How Do You Use Vive Tracker With Valve Index?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you looking to enhance your virtual reality experience with the Valve Index? The Vive Tracker can help you do just that. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the Vive Tracker with the Valve Index.

What is the Vive Tracker?

The Vive Tracker is a small device that can be attached to objects to track their movements in virtual reality. It allows for more immersive experiences by enabling users to incorporate real-world objects into their VR environment.

Connecting the Vive Tracker

To connect the Vive Tracker with the Valve Index, follow these steps:

Step 1: Set up SteamVR

Before connecting the tracker, make sure SteamVR is installed and set up on your computer. This can be done by downloading and installing it from the Steam website.

Step 2: Connect the tracker

Using a USB cable, connect the Vive Tracker to your computer. Once connected, turn on your Valve Index headset and pair it with SteamVR.

Step 3: Pairing

In SteamVR, select “Pair Controller” from the menu and follow the prompts to pair your tracker. Make sure that you select “Vive Tracker” as your device type.

Using the Vive Tracker

Once connected, you can use the Vive Tracker in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples:

  • Full body tracking: Attach three trackers to your body (one on each foot and one on your waist) for full body tracking.
  • Incorporating real-world objects: Attach a tracker to an object (such as a tennis racket or gun) to bring it into your VR environment.
  • Motion capture: Use multiple trackers to capture the movements of a person or object in real-time.


The Vive Tracker is a powerful tool that can take your VR experience to the next level. By following these simple steps, you can connect it with your Valve Index and start exploring new possibilities in virtual reality.