Precise, silky smooth head tracking for your sim games using the power of Apple's AR head tracking!
"A total game changer."
"It works amazingly!"
SmoothTrack uses the AR capabilities of your phone to provide the simplest and best head tracker for 6 degrees-of-freedom head movements in your sim games.
ANY iOS 13 DEVICE IS SUPPORTED!
"The best new controller on the market will only set you back $9.99. It's a smartphone app called SmoothTrack." - Polygon
"SmoothTrack just works. Less than 5 minutes to install, setup and fly. Love not being tethered to my desk! 5 stars!!"
"This worked perfectly and way better than expected! Totally enhanced my experience with MFS 2020!"
It's a near magical experience to seamlessly slightly move your head and have your game perspective immediately play along (the movements in the game are exaggerated so that you only have to make slight movements of your head to control the camera).
- Simply lean forward to get a closer look at your Flight Simulator cockpit!
- Look a bit up to see the overhead panel of your A320!
- Simply shift your head a bit to the right to see the direction of the space station you're approaching in Elite: Dangerous!
- Look a bit left before a hard left turn in Euro Truck Simulator 2!
No headset or extra equipment of any kind is required! Simply set up your device so that it can see your face. Using the on-screen controls, you can shift your perspective in-game.
Your head movements are slightly exaggerated which enables you to look out of a cockpit side window with just a slight movement of your head to the left.
Any game that supports the FreeTrack or TrackIR protocol will work with this, including:
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Microsoft FSX
- DCS World
- Elite: Dangerous
- IL2: Sturmovik
- Euro Truck Simulator 2
- Kerbal Space Program
- ...and many, many others!
INSTRUCTIONS (included in the app):
1. On your computer, install and run the latest version of the free program "OpenTrack". It is available on GitHub at http://github.com/opentrack/opentrack/releases
2. In OpenTrack, as "Input source", choose "UDP over network". As Output, choose "Freetrack 2.0 Enhanced", as its sub-type "Both".
3. Make sure the UDP port OpenTrack is using is open both on your firewall and router.
4. Find the IP address of your PC by running 'ipconfig' in a Command Line - look for "IPv4 Address".
5. Now, in SmoothTrack, set up your IP address and port in the settings
6. Press "Start" in OpenTrack
7. Tap Play here in SmoothTrack and you should see the OpenTrack octopus move around, which means any game that supports TrackIR will now be supporting your head tracking! If the octopus is not moving, then check Troubleshooting for more detailed instructions.
Email support is provided if there are any issues (or if you have any ideas for new features!).
USB connection mode - lower your latency by directly connecting to your PC via USB. No more network headaches!
Ratings and Reviews
Works Great For Microsoft Flight Sim
This is the first experience I have had with using head tracking of any kind, but it works fantastic. Right out of the box the range of movement that is detected is actually very impressive.
Looking around feels great and there's no perceivable input latency. Without messing with any in app settings I can lean close, look down, and access all of my aircraft's systems. This is huge. No longer do I have to take 15mins to keybind stuff for every aircraft that I fly. It is liberating, allows for more flying, less keybinding, and has seriously improved my skill in sim flying.
The setup wasn't too bad either, my only advice would be to make sure you can port forward with your networking setup (this is a must unless you're going to use the desktop app standalone with a webcam). It is astounding that it works with Microsoft Flight Sim with zero setup in the sim itself. I cannot speak enough praise for this app.
I’ve never used trackIR before or any of the webcam clones so I cant say much in terms of comparison, but it really does work well. I use it solely for MSFS and it is so nice being able to change my view with both hands being used to control the plane. In terms of steadiness i’ve found that even with aggressive sensitivity I can still keep the view steady to read a gauge or flip a switch. Playing with any knobs in game is a pain, but part of that could just be due to turbulence. I’ve noticed it works very well in low-light environments too. I have flown while it is dark in my room besides some Christmas lights above me and saw no appreciable decline in tracking performance.
I am really enjoying this app. To me it works much better than the webcam head tracker program I’ve used and is on par with TrackIR - the latter I haven’t used in ages because I lost the stupid clip thingy. Smooth Track has brought even more enjoyment to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, making it feel like a true VFR experience.
Once I figured out what I was doing with the command prompt, the installation was quite easy and John the developer was very quick to respond to any questions I had. I would recommend a video or graphical tutorial so John could free up some of his time!
Thanks so much for making this app. It’s a great and affordable way to get even more out of MSFS.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this, it means a lot. Planning on doing a tutorial video at some point soon.
Please let your gaming communities know about SmoothTrack!
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- John Goering
- 10.1 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 John Goering
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.