The SteamVR Tracking compatible tracker currently in development by Tundra Labs, the Tundra Tracker has blown past its Kickstarter goal in under 24 hours. The initial goal of the campaign was to reach $250,000; they have already exceeded $600,000 with 59 days to go.
The new system is similar to HTC Vive’s own tracking pucks but they promise improvements in price, power, size, and weight.
They are clearly competing with the Vive full-body motion tracking solution produced by HTC. According to Tundra, their trackers will 60% smaller, consume about 50% less power, weight 50% less, and have twice the battery life of their competitors at Vive.
Despite the success of their Kickstarter campaign, they are still having issues with delivering the products as outlined in a recent blog post:
“Tundra Labs put in a lot of meticulous planning and care into scheduling and timing. Right now, the semiconductor industry is going through incredible supply shortages due to a "double whammy" of dropping factory capacity due to COVID-19 and skyrocketing demand also due to the pandemic.
“For this reason, since November 2020, we have been tracking components used in the Tundra Tracker and many are showing 26 to 30 week lead time for high volume deliveries. This means that If we place orders today, components may not be delivered until August. Thankfully we already started placing component orders in Q4 of 2020. We are also working directly with vendors to "pull in" deliveries as much as possible and pay expedites when available.”
The company is aiming to have the trackers shipped in September of this year with early bird backers potentially receiving them in July.
Full pricing for the upcoming Tundra Trackers
1 Tundra $94.99
3 Tundras + 1 Dongle $299.99
5 Tundras + 1 Dongle $459.99
7 Tundras + 1 Dongle $629.99
Super Wireless Dongle
1 connect 3 $42.99
1 connect 5 $59.99
1 connect 7 $79.99