How to Fix Tracking Errors In SteamVR


The process for fixing tracking errors in SteamVR is actually very simple. After you make sure that you have tracking problems the next step is to start SteamVR. This tutorial will show you the few steps you will need to do. If a device’s icon in SteamVR is pulsing green than your tracking is not working. Follow this steps so you can resolve this problem:

Step 1. Make sure that your device is in view of at least one base station

  • ■ Adjust properly the base stations, as explained in the previous tutorials.

Step 2. Make sure your base stations are properly synced and powered.

  • ■ Check if the LEDs are white.
    ■ If you need more information about your base stations than visit the Base Stations Section in SteamVR
Step 3. Make sure your controllers are charged and on

  • ■ Check if they are plugged in correctly
    ■ The LEDs should point white if everything is in the right order.
Step 4. Open Frame timing Graph

  • ■ When you think that you have tracking issues it’s very important to check for frame timing spikes. Because if you see timing spikes than your problem is with the CPU performance not with tracking.
    ■ Go to SteamVR > Settings > Performance > Display Frame Timing
Step 5. Check you cables.

  • ■ Make sure that the connections between the headset, link box and your computer are not loose.

Step 6. Issues caused by reflective surfaces

  • ■ This can also cause you tracking problems.
    ■ Try to cover all the surfaces in your VR area that can cause a reflection.
Step 7.Check for the front camera

  • ■ Turning on the front camera can also be a reason for tracking problems.
    If you notice that every time you bring up dashboard you have problems with the tracking than the reason for this is your camera.
    ■ Lower the camera bandwidth
    ■ SteamVR > Settings > Camera, or just disable the front camera.

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