HTC Vive Ultimate Trackers with Camera for Enhanced Full-Body Tracking

HTC introduced the Vive Ultimate Tracker, which offers multi-point body tracking when used with the company’s VR accessories. The new tracker is part of HTC’s Vive Tracker 3.0 line and is priced at $199 per unit. A bundle of three trackers, along with a wireless dongle and other accessories, is available for $599.

Up to five Ultimate Trackers can be used simultaneously to provide multi-point full-body tracking. Each tracker uses two wide field-of-view cameras to accurately track the wearer’s movements in 3D space. HTC’s Global Head of Product, Shen Ye, stated that the Ultimate tracker’s technology will enhance the VR experience, making it more realistic and immersive.

The lightweight trackers, weighing 94 grams each, can be attached to various accessories to make them versatile for VR applications such as training, gaming, and sports. The Ultimate Tracker has a battery life of up to 7 hours and requires WiFi to operate.

In the future, HTC hopes to make the Ultimate Tracker work independently without being paired with an XR headset. The company plans to release a beta for direct connection to SteamVR in the near future, expanding the tracker’s capabilities for industrial use.

With this new technology, HTC is aiming to compete with other VR headset manufacturers such as Meta. Expanding the capabilities of its trackers may help HTC close the competitive gap and entice more VR gamers and users in the future.