HTC Releases New $99 Vive Tracker
HTC replaces its relatively young standard Trackers with a new model costing $99 for those lucky to find ones because at this time they are already sold out.
Go Beyond VR Controllers with New Vive Tracker
HTC’s standard Vive Tracker is only half a year old for common users and the company is already replacing it with a new model that could be the key to larger Virtual Reality play spaces. The company is now selling the updated Vive Tracker 2018 for $99 and, though the product description doesn’t say much about what’s new about the tracker, it is known that it now supports SteamVR Tracking 2.0. The new Vive Tracker enables object tracking in much larger spaces (33×33 feet), making this new model a mandatory thing to buy for VR enthusiasts. Older models won’t work with the new base stations.
Apart from supporting SteamVR Tracking 2.0 and having a wider range, the new Vive Tracker is pretty much the same as the old one. It has the ability to track your body and props and has 4-5 hours of battery life when you’re not connected. This new product is mostly recommended for arcades, newcomers or VR enthusiasts who like to have the latest gear available. The new HTC Vive Tracker is already available on the company’s website but you have to be lucky to buy one because they sold out pretty quickly.
New HTC Vive Tracker Specifications:
- Tracking: Support for SteamVR BS1.0 and BS2.0
- Status indicator: LED
- Input: Pogo pin
- Charging: Micro-USB
- Attachment: 1/4-inch UNC threaded mount (standard tripod mount)
The box includes:
- VIVE Tracker 2018
- Micro-USB cable
- Power adapter
- USB dongle
- Dongle cradle