Tracking issues commonly manifest as a drifting or floating movement. Open your Frame Timing graph (SteamVR > Settings > Performance > “Display Frame Timing”) and look for frame timing spikes. If you see spikes, the issue is most likely with CPU performance, and not with tracking.
If a device's icon in SteamVR Status is pulsing green, it means it is not tracking. When in-headset the displays go grey when your headset loses tracking. Check the following if you are having tracking issues:
- Make sure your base stations are set up correctly. They should be above head height (at least 6.5 feet), angled down 30-45 degrees, and no further than 5 meters, or 16 feet, apart.
- Check to make sure your devices are in view of at least one base station, and your bases are powered and synced. Their LEDs should be green if everything is good. See the Base Stations section above for more information about syncing.
- Loose cable connections can also cause tracking issues. Make sure all connections at the headset, link box, and PC are secure.
- While most issues caused by reflective surfaces have been solved, in some situations they can still cause tracking issues. If you are losing tracking or motion controllers occasionally float away in VR, try covering reflective surfaces in your VR area.
- Turning on the front-facing camera can sometimes cause tracking issues. If you lose tracking every time you bring up your dashboard, your camera may be at fault. Try lowering the camera bandwidth in SteamVR > Settings > Camera, or disabling the front-facing camera.