Updated February 15, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Gesture Controlled Drones

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Drone technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and one of the newest features being integrated is gesture control. Depending on the model, this can translate into a variety of different things. On some units, it may just mean the ability to snap a photo, while on others this can mean actual flight path commands. We thought it worthwhile to include a variety of options on this list. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best gesture controlled drone on Amazon.

10. JoyGeek Foldable

9. ZeroTech Dobby

8. Contixo F20

7. Contixo F22

6. Force1 Scoot

5. Yuneec Mantis Q

4. DJI Phantom 4 Pro

3. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

2. DJI Spark

1. DJI Mavic Air

Editor's Notes

February 14, 2019:

Not every gesture-controlled drone actually allows you to control where the unit flies via hand motions. In fact, currently very few options do. Models like the DJI Mavic Air, DJI Spark, and Force1 Scoot are true gesture-controlled units in that you can affect the drones flight path by moving your hands in a certain manner. Then there are models like the ZeroTech Dobby and JoyGeek Foldable, which make use of some kind of remote that you can move in a certain motion, such as tilting it forwards or backwards, to control the drone's flight path. In the case of the ZeroTech Dobby, your smartphone acts as this remote. On models like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Yuneec Mantis Q, Contixo F22, your hand gesture control is limited to snapping selfies.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 15, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

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