Do Vive Trackers Work With Valve Index Base Station?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you wondering if Vive Trackers are compatible with the Valve Index Base Station? You’re not alone.

Many people have been asking this question since the release of these two popular VR accessories. In this article, we’ll explore whether or not Vive Trackers can work with Valve Index Base Stations and what you need to know to make them work together.

What are Vive Trackers?

Vive Trackers are small, lightweight devices that can be attached to objects such as guns, baseball bats, and even your feet and waist. They allow you to bring real-world objects into virtual reality (VR) games and experiences. The Vive Tracker is designed to be used with the HTC Vive headset but it can also work with other VR headsets.

What is Valve Index Base Station?

Valve Index Base Station is a device that uses laser sensors to track the position of your VR headset and controllers in a room-scale environment. It’s designed specifically for the Valve Index headset but it can also work with other VR headsets that support SteamVR tracking.

Do Vive Trackers work with Valve Index Base Station?

The short answer is yes! Vive Trackers do work with Valve Index Base Stations. However, there are a few things you need to know before you start using them together.

Firstly, you’ll need to set up your Valve Index Base Stations properly so they can track your Vive Tracker’s position accurately. This involves mounting the base stations in opposite corners of your play area and ensuring they have a clear line of sight to each other.

Once your base stations are set up correctly, you’ll need to pair your Vive Tracker with them using SteamVR software. This process is relatively straightforward but may differ depending on which type of Vive Tracker you have.

Compatibility

It’s worth noting that not all Vive Trackers are compatible with Valve Index Base Stations. You’ll need to make sure you have the right version of the Vive Tracker for it to work properly. The Vive Tracker (2018) and the Vive Tracker 3.0 are both compatible with Valve Index Base Stations.

Conclusion

In summary, Vive Trackers can work with Valve Index Base Stations but you need to ensure that your base stations are set up properly, and that you have a compatible version of the Vive Tracker. With these things in mind, you’ll be able to enjoy a more immersive VR experience by bringing real-world objects into your virtual world.