HTC is bringing its tracker device to consumers for the very first time. The company today announced the launch of Vive tracker bundles, the device enables users to attach it to an object and take it with them into the virtual world. It’s basically a motion tracking accessory that can be attached to any real life object. Customers are required to have the HTC Vive virtual reality headset in order to use this tracker.
The Vive Tracker motion tracking accessory creates a wireless connection between the headset and the object. This enables the user to use the real object in the virtual world. It can even be attached to a DSLR camera to create mixed reality videos.
“The Vive Tracker opens up a whole new set of experiences that can take advantage of full body tracking and a number of peripherals that set VR experiences on Vive apart,” said HTC’s Daniel O’Brien.
The first Vive Tracker bundles are available for pre-order starting today. They will ship around mid-December. Each Tracker costs $99 and can be used with dozens of VR games and multiple new accessories such as the Hyper Blaster from Hyperkin, the Racket Sports Set, and Rebuff Reality’s TrackStrap.
The bundle with a Hyper Blaster gun and tracker with Duck Season will retail for $149.99 while the Racket Sports Set bundle with rackets and a tracker is going to cost the same with a copy of Virtual Sports.