Monday, November 30

Garmin unveils a connected watch dedicated to video games and streaming

Garmin has unveiled a new version of its Garmin Instinct watch, aimed at video game players. This will allow in particular to display his heart rate and his stress level in games.

The Garmin Instinct Esports Edition watch

The Garmin Instinct Esports Edition watch // Gamesdone: Garmin

When we think of the uses of watches and connected bracelets in terms of health, the first that comes to mind is the count of the number of steps or the measurement of the heart rate. Measures that are suitable for monitoring outdoor training for runners or hikers. However, Garmin is targeting its latest connected watch for another target: esports players.

The American manufacturer has indeed unveiled a new version of its Garmin Instinct watch, launched last June. This “Esports” edition is indeed aimed, as its name suggests, at video game players. Officially unveiled this Thursday, it takes the main features of the base model with an analysis of the heart rate, the reception of notifications and an autonomy of 14 days. The watch also provides sleep and stress tracking, as well as training modes for cycling, running, or hiking.

Functions specifically designed for video games

However, for this variation aimed at players, Garmin did not only offer a more aggressive design, but also integrated additional features, oriented towards video game streaming. The watch can in fact be paired with a computer and, using Garmin’s “Str3amup” application, the user can integrate their stress level and heart rate directly into their video stream.

The Garmin Instinct Esports Edition watch

The Garmin Instinct Esports Edition watch // Gamesdone: Garmin

Functions that can be useful for FPS players to manage their tension, but also for streameurs casual people who would like to entertain their audience by showing their stress levels on a horror game. Finally, the monitoring of an “Esports” activity has been integrated in addition to traditional sports.

The Garmin watch is already available. It is offered only in black version at a price of 300 euros.

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