Can You Use HTC Trackers With Valve Index?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you a proud owner of an HTC Vive tracker and looking to upgrade to a Valve Index? Or perhaps, you already own both and are wondering if they are compatible with each other?

Either way, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will explore whether or not you can use HTC trackers with Valve Index.

Understanding HTC Trackers and Valve Index

Before we dive into the compatibility aspect, let’s first understand what these two devices are. The HTC Vive tracker is a small device that can be attached to any object to track its movement in virtual reality. It is primarily used for full-body tracking or for tracking objects such as guns or tennis rackets in VR games.

On the other hand, Valve Index is a high-end virtual reality headset developed by Valve Corporation. It boasts of features such as high-resolution displays, off-ear speakers, and finger-tracking controllers. It offers an immersive experience like no other.

Compatibility of HTC Trackers with Valve Index

Now coming back to the main question – can you use HTC trackers with Valve Index? The answer is yes!

You can use your existing HTC Vive trackers with the Valve Index headset. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

Firstly, you will need to have the base stations from either the HTC Vive or Valve Index setup in order for the trackers to work properly. This is because the base stations emit infrared signals that are used by both devices for tracking.

Secondly, while the trackers will work just fine with Valve Index games that support them, there may be some compatibility issues with certain VR games that only support Valve’s own tracking system.

Setting Up Your HTC Trackers with Valve Index

To set up your HTC trackers with your Valve Index headset, follow these simple steps:

  • Attach your HTC Vive tracker to the object that you want to track in VR.
  • Set up your Valve Index headset and base stations as you normally would.
  • Launch SteamVR and go to the “Devices” tab.
  • Select “Pair Tracker” and follow the on-screen instructions to pair your HTC tracker with your Valve Index headset.


In conclusion, yes, you can use HTC trackers with Valve Index. However, make sure that you have the base stations set up for proper tracking and be aware of any compatibility issues with certain VR games. With these factors in mind, you can enjoy a seamless virtual reality experience using both devices together.