So, I got my Hand Tracker today. Package had been opened by customs but all was fine.
First thing that happened was that I dropped the hand tracker module on the floor. It didn’t break but it started rattling. I managed to pry it open and empty it of two tiny screws made for screwing into plastic. When pried open, you can see that the module is not designed to be user servicable. There are screws that are either magnetically screwed or heated to affix the cover. I still think I did the right thing because those two screws might had shorted something, but the module is slightly busted up but looks good once screwed into place on the HMD.
The hand tracker does not work with the silicon sleeve, so you do have to cut a few piceses away at the bottom. I used a flat piece of metal held in one hand as a protector and then cut the sleeve while still mounted on the HMD.
I had to disconnect the eye tracker since the 8KX has only one USB port, might run a separate cable for it.
Plug and play, once connected Pitool asked me to allow it to download and install the Leap Motion software.
I only tested this in Pitool default home environment (not experience), which has had leap motion support for years so its a good way to see if it works.
Better than expected. I can almost touch the left and right limits of my vision in normal FOV. Tracking is of course lost if I turn my head, but that’s expected.
Also better than expected. I can actually touch my chest while looking forward. I can not touch the HMD, but perhaps two centimeters close to it which definitely is close enough.
Good enough, there is some filtering applied to the input making movements smoooth and precise. I don’t expect any problem with the module being slow, as experienced with the eye tracker, but I don’t know if its fast enough to for example use as an input in a physics game where you might flick a finger quickly to throw something. I guess we’ll see when more games are tested.
Now on to some testing, dunno if I’ll find any games that work but perhaps Pimax Experience has hand tracking support?