Garmin launches Instinct Esports Edition aimed at serious gamers

Yes that's right, an Esports tracking fitness watch
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Garmin has launched a few varieties of its Instinct sports watch over the past few months but none more intriguing than the latest: the Garmin Instinct Esports Edition is designed with esports gamers in mind, allowing them to livestream biometric data to their audiences.

The Instinct Esports Edition boasts a dedicated esports activity function which track and analyzes a gamer's heart rate and stress while they are in the game.

They are then able, thanks to a new PC tool called STR3AMUP!, overlay this biometric data to whoever is watching them play.

The overlays themselves are customizable, so a gamer can match the data dump to their particular broadcasting style.

Garmin takes the live performance analysis a step further with a new Body Battery Energy Monitor reading, which combines a gamers heart rate, stress and sleep data to determine how much energy they have in the tank.

So, viewers will be able to see which gamers might be about to hit the end of a winning streak and which ones may be about to hit the zone.

On top of these additions, the Esports Edition offers the same core features and sensors as the first Instinct. That includes a heart rate monitor, 24/7 activity tracking and smartwatch features like the ability to view phone notifications.

On the durability front, the latest Garmin Instinct is built to military standards (MIL-STD 810) and features a scratch-resistant display.

The Instinct Esports Edition provides up to 80 hours of battery life in esports mode and up to 14 days in smartwatch mode.

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The new Instinct is priced at . If you like the look of it, you can splash your cash on it right now direct with Garmin.

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