional emails or "Exciting newsletters" to let us know we still can't get what we paid for. I'm sorry but that doesn't cut it in "the real world."

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      2 ай мурун

      Plenty of people can get and buy units. They just ordered them a long time ago. That’s the real world of high demand and limited supply.

  • Luc Sergerie

    Luc Sergerie

    2 ай мурун

    I congratulate you for doing the right thing we can see that you don't have a favorite here! i real review!

  • Sovereignty One

    Sovereignty One

    2 ай мурун

    But the Skydio 2 is much more expensive.

  • Sovereignty One

    Sovereignty One

    2 ай мурун

    It looks like the battery on the Skydio 2 doesn't last long.

  • Sovereignty One

    Sovereignty One

    2 ай мурун

    Which city or town is this? It's beautiful.

  • Mick Swagger

    Mick Swagger

    3 ай мурун

    Skydio hands down

  • olly595

    olly595

    3 ай мурун

    Thanks man really appreciate the video helped me alot

  • The Road To Mars

    The Road To Mars

    3 ай мурун

    Are you recording audio while drone is in the air???

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      3 ай мурун

      Yup

  • Raul Eduardo

    Raul Eduardo

    3 ай мурун

    How are you holding the Beacon on the frame on the ROAD BIKE?
    Are you viewing the camera through the phone?. If so, what is holding your phone?
    Thanks

  • Black Scorpio

    Black Scorpio

    3 ай мурун

    This is good video you did

  • Can MTB

    Can MTB

    3 ай мурун

    Do you speak French ? Just curious..

  • Karen Hall

    Karen Hall

    3 ай мурун

    g8 presentation well outlined thanks

  • CL New

    CL New

    3 ай мурун

    Thank you so much for taking your time and expertise to do all this stuff. I'm still pretty new at this, so it's a real help for me.

  • Thomas Leichardt

    Thomas Leichardt

    3 ай мурун

    Thanks for your video, very helpful, as I’ve been comparing these two drones.

  • ThePoorConnoisseur

    ThePoorConnoisseur

    3 ай мурун

    2:44 wow

  • Mokel Entertainment

    Mokel Entertainment

    3 ай мурун

    Here are my thoughts on these drones, I have the Mavic air 2, i got it before i ever heard of the skydio 2, BUT, comparing these drones active track is unfair...
    The skydio 2 was specifically made to be an active track god as opposed to the mavic air 2, which was made to be used as a cinematography drone.
    from the videos ive seen, you cant fly the skydio like a regular drone, u can only active track and use the beacon thing to move it where you want to, but you cant fly it out and away and get cool drone shots of mountains and stuff. of course the drone that was made to active track is gonna be loads better at active track than a drone that was made for cinematography use.
    the fact that the drone mavic air 2 has APAS is just a luxury.

  • goobermint her3tik

    goobermint her3tik

    3 ай мурун

    I cant follow you no more! You intentionally drove your drone into a collision. To prove what point numb nuts?

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      3 ай мурун

      You can’t intentionally ‘drive’ an active tracking drone into anything when said drone has obstacle avoidance sensors to avoid collisions. That’s kinda the point.

  • goobermint her3tik

    goobermint her3tik

    3 ай мурун

    Id expect the latest firmware xxx.0340, today 092520, will enable the gimble to view side wway better and track alongside.

  • goobermint her3tik

    goobermint her3tik

    3 ай мурун

    At 8:10, great coverage and assessment.

  • goobermint her3tik

    goobermint her3tik

    3 ай мурун

    I will say to start,
    clear matter of fact issue address👍

  • J S

    J S

    4 ай мурун

    I am not convinced with DJI. The last one I bought was the Mavic Pro 2. I am not wasting any more money on DJI. I have lost trust in them. Instead, I just put $1,900 in Skydio 2. Sorry, DJI.

  • Bojan Bojovic

    Bojan Bojovic

    4 ай мурун

    I did not believe Air 2 would be so close. There is no APAS in DJI fly app anymore, is it renamed?

  • Jarod Schlumpberger

    Jarod Schlumpberger

    4 ай мурун

    Great video, thanks for posting the information

  • OUTLAW PERFORMANCE GARAGE

    OUTLAW PERFORMANCE GARAGE

    4 ай мурун

    How Long does it take to get your Skydio 2 After you order it?

  • Eddie L

    Eddie L

    4 ай мурун

    Did you ever test it while mountain biking like you mentioned earlier? Secondly, I would prefer Skydio 2 for that but would be too awkward to carry that for MTBiking, no? Thx for the video btw.

  • SCP Database

    SCP Database

    4 ай мурун

    Do you have to keep your phone on during these rides? How do you store the remote and phone without detaching both?

  • presto g

    presto g

    4 ай мурун

    Good video but the drone are not in the same price range not even close so considering the price the mavic air 2 is really impressive

  • I am Theophilus

    I am Theophilus

    4 ай мурун

    I like the skydio

  • Banjo

    Banjo

    4 ай мурун

    I just found a secret... All the videos release recently about this kind of comparison between Skydio 2 and Mavic are more like scripted videos. Some of the youtube disabled the active track of Mavic during the video recording and make a scene of track fail. Some of the youtube disabled some sensor of Mavic and make it hit something, some of them make a tricky situation for Mavic... If you look at these videos and think it carefully you will find something unusual. Why I think it probably because Skydio gives them money to do that. That's why a lot of this kind of video comes up almost at the same time and their scrip is similar...

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      4 ай мурун

      Take off your tinfoil hat. There’s no script or anything else. There’s only so many ways you can have two drones follow you. Nobody has disabled Active Track because then it wouldn’t track. Plus, I literally show the controller the entire time, even as its hitting trees. Just like I showed the controller of the Skydio as it failed.

  • Dusan Todorovic

    Dusan Todorovic

    4 ай мурун

    lol

  • ➊ Noomagenial ➊

    ➊ Noomagenial ➊

    4 ай мурун

    Skydio is being deceiving with the Skydio 2 because it says it is a "smart drone" and accuses dji for being "dumb" yet it keeps on losing track and tries to be fancy. If they keep this up, their company is gonna wipe out.

  • Cha Kaula

    Cha Kaula

    4 ай мурун

    Very helpful when trying to decide on my first drone. Wish you would have covered pricing too. Thanks

  • Dhike Koko

    Dhike Koko

    4 ай мурун

    Skydio is better

  • Arnold Bliss

    Arnold Bliss

    4 ай мурун

    Thanks I will have to try this out!

  • Dave Afriyie

    Dave Afriyie

    4 ай мурун

    Marvic's battery was low u should have checked that

  • tech mania

    tech mania

    4 ай мурун

    Come on man ... A lame comparison... Just compare the price difference . Both are different league

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      4 ай мурун

      You know they’re the same price, right?

  • DENZIL BROWN

    DENZIL BROWN

    5 ай мурун

    Great review! I'm really interested in the location where you were riding. Seems like a very scenic, quiet route for a ride. Please tell or drop a pin for google maps. Much appreciated!

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      5 ай мурун

      The location is a bit south of Amsterdam along the river near Fort bij Nigtevecht.

  • Geo Drone

    Geo Drone

    5 ай мурун

    Skydio focused more on what to do, not what to record...MA focused on you and needed footage...so...is simple...Action camera for NOT A PRO video = Skydio...Cinematic footage for PRO Video = Mavic...every one of it is specialised and tuned for completely other thing.

  • Emphasis213

    Emphasis213

    5 ай мурун

    Right before the drone hits the tree: commercial time!!!

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      5 ай мурун

      Hahaha...I leave it on the auto setting!

  • chirantha

    chirantha

    5 ай мурун

    Good video man!

  • Phantom Haranguer

    Phantom Haranguer

    5 ай мурун

    The sign crash at ~:17 I couldn't help notice the very dark heavy overcast sky.
    You're obviously smart enough to know about sensor limitations regarding light intensity. I've recently read from an official DJI person to a post of mine on their forums that the MA2 sensors should work properly for obstacle avoidance from 10-40000 lux.
    There are more constraints such as shiny surfaces (the infamous over glassy water, et.al.
    Still, easily one of the best YouTube vids I've watched, thanks!

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      5 ай мурун

      Yeah, it wasn’t really that unusual a day. Ultimately while every unit has their limitations, I don’t think these were anywhere near them. Cheers!

  • Vlad

    Vlad

    5 ай мурун

    Спасибо! Молодец.

  • Iacchoi Ai

    Iacchoi Ai

    5 ай мурун

    I think the quest for full drone autonomy is a bit tricky. Most of review I have seen so far, the "pilot" kind of check on the drone and stopped when the drone is stuck. Ideally "autonomous" should not imply that and you should trust the drone.
    During a bridge inspection, if the drone is stuck, lose battery and fail on the road, it is a big trouble. And if you need people to look over, it kind of remove the need for autonomous.
    Like here, when the drone goes above someone else property, big trouble. Sure it is good in obstacle avoidance, but it needs much more progress into "conflict resolution" to find its way out and avoid unecessary movement (ie: going away from the road for fancyness).

  • Tom Bering

    Tom Bering

    5 ай мурун

    Would the Mavic Air 2 be able to keep up if it was used in "Sport mode"? (if it has one like the mavic mini)

  • laz tej

    laz tej

    5 ай мурун

    I would like to see a video on the active tracking on the DJI Mavic air 2 with the latest update

  • Rahil Parkar

    Rahil Parkar

    5 ай мурун

    The footage is much more clear on Skydio

  • Ted Vang

    Ted Vang

    5 ай мурун

    Considering how expensive the DJI mavic 2 zoom and the pro are. All the obstacle sensors should've been enable at all time to be even worth the price. DJI need to seriously fix that otherwise it defeats the whole purpose of having that feature and it only works with just the automated tracking.

  • Rosti Alczr

    Rosti Alczr

    5 ай мурун

    Park tools right there

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      5 ай мурун

      Best box I ever bought. Way more tools than I really need, but all the tools I might ever need. I think I've had it 5-6 years now. Just when you think you need a new tool to fix something on one of your bikes...boom - there it is!

  • Eshan Odithya

    Eshan Odithya

    5 ай мурун

    Are you kidding me 😂

  • Brian Bassett

    Brian Bassett

    5 ай мурун

    I'd want some kind of notification upon failure to track. Riding alone and I start daydreaming and the drone is over a mile away.

  • Jonathan Galiano

    Jonathan Galiano

    5 ай мурун

    Never even considered buying a drone but this past week I really like the idea of having one and just looking for some opinions because I'm just learning about the different options that are out there..
    The main thing I would wanna use it for is for filming BMX riding in the woods.. so I'd assuming the main thing I should look for is good obstacle avoidance right? Like I said just starting to learn about them and what features they have so not sure what else would be important for my use
    Other than filming BMX I'd use it for photography and that's about it. Just flying around taking pictures of cool stuff for the hell of it.
    Assuming price doesn't matter what are the top 2-3 contenders I should be looking at? Thanks!
    To get an idea of what I'd like to use it for sometimes.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6-fYHQMgQM

  • Hashan Malik

    Hashan Malik

    5 ай мурун

    Hi ! How to check Original or Fake? Please help me to find it.... Coz I'm going to buy this Drone on next week. Thanks.

  • Samih Fadli

    Samih Fadli

    5 ай мурун

    Fantastic video.
    I have been a Mavic user since it’s inception. I’m currently using the Mavic 2 Pro which I crashed twice in trees performing very simple “track me”/“follow me” use cases. I’m very curious about the Skydio 2 vs Mavic Air 2 and this video helped me gain further insights.

  • Kaden Thompson

    Kaden Thompson

    5 ай мурун

    Wow, where do you live? I love trail. Sorry really off topic but I really love the peacefulness there. Super beautiful and calm area.

    • Kaden Thompson

      Kaden Thompson

      5 ай мурун

      @DC Rainmaker Oh man that's awesome, really wish the states put more effort into urban communities and made them nice like that

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      5 ай мурун

      In the Netherlands, Amsterdam. :)

  • SM

    SM

    5 ай мурун

    can drones follow along but film from the front so for example when you were cycling it was seeing your face rather than a rear or side view? thank you

  • Kobebryt Media

    Kobebryt Media

    5 ай мурун

    For some reason my mavic air 2 doesn't follow me on the active track mode. It just hovering at one point and not moving when I move:(

    • Kobebryt Media

      Kobebryt Media

      5 ай мурун

      @DC Rainmaker I think I didnt press the Go. Now it working. Thanks a lot

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      5 ай мурун

      After you drew a square around you did you press OK or Go?

  • M Smith

    M Smith

    5 ай мурун

    Where were you biking?

    • DC Rainmaker

      DC Rainmaker

      5 ай мурун

      Netherlands, bit south of Amsterdam.

  • Patrick mccarthy

    Patrick mccarthy

    5 ай мурун

    this is leading up to slam (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) and stored routing/mapping in sensor space augmented w real time collision avoidance for anomalies given repetitive tasking for applications such as biking , running , skiing , racing automotive , motorcycles etc ..

  • MrJuche23

    MrJuche23

    5 ай мурун

    How fast were you riding?